Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A Fistful of Dollars at the Strand (for Fathers Day)

A Fistful of Dollars
Saturday, June 16 at the Strand Theatre
7 PM

Bring your dad, bring your son, bring anybody to see Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars, the first Spaghetti Western, and the film which started Clint Eastwood's rise to international stardom.

See Eastwood's "Man with No Name" ride into a corrupt village, and turn two warring gangs of outlaws against one another.

This story was first told by Akira Kurosawa in Yojimbo only three years earlier, but Eastwood, Leone, and composer Ennio Morricone made the material their own. Westerns would never look or sound the same.

Our showing is being sponsored by Mike Gillis of Raintree Pictures. Thanks, Mike.

Watch trailer

Advance tickets: $5 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
$7 at the door.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Desert Bride at the Strand

THE DESERT BRIDE
Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi


Saturday, June 9 at 7 PM

54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world might ultimately prove her salvation.

Watch the trailer:

Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse for $5
At the door: $7

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Cornbread Cosa Nostra: "Organized" Crime - Mississippi Style

Cornbread Cosa Nostra
Saturday, June 2 at 7 PM

Mississippi director, Travis Mills, returns to the Strand with his latest film: Cornbread Cosa Nostra,

 a Mississippi-made movie based on the true events surrounding the Dixie Mafia. Set in the 1980s, it's a crime thriller that follows FBI Agent Kurt Cadell (Britton Webb) and his partner Roy (Marcus Hinton) as they track down the notorious criminal organization.


The director and members of cast and crew will be in attendance for this special showing.

Tickets $10 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
or Online: Cornbreadstrand.brownpapertickets.com

and $15 at the door.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Last Suit - at the Strand: Saturday, May 26 at 7

At 88, Abraham Bursztein is seeing his place in the world rapidly disappear. His kids have sold his Buenos Aires residence, set him up to move to a retirement home, and disagree on how to handle his fading health. But Abraham survived the Holocaust, made a successful life in a foreign land, and isn’t about to quietly fade away. Instead, he plots a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he plans to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II, and to keep his promise to return one day. Comedic and poignant in equal measure, from Argentina to Spain, across Germany and finally to Poland, Abraham is on his own but also accompanied by the characters he meets along the way, who both help him and need his help. A standout among these is the iconic Spanish actress Angela Molina, as the proprietor of the Madrid hotel where he stays. With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, THE LAST SUIT approaches its weighty themes with a light touch that illuminates a serious story. And in its mix of Spanish, Yiddish, German and Polish it is a globe-trotting surprise, a late-in-life road movie with planes, trains and heart.

Saturday, May 26 at 7 PM at the Strand - 717 Clay Street - Downtown Vicksburg
See the trailer:

Tickets: $5 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $7 at the door.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Free Movie - The Big Lebowski

Coming to the Strand
Saturday, May 19 at 7 PM
Free!!!


20 Years? The Dude has been abiding for 20 years? 

Yep.

The Big Lebowski featuring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, John Tuturro, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Sam Elliot all under the direction of the Coen Brothers has, indeed, been with us for 20 years.

There has never been another movie like TBL. Ferrets, White Russians, mistaken identity, nihilists against bowlers; it's not just another movie: it's a way of life, a discipline, a philosophy, a plan. An excuse for a hangover.

Okay if you've seen it before, you know you want to see it big at the Strand. If you've never seen it, well, we will let you in anyway.

The movie is free, the popcorn is free. Martin's at Midtown will be pouring White Russians (reasonably priced). Why would you be anywhere else? 

Come early for a seat.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story at the Strand

Love and Bananas at the Strand
Saturday, April 28 at 7 PM

"You don't need a bull hook to control an elephant. You can guide an elephant with love... And bananas"
- Lek Chailert, Founder of Save Elephant Foundation

Elephant rescues in Thailand are rare, unpredictable and often life threatening. After waiting 2.5 years, actor/director Ashley Bell and a team of elephant rescuers led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist and TIME Magazine's Hero of Asia, Lek Chailert, embark on a daring mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue Noi Na, a 70-year old partially blind trekking elephant and bring her to freedom.

African elephants are slaughtered for their ivory, but sadly the plight of the Asian Elephant has been completely overlooked even though they are the elephant we are most familiar with in zoos, circuses and elephant rides. L&B exposes the cruel secret that every Asian elephant has had to endure to become a service animal; a process knows as Pajan, aka The Crush Box. LOVE & BANANAS aims to ignite a new way of thinking about this species and shows what can be done to prevent the extinction of Asian elephants.

Watch a special invitation from the director:: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5a2yshzomivmubr/AAD8WYfAAF8_JB2AFRjUrcm5a?dl=0&preview=Love+and+Bananas+-+Vicksburg.mov

$5 Discount Advance Tickerts available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. At the door: $7

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Coming: Keep the Change - a different romantic comedy...

After two weekends with no programs, 
the Strand presents: 
Keep the Change
Saturday, April 21 at 7 PM

When aspiring filmmaker David (Brandon Polansky) is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah (Samantha Elisofon), sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother (Jessica Walter), and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like. 

Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, Keep the Change does something quite radical in casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Rarely has a romcom felt so deep and poignant. Thoroughly charming and quite funny, the film's warmth and candor brings growth and transformation to the characters, and ultimately, to us.

Watch the trailer: 

Discount advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $5. At the door: $7.