This week we bring you a special one night only presentation of the documentary film “Art is Not A Solace,” welcoming artist Alan Magee and filmmaker David Berez to our stage for a talkback following the film.
“Top Gun: Maverick” - (PG-13; 2 hours, 11 minutes) - After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick finds himself facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Screens Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m.
“Art is Not A Solace” - (58 minutes; with a post-screening talk-back with artist Alan Magee and filmmaker David Berez) - Best known for his captivating realist paintings, Magee also creates works that delve into the darkest aspects of human nature. His arresting images which comment on corporate greed, on cruelty and gun violence, and on civilian and military victims of war seem at odds with his serene paintings of nature and found objects, but through his distinctive visual language and interconnected themes, Magee suggests that these dual realms are inseparably interwoven. Shot on location, from Pemaquid Point to the streets of Berlin, the film examines the ways in which art can address the great challenges we face as a society. Thursday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.
“Elvis” - (PG-13; 2 hours, 39 minutes) - Experience the life and music of American music icon, Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950’s, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, Saturday, Aug. 27, Wednesday, Aug. 31; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 1.
Coming soon: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – Sept. 1 and 2; “Where the Crawdads Sing” – Friday, Sept. 2
Classic Film Club – Season Five membership enrollment is now open! The Lincoln Theater Classic Film Club proudly presents our next season featuring the films of Pre-code Hollywood! With some of your favorite stars on the big screen, including Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, and Bette Davis, come enjoy this fascinating and unique era of Hollywood, when the landscape was more edgy, less politically correct, and featured strong female leads in juicy breakthrough roles with a surprisingly feminist slant. Classic Film Club Membership at $55 per person includes admission to six film screenings, a free small popcorn at each screening, a free glass of wine, beer, or sparkling cider from our friends at Stone Cove Catering, and a pre-film introduction and post-film talk-back at each screening from our host, film historian Jeannie MacDonald. Enrollment at LincolnTheater.net, by email info@LincolnTheater.net, or by call the theater at 563-3424. Season 5 films, “3 On A Match” (1932), “Baby Face” (1933), “Red-Headed Woman” (1932), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (1933), “Night Nurse” (1931), and “Red Dust” (1932), take place on the first Thursday and Friday of each month beginning in October and continuing through March. The Classic Film Club is presented in partnership with Drum & Drum Real Estate.
Tickets are available at the door starting 30 minutes before showtime or online in advance through the theater’s website at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $8 adult, $6 members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Lincoln Theater’s Covid protocols on its website. Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in Damariscotta. Curtain going up!