This is a big week at The Harbor Theatre. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” plays on Thursday, April 14 followed by Sally Field in “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” plus there will be two special events: Director Travis Mills will host a screening of his film “Durant’s Never Closes” at 2 p.m., Saturday April 16 and at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 there will be a free screening of “How To Die In Oregon,” followed by discussion.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” will play at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 14.
Sally Field and Max Greenfield star in “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” rated R, which will play at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17; and Wednesday and Thursday, April 20 and 21. It will also play at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18.
With help from her best friend’s granddaughter, a smitten woman (Sally Field) concocts schemes to get the attention of a younger coworker in her office. Directed by Michael Showalter, costarring Beth Behrs, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Stephen Root, Elizabeth Reaser, Natasha Lyonne, and Tyne Daly.
At 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16 director Travis Mills will host a screening of his film “Durant’s Never Closes.” Jack Durant was a restaurateur, ladies man, and mysterious character who maintained many connections to the Mafia. From the backwoods of Tennessee to the world of Las Vegas at the time of Bugsy, and finally as the owner of his famous steakhouse, Durant is a legend, at once charming, powerful, and dangerous. This film tells his story during one day at his restaurant, based on the works of Mabel Leo and Terry Earp about the infamous Durant. With Tom Sizemore, Michelle Stafford, Peter Bogdanovich, Jon Gries, Mark Grossman, and Renee Bryant.
“Durant’s Never Closes” is rated R, and plays at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16.
At 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 20 the theatre presents “How To Die In Oregon” (not rated), with introduction and follow-up Q&A discussion. In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted death. The law was blocked for three years and finally enacted in 1997. Since then, 991 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. Filmmaker Peter Richardson enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether – and when – to end their lives by a legally prescribed lethal overdose. Richardson examines both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue.
Gain greater insight into the legal and ethical concerns of aid-in-dying, and learn more about Maine’s own history with the movement. Discussion will be conducted by facilitator Valerie Lovelace, speaker, educator, and founder of It’s My Death, a Maine-based nonprofit organization whose mission is providing services and education to people wishing to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death.
For more information, call 633-0438 or go to facebook.com/harbortheatre or harbortheatre.net. The Harbor Theatre is at the junction of Routes 27 and 96 in Boothbay Harbor, across from Hannaford Supermarket.