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Licorice Pizza

Scheduled to Start Christmas Day

2 hours 13 minutes


Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

P.T. Anderson is VERY arguably the greatest contemporary American director (MAGNOLIA, PHANTOM THREAD, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, BOOGIE NIGHTS.) And for almost all who’ve seen it, LICORICE PIZZA is, if not his greatest, certainly his most purely joyous and purely enjoyable film, and a sure major player in the upcoming Oscar races. LICORICE PIZZA is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley in 1973. This is not a conventional romantic couple. But…we are THERE with them through great acting and Anderson’s genius, and it's a great place to be. "Irresistible. Watching LICORICE PIZZA reminded me why I love movies so much; particularly the way they can drop us into another place and another time, and embed us completely into the lives of total strangers. If LICORICE PIZZA had stretched on for another hour, I would've been perfectly content to go along…Alana Haim—and I mean this without the slightest trace of hyperbole: is a star. That this is Haim's feature acting debut is staggering—it's almost unbelievable that she could waltz onto a movie screen for the first time and be this good, but she is. She really is."—Chris Evengelista, Slash

Scheduled to start Christmas Day

Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test) and masking at all indoor events is required

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