Oliver Stone’s biographical drama “Snowden” plays Thursday, Oct. 27, followed Friday, Oct. 28 by Emily Blunt in “The Girl on the Train,” this week at The Harbor Theatre.
“Snowden” is the politically charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, from Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, (“Platoon,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Wall Street,” and “JFK”). It retells the important and fascinating true story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, a traitor by others. No matter which one believes, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling movies of the year.
“Snowden,” 134 minutes, rated R (for language and some sexuality/nudity), plays at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27.
In “The Girl on the Train,” commuter Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, Scott and Megan, from the window of her train. One day, Watson witnesses something shocking unfold in the backyard of the strangers’ home. She tells the authorities after learning that Megan is now missing and feared dead. Unable to trust her own memory, the troubled woman begins her own investigation, while police suspect that Watson may have crossed a dangerous line.
Directed by Tate Taylor and written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 debut novel, “The Girl on the Train”, rated R, plays at 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 28, 29, and 30, and Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 and 3. It also plays at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30.
For more information, call 633-0438 or go to facebook.com/harbortheatre or harbortheatre.net. The Harbor Theatre is located at 185 Townsend Ave., at the junction of Routes 27 and 96, in Boothbay Harbor, across from Hannaford Supermarket.