This week at the Lincoln Theater

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:00pm

Story Location:
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
United States

    “The New Deal for Artists” -  (1976 - Remastered) -  Guest speaker Sarah Peskin. Narrated by the iconic Orson Welles, “The New Deal for Artists,” also features a who’s who of 20th Century luminaries including Studs Terkel, John Houseman, Arthur Rothstein, Howard Da Silva, James Brooks, Nelson Algren and more. With the failure of President Hoover’s policies at the end of 1929, marked by the stock market crash on October 24, 1929, and the ensuing Great Depression, the decade that began with the dream of endless progress and prosperity came to an end with millions unemployed.  Sarah Peskin, chair of the Frances Perkins Center board, will present a post screening talk back at both screenings. Thursday, July 29 at 2 and 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Frances Perkins Center.

    “The Summer of Soul”  (… Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) -  (PG-13; 1 hour, 57 minutes) - In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary-part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now.

    “Summer of Soul” shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, July 30; Saturday, July 31; Wednesday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 5. Also plays Sunday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m.

    Coming soon:  “The Loneliest Whale” -  Aug. 6;  “Cat Video Fest” - Aug. 13 & 14. Visit for all upcoming films and special programming.

    The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. Curtain going up!