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Shot on Monhegan Island and with the State House in Augusta doubling for the U.S. Capitol building, “The Congressman” brings our neighborhood to the big screen. Having premiered while a work-in-progress at the Maine International Film Festival, the Maine-based drama has now gone into wide release and opens on Friday, May 20 at Lincoln Theater.
Eye in the Sky (R; 1 hour, 42 minutes)
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare. Starring Helen Mirren. Final screenings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, May 19.
Treat Williams and Elizabeth Marvel in a scene from “The Congressman.”
The Congressman (R; 1 hour, 38 minutes)
Maine Congressman Charlie Winship (Treat Williams) has had a bad day. After being caught on video failing to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance with the other House members, he punches out another colleague, is confronted by his angry ex-wife, and later bashes one of the most cherished patriotic symbols in America. As his life spirals out of control, Charlie embarks on a journey to a remote island in his district whose eccentric inhabitants are in the middle of a shooting war over their fishing grounds. Filmed on Monhegan Island and at other Maine locations. Playing at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday-Sunday, May 20-22 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, May 25 and 26.
The Jungle Book (PG; 1 hour 45 minutes)
The man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don’t have his best interests at heart. Playing at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28 and Monday and Tuesday, May 30 and 31, and at 3 p.m. only on Sunday, May 29.
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