Mumfords launch Strand music doc series

Dec 18, 2012
Indie folk stars converge in “Big Easy Express.”

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., will kick off a new series of music documentary films with “Big Easy Express,” featuring the music of Mumford & Sons, Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m.

Inspired by the popularity of a recent screening of “Searching for Sugar Man,” documenting the music of Mexican-American singer/songwriter Rodriguez, the Strand’s new film series will draw from a range of music genres. “Big Easy Express” takes viewers cross-country with indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee’s Old Crow Medicine Show and Britain’s acclaimed Mumford & Sons.

Renowned filmmaker Emmett Malloy (“The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights”) documents this cinematic musical journey as the bands board a vintage train in California, setting out for New Orleans, Louisiana on a “tour of dreams.” Part road movie and part concert film, “Big Easy Express” bears witness to the birth of a new musical era. The film is not rated.

The Strand’s music doc series will continue Friday, Jan. 18 with a screening of “The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling, Ireland 1965,” with more films to be slated for February and March. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. For information about all Strand Theatre films, live music and performance events and HD broadcasts, visit, call 594-0070 or send email to

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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