Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Raising Arizona
(presented by Dr. Robert Bernard)
Friday, November 8 at 7 PM
It's that time of year again: Bob and Fran have chosen their movie of the year. Join us at the Strand on Friday, Nov. 8 for the Coen Brother's Raising Arizona.

Expect the unexpected from the innovative creators of Blood Simple! Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter star as an unconventional couple-she's a cop and he's a convenience store bandit-whose overwhelming desire for a child leads them to redefine the rules of parenthood.

Director Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Cast Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

$6 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door.
And...More Coen Brothers: Oh, Brother Where Art Thou at SCHF Thursday
Here's a message from the SCHF: Join us Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m. for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting 25th Anniversary Celebration in the SCHC Auditorium. We will start the night with a cocktail hour from 6-7 pm. Lee H. Abraham & the Boone Brothers will be performing and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. At 7:15 pm we will have a special showing of O Brother, Where Art Thou? Tickets are $15/person and reservations must be made in advance.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween night at the Strand: a movie and Rocky!

Midsommar
Halloween movie
Thursday, October 31
at 8 PM
(followed by Rocky Horror at midnight)
Join us at the Strand after Trick or Treating for an unsettling movie in the Halloween spirit: Midsommar.

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight..

Watch the trailer:

$6 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door.
Rocky Horror 
at Midnight after the movie. Do the Time Warp again while you still can...

It's back one last time! Yes Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show returns to the stage of the Strand Theatre with old friends as well as fresh blood as they attempt, once more, to answer the question: "They can't really do that here, can they."

Answer: Fasten your seatbelt...

Brad, Janet, Dr. Scott, Eddie, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, the Transylvanians, and of course, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Rocky himself will be at the Strand to do the Time Warp. Again.

Your presence is required.

"Like a late night double feature picture show...'

'I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey...'

'Dammit Janet!'

'The master is having one of his affairs...'

'I'm just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania...'

'We'll say where we are and go back to the car...'

'He thought you were the Candyman...''

'I see you shiver with antici...pation...'

'You're a hotdog, but you better not try to hurt her, Frankfurter...'

'Come up to the lab, see what's on the slab...'

'In just 7 days, I can make you a man...'

'And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space... and meaning'

'It's just a jump to the left! And then a step to the riiiight!'

Get $15 tickets for Rocky online or come by Highway 61 Coffeehouse for advance discount price. 
strandrocky.brownpapertickets.com

$20 at the door...

Monday, October 21, 2019

Free Documentary: My Beautiful Stutter at the Strand Tuesday at 6

Free documentary 
sponsored by Jubilee Therapy
My Beautiful Stutter

Tuesday, October 22 
at 6 PM
If you stutter or have a friend or relative who does, you will want to see this uplifting film.

My Beautiful Stutter follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States and all walks of life, who, after experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at an interactive arts-based program, The Stuttering Association for the Young, based in New York City. Their journey to SAY find some close to suicide, others withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from failed fluency training, societal pressures to not stutter or the decision to remain silent. Over the course of a year we witness first hand the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: that it's okay to stutter.

Come help us celebrate National Stuttering Awareness Day and preview the new movie My Beautiful Stutter produced by Paul Rudd in Vicksburg. Come follow the lives of these young men and women as they learn to live as a person who stutters and learn that IT'S OKAY TO STUTTER!

https://www.mybeautifulstutter.com/

This is a free event!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rocky's Back!!!



It's back! Yes Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show returns to the stage of the Strand Theatre with old friends as well as fresh blood as they attempt, once more, to answer the question: "They can't really do that here, can they."

Answer: Fasten your seatbelt...

Brad, Janet, Dr. Scott, Eddie, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, the Transylvanians, and of course, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Rocky himself will be at the Strand to do the Time Warp. Again.

Your presence is required.

"Like a late night double feature picture show...'

'I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey...'

'Dammit Janet!'

'The master is having one of his affairs...'

'I'm just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania...'

'We'll say where we are and go back to the car...'

'He thought you were the Candyman...''

'I see you shiver with antici...pation...'

'You're a hotdog, but you better not try to hurt her, Frankfurter...'

'Come up to the lab, see what's on the slab...'

'In just 7 days, I can make you a man...'

'And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space... and meaning'

'It's just a jump to the left! And then a step to the riiiight!'

Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
Friday, October 25 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 PM
Halloween Midnight Show: Thursday, October 31 at 11:59 PM

$15 discount advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online at Brown Paper Tickets

$20 at the door.

