Bicentennial Bash, five films, one HD added to Strand Theatre schedule

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:30am

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Rockland  Maine
United States

    ROCKLAND — A live Bicentennial event at the Strand will add to area festivities in March, along with several made-in-Maine films. For others, a Shakespeare play in HD, or different film may help ease winter into spring.

    UPDATES added this week:  

    LIVE:

    March 14: BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BASH SHOW

    HD:

    March 29: Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: ROMEO AND JULIET

    FILM:

    March 13: MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS

    March 14: IN THE BEDROOM

    March 15: CAPTAIN JANUARY

    March 15: PEYTON PLACE

    March 21: A PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE STRAND THEATRE

     

    LIVE SHOWS:     

     

    Saturday, March 14 at 5 - 6 p.m.: BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BASH SHOW

    The culminating event of the Bicentennial Birthday Bash in Rockland – a day full of fun, free family activities – features Penobscot storyteller John Bear Mitchell, Maine tourism “commercials” created by Ash Point Community School 4th graders, and the screening of a new short documentary. Admission is free and the event is geared for all ages. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

    Friday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m.: KAT EDMONSON

    Jazz vocalist who brings the songs and sensibility of the Great American Songbook into the 21st century. With a sweetly mellifluous soprano and a gift for evocative songwriting, Kat Edmonson  is a rare artist who embodies the spirit of the past while remaining resolutely au courant. Tickets: $18/Advance, $21/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.: ALEX CUBA

    Latin Grammy/Juno Winner Alex Cuba is a Cuban singer-songwriter whose Latin sounds are not tied to tradition; his sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs reflect his vast musical vision. Alex Cuba has released seven albums, and has toured and recorded nationally and internationally. Tickets: $18/Advance, $21/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Friday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m.: THIS WORLD MADE ITSELF and INFINITELY YOURS with Miwa Matreyek

    Strand Family Series

    Award-winning performance artist Miwa Matreyek uses theatrical storytelling, animation and shadow art to illustrate the history of the earth, our changing environment, and the complex world of humanity. Pay-What-You-Can: $20, $10, $5, $0. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.: JOSHUA DAVIS

    Heartland roots rock from Michigan troubadour Joshua Davis. Davis is known for his warm and weathered voice, poetic songwriting, and gift for connecting with audiences that span generations. Tickets: $15/Advance, $18/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.: MIKE FARRIS 

    Nashville’s Mike Farris brings his own mix of blues, gospel, rock and soul, and is known for his dynamic and powerful shows! Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.: JUDITH OWEN

    British singer-songwriter and pianist Judith Owen’s musical eclecticism has seen her records shelved in the rock, folk, and jazz sections of record stores. Her live performances have been wowing listeners and gaining fans wherever she tours in Europe and North America. Tickets: $18/Advance, $21/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all concerts for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

    HIGH DEFINITION BROADCASTS

     

    Tuesday, March 10 at 1 p.m.: Met Opera ENCORE: Handel’s AGRIPPINA

    High definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

    As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating. Run time: 3h 45min, with one intermission. $23/Adults, $20/Strand Members, $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID; available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show. The Strand lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

     

    Saturday, March 14 at 1 p.m.: Met Opera LIVE: Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER

    Live high-definition broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

    New Production! Evgeny Nikitin is the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.Valery Gergiev conducts. Run time: 2hours,  19min. $27/Adults, $15/18 and under, and college students with ID. The Strand lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

     

    Tuesday, March 24 at 1 p.m.: Met Opera ENCORE: Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER

    High definition re-broadcast from New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

    As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating. Run time: 2 hours, 19min. $23/Adults, $20/Strand Members, $5/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID; available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show. The Strand lobby bar will be open for age 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

     

    Sunday, March 29 at 1 p.m.: Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: ROMEO AND JULIET

    Captured-live broadcast from Moscow

    The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev’s remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.  Running time: 3 hours, including 2 intermissions. Tickets: $15/Adults, $10/Students 18 and under, and college students with ID. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com 

     FILMS THIS WEEK

     

    Saturday, Feb. 29 - Thursday, March 5: ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERSTSON AND THE BAND

    A memoir of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. The film blends archival footage and interviews with rock & roll legends. Directed by Daniel Roher. Starring Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton. R (Canada | 2020) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

     FILMS COMING SOON

     

    Friday, March 6 - Thursday, March 12: GREED

    In this satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry, Steve Coogan stars as a self-made British billionaire whose retail empire is in crisis after a damaging public inquiry. 

    Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Starring Asa Butterfield, Isla Fisher, Sophie Cookson, Steve Coogan. R (UK | 2020) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8: CAT VIDEO FEST 2020

    A compilation of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses.  A portion of proceeds support Pope Memorial Humane Society. Run time: 80 min. NR (USA | 2020) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Friday, March 13 - Thursday, March 19: THE ASSISTANT

    Emmy winner Julia Garner stars in this searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. Directed by Kitty Green. Starring Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Makenzie Leigh. R (USA | 2020) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Friday, March 13 & Tuesday, March 17: MISS FISHER AND THE CRYPT OF TEARS

    Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), the glamorous detective in the acclaimed Australian TV series "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries," heads to the big sreen for an all-new adventure.

    Directed by Tony Tilse. Starring Essie Davis, Ashleigh Cummings, Rupert Penry-Jones. NR (Australia | 2020) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.: IN THE BEDROOM

    Part of the statewide Bicentennial Film Festival MAINE IN THE MOVIES

    Set on the coast of Maine, a couple's college-aged son has a summer fling with an older woman that ends in tragedy. Directed by Todd Field. Starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei. R (USA | 2001) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m.: CAPTAIN JANUARY

    Part of the statewide Bicentennial Film Festival MAINE IN THE MOVIES

    Shirley Temple plays Star, a little girl who is cared for by a cruty lighthouse keeper until the truant officer decides she should go to boarding school. This screening includes the historic short film "Jean the Match-Maker" (1910). Directed by David Butler. Starring Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbe, June Lang, Buddy Ebsen. G (USA | 1936) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m.: PEYTON PLACE

    Part of the statewide Bicentennial Film Festival MAINE IN THE MOVIES

    Steamy goings-on abound in the small, prim New England community of Peyton Place.

    Shot on location in Camden, Belfast, Rockland, Lincolnville, Rockport, and Thomaston. Directed by Mark Robson. Starring Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Diane Varsi, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy. NR (USA | 1957) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com

     

    Saturday, March 21 - Friday, March 27: A PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

    Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (original title)

    France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the portrait of a reluctant bride-to-be. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow and the portrait becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love. Directed by Céline Sciamma. Starring Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino. R (France | 2020) In French and Italian with English subtitles. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070  www.RocklandStrand.com