STRAND spotlight


The Ring cycle (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Wagner’s monumental work, was first presented in 1876. This four-part, 16-hour epic features gods and mortals vying for power across a universe that has been envisioned and revisioned by scores of directors over the Ring’s 130 year history.

The Met: Live in HD presents an encore of the complete Ring cycle to close the program’s 6th season. A work as immense and complex as Wagner’s epic can seem intimidating—both for directors and audiences alike—and The Met: Live in HD will begin its encore presentation of the Ring by screening Wagner’s Dream, a new documentary film that chronicles the challenges and triumphs of mounting a production of the Ring, on May 7th at 7 PM. The film is both an introduction to the Ring cycle and a rare peek behind the curtain at Robert Lepage’s groundbreaking production. The Met: Live in HD will then present an encore of the complete Ring cycle in four parts, beginning with “Das Rheingold” on Sunday, May 13 at 1 PM. “Die Walkure” will be broadcast Sunday, May 20 at 12:30 PM, followed by “Siegfried” on Sunday, May 27 at 12:30 PM and “Gotterdammerung” on Sunday, June 3 at 12 PM. 

Visit the official website for Wagner's Dream.

Learn more about Wagner's epic Ring cycle.

"The Strand is like an oasis, a splash of flickering film magic in the Maine wilderness," writes Dennis Perkins for the Portland Press Herald in a recent article about indie film in Maine. Read the full article  here.

Also, check out our film schedule to see what's coming soon to the big screen.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Strand Theatre will host an exciting schedule of special poetry-themed films and events. The new award winning documentary film LOUDER THAN A BOMB, and the new Korean drama POETRY will have two special screenings each.  In addition, the Strand will present THE EDNA PROJECT, a music and mixed media performance inspired by the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, featuring musicians Liz Queler and Seth Farber.

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Saltwater Film Society's
Oscar night ipad raffle is Richard Salomon of Rockland.  Congratulations

Also, only one person got ALL 7 guesses correct on our annual Oscar Ballot
contest....Chris Cannella.  Chris Cannella  has won a 10-Pass movie card to the Strand!
4 runners up (who had 6 correct answers) Sharon James, Adam Janosue, Marilyn Breuer, and Roger Dell will receive a Night-At-The-Movies for two!



Inside Job, produced and directed by Charles Ferguson, took home the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary on Sunday night! The film will be showing at the Strand Mon, February 28 – Thurs, March 3. (see showtimes)

The Strand is pleased to announce that two new incredible musicians have been added to our spring schedule. Shawn Mullins will perform on April 29th and Rosanne Cash on May 7th! Tickets for these concerts will go on sale Tuesday, March 1 at 12:00pm.

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