Monday, October 7, 2019

2 movies plus live music all in one weekend at the Strand

The Strand has 2 programs in one Fall Weekend...

Saturday
October 12 • 7 PM
ROCKETMAN
that Elton John movie

This biopic focuses on Elton John's early years and his meteoric rise to fame in the 1970s.
It dwells on his relationships with his parents, his enduring partnership with lyricist
Bernie Taupin, and his romantic relationships.

See the trailer:

Director
Dexter Fletcher

Production year
2019

Rating
R

Advance tickets: $6 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door


And Sunday afternoon:



Sunday
October 13 • 5 PM
Great movie + Live Music! 

Old Time Music comes to the Strand in downtown Vicksburg on Sunday afternoon.
Come see a movie and hear some great live music by the Mississippi Echoes String Band. 

First at 5 PM: Sister filmmakers, Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic return to their
Appalachian roots to film at the world's oldest Fiddler's Convention in Galax, Virginia..
With multiple generations jamming together, Fiddlin' is a love-letter to American roots
and the uplifting power of music.”

see the trailer:


"A wonderful, emotional look at America's most enduring music."
- Steve Martin

"I love this movie. It opened my heart and made me want to start fiddling."
- Peter Farelly

"This film must be seen….America needs to know where it’s music comes from."
- Quincy Jones


If you like fiddles, guitars, banjos, and mandolins, this is the movie and concert for you.

After the movie we will have the real thing: 
The Mississippi Echoes String Band featuring:
Tim Avalon—fiddle
Sandra Melsheimer—fiddle
Rob Anders—banjo
Joyce Mullens—bass
Mary Fitzgerald—Guitar


It's going to be a fun Sunday. Movie and live music all for one  money: $10.
Advance Tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.

MANHATTAN SHORT results are in!

SYLVIA Drives Away with the Gold Medal at MANHATTAN SHORT 2019

Sylvia, written and directed by Richard Prendergast (United Kingdom), is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2019 Manhattan Short Film Festival. Sylvia is the fact-based story of the deep meaning one car had to a family, a tale that resonated with viewers around the world. Nefta Football Club, directed by Yves Piat of France, won the Silver Medal for its hilarious depiction of a cocaine smuggling operation gone wrong. This Time Away, written and directed Magali Barbe, also of the UK, wins the Bronze Medal for its story of an aging man whose spirits are raised by a robotic companion. The Best Actor Award goes to veteran thespian John Standing for his performance in A Family Affair. The global audience has voted. Congratulations to all the winners!
The Strand vote vs. the Global vote
There was only one difference between the Strand voting and the worldwide totals: The top 2 were reversed.
Strand number 1. Nefta Football Club (Global: Sylvia)
Strand number 2. Sylvia (Global: NEFTA Football Club)
Strand & Global number 3.  This Time Away
Strand & Global: Best Actor: John Standing from A Family Affair

Many thanks to John and Lisa Martin of Martin's at Midtown for hosting the "after party" and for all their sponsorship for this event and the support they give the Strand the entire year.

Friday, October 4, 2019

MANHATTAN SHORT is back


Come to the Strand. Watch the films. Vote for the best.

MANHATTAN SHORT is back!

MANHATTAN SHORT announces the Final Ten selections for its 22nd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 400 venues across six continents between September 26th and October 6, 2019. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Ten 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 Final Ten MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from seven countries with films from France, Iran, Canada, Germany, and Finland alongside two films from USA and a record three from the United Kingdom. These Final ten films represent the best short films among 1250 submissions from 70 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2019, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films worldwide.

MANHATTAN SHORT continues to be a premier showcase for female directors with five of the Final Ten films directed by woman, including ine from Iran. This year's Final Ten represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas, spine-tingling suspense, and hilarious comedies, as well as genre surprises like a pair of science fiction films and one that focuses on tennis. "A narrative short film on sports is as rare as a centaur sighting," notes Pia Andell, director of the The Match.

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.

The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Nefta Football Club (France), Debris (USA), Driving Lessons (Iran),Tipped (Canada) Sylvia (United Kingdom), The Match (Finland), This Time Away (UK), Malou (Germany), A Family Affair (UK), At The End of the World (USA)

Watch the trailer:

And... Martin's at Midtown is once again hosting our "after party". Have a drink while we count the ballots and announce the Strand's winners. Thanks: John and Lisa.

Tickets are $10. Available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and the door.