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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Friday night Comedy Film Showcase


Vicksburg's first ever
Southern Comedy Showcase
Friday, March 23 at 7PM
So, it seems like we could all use some laughter now. Will Black and his team have put together a program of comedy films to address that need. Vicksburg's first ever Southern Comedy Showcase features 6 shorts. 



THAT SMELL (USA)
Directed by Kyle Lavore
Kyle Lavore's "That Smell" takes you into the ultra-secretive world of book sniffing. Follow Nate (Jay Paranada), as he heeds instruction of the secret practice from an underground leader and learns of the showdow men hell-bent on stopping the movement.
 

EAT JEREMY (UK)
Directed by Sam South
A couple who has found themselves in the early throes of a post apocalyptic world discuss whether or not to eat their dead, best friend Jeremy.

SNOWSTORM ROULETTE (CA)
Directed by Matt Wright
During the biggest snowstorm of 1988, Tom (Mike Fardy) finds himself stranded in a tiny basement apartment with his worst nightmare.

TERRORIST NUMBER FOUR (USA)
Directed by Bentley Brown
In this absurdist tale, the entire Arab population has left the film industry in search of other careers, which leaves other people trying out for terrorist roles.

COUNTRY VILLAGE (USA)
Directed by Carter Tate
Splitting her time between Saturday Night Live and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Director Carter Tate debuts her first short mockumentary which follows Dotsie, a 92 year old with a big personality as she shows you around her lovely new residence: Country Village Retirement Center.

JEFFREY (UK)
Directed by Josh Alward and Jesse Velik
Jeffrey (Jesse Velik) is an exotic dancer who is in it for the art. But with art comes struggle, courage, and cleaning houses between gigs.

Check out the official website of the event to see images, trailers, interviews, etc.

Come see the films, pick your favorite, have dessert with us and discuss afterwards.
Advance tickets are available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse for $8. At the door: $10.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Live music at the Strand Saturday Night


Saturday, March 17 at 7 PM

OK MISSISSIPPI FOLK AND ROAD DOGS, ONE NIGHT ONLY! Lee H. Abraham, Daniel Boone, Kenny Boone, Quenton Scott "SWEEPY WALKER ", Eric Hamilton ALL ON ONE STAGE TOGETHER!! BOOM!! MIKE DROP!! 

So this is a once in a lifetime meeting of musical characters on the stage of the Strand. 

Expect to hear a bunch of originals by Lee. H and Eric (uncle and nephew).

It will be Saint Patrick's Day, so look, wear any color you want, but be there.

Our bar will be open. Just saying.


All for $10.

Best of Oxford Film Festival coming to the Strand


Sunday, March 18 at 5 PM
OXFORD, MS: The 15th annual Oxford Film Festival finished up in February and will now travel the state to Vicksburg among other cities with some of the highlighted films and Hoka award winners. This years festival featured over 200 films.

After another successful festival with many great films, we are happy to announce that the show isnt over yet, Executive Director Melanie Addington said. If you were unable to attend the festival this year, then dont miss out on these key dates in March that are set to feature some of the winning and unique Mississippi films. We are so excited to be working with our venue partners including the second year with The Strand Theatre in Vicksburg.



Films screening in Vicksburg are:

Hoka winner Manna by King Woman and directed by Vincent Jude Chaney. Led by the hypnotic and breathy vocal dramatics of Kristina Esfandiari, the Hoka winning music video unveils the profoundly crafted opus of brooding, ethereal doom-rock.

Hoka Winner for Fest Forward, Mark C. Smiths, Two Balloons, animates two travelers return to a place crossed by stars and clouds where love is at the beginning of everything.

Highlighted Mississippi feature, Mississippi Madam, is Timothy Givens and Mark K. Brockways feature film, which chronicles the life of Nellie Jackson, an African-American woman born into poverty in Possum Corner, Miss., who travels north to Natchez in 1902 and opens a brothel she ran for more than 60 years with full knowledge of police and Natchez officials until a fiery end one hot July night in 1990.
Tickets: $5 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online / $7 at the door


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Oscar nominee at Strand Sat. March 3

The Insult
Saturday, March 3 at 7 PM
Here's your chance to see an Oscar nominee the night before the awards are given out.

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee in court.

See the trailer: https://youtu.be/QEQDZL6bAXo

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