Thursday, August 25, 2016

Film Saturday 8/27 and Opera Sunday, 8/28

Join us at the Strand for live theatre, art house films, and more...
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Film: Les Innocentes - Sat., Aug. 27 at 7

Opera onscreen: Lucia di Lammermoor - Sun., Aug. 28 at 2
It's a big international weekend at the Strand. Join us Saturday night for a French film set in Poland in the aftermath of World War 2. And on Sunday afternoon, a production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor from Liceu, Barcelona. Lucia also is set in the aftermaath of war.

Les Innocentes
Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. 

Lucia di Lammermoor

Juan Diego Fl√≥rez makes his world debut as Edgardo, in one of 
Donizetti's most often performed operas. 

Recalling a country at war, torn by the ambitions of rival clans, 
the stage centers around a leaning glass tower in a landscape of  destruction and desolation.

The opera premiered on the 9th of September 1835 at the Teatro  San Carlo n Naples. The first performance at Barcelona's Liceu  was on September 15th 1859.

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus  of the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Opera in 3 acts
Composed by Gaetano Donizetti 
Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano 
Sung in Italian with subtitles
Recorded 2015 at Gran Teatro del Liceu, Barcelona 
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes 
LUCIA di Lammermoor 
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona 

Les Innocentes: $5 advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $7 at the door
Lucia di Lammermoor: $15 advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $18 at the door

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Free: Hitchcock's Vertigo - Sat. Aug. 20 at 7 PM

Is Vertigo really the best film ever? 

Why is the movie free at the Strand Theatre this Saturday, August 20? 



Instead of asking us these questions, come to the Strand and see for yourself. 


In 2012 Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock's classic tale of obsession, replaced Citizen Kane as the Best Film ever made in the once-a- decade poll conducted by Sight and Sound magazine. It has been recently restored, and the Strand is presenting it free this Saturday, August 20 at 7 PM 

  Long considered a masterpiece, Vertigo stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak as a private eye and the  woman he is hired to follow. But nothing, as they say, is as it seems. 


 Love, obsession, betrayal, death...To the hypnotic, lush music of Bernard Herrmann, their dreamlike story plays out in and around San Francisco, one of America's most exotic cities. 


If you've never seen Vertigo, you need to; if you have, you will be surprised how great it looks and sounds. 


And, it's free... at the Strand in downtown Vicksburg

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Yo-Yo Ma - The Music of Strangers Sat. Aug. 13 at 7

Join us at the Strand for a new documentary about Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble:

Saturday, August 13 at 7 PM

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble , the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary  20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed  Best of Enemies , follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble's more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. 

"...The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble is lovely to watch, it's even more beautiful to hear..." Ken Jaworowski New York Times

discount advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse

Strand Theatre
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Vicksburg, MS 39183

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Film Sat. August 6 at 7 PM - Hunt for the Wilderpeople

At the Strand this week: From New Zealand: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hilarious, heartwarming film from New Zealand:
Hunt For the Wilderpeople
starring Sam Neill

Directed by: Taika Waititi

2016 SUNDANCE SELECTION Hunt for the Wilderpeople tells the story of misfit kid Ricky and his grumpy foster Uncle Hec. The unlikely duo evade child services and the law by going bush

"A sweetly-told, laugh-out-loud adventure that reminds us you're never too young or too old to find someone to love who'll also love you back." -Film School Rejects

"Taika Waititi knows growing up isn't child's play but he also respects childhood as a place of adventure, where spontaneity rules and the possibilities are only limited by imagination." -Eye For Film

"Comic Dynamite" -The Guardian

Watch trailer:

$5 advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $7 at the door