Tuesday, November 13, 2018

French Comedy at the Strand Sat., Nov. 17

Return of the Hero
Saturday, November 17 at 7 PM

France, 90 min, 2018, Comedy, 


Synopsis
France 1809. The charming Captain Neuville is set to marry the naïve Pauline when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline soon starts to become ill with worry, pushing her sister Elizabeth to write fake letters on behalf of Neuville thinking he would never come back.

When Neuville finally returns home unexpectedly, he is welcomed in glory but in truth is a war deserter and an opportunistic coward. A suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose the real Neuville and the two imposters are about to start a ruthless fight, conspiring against each other using the best tricks they can find.

Directed by
Laurent Tirard

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Inspector Clouseau is back at the Strand. For free...

Bob Bernard presents his annual film pick: Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in A Shot in the Dark



Friday, November 9 at 7 PM

A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 British-American DeLuxe Color comedy film directed by Blake Edwards in Panavision. It is the second installment in The Pink Panther film series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the French Sûreté.

Clouseau's blundering personality is unchanged, but it was in this film that Sellers began to give him the idiosyncratically exaggerated French accent that was to later become a hallmark of the character. The film also introduces Herbert Lom as his long-suffering boss, Commissioner Dreyfus, Burt Kwouk as his stalwart man servant Cato and André Maranne as François, all of whom would become series regulars. Elke Sommer portrays the murder suspect, Maria Gambrelli. 

We are making this a free screening. With free popcorn. Come on out to the Strand

Monday, October 15, 2018

John Carpenter's Halloween on Halloween

For its 40th anniversary 
John Carpenter's original comes to the Strand for one night: Halloween,Wednesday, October 31 at 8 PM


Halloween night, 1963. A six year old child (Michael Myers) murdered his 17-year-old sister. He was locked away at Smith’s Grove-Warren Sanitarium for 15 years, but on October 30, 1978, things were about to change. While being transferred, a now 21 year old Michael Myers escapes Smith’s Grove and returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield. Seventeen-year-old Laurie Strode is a quiet bookworm, preferring babysitting over parties. Her friends, Annie and Lynda, are busy thinking about the fun of Halloween night.

That evening, Laurie and Annie are babysitting across the street from each other. Laurie has to keep an eye on Tommy Doyle, while Annie watches Lindsey Wallace. Little do they know that Michael Myers has come home. Carefully, he murders Annie first, followed by Lynda and her boyfriend Bob.

Their only hope is Dr. Loomis, Michael’s childhood psychiatrist who has followed Michael’s trail back to Haddonfield. Loomis enlists the help of town sheriff and together the duo search the streets, but the bogeyman is close to his prize for the night: Laurie!

Halloween is rated R by the MPAA


Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/288473122

$5 Discount Advance Tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online at Brown Paper Tickets
$7 at the door

Monday, October 8, 2018

MANHATTAN SHORT winners announced

Latest News: New York NY Oct 8, 2018: "Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times" written and directed by Marcus Marcou (UK) was crowned the Gold Medal Winner of the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal went to "Chuchotage" with the Bronze Medal going to "Baghead". The Gold Medal for Best Actor went to Felix Grenier for his breakout performance in (Fauve).

Note: From over 350 venues worldwide, we're amazed that only 3 votes separated 2nd and 3rd place, so yes, every vote does count at MANHATTAN SHORT. 









Thursday, October 4, 2018

MANHATTAN SHORT returns to the Strand


One World - One Week - One Festival

It's that time again: MANHATTAN SHORT returns to the Strand. This is one of our most popular programs. Martin's at Midtown will be hosting the ballot counting party after the show again. Do not miss this...

MANHATTAN SHORT today announced the Final Nine selections for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 350 venues across six continents between September 27th and October 7, 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

The Nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These Final Nine short films represent the best short films among 1565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2018, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program

See trailer: https://youtu.be/NkO2awDOh9I

The Final Nine are:
Baghead (United Kingdom), Fire in Cardboard City (New Zealand), Home Shopper (USA), Her (Kosovo) Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (United Kingdom), Someone (Germany), Chuchotage (Hungary), Fauve (Canada), Lacrimosa (Austria).

All Final Nine short films will become Oscar-Qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, by screening for a week at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles .

