The Strand Theatre continues to offer films to stream from their website. Offered throughout the month of December is a new Canadian comedy The Twentieth Century.
This story of an aspiring young politician who dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada is told with clever animation, wacky puppets, and stylized sets that create a surreal cult atmosphere while paying tribute to film classics, according to the Strand, in a news release.
Set in Toronto in 1899, the young politician, Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne), dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But his romantic vacillation between a British soldier and a French nurse, exacerbated by a fetishistic obsession, may well bring about his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious Mother, the hawkish fantasies of a war-mongering Governor-General, and the utopian idealism of a Queìbeìcois mystic before facing one, final test of leadership.
Culminating in an epic battle between good and evil, King learns that disappointment may be the defining characteristic of the twentieth century.
Directed by Matthew Rankin, the film is not rated and runs 90 minutes.
Tickets to stream this film are $12 and are available on the Strand Theatre website at www.RocklandStrand.com.
“The Strand receives 50% of ticket proceeds, so a viewer’s purchase is a simple and direct way to provide much-needed support for the theater,” said the theatre.