Additions to Strand Theatre itinerary include Grammy winner, notable films

Tue, 08/27/2019 - 8:15am

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Strand Theatre
Rockland, ME
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    ROCKLAND – Ani DiFranco has been added to the list of live entertainment the Strand Theatre, in Rockland. Also added to the itinerary are the films Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, and The Triplets of Belleville.



    LIVE SHOWS:     


    Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.: FLOR DE TOLOACHE

    Latin Grammy winning, New York-based all-female ensemble Flor de Toloache continue to win the hearts of both progressive and traditional mariachi music fans alike through their distinct artistic vision and sophisticated, enlightened interpretation of traditional mariachi instruments. Their music is an edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all live shows for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070

    Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.: IRIS DEMENT 

    With opener Ana Egge

    Iris DeMent is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose 1992 debut Infamous Angel was hailed by Rolling Stone as “an essential album of the 90s”. Combining elements of folk, gospel and country, her rich lyrical landscapes and captivating music have earned two Grammy nominations. and the respect of many of her peers such as John Prine, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. Opener ANA EGGE is a Brooklyn based-by-way-of North Dakota singer and songwriter who has recorded 10 albums of original music. Tickets: $25/Advance, $30/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all live shows for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070

    Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.: ADONIS PUENTES and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra

    Hot Latin jazz! Adonis Puentes’ rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horns, and his melodic guitar. A Grammy-nominated vocalist and composer from Cuba who weaves passionate, hypnotic Salsa and Cuban Son melodies through jazz arrangements, Puentes and the Orchestra create a worldly experience that is as emotive as it is danceable! Tickets: $30/Advance, $35/Door. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070 


    Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.: THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM - Sand Stories

    International sand art superstar Kseniya Simonova (US premiere) and Guy Mendilow Ensemble team up on an extraordinary show bringing to life Sephardi women's voices lost to war. Simonova creates, morphs and obliterates sand imagery in real-time, crafting a flowing narrative driven by the Ensemble's evocative music and radio theatre-style storytelling. Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Door. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070 



    Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.: ANI DiFRANCO

    With special guest Gracie and Rachel

    Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is known as a folksinger, though her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, and electronica. Her lyrics are rhythmic and poetic, often autobiographical, and strongly political. As an iconic songwriter and social activist, she has been the inspiration for women artists and entrepreneurs for over two decades. DiFranco’s most recent album Binary was released in June 2017 on her own label, Righteous Babe Records. Her memoir "No Walls and the Recurring Dream" was released in May 2019. Opener Gracie and Rachel is a Brooklyn, NY-based chamber pop duo composed of singer-keyboardist Gracie Coates and violinist Rachel Ruggles. Tickets: $55/General Admission. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070



    Thursday, August 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: CYRANO DE BERGERAC

    A Comedie Francaise production, broadcast from Paris

    Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves...Opera buffa, tragedy, romantic drama, and slapstick comedy are all a part of this staging of one of the most emblematic stories of the French repertoire! Running time: 3 hours 10 min., including one intermission. In French with English subtitles. Tickets: $12.50/General Admission, $10.50/Strand Members. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070



    Friday, Aug. 23 - Wednesday, Aug. 28: HONEYLAND

    In Macedonia, the last native beekeeper relies upon traditional methods to harvest honey deep in the mountains. However, her livelihood is jeopardized when a nomadic farming family attempts to infringe on her beekeeping and competes with her for resources, all the while ignoring her beekeeping knowledge. Honeyland is a tough and tender portrait of the delicate balance between humankind and nature, a glimpse at a fast disappearing way of life, and an unforgettable testament to one extraordinary woman’s resilience. Directed by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov. Starring Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam. NR (Macedonia | 2019) In Turkish with English subtitles. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070



    Friday, Aug 30 - Thursday, Sept. 12: THE FAREWELL

    A Chinese family discovers that their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, and decide not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. U.S.-raised Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother. Writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it. Directed by Lulu Wang. Starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin. PG (USA |2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070


    Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.: JIMI HENDRIX: ELECTRIC CHURCH

    GUITAR HEROES Film Festival: Part 4

    This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix’ unforgettable performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival, together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the relenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival. Directed by John McDermott. Starring Jimi Hendrix, Bob Merlis, Billy Cox, Susan Tedeschi, Paul McCartney. NR (USA | 2015) Lobby and Balcony Bars will be open for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070


    Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.: THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

    Award-winning animated feature by French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet. A young boy is raised by his grandmother, Madame Souza, in the French countryside. She buys him a bicycle and encourages his dream of winning the Tour de France. However, he gets kidnapped by a group of Mafia gangsters and taken to the big city of Belleville, where he is used for his bicycling prowess in an elaborate gambling scheme. Along with her faithful companion Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to rescue her grandson. They befriend a trio of aging musicians who were once the '30s jazz trio known as The Triplets of Belleville. Features an original jazz musical score by Benoît Charest. Directed by Sylvain Chomet. Starring Michele Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin. PG-13 (France | 2003) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)