This week, along with a summer blockbuster, we offer one of the best films of the year to date, a free concert, and a talk on puffins. There is something for everyone this week at the theater. Come in and get cool.
Salt Bay Chamberfest presents Jason Vieaux
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, “among the elite of today’s classical guitarists,” according to Gramophone, is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. His most recent solo album, “Play,” won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. A community concert featuring the music of Scarlatti, Giuliani, Bach, Albeniz, Jobim, and Ellington will take place Thursday, Aug. 9 at noon. This is a free event presented in partnership with Lincoln Theater.
‘The Guardians’ (NR; 2 hours 15 minutes — in French with English subtitles)
Set in France in 1916, “The Guardians” features the women of the Paridier farm, who sustain the family property in the absence of their husbands and sons. It is an affecting human drama of love, loss, and resilience from acclaimed filmmaker Xavier Beauvois (“Of Gods and Men”). The New York Times calls it one of the best films of the year so far. Plays Thursday, Aug. 9 at 2 and 7 p.m.
‘Ocean’s 8’ (PG-13; 1 hour, 50 minutes)
Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull of the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City’s annual Met Gala and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars. The all-star lineup includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway. Plays at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12, and Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15 and 16.
‘Puffins, Little Fish, and Climate Change’
Stephen Kress, Ph.D. and executive director of Project Puffin, will give a talk Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Kress will share the story of Project Puffin, Eastern Egg Rock, and new insights about how puffins are serving as sentinels of climate change and shifting fish populations. Learn what one can do about plastics and pollution to help keep the oceans safe for seabirds, wildlife, and people. A question-and-answer session and book-signing will follow the talk. This is a free event; donations are welcome.
“Leave No Trace” (PG) opens Friday, Aug. 17
“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (PG-13) opens Friday, Aug. 31
“Three Identical Strangers” (PG-13) opens Friday, Sept. 7
Upcoming special events
Salt Bay Chamberfest free noon concert with Steven Mackey on Thursday, Aug. 16
Y-Arts presents “Annie Jr.” on Wednesday, Aug. 22
The State Street Jazz Band plays Friday, Aug. 24
“I Love Maine: The Movie” world premiere plays Saturday, Aug. 25
Movie tickets prices are $8 and $6. Event ticket prices vary. For more information, go to lcct.org, call the box office at 563-3424, drop by at 2 Theater St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Like Lincoln Theater on Facebook. Go to lcct.org to sign up for Lincoln Theater’s weekly e-blast.