Three special films, two special events, one special kids’ performance — live on stage. The fall is speeding up at Lincoln Theater.
‘Little Men’ (PG; 1 hour, 25 minutes)
When 13-year-old Jake’s grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father’s old Brooklyn home in “Little Men.” There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony, whose single mother Leonor, a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake’s parents Brian and Kathy — one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist — ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store. For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don’t seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship. Starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13.
‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years’ (NR; 2 hours, 17 minutes)
Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr came together to become a phenomenon. “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career, from 1962-1966 – the period during which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. It delves into their inner workings – how they made decisions, created music, and built their collective career together – all the while highlighting The Beatles’ extraordinary musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film focuses on the time period from the early Beatles journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966.
Playing at 2 and 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, and Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 19 and 20; and at 7 p.m. only, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16.
The Met Live in HD: ‘Tristan und Isolde’ – encore screening (4 hours, 47 minutes; includes two 30-minute intermissions)
Despite the overwhelming presence of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle of operas, ‘Tristan und Isolde’ is arguably the most important and forward-looking of the German composer’s 14 lyric works. Why? Find out on Saturday, Oct. 15 when Dr. Morton Achter returns with his popular pre-opera talk series at 11:45 a.m., prior to an encore broadcast of the Met season opener at 1 p.m.
Bolshoi Ballet: ‘The Golden Age’ (2 hours, 20 minutes)
The new season of live broadcasts from the Bolshoi begins! In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, “The Golden Age” cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits, and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster. Broadcast live (time-delayed) from Moscow, at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16.
The YMCA’s youth-theater workshop performers, music-theater dancers, and students of the Y-Arts voice studio will come together for a one-night performance showcasing their talents. Performances will include favorites from “The Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins,” “James and the Giant Peach,” and “The Wiz.” Donations at the door. 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17.
‘Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War’
Ken Burns presents “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.” Recently aired on PBS, this film chronicles the story of historic courage of two Unitarians who stood up against injustice to defy the Nazis and rescue dissidents, Jews, and other refugees during World War II. Playing at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18. A discussion will follow. Free. Presented by the Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Tom Hanks as “Sully” (PG-13) opens Friday, Oct. 21
“Hell or High Water” (R) opens Friday, Oct. 28
“The Light Between Oceans” (PG-13) opens Friday, Nov 4
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