“Call Me by Your Name,” rated R and running 130 minutes, will play at Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Timothee Chalamet), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
It’s the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman (played by Chalamet) is spending the days with his family at their 17th century villa in Lombardy, Italy, 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; they 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.
“A spellbinding, almost ecstatically beautiful movie that gains even more heft and meaning in its final transcendent moments,” said Ann Hornaday, of The Washington Post.
“I, Tonya” is rated R and runs 119 minutes. It plays at Harbor Theater on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 10 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
There were Oscar nominations for Margot Robbie as Best Actress for her portrayal of Olympic skater Tonya Harding and Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tonya Harding’s acid-tongued mother.
Based on unbelievable, but true events, “I, Tonya” is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. 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 infamous, 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.
“‘I, Tonya’ is a wild and entertaining exploration of one of sport’s most controversial figures, spearheaded by excellent performances from the cast,” said Screen Rant’s Chris Agar.
Coming up: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” “Jumanji,” and “Lives Well Lived.”
For more information, go to boothbaycinema.org or facebook.com/harbortheatre, or call 633-0438. Harbor Theater is a nonprofit cinema located at 185 Townsend Ave., at the junction of Routes 27 and 96, in Boothbay Harbor, across from Hannaford Supermarket.