This week at the Lincoln Theater

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We are thrilled to bring “Drive My Car” to the big screen this Friday – Adapted from a short story by acclaimed Japanese writer Haruki Murakami for the screen by one of Japan’s most exciting filmmakers, Ryusuke Hamaguchi. After winning Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, “Drive My Car” became an arthouse film sensation by winning top prizes from the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Movie Critics.

“TO FLEE” – (PG-13; 1 hour, 23 minutes – in Danish with English subtitles) – The story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a painful secret he’s been hiding for 20 years, a secret that threatens to derail the life he built himself and his future husband for. Told primarily through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, it tells the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan for the first time. Final show times: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Thursday, Feb. 10 (remote seating, no concessions); and again at 7 p.m. on February 9.

“Driving My Car” – (NR; 2 hours, 59 minutes – in Japanese with English subtitles) – Two years after the unexpected death of his wife, Yusuke, a renowned actor and director, receives an offer to direct a theater festival in Hiroshima. There he meets a taciturn young woman commissioned by the festival to drive him around in her beloved red Saab 900. As the production premiere approaches, tensions mount and as he is forced to confront painful truths from his past, Yusuke begins – with the help of his driver – to deal with the haunting mysteries. that his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, “Drive My Car” is a haunting road movie that travels a path of love, loss, acceptance and peace. Playing at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, February 11; Saturday February 12 and Wednesday February 16. Plays at 5 p.m. Sunday, February 13; and at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 17.

“Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations” with guest, Kate McAleer – Season 2 of Maine’s Talking Food Welcomes Women in Food Innovation. This is a free series of one-on-one conversations between host Cherie Scott of Boothbay and notable culinary pioneers who have made substantial contributions to the culinary arts in the state of Maine. Kate McAleer is the owner and founder of Bixby Chocolate, a producer of artisanal confectionery located in Rockland. The first Bixby products were developed after experimentation and trial and error in the home kitchen and are currently sold across the country in more than 3,000 specialty and health food stores. Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. No reservation necessary.

Coming soon: “Spider-Man: No Way Home” – February 18; the “Jewels” of the Bolshoi Ballet – February 19.

Masks are required at events at the Lincoln Theater. Tickets are available at the door from 30 minutes before showtime or online in advance on the theater’s website at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain rising!

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