The Oscar contenders continue this week as we also launch the first in a series of seven new art exhibition films, bringing some of the finest art in the world to the big screen at Lincoln Theater.
‘Vice’ (R; 2 hours, 12 minutes)
Nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture!
Gov. George W. Bush (played by Academy Award nominee Sam Rockwell), of Texas, picks Dick Cheney (Academy Award nominee Christian Bale), the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney’s impressive resume includes stints as White House chief of staff, House minority whip, and defense secretary.
When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.
Bale is winner of the Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.
Also stars Academy Award nominee Amy Adams and Steve Carell. Plays Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. (with open captions) and 7 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 14 at 2 and 7 p.m.
‘Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies’
Take a fresh look at Vincent van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kroeller-Mueller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of van Gogh. In the early 20th century, Kroeller-Mueller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland. The Basilica Palladina exhibition in Vicenza, “Amid Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies,” with 40 paintings and 85 drawings on loan from the Kroeller-Mueller Museum, lends the basis of this program, revealing van Gogh’s art and his genius, while allowing audiences to understand the importance of drawing as part of his craft.
Produced by 3D Production and Nexo Digital. Plays Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15, adults; $13, Lincoln Theater members; and $5, youth 18 and under.
“On the Basis of Sex” (PG-13) opens Friday, Feb. 15
Free: Stories to Screen: “How to Eat Fried Worms” (PG; 2006), Saturday, Feb. 16
“The Favourite” (R) opens Friday, Feb. 22
Free: Stories to Screen: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (PG; 2010), Saturday, Feb. 23
“Cold War” (R) opens Friday, March 1
Upcoming special events
Free: Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations with special guest Charlie Hewitt, Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
The Met Live in HD: Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment,” Saturday, March 2
Y-Arts youth winter musical “The Lion King Jr.” opens Friday, March 8
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sunday, March 10
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 email@example.com. Like Lincoln Theater on Facebook. Go to lcct.org to sign up for Lincoln Theater’s weekly e-blast.