Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Apocalypse Now, the Final Cut is coming to the Strand

Apocalypse Now, the Final Cut
Strand Theatre
Saturday, August 24 at 7 PM

It's been 40 years since Apocalypse Now was released, and The Strand in downtown Vicksburg is participating in the brief national theatrical rollout of Francis Ford Coppola's vision of wartime insanity in this brand new cut and restoration.

Restored from the original negative, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola’s most realized version of the film to date.


I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one...


Terminate with extreme prejudice.... 
  
One day this war is going to end...

I love the smell of napalm in the morning...
 
If I say it’s safe to surf this beach, Captain, it’s safe to surf this beach! 

Never get out of the boat...Never get out of the boat...Never get out of the boat...
 
You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill...

I don't see any method at all, sir...

The Horror...the Horror

 

"In its present and restored form, the majesty and madness of 'Apocalypse Now' is more vivid and hallucinatory than ever." - Jack Coyle, AP

"You'll feel those choppers before you even hear them. It sounds like artistic sonic warfare." - Chase Burns, The Stranger

"From Marlon Brando's extraordinary cameo to Dennis Hopper's crazed photojournalist, Coppola's epic 'definitive' cut of his brilliant 1979 war film is triumphant...." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Read new article from Rolling Stone about this Final Cut: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/apocalypse-now-final-cut-coppola-165040253.html

Here's a new trailer with a special message from Francis Ford Coppola: https://youtu.be/gW2TD-lh4Dg

Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $7 or online: apocalypsestrand.brownpapertickets.com

/ $9 at the door

Blackwater Trio coming to the Strand

Blackwater Trio
Friday, August 23 at 7:30 
Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
Downtown Vicksburg

Come see this Memphis Trio when they take the stage at the Strand on Friday for the latest edition of Smokey Jack's concert series.

Here's a short video with an expanded version of the trio: https://youtu.be/4btpH7F-pYI

Tickets: $15 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and online: https://blackwaterstrand.brownpapertickets.com/

and $20 at the door.

Cash Bar.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Abbey Road side 2 at the Strand

And in the end...

Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road (side 2)

Saturday, August 17 at 7 PM 

The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.”  George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite. 

Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best albums ever created. 

In Deconstructing Abbey Road, Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth “deconstructions.” Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio. 

$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.
$8 at the door. 



Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Meet the Film makers and see new Mississippi Film

If These Porches Could Talk
Saturday, August 10 at 7 PM
Strand Theatre
We are excited to announce a special showing of our new movie
If These Porches Could Talk at
The Strand Theatre in Vicksburg!

Tickets available now. Online: http://porches.brownpapertickets.com/ or at Highway 61 Coffeehouse

The showing begins at 7:00pm on August 10th. Tickets are only 10 dollars in advance and 15 dollars at the door. Select cast and filmmaker Travis Mills will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/wACiTQ1nUvs

If These Porches Could Talk is the second installment in our Porches and Private Eyes Movie Series. This time, it's Halloween and our Southern Belles are deep in pursuit of the supernatural!

While our trio are dining at their favorite lunch spot, Porches Restaurant of course, Patsy (Marlene Cupit) is arrested by the new sheriff (Kelly Porter) as an accomplice in an attempted murder. And who might have been killed, or "almost killed"? The husband of her best friend Jenny (Holly Bonney)! Now, Patsy's husband Randall is in jail, accused of the crime, and Brennan, the victim, is in the hospital in a coma! Something must be wrong and it's up to small town detective Ann (Sadie Hebert) to figure it out. When another innocent bystander gets "almost killed" in Hattiesburg, the mystery hits the road from there to Natchez, Port Gibson, and Yazoo City. With the help of their mysterious new friend Ben Pickers (Bill Perkins) and old buddies like Charlotte (Martha Arrington), the ladies are in for quite a fun, spooky ride!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Butch and Sundance coming to the Strand

Saturday, August 3 at 7 PM
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
 
1969: the moon landing, Woodstock, Manson murders, Abbey Road and...Butch and
Sundance.

Redford and Newman are perfectly cast as the outlaw buddies who are running for their
lives to Bolivia with Katharine Ross and are not exactly sure who's chasing them. This
classic of the changing West won five Academy Awards.

"I don't want to sound like a sore loser, but when it's over, if I'm dead, kill him. ..."

 "Let's you and me jump in that river...."

"I'll do anything you want me to but I won't watch you die."

"If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing
him."

"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

"That's what happens when you live 10 years alone in Bolivia: you get colorful..."

"What's Bolivia?"

"You just keep thinkin', Butch. That's what you're good at."

"Rules? In a knife fight? No rules!" 

 "the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia,' let's go someplace like Bolivia."

"Why, you crazy — the fall'll probably kill ya!"

"This might be the Atlantic City, New Jersey of all Bolivia for all you know."

"Who are those guys?"

"Fuego! Fuego! Fuego!"

See the trailer



$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse • $8 at the door.
Strand Theatre • 717 Clay Street 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Meet the film makers & see their new film: Phoenix Oregon Sunday

Phoenix Oregon
Sunday, July 21 at 6 PM
The makers of Phoenix, Oregon have set out on a national tour in two very colorful RVs. Come meet them at this special screening of a new people pleasing American Independent film.



Defying the haze of midlife, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore a bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”

Divorced bartender Bobby Hoffman (James LeGros), living alone in the Airstream trailer inherited from his late mother, has drifted into a sleepy eddy. Life passing him by and struggling to complete his graphic-novel opus, Bobby comes to believe his life is doomed – just a meaningless simulation written by some alien civilization. On Bobby’s birthday, when his old high school buddy Carlos (Jesse Borrego) tries to shake him awake with a bold new business venture, shadows rear up from the past and threaten to crush him.

Does positive thinking still work at mid-life? Can teamwork and friendship improve the odds for success of “the stupidest idea ever”? Irresistible Tanya (Lisa Edelstein) stirs Bobby’s bravery until his passion and dreams begin to breathe again. Enthusiastic Carlos (“you aren’t visualizing it!”) and his spirited, entrepreneurial family will not give up. Finally, when Bobby’s comically awful boss, Kyle, (Diedrich Bader) has shrunk his piece of the pie to crust, playing it safe just doesn’t feel safe anymore.

The road out of hiding and becoming a business owner, though at times exhilarating, isn’t easy. Snarky bowling rival, Al, (Kevin Corrigan) pins him around every corner, while slick venture capitalist, Mario, (Reynaldo Gallegos), captures Tanya’s eye and hopelessly intimidates Bobby with his worldly charm. When trouble and setbacks rear up, Bobby must decide whether he owns his life, or is merely a chump for his comic book aliens’ entertainment. Finally, it’s his choice.

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at mid-life. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads stumble out of hibernation with courage and resilience, called to what may be their last chance to resurrect heartfelt dreams.

Tickets are $10 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or at the door

Watch the trailer:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lee H., Eric, Sweepy and the Boone Brothers at the Strand Saturday

Sometimes a once-in-a-lifetime event happens again. (or to put it another way: sometimes the perpetrators return to the scene of the crime.)

So, on Saturday, July 11 at 7 PM, once again, Lee H. Abraham is joined by his nephew,  Eric Hamilton, along with Eric's Nashville running buddy: Sweepy Walker. Vicksburg's own Boone Brothers will be tying it all together.

Join us for an evening of singer-songwriters / musicians performing their originals and considered covers.

Fun was had by all last year, and it's entirely possible, fun will be had again this year. So come to this high wire act. There is no net.

Advance tickets are $10 per person; available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. And at the door.
Or get them online: 
 Our bar will be open. Just saying.