ROCKLAND — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., screens “Cézanne: Portraits Of A Life” as a high-definition Exhibition On Screen film presentation Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Working with top international museums and galleries, Exhibition On Screen create films that offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from leading historians and arts critics.

According to the filmmaker, one cannot appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Described by Picasso and Matisse as “the father of us all,” Cézanne is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Despite this, Cézanne remains somewhat unknown and misunderstood.

Filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with additional interviews from experts and curators from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps one of the least known and yet most important of all the Impressionists. Directed by Phil Grabsky, this film was released to coincide with a major Cézanne exhibition at London’s Tate Modern (Oct. 22 through March 23).

Running time is 1 hour, 25 minutes. Tickets are $15/general admission, $12/Strand members. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit or call (207) 594-0070, ext. 3.

The Jas du Bouffan, Cézanne’s childhood home. Photo by David Bickerstaff