ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre’s new film series “100 Years of Movies” continues with a screening of Sullivan’s Travels (1941) on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. The theme of January’s films is “Showbiz Satires,” and the films will be introduced by Strand House Manager Liz McLeod, who is also a film historian.
In Sullivan’s Travels, successful movie director John L. Sullivan (Joel McCrea), convinced he won't be able to film his ambitious masterpiece until he has suffered, dons a hobo disguise and sets off on a journey, aiming to "know trouble" first-hand. When all he finds is a train ride back to Hollywood and a beautiful blonde companion (Veronica Lake), he redoubles his efforts, managing to land himself in more trouble than he bargained for when he loses his memory and ends up a prisoner on a chain gang.
“100 Years of Movies” is part of the Strand Theatre’s yearlong 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.
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 www.rocklandstrand.com or call (207) 594-0070 EX 3.
The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St., Rockland.
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