The new “foodie” film (and Sundance Festival favorite) “City of Gold” will play at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, followed by Walt Disney Pictures’ “Zootopia” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
In “City of Gold,” Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery – whether Oaxaca grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect, and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before in this richly penetrating documentary odyssey.
“City of Gold” is rated R for some language.
“Zootopia” is Walt Disney Studios’ 55th classic animated feature, which takes place in a rich and lush fictional city in which animals live and work side by side like people. It’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together – a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.
“Zootopia” was directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”), and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”).
“Zootopia”, rated PG, will play at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, and Wednesday and Thursday, May 4 and 5; and at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1.
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.