Gauguin, From the National Gallery, London

Sun, Jan 26
  • Sun, Jan 26

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 90 min.

CineLife Entertainment® and More2Screen present a brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette). This will be followed by a 30-minute private view of the National Gallery exhibition The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits, while it is currently on display in London. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, the documentary will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and often problematic – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts. The film examines Gauguin’s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism.

Just Mercy

Opens in January

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Run Time: 136 min. Rating: PG-13

Release Year: 2020

Starring: Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

1917

Opens in January

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Sam Mendes Run Time: 110 min. Rating: R

Release Year: 2019

Starring: Andrew Scott, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Teresa Mahoney

Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

The Gem & Woody Hughes Present Beer’s On for BAAM

Sat, Feb 1
  • Sat, Feb 1

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 240 min.

Head to The Gem anytime now to pick out your favorite one-of-a-kind, wheel-thrown beer mug made by local potter, Woody Hughes! The mug comes with a ticket to Beer's On, a beer tasting & live music fundraising event for Bethel Area Arts & Music (BAAM) held at The Gem on Feb. 1st. Bring your mug and ticket to the event and sample 5 delicious Maine craft brews. Fill your mug to the top with your favorite of the five. Enjoy it while listening to great live music! Thank you, Woody, for donating your time and mugs to this event at The Gem!

Jam at The Gem with Bearly Dead

Sat, Feb 15
  • Sat, Feb 15

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 180 min.

Bearly Dead is an all-star cast of players with deep roots in the New England jam & festival scene. While the band plays all of The Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed.

Rigoletto on the Lake

Sun, Feb 16
  • Sun, Feb 16

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 140 min. Rating: PG-13

Release Year: 2020

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz. One of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias-including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.” Rigoletto was first performed in 1851 and is the first of the extraordinary “middle-period” trio of Verdi masterpieces that also includes La Traviata and Il Trovatore.

Granite Backcountry Alliance Film Festival 2020

Sat, Feb 22
  • Sat, Feb 22

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 90 min.

Release Year: 2020

Granite Backcountry Alliance (GBA), a backcountry skiing non-profit in western Maine and New Hampshire, is returning to the Gem Theater in Bethel, Maine to show its Backcountry Film Festival on Saturday, February 22nd. GBA is teaming up with local conservation group Mahoosuc Land Trust (MLT), with all proceeds benefiting backcountry tree skiing and land conservation projects in the Mahoosuc Region. Immerse yourself in a night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Beer, wine, pizza and raffle tickets will be available at this night of winter revelry.