At the theaters

Posted:  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 11:00am


185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~

“Colette” - After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century. (R; 1 hour-51 minutes). Plays at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and Thursday, Nov. 1.

“I Love Maine” - An original film (55 minutes) written by Joel Biron and directed by Emily Mirable, with a cast from the Boothbay Region YMCA Y-Arts program, starring Sophia Mansfield, Josephine Shea and the 2018 Musical Campers. Filmed in scenic locations all over the state of Maine in July 2018, “I Love Maine”  is filled with humor, history and people you know. The cast also includes cameos by Andy Hamblett, Andrew Fenniman, Corey Pottle, Joel Biron, Roosevelt Bishop, Rick Hilscher, Jackie McLoon and Taylor Fish. Assistant Director: Rick Hilscher. Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. run time: 55 minutes. Tickets: $10/adults, $6/youth. All proceeds will benefit the Y-Arts Program and the "Everybody Sings Free" Choirs.

“The Uganda Project: A Film of Hope and Creativity” - Filmmaker Robert Fritz will be here to show and discuss his award-winning documentary about how he brought the creative process to rural Uganda and helped revitalize the region.  Fritz, a jazz musician, was teaching the creative process at Boston Conservatory of Music when he met Mwalimu Musheshe from Uganda. Mushese adopted Fritz’s teaching method and brought it back to community schools all over western Uganda, helping young people to invigorate their parents to start small businesses, agricultural projects, and live the life they wanted without having to leave their local region.  Free screening/Meet the Director/Q&A on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. with complimentary refreshments.

“The Old Man and The Gun” - Robert Redford stars in his last film, based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. Also stars Tom Waitts and Danny Glover.  Rated PG-13, “The Old Man and The Gun” run time is 1 hour, 33 minutes. It screens at 7 p.m. Friday,  Nov. 2, Saturday, Nov. 3, Wednesday, Nov. 7 and Thursday, Nov. 8; and at 2 p.m Sunday, Nov. 4.

If there's a reason to see the movie, it's Redford, whose charismatic, mature presence argues that age has done nothing to diminish his ability to command the screen.” - James Berardinelli for ReelViews.

An elegant and quaint tale of an old outlaw serves as an ode to, not only, Redford's career, but to old fashioned Hollywood storytelling.” - Spencer Macklin for Super Reviewer


2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~

Allelujah!” - National Theatre Live: Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph). The Beth, an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Captured live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run, don’t miss this acclaimed production full of ‘singalongs and stinging wit.’ - The Guardian (R; 2 hours, 15 minutes). Plays Thursday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

The Grapes of Wrath” - Classic Film Club - This American classic is based on John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and follows Tom Joad and his family as they escape the Depression-era Oklahoma dust bowls for the promised land of California. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face. Stars Henry Fonda as Tom Joad, an Oscar®-Nominated role for the actor. (1940; 2 hours, 9 minutes) Playing Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m.

The Munk Debates: The Rise of Populism” - A live debate between Stephen Bannon and David Frum. Be it resolved, the future of western politics is populist not liberal ... Arguing for the resolution will be Stephen K. Bannon, former chief strategist for Donald J. Trump and one of the world’s most well-known populist thinkers and campaigners. Speaking against the resolution will be David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic and former speechwriter for George W. Bush. Telecast live from Toronto. Free. Friday, Nov. 2 at 6:45 p.m.

The Cat in the Hat” - Stories to Screen - Conrad and Sally Walden (Spencer Breslin and Dakota Fanning) are home alone with their pet fish. It is raining outside, and there is nothing to do until The Cat in the Hat (Mike Myers) walks in the front door. He introduces them to their imagination, and at first, it's all fun and games, until things get out of hand, and The Cat must go, go, go, before their parents get back. (PG; 1 hour, 22 minutes) Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Free!

Free Solo” - Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 feet high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. (PG-13; 1 hour, 40 minutes) Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday, Nov. 9; and at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4; Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.

Daponte String Quartet: Winter Series I – Must it Be - With works by Béla Bartók (1881-1945), Richard Danielpour (1960-) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Sunday, Nov 4 at 2 p.m.

Red” - MGC presentation - Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. A play starring Alfred Molina and rising star Alfred Enoch, captured live from the London stage. (1 hour, 30 minutes) Playing Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.