• Met Opera Encore: Berg’s Wozzeck, 1 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. The 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei and soprano Elza van den Heever as long-suffering Marie. Bold staging features an apocalyptic wasteland. $23 adults, $20 Strand members, $5 under 19 and college students with ID. All tickets sold at the door before show time.


  • “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project,” opens the 2020 CIFF Selects series at 7 p.m. at Camden Opera House. The award-winning documentary is about Stokes, who for over 30 years obsessively recorded American television 24 hours a day, from the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 to December 14, 2012, as the Sandy Hook massacre played while she passed away. CIFF Selects is shown by Points North Institute, a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers, and Camden Opera House. $10 for adults, free for students, at the box office or at PointsNorthInstitute.org. Screenings are free for youth and those with college ID.


  • Netflix Oscar Contenders at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. This Thursday, “Marriage Story,” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., which looks at a couple breaking up and a family staying together. Next Thursday, January 30, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., it’s “The Two Popes,” the story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. $8 adults, $6 theater members and youth.


  • “The Taking of Pelham 123,” 7 p.m. in Belfast Free Library’s Friday Night Flix series. January’s movies honor film legends born in 1920. This one celebrates the long career of Walter Matthau (born October 1, 1920), in which he rose from character actor to leading man, capable of fine performances in comedy and drama. In this action thriller, he takes a lead role as a police lieutenant confronted with a hostage situation in the New York City subway.


  • National Theatre Live: Present Laughter, 1 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Noel Coward’s comic play, filmed at London’s Old Vic with close-ups and sweeping wide shots, is “a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire, and loneliness.” As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. $15 adults, $13 theater members, $5 under 19.


  • Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle, 1 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. The Moscow ballet troupe dances the story of young peasant Giselle, who dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion. In this new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest works of classical dance. $15 adults, $13 theater members, and $5 under 19.


  • “Indian Horse,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. In late 1950s Ontario, Saul Indian Horse, age 7, was torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada’s notoriously cruel Catholic residential schools. He finds salvation in the game of hockey and secretly teaches himself how to play, making it to the pros, but the ghosts of Saul’s past haunt him. He must draw on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends for the compassion he needs in order to begin healing. $6 at the door. High school students with a school ID will be admitted for free. Presented in partnership with Midcoast Outreach and Peace Center and People United Against Racism as the second in their anti-racism film series.


  • Met Opera Live: Porgy and Bess, Saturday, February 1, at 1 p.m. at Strand Theatre, Rockland. The live high-def broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera features the Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece, with bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. 3 hours, 15 minutes, with one intermission. $27 adults, $15 for those 18 and under and college students with ID. The lobby bar will be open.


  • ALAMO THEATRE, Bucksport. OldFilm.org, 469-6910.
  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. ColonialTheater.com, 338-1930.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • HARBOR THEATER, Boothbay Harbor. BoothbayCinema.org, 633-0438.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. LCCT.org, 563-3424.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. RocklandStrand.com, 594-0070.