Young Rolling Stones, captured on film

Jan 07, 2013
The newly reworked “Charlie Is My Darling” reveals the heretofore unseen story of The Rolling Stones the band becoming the legend.

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., continues its new series of music documentary films with “The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling, Ireland 1965” Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.

In 1965, Andrew Loog Oldham, Rolling Stones “Svengali,” asked filmmaker Peter Whitehead to accompany them on a quick tour of Ireland. Whitehead was astonished, not only by the incredible power of the Stones' performances but also by the raw energy of the crowds of young people that rushed them everywhere.

This new version of this behind-the scenes diary of the early Stones has never been seen; Mick Gochanour and Robin Klein, the team that brought “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” to the screen, have painstakingly restored more than 90,000 frames of optical screen prints and negative, going back to the original sound tapes and three-track live recordings. Included are electrifying performances of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," "The Last Time" and "Time is on My Side."

In addition to the feature, the film includes an introduction with Kurt Loder; a filmmaker interview with Dave Grohl and Andrew Loog Oldham; a bonus feature on the restoration of the film; and interviews with the band members.

Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. The film is not rated. 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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