Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sat., June 4 at 7: The Measure of a Man


Our little handmade cinema has "new" seats, new aisle lighting. new counter tops; and we are not stopping there. With the help of our friends, supporters, partners, and volunteers we are striving to make the Strand as comfortable and cool as possible. We're upgrading some of our video equipment, so the picture should be noticeably better this weekend as well, so come see this week's offering:
 
 The Measure of a Man

Saturday, June 4 
at 7 PM

According to Mike D'Angelo's review for A.V. Club: 

The Measure Of A Man’s beating heart is Vincent Lindon’s performance, for which he deservedly won Best Actor at Cannes last year (and, earlier this year, the César in the same category). 
He plays Thierry, a man who has lost his job, and who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work. Futile retraining courses that lead to dead ends, interviews via Skype, an interview-coaching workshop critique of his self-presentation by fellow jobseekers; all are mechanisms that seek to break him down and strip him of identity and self-respect in the name of reengineering of a workforce fit for a neoliberal technocratic system. Nothing if not determinist, Stéphane Brizé film dispassionately monitors the progress of its stoic protagonist until at last he lands a job on the front line in the surveillance and control of his fellow man and finally faces one too many moral dilemmas. A powerful and deeply troubling vision of the realities of our new economic order.

We're proud to present this film to our Vicksburg audience. It is currently in theaters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego...and here at the Strand.


Year: 2015
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French
Genres: Drama


Cast
Thierry Taugourdeau............................................Vincent Lindon
Employment Agency Counselor.....................................Yves Ory
Thierry's Wife....................................................Karine de Mirbeck
Thierry's Son.......................................................Matthieu Schaller


Crew
Directed by......................................................Stéphane Brizé
Written by.............................. Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce






After the show, join us at Martin's at Midtown for supper, conversation, and libations.

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