LEWISTON — Guthries Independent Theater will show “The Babadook” on Friday, Jan. 9 and 16 as well as Saturday, Jan. 10 and 17. Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her “out of control” 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called

turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real. This film has not yet been rated and runs for one hour and 30 minutes. Friday showtimes are 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Saturday showtimes are 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled showtime. The theater is at 22 Park Street. Tickets are $8. For more information, call 207-376-3344.

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