This week at the Harbor Theater

Sun, 10/29/2023 - 8:00am

Story Location:
185 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

    “Killers of the Flower Moon” -  (R; 3 hours, 26 minutes) -  Already being touted as an Oscar front runner in all categories- cinematography, directing (Scorsese) acting (Di Caprio) and critics are raving about it.

    Here’s what Manohla Dargis of the New York Times has to say about it: “Martin Scorsese’s three-and-a-half-hour epic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is a romance, a western, a whodunit and a lesson in the bloody history of the Osage Nation in the 1920s. An unsettling and heartbreaking masterpiece.”

    At the turn of the 20th century, oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), “Killers of the Flower Moon” also stars Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is directed by Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, based on David Grann’s best-selling book. During its two-week run at Harbor Theater, there will be two showings daily. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2 and 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2 and 7 p.m.

    “A soulful and unsettling movie that is self-aware about how storytellers twist and manipulate truth.” – Radheyan Simonpillai, Globe and Mail

    “Joan Baez: I Am A Noise” -  (1 hour, 49 minutes) -  An unusually intimate psychological portrait of legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez. Neither a conventional biopic nor a traditional concert film, this immersive documentary moves back and forth through time as it follows Joan on her farewell tour and delves into her extraordinary archive, including newly discovered home movies, diaries, artwork, therapy tapes, and audio recordings. Throughout the film, Baez is remarkably revealing about her life on and off stage from her lifelong emotional struggles to her civil rights work with MLK and a heartbreaking romance with a young Bob Dylan. A searingly honest look at a living legend, this film is a compelling and deeply personal exploration of an iconic artist who has never told the full truth of her life, as she experienced it, until now. One week only:  screens at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3; Saturday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 8, Thursday, Nov. 9 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5.

    “The celebrated folk singer and activist was singing about civil rights, of course. But what we learn in the thoughtful, thorough and sometimes harrowingly intimate Joan Baez: I Am a Noise is that Baez was also seeking to overcome much on a personal scale.” – Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press

    “The Searchers” - (1956; NR; 1 hour, 59 minutes) - Classic Film Series selection -  In this revered Western, Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) returns home to Texas after the Civil War. When members of his brother's family are killed or abducted by Comanches, he vows to track down his surviving relatives and bring them home. Eventually, Edwards gets word that his niece Debbie (Natalie Wood) is alive, and, along with her adopted brother, Martin Pawley (Jeffrey Hunter), he embarks on a dangerous mission to find her, journeying deep into Comanche territory. Two shows only at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 11.

    "Contains scenes of magnificence, and one of John Wayne's best performances." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

    Harbor Theater is open Wednesday through Sunday: nightly at 7 p.m. with a matinee only on Sunday at 2 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for members and children under 18. ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices are available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.