In the Glenn Kenny review of The Lost Leonardo, a NYT Critic's Pick and opening this week at Lincoln Theater, he notes that “this documentary about the painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ packs the fascination and wallop of an expertly executed fictional thriller.” You be the judge.
“Respect” - (PG-13; 2 hours, 25 minutes) - Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice. Featuring an incredible cast, including Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, and more! Final screenings Final screenings: at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 and at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept 23.
“Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations” - A free series of one on one conversations between host artist, Jane Dahmen, and notable artists and curators who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in the state of Maine. Jean Jack’s paintings have won numerous awards from an impressive roster of judges. Jack takes the relationship between landscape and buildings as the initial departure for her formal investigations. Her architectural shapes form a minimal sense of quiet in relation to the sky, ground and water that surrounds them. There is a Hopper-esque sense of isolation in her paintings, but her love and attachment to her subjects – barns from rural Maine to California – comes through. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23. Tickets for this free event may be reserved through our online box office.
“The Lost Leonardo” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 36 minutes) - The inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci. The fate of the Salvator Mundi is driven by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity. Unraveling the hidden agendas of the world’s richest men and most powerful art institutions, “The Lost Leonardo” reveals how vested interests became all-important, and the truth secondary. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24 (2 p.m. show limited seating/masks required); Saturday, Sept. 25, Wednesday, Sept. 29; at 2 p.m. only Sunday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 30.
Community Meeting: Damariscotta’s Waterfront Project - A community conversation with Town Manager Matt Lutkus, on the Town’s waterfront Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. Reservations are not required.
“Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations/Women in Food Innovation” - Host Cherie Scott and guest Susan Sherrill Axelrod. A free series of one-on-one conversations with notable culinary pioneers who have made a substantial contribution to the culinary arts in the state of Maine. Susan Sherrill Axelrod is editor-in-chief of Culture—a media brand dedicated to the world of cheese. Susan began her professional life as a caterer and restaurant owner, shifting to journalism after moving to Maine in 2013. There, she helmed Old Port and Ageless Maine magazines. At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this free event may be reserved through our online box office.
Coming soon: “Azor” - Oct. 1; “The Card Counter” - Oct. 8. The Met Live in HD 2021-22 – season subscriptions and individual performance tickets are now on sale for the Met Live in HD 2021-22 Season and for The Classic Film Club Season 4, celebrating the films of Billy Wilder.
Tickets available online in advance through the theater’s website at www.LincolnTheater.net or in person starting 30 minutes before showtime. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!