November 15, 2012

At the Movies

Opening: 'Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2' / 'Lincoln' / 'The Sessions'

Cinemagic listings for Wednesday were not available.

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Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

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Helen Hunt and John Hawkes in “The Sessions,” about a man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity.

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MOVIES AT THE MUSEUM

In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton (The World According to Sesame Street) has created a deeply moving documentary illustrating that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable – "Somewhere Between." Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989 – a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy – the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
 

OPENING THIS WEEK

"TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN -- PART 2" (PG-13) (1:55) Stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Peter Facinelli. Directed by Bill Condon. After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1, 4, 6:50, 9:35; Windham 5 Star Fri 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sat 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30 Sun 1, 4, 6:50 Mon-Wed 4, 6:50; Nordica (Freeport) Fri-Sat 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30, 10 Sun-Tues 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Fri-Tues 11:30, 12, 2, 2:30, 4:30, 5, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Tues 11:30, 12:30, 2, 3:15, 4:30, 7, 7:20, 9:30, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Tues 11:20, 11:30, 1:30, 2, 2:10, 4:10, 4:30, 4:40, 7, 7:20, 7:30, 9:30, 9:50, 10; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Tues 11:20, 1:30, 1:40, 2, 4:10, 4:20, 4:30, 7, 7:10, 7:20, 9:30, 9:40, 9:50

"LINCOLN" (PG-13) (2:29) Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Directed by Steven Spielberg. As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Opening at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:15,  4:30, 7:45; Cinemagic Saco Fri-Tues 12, 3:15, 6:45, 9:50; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Tues 12, 3:10, 6:30, 9:40

"THE SESSIONS" (R) (1:35) Stars John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy. Directed by Ben Lewin. A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Opening at: Eveningstar (Brunswick) Fri-Sun 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15 Mon-Wed 1:30, 3:45, 6; Nickelodeon (Portland) Fri-Wed 1:45, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40; Cinemagic Westbrook Fri-Tues 11:50, 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:30

NOW SHOWING

"ALEX CROSS" (PG-13) (1:41) Stars Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols and Edward Burns. Directed by Rob Cohen. A detective is told that a member of his family has been murdered. He vows to track down the killer.

Showing at: Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 3:20, 6:50

"ARGO" (R) (2:00) Stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin. Directed by Ben Affleck. As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA specialist develops a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs-Wed 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:30; Windham 5 Star Thurs 4, 7:05 Fri 4:05, 7:05, 9:35 Sat 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:35 Sun 1:05, 4:05, 7:05 Mon-Wed 4:05, 7:05; Nordica (Freeport) Thurs 2, 4:30, 7 Fri-Sat 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 Sun-Tues 2, 4:30, 7; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 Fri-Tues 11:30, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:45; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:30, 3, 6:45, 9:20; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12:10, 3:30, 7, 9:40 Fri-Tues 12:10, 3:30, 6:45, 9:30

"CLOUD ATLAS" (R) (2:50) Stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Hugo Weaving. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Showing at: Nickelodeon (Portland) Thurs 1, 4:30, 8; Cinemagic Grand (South Portland) Thurs-Tues 12, 4, 7:30; Cinemagic Saco Thurs 12:25, 3:55, 7:30 Fri-Tues 11:50, 3:30; Cinemagic Westbrook Thurs 12, 3:40, 7:30 Fri-Tues 11:50, 3:30, 7:30

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