This week at the Harbor Theater

Tue, 02/06/2024 - 10:15am

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

“Poor Things” - ( R; 2 hours, 21 minutes) -  Embark on an incredible journey with filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos and producer Emma Stone as they weave the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter (Stone), a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). Under his unorthodox care, Bella is eager to learn and, hungry for worldly experiences, runs off with the debauched lawyer Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo) on a whirlwind adventure across continents. Freed from the prejudices of her times, Bella grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation. The magic of "Poor Things" comes to life as it scored seven nominations and clinched the Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Stone at the 81st Golden Globe Awards. The film continued to make waves at the 77th British Academy Film Awards with eleven nominations and the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review recognized "Poor Things" as one of the top 10 films of the year. The journey reached new heights at the 96th Academy Awards, where the film garnered 11 nominations, including the grand prize – Best Picture! Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. (OCAP), Thursday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m.

"Poor Things is a fearless film and the world is better for having it in it.” – Wenlei Ma, PerthNow

“It Happened One Night” - (1934; NR; 1 hour, 45 minutes) - Classic Film Series- In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress. Featuring introductory video commentary by Bates College film professor and Harbor Theater friend, Dr. Jon Cavallero. Two shows at 2 p.m. only: Thursday, Feb. 8. and Saturday, Feb. 10.

“The Monk and the Gun” - (PG13; 1 hour, 47 minutes) - From the writer/director of Oscar nominated “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” much loved by Boothbay’s audience in 2019, “The Monk and the Gun” captures the wonder and disruption as Bhutan becomes one of the world’s youngest democracies. Known throughout the world for its extraordinary beauty and its emphasis on Gross National Happiness, the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan was the last nation to connect to the internet and television. And if that weren’t enough change, the King announced shortly afterwards that he would cede his power to the people via their vote and a new form of government: Democracy. The Monk And The Gun was the Bhutanese entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards. Plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9; Saturday, Feb. 10 and Thursday, Feb. 15; See it at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 14 (OCAP).

"Relaxed yet perceptive, The Monk And The Gun is a freewheeling convergence of modernity and tradition, the urban and the rural.” – Robert Daniels, Screen International

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