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Posted:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 12:15pm
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HARBOR THEATER

185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor - 633-0438 - http://boothbaycinema.org

“I, Tonya” - Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in Olympic competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed, attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Craig Gillespie directs this absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career.

Allison Janney won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Tonya Harding’s acid-tongued mother in this darkly comedic tale of the American figure skater at the center of one of the most sensational scandals In sports history.    “I, Tonya,” Rated R, plays Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” - Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Jamie Bell), age 26, and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening), 30 years his senior, in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort in her final days.

“Annette Bening is outstanding as a woman who fears that her fame and beauty are slipping away, and Jamie Bell brings to his character a heartbreaking vulnerability.” - Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Dispatch

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is rated R. It plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 and at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16.

“Jumanji” - When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, Jumanji, they are immediately drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) "the top two feet of his body" and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji--you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives - and change the way they think about themselves -or they'll be stuck in the game forever...

“One of the most fun movie-going experiences I've had this year. Huge kudos go to Johnson, Hart and especially Black for providing some truly entertaining performances.” - Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times

“Jumanji” is rated PG-13. It plays at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, Saturday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 21; then at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

 LINCOLN THEATER

2 Theater St., Damariscotta – 207-563-3424 – www.atthelincoln.org

I, Tonya” - Based on the unbelievable, but true events, this film is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Allison Janney won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Tonya Harding’s acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden. Rated R. Final screenings Thursday, March 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Living in Trump’s America” - A Commonwealth of California presentation. A conversation between David Cay Johnston, Founder of DCReport.org; “Author, It’s Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America,” and Center for Investigative Reporting board member Robert Rosenthal filmed Feb. 1, 2018. Playing Friday, March 16 at 2 p.m. Free. Run time: 2 hours, including post-screening audience discussion.

While Twitter feuds and Russian hackers dominate news headlines, President Donald Trump’s administration is radically changing the policies and programs that define the American way of life. In their first year, the Trump administration’s efforts to defund Obamacare, repeal LGBT protections in the workplace, impose tax cuts, and deport undocumented immigrants have significantly impacted millions of Americans, all while the mainstream media has struggled to keep up. Beyond the tweets, firings, scandals and indictments, how will Trump’s policy agenda continue to affect our daily lives? 

Call Me by Your Name “ - A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in northern Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights.

While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. Rated R. Playing Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 21 at 2 (with captions) and 7 p.m.

Winter Series II: A Stroll in the Prater” - DaPonte String Quartet returns for its winter concert at Lincoln Theater with a program of pieces by Franz Josef Hayden, Alban Berg and Ludwig van Beethoven. Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25/$23.