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Guitar Heroes Film Festival presented on Art Walk nights

Posted June 26, 2019

The Strand Theatre presents a series of documentary films about guitar icons and legends in the Guitar Heroes Film Festival, showing in conjunction with Rockland’s First Friday Art Walks. Part two of the series, It Might Get Loud (2009), screens on Friday, July 5 at 8pm.

Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos --The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favorite instruments, guitars both found and invented. Concentrating on the artist's musical rebellion, traveling with him to influential locations, provoking rare discussion as to how and why he writes and plays, this film lets you witness intimate moments and hear new music from each artist. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play. The film is directed by Davis Guggenheim and is rated PG.

Coming up on August 2 is This Is Spinal Tap (1984), Rob Reiner’s spoof about a filmmaker making a documentary about a once-famous, now almost forgotten British heavy metal band returning to the United States after 17 years for a concert tour.

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Church (2015) will conclude the series on September 6. Electric Church

combines 16mm footage of Hendrix’ unforgettable 1970 Atlanta Pops Festival concert together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights and Vietnam war unrest.

Tickets: $8.50/Adults, $7.50/Seniors and Under 12, $7/Strand Members. Lobby and Balcony Bars will be open for 21+. For more information or tickets, visit www.rocklandstrand.com or call (207) 594-0070 EX 3. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland.