Alamo Theatre

Movies playing at the Alamo Theatre
Fri 18 Jan, 6:00 pm
Fri 18 Jan, 7:45 pm
Sat 19 Jan, 6:00 pm
Sat 19 Jan, 7:45 pm

http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/tea-with-the-dames

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats—up close and unfiltered.
81 minutes
N/R

THERE WILL BE NO SUNDAY SHOWS DUE TO SEVERE STORM WARNING.

Fri 25 Jan, 6:00 pm
Fri 25 Jan, 8:20 pm
Sat 26 Jan, 6:00 pm
Sat 26 Jan, 8:20 pm
Sun 27 Jan, 2:00 pm
Sun 27 Jan, 6:00 pm

http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thefavourite/

biography/comedy/drama

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
119 minutes
R
*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

Thu 7 Feb, 7:00 pm

https://mainefilmcenter.org/john-ford-125-years-screenings

John Ford
AMERICA’S MOST CELEBRATED DIRECTOR.
WINNER OF FOUR ACADEMY AWARDS.
BORN IN MAINE.

drama/war
Based on the book by William L. White.
“Most war films are, ultimately, about winning. In 1945, however, as World War II was ending, John Ford made probably the finest U.S. war picture, about one of America’s greatest defeats—-in the Philippines—-the title of which alone is devastating in its implications: They Were Expendable. The picture focuses on the use of PT-Boats in the Philippines, specifically through the deeds of its central pioneer John D. Bulkeley, a good friend of Ford’s and one of the most decorated men of the war: he is played with simple dignity by Robert Montgomery, also a Naval veteran. His fictional cohort—-who gets the brief but memorable love interest with a Navy nurse perfectly incarnated by Donna Reed—-is done in a most effectively understated performance by John Wayne. Essentially, like a good many of Ford’s pictures, They Were Expendable deals with the peculiar glory in defeat. When I pointed this out to him, Ford said it wasn’t something he had “done consciously,” though he allowed, “it may have been subconscious… Of course, they were glorious in defeat in the Philippines—-they kept on fighting” - Peter Bogdanovich, IndieWire.
135 min
N/R