OWLS HEAD — The Strand Theatre, in partnership with the Owls Head Transportation Museum, continues its Drive-In Movie screenings during September with A River Runs Through It, September 24 - 27.
Show times are at 7 p.m. each evening, with gates opening at 6 p.m.
In A River Runs Through It (1992), Robert Redford's lyrical direction sets the tone for this evocative adaptation of author Norman MacLean's memoir of his idyllic Montana youth. The MacLean family is presided over by the strict but encouraging Reverand MacLean (Tom Skerritt) and his loving wife (Brenda Blethyn).
Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman, the older son in his family, who takes his schoolwork and writing a bit too seriously for Paul (Brad Pitt), the impetuous younger son, to take much stock in. Paul would rather have a good time, drink and play cards than get involved with academic study. Where Norman wants to be a college literature professor, Paul would prefer to stay in Montana all his life and wrangle some kind of job writing for a local newspaper. But, ironically, Paul is the better fly fisherman and in this way attains a sense of perfection.
The film also details the MacLean boys' involvement with a colorful group of town's people – including a young Indian woman Paul decides to date and the defiant Jessie (Emily Lloyd), whom Norman later marries.
Rated PG. Running time: 2 hours, 3 min.
Tickets are $20/car, or $18/car for Strand members, and will be available starting at 2 p.m. each day for that evening’s show. Tickets can be purchased only on the Strand Theatre website at RocklandStrand.com. Availability is limited, so movie-goers are encouraged to buy their tickets early to guarantee their spot.
More information about the Drive-In and the safety precautions that will be in place can be found on the Strand website.
The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum St., Owls Head.