This week at the Harbor Theater

Sat, 12/09/2023 - 10:45am

    “The Holdovers” - ( R; 2 hours, 13 minutes) -  From acclaimed director Alexander Payne, “The Holdovers” follows a curmudgeonly instructor (Paul Giamatti) at a New England prep school who is forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit the handful of students with nowhere to go. Eventually he forms an unlikely bond with one of them -- a damaged, brainy troublemaker (newcomer Dominic Sessa) -- and with the school's head cook, who has just lost a son in Vietnam (Da'Vine Joy Randolph). Final two shows: Wednesday, Dec.13 at 2 p.m. (OCAP), Thursday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

    "Each scene is a small gem, the ensemble work is as good as it gets, the screenplay by David Hemingson is smart, funny, and touching. This is one of the best films of the year, with career best work by all involved.” – Nell Minow, Movie Mom

    “Roman Holiday” - (1953; NR; 1 hour, 59 minutes) - Classic Film Series - Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck),who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her but romance soon gets in the way. Two shows only at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 16.

    "Hepburn is utterly beguiling in her star-making role opposite Peck in a delightful romantic comedy about a poised young princess of an unspecified European country who spends a magical day with an American reporter playing hooky." – Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films

    “Maestro” - (R; 2 hours, 9 minutes) - “Maestro” is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan). A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love. Directed by Bradley Cooper, from a screenplay he wrote with Josh Singer, the film was produced by Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Cooper, among others. “Maestro” premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Sept. 2, 2023, where it was nominated for the Golden Lion. Opening Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. (OCAP), Thursday, December 21, 7 p.m.

    "Watching Cooper and Mulligan portray their characters across decades, it’s hard not to be impressed, while nurturing a greater appreciation for why Cooper found Bernstein’s contributions and complications deserving of such a tribute.” – Brian Lowry,

    Coming soon: “Napoleon” - Dec. 22 and “Wonka” - Dec. 29.

    Harbor Theater is open for 2 p.m. matinees on Wednesday and Sunday; shows Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. Close 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.