contemporary African-American life and intensely personal and poetic meditation

‘Moonlight’ presented in 100 Years of Movies series at the Strand

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    ROCKLAND —  The Strand Theatre’s 2023 film series “100 Years of Movies” presents the film Moonlight (2016) on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. The theme for May’s films is “Pride Month.”

    Winner of three Academy Awards, Moonlight is a timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, according to the Strand, in a news release. The film chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

    “At once a vital portrait of contemporary African-American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths,” said the release.

    The film is directed by Barry Jenkins and stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, André Holland, and Janelle Monáe.

    “100 Years of Movies” is part of the Strand Theatre’s year long celebration of its 100th anniversary in 2023. Films from every decade the theater has been in operation will be screened, presented with monthly themes. The films were selected to represent the filmmaking style and perspectives of their time; in addition to well-known works, the titles will include lesser-known, high quality releases that have been overlooked as well as films from underrepresented directors.  The films were curated by Alicia Malone, a host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM), and Strand House Manager Liz McLeod. Each film will be introduced by Malone or McLeod, or a special guest presenter.

    This film is rated R. Tickets are $8/General Admission, $7/Strand Members, and will be available at the box office 30 minutes prior to show time.

    For more information, visit  or call (207) 594-0070 EX 3.

    The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St., Rockland.

    Event Date: 

    Sun, 06/04/2023 - 2:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Strand Theatre


    345 Main Street
    Rockland, ME 04841
    United States