At the theaters
185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor ~ 633-0438 ~ www.boothbaycinema.org
“On the Basis of Sex” - Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s tenure on the Supreme Court, “On the Basis of Sex” tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ginsburg as she teams up with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates. (Rated PG-13, 2 hours) Plays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 28.
“Lobster War” - A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT. Eventide Specialties refreshments at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Nick Record, an expert on climate change and a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. Dr. Record will introduce the film and stay afterwards for Q & A. (NR, 1 hour, 14 mins.) Screening at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2.
“Lobster War” - An award-winning feature film about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by U.S. lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty. Directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, and Andy Laub, an award-winning documentarian, producers of the acclaimed Discovery channel documentary "Sacred Cod."
“Cold War” - Nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography) is Director Pawel Pawlikowski’s latest film, a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950’s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times. In Polish with English subtitles. (Rated R, 89 minutes) Playing at 7 p.m. Friday, March. 1, Saturday. March 2, Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7; plays at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
2 Theater St., Damariscotta ~ 563-3424 ~ www.lcct.org
“The Favourite” - Two chances left to catch this multiple award-winner. Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady. (R; 1 hour, 59 minutes) Plays Thursday, Feb. 28 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“Cold War” - Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot. In Polish and French with English subtitles. (R; 1 hour, 29 minutes) Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday March 1, Sunday March 3; at 7 p.m. only Saturday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 6; and Thursday March 7 at 2 p.m.
“Ramona and Beezus” - Stories to Screen: Elementary Adventures - The adventures of young Ramona Quimby (Joey King) and her big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) come to life in the film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million and counting) by Beverly Cleary. Ramona's vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure, and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family's home. (G; 2010 - 1 hour, 43 minutes) Playing Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. – please note this early start time. Free event. Free copies of the book available at the theater.
“La Fille du Régiment” - The Met Live in HD - Pre-Opera Talk "Making It in Paris” with Dr. Morton Achter, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria "Ah! Mes amis,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts. And, in a special appearance that marks her Metropolitan Opera debut, Oscar- and Tony-nominated actress Kathleen Turner is the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m.. (2 hours, 55 minutes - includes one 30-minute intermission) Tickets: $25/adult, $23/members, $5/ youth 18 and under.
“Bringing Up Baby” - Classic Film Club final screening - Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this inspired comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard who meets an absent-minded paleontologist and unwittingly makes a fiasco of both their lives. David Huxley (Grant) is the stuffy paleontologist who needs to finish an exhibit on dinosaurs and thus land a $1 million grant for his museum. At a golf outing with his potential benefactors, Huxley is spotted by Susan Vance (Hepburn) who decides that she must have the reserved scientist at all costs. Naturally, the mismatched pair falls in love through all the lunacy. Director Howard Hawks delivers a funny, fast-paced, and offbeat story, enlivened by animated performances from the two leads, in what has become a definitive screwball comedy. (1938; 1 hour, 42 minutes) Playing Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 8 at 2 p.m.