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"The Invisible Woman," opens at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta.

Along with some terrific films this week with stories of families and mistresses, we're pleased to host the Camden International Film Festival's "Aging in Maine" film tour ... a wonderful chance to see some thought-provoking films on a subject that hopefully touches us all - getting older. While we eagerly anticipate spring, come in and get warm with a good movie.

'August: Osage County' (R, 1:59)
Meryl Streep. Julia Roberts. Need we say more? Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "August: Osage County" tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged. That is, until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Final performances are Wednesday, March 19 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Thursday, March 20 also at 2 and 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with The Lady's Room.

'The Invisible Woman' (R, 1:51)
Adapted from Claire Tomalin's 1990 biography, "The Invisible Woman" is the true story of Dickens's longtime clandestine affair with Nelly Ternan, who was 27 years his junior.

They met in 1857 when Nelly, 18, was appearing in the Collins play, "The Frozen Deep," whose production Dickens oversaw. The great man was 45. "The Invisible Woman," directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, takes its time filling in the blanks.

Unlike the typical British period piece descended from the Merchant-Ivory school of Anglophile nostalgia, it purposefully conveys a 19th century sense of time, which in the movie seems to pass much more deliberately than it does today. Opens Friday, March 21, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 22 also at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 23 at 7 p.m. with further showings Wednesday, March 26 at 2 and 7 p.m., closing Thursday, March 27 with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with Damariscotta Bank & Trust.

DaPonte String Quartet presents 'Voices of Angels'
The DaPonte String Quartet returns to Lincoln Theater for The Winter Series III: Voices of Angels program featuring the works of Randall Thompson, Franz Josef Hayden, Earl Louis Stewart, and George Crumb. Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.

CIFF Aging in Maine film tour
Lincoln Theater is pleased to bring the Camden International Film Festival's Aging in Maine Film Tour to Damariscotta with a series of shorts and a documentary feature that will help spark a public, inter-generational dialogue around the challenges and opportunities of Maine's aging demographics.

In "The Genius of Marian," filmmaker Banker White documents the efforts of his mother Pam, diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, to write a book paying tribute to her late mother Marian Williams Steel a celebrated artist who also suffered from the common form of dementia.

As Pam's memory begins to fade, her efforts to finish the book take on a poignant air of urgency that offers insight into the disease that is slowly ravaging her mind, and the rich family legacy she must now race to preserve.

Following "The Genius of Marian" and brief discussion, we will present four shorts: "Kings Point," "Old People Driving," "Slomo," and "The Caretaker." The feature screens at 1 p.m., and shorts at 3 p.m., on Sunday, March 23. Come for part, come for all.

Coming Soon
"The Monuments Men" opens Friday, March 28. Gloria opens Friday, April 4. "Tim's Vermeer" opens Friday April 11. "Non-Stop" opens Friday, April 18.

Save the dates
Noel Coward's "Private Lives," broadcast from London's West End, plays Saturday, March 29 and the Red Sox home opener will once again be shown live on the big screen on Friday, April 4.

The theater's complete schedule and information on all theater events is available at, calling the theater's box office at 563-3424, dropping by for a visit, or viewing the Facebook page.

The box office is open Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and one hour before curtain for each show. Please be sure to sign up for our weekly e-blast on Monday when a listing of what is playing for the week at Lincoln Theater is released. To sign up, just send an email to and never miss a performance at the theater. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St., in downtown Damariscotta.

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