Ralph Fiennes and Zero Moustafa, star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson’s latest film, showing at the Lincoln Theater May 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15. (Photo courtesy Fox Searchlight)
May is always a month of transition. This week, we have our final MET broadcast of the season. Our special live events begin to wind down as we get ready to shift to our summer schedule.
This summer we'll launch our new rainy day matinees. With a bit of good prediction and whole lot of luck, we hope that, if it's raining, we'll be showing.
Please keep your eyes out for additional information. In the meantime, why not escape the cold of "Chasing Ice," find a good picture of yourself with Vivian Maier, hide from your wicked stepmother and check in to the Grand Budapest Hotel. It is a great week to procrastinate from spring cleaning.
'Finding Vivian Maier' (NR, 1 hour 24 minutes)
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime.
Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
Final showings Wednesday May 7 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Thursday, May 8, at 2 p.m. Presented in partnership with King Eiders Pub.
'Chasing Ice' (PG-13, 1 hour 15 minutes)
Photographer James Balog's haunting videos compress years into seconds, revealing ancient glaciers in motion as they disappear. As the intensity of natural disasters escalates around the world, "Chasing Ice" depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to gather indisputable evidence of climate change and deliver hope to our carbon-powered planet. Screens Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. This is a free public screening sponsored by the Damariscotta River Association.
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (R, 1 hour 39 minutes)
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Wes Anderson's latest film is whimsical, fussy and ingenious. Plays Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday May 10 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 11, 14 and 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. Presented in partnership with Gifts at 136.
MET Live in HD: Rossini's 'Cenerentola' (3 hours 40 minutes)
For the final Met broadcast of the season, Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m., Joyce DiDonato sings her first Met performances of the title character in Rossini's Cinderella story, "La Cenerentola," with bel canto master Juan Diego Flarez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola's stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro's tutor, Alidoro.
Movies coming soon
The Lunchbox opens Friday May 16. Disney's "Bears" opens Friday May 23. Also coming soon: Woody Allen in "Fading Gigolo"; Colin Firth in "The Railway Man"; Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson in "Belle."
Save the date
Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in "Driving Miss Daisy," captured live and screened on Wednesday, June 4.
The theater's complete monthly schedule and information on all theater events are available at www.atthelincoln.org. You can also check us out by viewing our Facebook page, calling the theater's box office at 563-3424, or by dropping by for a visit.
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The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta.