Thursday, August 25, 2016

Film Saturday 8/27 and Opera Sunday, 8/28

Join us at the Strand for live theatre, art house films, and more...
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Film: Les Innocentes - Sat., Aug. 27 at 7


Opera onscreen: Lucia di Lammermoor - Sun., Aug. 28 at 2
It's a big international weekend at the Strand. Join us Saturday night for a French film set in Poland in the aftermath of World War 2. And on Sunday afternoon, a production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from Liceu, Barcelona. Lucia also is set in the aftermaath of war.

Les Innocentes
Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. 

Lucia di Lammermoor
INTRODUCTION

Juan Diego Flórez makes his world debut as Edgardo, in one of 
Donizetti's most often performed operas. 

Recalling a country at war, torn by the ambitions of rival clans, 
the stage centers around a leaning glass tower in a landscape of  destruction and desolation.

The opera premiered on the 9th of September 1835 at the Teatro  San Carlo n Naples. The first performance at Barcelona's Liceu  was on September 15th 1859.

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus  of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Opera in 3 acts
Composed by Gaetano Donizetti 
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano 
Sung in Italian with subtitles
Recorded 2015 at Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona 
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes 
LUCIA di Lammermoor 
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 
Tickets:

Les Innocentes: $5 advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $7 at the door
Lucia di Lammermoor: $15 advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $18 at the door


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Free: Hitchcock's Vertigo - Sat. Aug. 20 at 7 PM

Is Vertigo really the best film ever? 

Why is the movie free at the Strand Theatre this Saturday, August 20? 

 

 

Instead of asking us these questions, come to the Strand and see for yourself. 

 

In 2012 Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock's classic tale of obsession, replaced Citizen Kane as the Best Film ever made in the once-a- decade poll conducted by Sight and Sound magazine. It has been recently restored, and the Strand is presenting it free this Saturday, August 20 at 7 PM 


  Long considered a masterpiece, Vertigo stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak as a private eye and the  woman he is hired to follow. But nothing, as they say, is as it seems. 

 

 Love, obsession, betrayal, death...To the hypnotic, lush music of Bernard Herrmann, their dreamlike story plays out in and around San Francisco, one of America's most exotic cities. 

 

If you've never seen Vertigo, you need to; if you have, you will be surprised how great it looks and sounds. 

 

And, it's free... at the Strand in downtown Vicksburg


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma - The Music of Strangers Sat. Aug. 13 at 7

Join us at the Strand for a new documentary about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble:

Saturday, August 13 at 7 PM


The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble , the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary  20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed  Best of Enemies , follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble's more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. 

"...The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble is lovely to watch, it's even more beautiful to hear..." Ken Jaworowski New York Times




discount advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse


Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Film Sat. August 6 at 7 PM - Hunt for the Wilderpeople

At the Strand this week: From New Zealand: Hunt for the Wilderpeople


Details
Hilarious, heartwarming film from New Zealand:
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
starring Sam Neill

Directed by: Taika Waititi

Synopsis
2016 SUNDANCE SELECTION Hunt for the Wilderpeople tells the story of misfit kid Ricky and his grumpy foster Uncle Hec. The unlikely duo evade child services and the law by going bush

PRESS
"A sweetly-told, laugh-out-loud adventure that reminds us you're never too young or too old to find someone to love who'll also love you back." -Film School Rejects

"Taika Waititi knows growing up isn't child's play but he also respects childhood as a place of adventure, where spontaneity rules and the possibilities are only limited by imagination." -Eye For Film

"Comic Dynamite" -The Guardian

Watch trailer:

$5 advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $7 at the door


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Shakespeare Live (Onscreen) Sunday, July 31 at 2 PM

If you love PBS, you will certainly want to join us at the Strand to celebrate William Shakespeare on the occasion of the 400 anniversary of his death.

The program from the Royal Shakespeare Company was recorded earlier this year, and features Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, David Tennant, David Suchet, and more...


Hosted by David Tennant on Shakespeare’s birthday, and screened live from Stratford-upon-Avon, this star-studded show celebrates Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy. 

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, has assembled a once-in-a-lifetime cast to perform in a unique tribute to the genius and influence of the world’s greatest playwright and storyteller. It includes: Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Joseph Fiennes, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Al Murray, Alison Moyet, Noma Dumezweni, Ian Bostridge, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Paapa Essiedu, Pippa Nixon, Alexandra Gilbreath, Akala (Hip Hop Shakespeare), The Royal Ballet, English National Opera, The Orchestra Of The Swan and Birmingham Royal Ballet!

Watch the trailer...


$10 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. $12 at the door.


Monday, July 18, 2016

Turandot - Opera Onscreen - Sunday, July 24 at 2 PM

Recorded at Bregenz Festival, Puccini's Spectacular Opera.

TURANDOT


INTRODUCTION
No man shall ever possess her: to preserve her independence,
the Chinese princess Turandot sets three riddles for every man
seeking her hand in marriage. The price for failure is death.
When an unknown prince achieves the impossible, Turandot is
still unwilling to surrender to him. The Prince, seeking Turandot’s
love, is ready to sacrifice his life if Turandot can discover his
true identity by morning. Furious, Turandot demands that no one
may sleep: everyone must try to discover his name...

This aria, “Nessun Dorma” sung by Calaf, has made Puccini‘s
Turandot world famous. On the Bregenz stage, it‘s delivered
against the imposing backdrop of a dragon-shaped wall on
Lake Constance. Marco Arturo Marelli‘s stage set makes use of
Chinese symbols of power and is inspired by the world‘s longest
man-made structure, the Great Wall of China. The Bregenz wall
is criss-crossed by detachments of terracotta warriors, over two
hundred in all, some of them sky-high, others half-submerged in
the water.

There are Chinese elements in the music, too. Puccini was
inspired by Chinese music boxes given to him by a diplomat friend. Still, however Chinese Puccini’s final opera might appear, the plot is adapted from a Persian tale and the score is fullblown Italian opera.



Sung in Italian with subtitles
Recorded 2015 at Bregenz Festival
Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes

Discount advance tickets are available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sat., July 16 at 7 PM: The Last Diamond ( a romantic thriller) at the Strand


On a hot Mississippi day, what could be better than coming to an air conditioned theater, grabbing some popcorn, and an ice cold beverage, and enjoying a film about: :A beautiful woman, a priceless gem, a handsome safe cracker... it's the formula for a romantic thriller and heist film from France.

She: Berenice Bejo, the beautiful Peppy from the Academy Award winning The Artist (2011). Her work in The Artist received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and won her the César Award for Best Actress.

It: The “Florentine” is an historic jewel owned by Marie Neuville and her daughter Julia (Bejo), two diamond experts.

He: Simon Carrerra (Yvan Attal) has just been released from prison and is now on parole.

See the trailer;

Advance discount tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse