In “Women Talking,” opening Friday at Lincoln Theater, writer and director Sarah Polley adapts Miriam Toews’s novel into a timely political parable with a stellar ensemble cast that includes Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Claire Foy (The Crown), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), and Jessie Buckley (The Courier). Oscar Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay as well as Best Motion Picture of the Year. Following abuse from the male members of the community, a group of women meets in a hayloft to hash out a course of action. The women of the community have already voted in a referendum offering three choices: do nothing — forgive, forget and hope for the best; stay and fight; or leave. The first option having been soundly rejected, they settle in to debate the other two, arguing the relative merits of exit and voice.
“A Man Called Otto” - (PG-13; 2 hours, 6 minutes) - Based on the comical and moving New York Times bestseller, A Man Called Otto tells the story of Otto Anderson (Tom Hanks), a grumpy widower whose only joy comes from criticizing and judging his exasperated neighbors. When a lively young family moves in next door, he meets his match in quick-witted and very pregnant Marisol, leading to an unexpected friendship that will turn his world upside-down. Final showtime Thu Mar 9 at 2 p.m.
NT Live: “The Crucible” - (3 hours) - A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial. Lyndsey Turner (“Hamlet”) directs this contemporary new staging, designed by Tony Award-winner Es Devlin (“The Lehman Trilogy”). Captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre. Two screenings only, Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $13 members, $5 youth.
“Lyndsey Turner’s production of The Crucible is a scorcher.” - Sunday Times
“Women Talking” - (PG-13; 1 hour, 44 minutes) - Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. Oscar Nominee for Best Motion Picture of the Year. Oscar Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay. Rated PG-13 – “Women Talking” does contain graphic scenes of sexual assault, mature thematic content, bloody images, and some strong language. Playing Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 11 at 2 and 7 p.m; Sunday, March 12 at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Thursday, March 16 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Coming soon: “Emily” - March 17; The Met Live in HD presents: “Lohengrin” - March 18.
Tickets are available at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime or in advance through the theater’s online box office at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $9 Adult, $6 LT Members and Youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. Information on Lincoln Theater’s Covid protocols on our website.The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!