Sunday, February 16, 2014

March 2014 Films at the Strand

On Saturday, March 1 at 7 PM the Strand will be showing Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty.

This new film is a colorful trip to current day Rome, where we meet Jep (Toni Servillo), the self styled king of nightlife, who on the occasion of his 65th birthday, begins to wonder if he will ever find Great Beauty. It's a lush, decadent visit to the ancient city and its people, who party through the nights. (in Italian with English subtitles.)

View the trailer.


ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE 
FILM 

WINNER - GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD® - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

WINNER - 4 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS
BEST PICTURE - BEST DIRECTOR - BEST WRITER - BEST ACTOR


2014 Film Independent Spirit Award Nomination - BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM 

WINNER - BAFTA AWARD® - BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 




Tickets are $7 at the door and $5 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. 601 529 7252
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And coming to the Strand, Saturday, March 8 at 7 PM:
MANHATTAN SHORT's
2ndAnnual Feature Film Project: Everyone's Going to Die

Come cast your vote - help decide the fate of this film.

Everyone's Going to Die, The feature directorial debut of British filmmaker duo Jones tells the story of two lost souls and one last chance.

Melanie's life in a seaside town is going nowhere until she meets Ray, back in town with a shady job to do. A moment's escape becomes a chance to save themselves and each other. Everyone's Going to Die is a modern British story about coming home, getting by and the redemptive power of feeling you're not alone.

Everyone's Going to Die is one of a new breed of British independent films where story is the key driver in the film. Shot on a tiny budget in the summer of 2012, the film stars Rob Knighton, a former carpet fitter in his first ever acting role, and German star Nora Tschirner. The film was shot over one month in a small seaside village, where local townspeople worked as crew, extras and supporting artists. The Film was quickly selected to World Premiere at SXSW in 2013, and then nominated for Best British Film at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Then floowed a tour of Russia with the British Film Council, Dinard in France where the film received a special mention, the prestigious Mar Del Plata in Argentina, nominated for Outstanding British Debut at the British Independent Film Awards and Premier Plans in France. It is now this year's selection for the 2nd Annual Feature Film Project. 




Watch trailer for Everyone's Going to Die

Tickets: $7 at the door ($5 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse) 

601 529 7252

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Coming to the Strand Saturday, March 15 at 7 PM
Xingu
Directed by Cao Hamburger 
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 102 min

From the Producers of City of God comes Xingu. The film tells the incredible story of the Villas-Boas brothers - Orlando (Felipe Camargo), Cláudio (João Miguel) and Leonardo (Caio Blat) – and the events leading up to the creation of the Xingu National Park, the first major Indian reservation in Brazil. It salvages a forgotten and dramatic moment in Brazilian history that remains up-to-date and urgent still today.

Tickets: $7 at the door ($5 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse) 

601 529 7252
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And one of my favorite Italian films will be
at the Strand on Friday, March 28 at 7 PM
 
  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 105 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian (With English subtitles)
The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany. An unpredictable journey that careers from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi, is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the good life. A holy grail of commedia all’italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy.

Tickets: $7 at the door ($5 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse) 

601 529 7252

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