Film ‘Last Black Man in San Fransisco,’ other programs added to Strand Theatre

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 1:00pm

Story Location:
345 Main Street
Rockland  Maine
United States

ROCKLAND — One live show, one High Definition broadcast, and five films have been added to the Strand Theatre’s lineup. 




Sunday, July 7 at 5 pm: STRAND ON THE AIR: Summer Fun Special

Join us for Strand On The Air: Summer Fun Special, the latest live radio variety show produced by the Strand Theatre! This 2 hour  show will include music, comedy, drama, and special guests, all performed in front of a live studio audience and broadcast by WRFR. Led by Strand House Manager Liz McLeod, the Summer Fun Special will feature announcer David Troup, music by Brittany Parker and the Blake Rosso Band, skits performed by the Strand Family Players, and special musical guests Drive By Todd. Doors at 4:15pm, audience warm-up at 4:45pm, on the air at 5pm. Free Admission, donations accepted. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)



Known for her distinctive brand of spontaneous observational comedy, Poundstone is a regular panelist on National Public Radio's (NPR) weekly news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!”  She has guested on many late night talk shows, done commentaries for CBS SUNDAY MORNING, hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, and in 2017 released her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness. Tickets: $45/General Admission. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all live shows for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)


Friday, August 9 at 7:30 pm: THE WEIGHT BAND featuring members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band

The Weight Band has been keeping the spirit and music alive that defined an era. Touring nationally for the past four years, the group features members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band: Jim Weide, Michael Bram,  Brian Mitchell, Albert Rogers and Matt Zeiner. Their first album World Gone Mad was released in 2018. Tickets: $28/Advance, $32/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all live shows for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)


Friday, August 24 at 7:30 pm: RED BARAAT 

Red Baraat is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound, a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve. Red Baraat’s June 2018 album release, “Sound The People”, hit the top 10 on the World Music Charts Europe.  Tickets: $24/Advance, $28/Day of Show. Lobby and Balcony Bars are open for all live shows for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)


Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm: 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 90’s”. 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)


Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 pm: 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) 




Thursday, July 25  at 2 pm and 7 pm: 42nd STREET

High Definition Captured-live broadcast from London

42nd STREET, set in 1933, tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Filmed in 2018 at London’s Theatre Royal, the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards (“Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money (the gold digger’s song),” “42nd Street” and more), and show-stopping ensemble production numbers. Tickets: $12.50/General Admission, $10.50/Strand Members. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)




Friday, June 28 - Thursday, July 4: THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

The documentary THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Directed by John Chester. Starring John & Molly Chester. PG (USA | 2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070




Friday, July 5 - Wednesday, July 10: THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO is a poignant and sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them. Directed by Joe Talbot. Starring Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover. R (USA | 2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070


Friday, July 5 at 8 pm: IT MIGHT GET LOUD

GUITAR HEROES Film Festival: Part 2

It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos--The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist's musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Starring Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White. PG (USA | 2009) 

 Lobby and Balcony Bars will be open for 21+. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207) 594-0070


Thursday, July 11 at 7 pm: Member Appreciation Screening: THELMA AND LOUISE

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her independent friend Louise (Susan Sarandon) on a vacation trip that becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. As they flee to Mexico, Thelma falls for sexy young thief J.D. (Brad Pitt), and the sympathetic Detective Slocumb (Harvey Keitel) tries to convince the two women to surrender. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Brad Pitt, Harvey Keitel. R (USA | 1991). Movie Trivia with Liz starts at 6pm. Free Admission for Strand Theatre Members. No regular admission tickets will be sold for this show. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)


Friday, July 12 - Thursday, July 18: PAVAROTTI

PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world.  This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology. Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Luciano Pavarotti. PG-13 (UK | 2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)


Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 21: ECHO IN THE CANYON

ECHO IN THE CANYON celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.  Jakob Dylan uncovers never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and how that music continues to inspire today.  Includes candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Michelle Phillips, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Roger McGuinn and Jackson Browne as well as contemporary musicians they influenced such as Tom Petty (in his very last film interview), Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

Directed by Andrew Slater. Starring Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys. PG-13 (USA | 2018) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)


Sunday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 24: THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

This new Denis Arcand film takes a witty yet touching look at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled. Directed by Denys Arcand. Starring Maxim Roy, Juliette Gosselin, Éric Bruneau. R (Canada | 2018) In French with English subtitles. FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)


Saturday, July 27 - Wednesday, August 7: MAIDEN

MAIDEN is the story of how 24-year-old Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides, but Tracy refused to give up and put everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help she went on to shock the sport world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. Directed by Alex Holmes. Starring Tracy Edwards. PG (UK | 2019) FMI Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland (207)