Monday, June 7, 2021

Frida Kahlo Exhibition on Screen at the Strand


Frida Kahlo Exhibition on Screen
Saturday, June 12 at 7 PM

Directed by Ali Ray
Running time 90 mins
● The definitive film exploring the life and art of a true global icon.
● Filmed extensively at Kahlo’s home ‘The Blue House’ in Mexico City.
● Created in collaboration with experts who knew Kahlo, and those that have studied and curated her work.

Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life.
Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career. Using letters Kahlo wrote to guide us, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art.
Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works, and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women.
Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.

$12



Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Fargo 25th Anniversary is coming

 

Fargo 
Saturday, June 5 at 7 PM
 
Winner of two Academy Awards® (Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress for Frances McDormand), the reissue marks the theatrical release of McDormands multi-award-winning latest project, NOMADLAND (Searchlight Pictures).
 
Things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman, Jerry Lundegaard, hires two thugs to kidnap his wife. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson takes the case. Is she up to the challenge? You betcha.
 
Celebrated as a darkly comic twist on the thriller genre, Fargo is also a film of great visual beauty, with cinematography by regular Coen Brothers collaborator, Roger Deakins. When a hapless husband finds himself in insurmountable debt, a series of absurdities embroils him with two inept crooks. Their crimes fall under the jurisdiction of a heavily pregnant rural Minnesota police chief, Marge Gunderson (McDormand), who makes no small effort to solve the case. 
 
 
 
$10

Friday, May 14, 2021

Movies are back: Los Hermanos - Saturday, May 29 at 7 PM

Okay, it's time to start up with the films in the Strand. For our first since early last year we have Los Hermanos.


Saturday, May 29 at 7 PM

Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians  Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán  live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. But although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection.

Following their parallel lives in New York and Havana, Los Hermanos / The Brothers offers an amazingly heartfelt  though often startling  view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their momentous reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics.

Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Aldo and performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.

See the trailer

"This endearing documentary is an Oscar-caliber film for the family and one not to be missed!" - Jeffrey Lyons, WCBS News Radio

"A remarkable film about a family ensnared in geopolitics and two brothers who lead very different lives and yet never lose their instinctual connection." - Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

"A moving documentary with generous amounts of music! Electrifying musical collaborations...in addition to the poignant sibling performances, Joshua Bell performs Aldos music with Aldo at Lincoln Center." - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"Six months without live music will be reason enough to see these two gifted musicians reunite across borders to perform publicly for the first time. The film offers a bright take on the endurance of family despite the policies of the day." - WBUR, Boston Public Radio

"A joyful U.S. tour featuring Aldos blood-pumping compositions that meld jazz, classical and Latin music." - KQED, San Francisco Public Media

"Exquisite  so much poetry, heart, and exemplary craft. The editing is just sublime." - Rob Epstein, Two-time Oscar winner (The Times of Harvey Milk & Common Threads)

"Expertly and beautifully paced, like a great piece of music." - Joshua Bell, Celebrated American Violinist

A film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider
84 minutes, color, 2020
In English & Spanish with English subtitles 

 $10

 

We will be limiting seating, so advance tickets are recommended. Click for ticket link. 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Jazz in Vicksburg today - free to the public...

Jazz in Vicksburg

 

 
Dr. David Miller wants you to know about the updated 40th Anniversary Jazz Festival event this weekend
 
Friday, April 23 4:00 – 7:00 PM
 
The Vicksburg, 801 Clay Street Street, Vicksburg
 
Jazz music - Free to the public!
 
Performances - SouthEast Jazz All-Stars, ASU Jazz Combo, MS Jazz Educators

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

And now the choice for Animated short film...

 Many thanks to Stacey Mahoney and the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation for partnering with us to present this year's Oscar Nominated Short films.


On Sunday, April 18, the Vicksburg audience watched the 5 hopefuls and three more animated films,, choosing If Anything Happens, I Love You as the likely Oscar winner.




Sunday, April 18, 2021

Vicksburg Audience Chooses Oscar hopeful short film

 

The Present

Our audience saw the five nominated Live Action Short films at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center on Saturday, April 17. Afterwards they voted for their Oscar prediction, and their choice was The Present, a Palestinian film many had seen once before when we presented the MANHATTAN SHORT festival at Martin's in October. The film tells the story of a Palestinian man and his daughter who just want to go into town to buy a refrigerator as a gift for his wife (her mother). The film makes the point that such a seemingly simple task is not so easy in a system where the rights of one group are restricted by another.

 

Coming in second was a tough topical film with a similar theme: Two Distant Strangers in which a black man simply wants to get home to his dog, but his path inevitably intersects with that of a white cop, who seems to find fault with him no matter how he behaves.   

 Two Distant Strangers

 

The Oscar nominated Animated Short films will be presented at the SCHF Auditorium on Sunday, April 18 at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance: https://shortsvicksburg2.brownpapertickets.com/






Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Oscar Nominated Shorts at Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation


The Westside Theatre Foundation is partnering with the SCHF to present this year's Oscar Nominated Short Films.


The Live Action Shorts will be shown in the Auditorium of The Southern Cultural complex 
 
 7 PM on Saturday, April 17 
 
the Animated Short Films will screen at 5:30 PM on Sunday, April 18. 

This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place in late April.
 

 


The nominated films, which were just announced, are: 

LIVE ACTION SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 125 minutes)
Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)
The Letter Room  Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)
The Present  Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)*
Two Distant Strangers  Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)
White Eye  Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)*
 
*The Present and White Eye were both in the MANHATTAN SHORT which we showed at Martin's in 2020.  The subtitles have been redone so that they look much better and much more readable.
 

ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: 94 minutes)
Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)
Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.)
If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)
Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)
Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS (from the shortlist):
The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.)
Kapaemahu (USA, 7 min.)
To Gerard (USA, 8 min.)
 
Tickets are $10 for each night or $18 for both if purchased together. Space will be limited due to social distancing, so tickets should be purchased in advance if possible.