While its physical doors are temporarily closed, the Strand Theatre will continue to offer a weekly schedule of new release films that viewers can watch through public online streaming platforms. By purchasing a “virtual ticket,” movie fans can still see the films that would have shown at the theater. Once viewers have purchased a ticket, they will have several days in which to watch the film.
Upcoming films are:
June 19 - 25: In My Blood it Runs
Australian director Maya Newell presents a NY Times Critic’s pick documentary about a 10-year-old indigenous boy who is gifted with Arrernte knowledge but “failing” in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. When Dujuan cannot run nor fight alone, he discovers the resilience and resistance of many generations of his people and faces the history that runs straight into him.
Not Rated (Documentary). 84 minutes.
June 16 - July 2: The Last Tree
Directed by Shola Amoo, The Last Tree is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (as a child played by newcomer Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother. In his teens, Femi (Sam Adewunmi) is struggling with the culture and values of his new environment. Femi must decide which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London during the early 00s.
Not Rated. 99 minutes.
Virtual tickets cost $10-12, and will be available on the Strand Theatre website during each film’s screening dates. Proceeds from the ticket purchases will be shared between the Strand and the film distribution companies, and will provide much-needed support while the theater’s doors are temporarily closed to regular shows.
For fans of the Metropolitan
Opera Live In HD series, or London’s National Theatre Live programming, information is also available on the website for opportunities to stream or watch videos of past captured-live performances.