You Be the Judge!
Which of these nine short films is best? That's up to a worldwide audience to decide. Cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct 8, at 10AM EST.

Tickets: $7 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse, at the door or online : manhattanstrand.brownpapertickets.com

Monday, October 1, 2018

Rocky Horror opens Friday, October 5

Rocky Horror is back at the Strand!

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show returns to the stage of the Strand Theatre in downtown Vicksburg for the first time in four years. Come do the Time Warp again with Frank-N-Furter, Brad, Janet, Riff Raff, Columbia, Magenta, Eddie, Dr. Scott, Rocky...and all the Transylvanians.

It's just like "a late night double feature picture show...from RKO"

"Just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania..."

"Dammit, Janet..."

"In just seven days, I can make you a man..."

"He thought it was the candyman..."

"The sword of Damocles is hanging over my head..."

"What a guy, made you cry, und I did..."

"Touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch me..."

"Crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race, lost in time, and Lost in Space..."

Hot patootie, bless my soul Really love that Rock and Roll..."

Performances
Friday, October 5 7:30 PM 
Friday, October 12 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 13 7:30 PM 
Friday, October 19 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 20 7:30 PM 
Friday, October 26 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 27 7:30 PM 
Wednesday, October 31 11:59 PM 


$15 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse  
$20 at the door. 

Strand Theatre • 717 Clay Street  
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Monday, September 24, 2018

No Date, No Signature - Iranian film coming to the Strand


No Date, No Signature
Strand Theatre
Saturday, September 29 at 7 PM



Iran – 2017 – 104min – Color – 1.85 – Not Rated

In Farsi with English Subtitles


Synopsis
Short synopsis : A seemingly minor traffic collision has far-reaching consequences in this story of a well-meaning medical examiner haunted by the death of a child he might have prevented. As the story unfolds, his fate becomes inextricably bound up with that of the grieving family. In only his second feature, Jalilvand coaxes brilliantly understated performances from a superb cast for this compelling, considered meditation on guilt and grief. –Chicago International Film Festival


Directed by
Vahid Jalilvand

REACTIONS
“Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted! The film is a visual pleasure.”–Hollywood Reporter

Watch trailer: 



AWARDS AND FEST
1- Venice Int’l Film Festival (30 Aug.- 9 Sept. 2017/Italy) – Orizzonti Winner of the Best Director and Best Actor
2- Vancouver Int’l Film Festival (28 Sep.-13 Oct. 2017/Canada)
3- Filmfest Hamburg (5-14 Oct. 2017/Germany)
4- Busan Int’l Film Festival (12 Oct.-21 Oct. 2017/Korea)
5- Chicago Int’l Film Festival (12-26 Oct. 2017/USA)- New Directors Competition – Winner of Gold Hugo for No Date, No Signature
6- Sao Paulo Int’l Film Festival (19 Oct.-1 Nov. 2017/Brazil)
7- Thessaloniki Int’ F.F.(2-12 Nov.2017/Greece)- Winner of Silver Alexander and FIPRESCI Award
8- Stockholm Int’l Film Festival(8-19 Nov.2017/Sweden)- Winner of Best Screenplay
9- Ljubljana Int’l F.F.(8-19 Nov. 2017/slovenia)
10- Bratislava Int’l F.F. (9-16 Nov. 2017/ Slovakia)- Winner of the Best Film by FIPRESCI Jury and Best Actor
11- San Diego Asian Film Festival (9-18 Nov. 2017/USA)
12- Sheed Film Festival (10-12 Nov.2017/USA)
13- CineIran Film Festival (17-19 Nov. 2017/Canada)
14- Singapore Int’l Film Festival (23 Nov.-3Dec. 2017/ Singapore)
15- Asia Pacific screen award (APSA)- (21Nov.-24Nov. 2017/ Australia) Winner of Special mention Best Performance by an Actor
16- International Film Festival of India, GOA (20- 28 Nov. 2017/India)
17- The Festival on Wheels (1-15 Dec. 2017/Turkey) 18- Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF)14-21 Dec. 2017/India)
19- Dubai International Film Festival (6-16 Dec 2017/The United Arab Emirates)
20- Palm Springs International Film Festival (2-15 Jan. 2018)
21- Istanbul International Film Festival (6-17 April 2018/Turkey)


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