Wednesday, June 20, 2018

American Animals - true heist story at the Strand

American Animals
Saturday, June 23 at 7 PM

"Hunt this film down if at all possible. It is an absolute gem." - Movieweb.com

SYNOPSIS American Animalsis the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. The film centers around two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky. Spencer (Barry Keoghan), is determined to become an artist but feels he lacks the essential ingredient that unites all great artists –suffering. 

His closest friend, Warren (Evan Peters), has also been raised to believe that his life will be special, and that he will be unique in some way. But as they leave the suburbs for universities in the sametown, the realities of adult life begin to dawn on them and with that, the realization that their lives may in fact never be important or special in any way. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they plan the brazen theft of some of the world’s most valuable books from the special collections room of Spencer's college Library. 

Enlisting two more friends,accounting major Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and fitness fanatic Chas (Blake Jenner), and taking their cues from heist movies, the gang meticulously plots the theft and subsequent fence of the stolen artworks. Although some of the group begin to have second thoughts, they discover that the plan has seemingly taken on a life of its own. Unfolding from multiple perspectives, and innovatively incorporating the real-life figures at the heart of the story, writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter) takes the heist movie into bold new territory.

Watch the trailer

Read review from Movieweb

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

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