THURSDAY, MARCH 14:

  • “The Healthcare Movie,” 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The documentary offers facts about Canada’s single-payer health care system and asks why the U.S. doesn’t have one, too. Maine AllCare, a nonprofit advocating for publicly funded universal health care in Maine, will screen it and serve light refreshments. Free and open to everyone.
  • Independent Filmmakers Want to Show You Their Shorts, 6:30 p.m. in the Mid-Coast Cinema Lounge at the Crosby Center, 96 Church Street in Belfast. Support local filmmakers and vote for your favorites. $7 at the door.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 — THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • COLONIAL THEATRE, Belfast. “Wonder Park,” “Cold War,” “Captain Marvel.” Extra shows all week.
  • FLAGSHIP CINEMAS, Thomaston. FlagshipCinemas.com, 594-2100.
  • LINCOLN THEATER, Damariscotta. “Stan & Ollie.” LCCT.org, 563-3424. See ad on p. 23 for showtimes.
  • STRAND THEATRE, Rockland. “Apollo 11.”

FRIDAY, MARCH 15:

  • “Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood,” 2 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Take a journey through the life, works and struggles of Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio in one of seven documentaries in the Great Art on Screen series made for U.S. cinemas in 2019, featuring deep looks at master artists, including Van Gogh, Monet and Klimt. $15 adults; $18 LT members; $5 under 19.
  • “Notorious,” 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Film Series at Thomaston Public Library (in Academy building). Alfred Hitchcock month continues with this WWII drama that sees the daughter of a convicted traitor go undercover to find German scientists hiding in Brazil. To prove her loyalty to America, she agrees to marry her father’s former Nazi conspirator.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16:

  • “Another Nice Mess: The Restored Laurel and Hardy,” 10 a.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free screening of four restored shorts featuring the comedy duo, with an intro by Leonard Maltin.
  • Maine Jewish Film Festival: “Budapest Noir,” 5:30 p.m., Strand Theatre, Rockland. A girl is found dead in 1936 Budapest, and no one wants to investigate — except for a world-weary reporter who asks unwanted questions about the murder of the young prostitute.
  • “Up to Speed: Auto Racing in Hollywood,” 6 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum in its Reels & Wheels film series. In this detour from the usual format, the museum shows the film industry’s most famous and infamous auto racing scenes and a panel of experts deconstructs each clip to separate myth from reality. $5 adults; free for members and those under 19.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17:

  • Maine Jewish Film Festival Double Feature, 3 p.m. at the Strand, Rockland. In the animated documentary “Broken Branches,” filmmaker Ayala Sharot brings alive her grandmother’s memories of being only 14 and fleeing Poland on the eve of WWII, never to see her family again. “The Art of Spiegelman” looks at the man who put underground comics in the limelight and won a Pulitzer for Maus.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19:

  • “Dawnland,” 6 p.m., Camden Public Library. See the powerful documentary about how native Maine children were ripped from their homes and put in boarding schools, where adults tried to erase their cultural identity. Then take part in a discussion led by Maria Girouard of Penobscot Nation.
  • Winter Adventure Series Continues at Belfast Free Library, at 6:30 p.m., with a screening of rare footage from the 1940 National Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Championships. The talk and screening by Maine canoeist Zip Kellogg, cohosted by Come Boating! Belfast’s Community Boating Organization, is free.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20:

  • “Do Not Resist,” 6 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County screens the documentary about the militarization of America’s local police forces. A discussion will follow. Admission is free; donations accepted.
  • “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, with 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows both days. Meet Steve Young, a writer for “Late Show with David Letterman,” who discovers vintage albums in a discarded genre: musicals about some of the most recognizable corporations in America, including General Electric, McDonald’s and DuPont.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21:

  • “Why We Fight,” 2 p.m., Skidompha Public Library, Damariscotta. The prize-winning documentary (whose title was taken from a series of WWII propaganda films) details the reasons the U.S. engages in war and why its military-industrial complex continues to promote war. A discussion will follow. Hosted by the Coastal Senior College Events Committee.
  • Favorite Movie Discussion at Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, 3 p.m. Head to the library to talk about your faves in the library’s collection, enthuse with fellow film buffs, and add to your must-see list over tea and cookies.
  • Sneak Peek of “Les Miserables” Miniseries, 5:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Get a free look at the first episode in the PBS Masterpiece miniseries based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo. The six-episode series will air on Sundays, April 14-May 19.

COMING UP:

  • CatVideoFest 2019 in Rockland, Sunday, March 24, 3 p.m., Strand Theatre. The festival of felines features a reel of the latest and greatest cat videos from around the world. The fest is offered at multiple venues to help cats in need – this one raises funds for Pope Memorial Humane Society in Thomaston.
  • “Flight of the Butterflies,” Sunday, March 24, 5 p.m., Harbor Theater, Boothbay Harbor. See the Monarch migration and learn the story of the scientist who spent 40 years trying to find the place the butterflies landed after they flew south for winter. The 40-minute documentary will be followed by Andy Brand of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens giving a program on Maine’s butterflies and the plants they need to survive. Boothbay Region Land Trust hosts. $5 donation suggested.
  • “The Human Element,” Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. at Harbor Theater in Boothbay Harbor. Indivisible-Boothbay screens the documentary by James Balog that “tells a powerful story that puts the focus on climate change where it should be: not as a political or environmental issue, but a human one,” says Outside Magazine. The filmmaker’s cousin, Sheila Balog, will be there to speak about the filming process. The screening and refreshments provided by Oak Street Cafe before the show are free.