Thursday, September 28, 2017

Programs Saturday & Monday

Mama Africa, a film about Miriam MakebaSaturday, September 30 at 7 PM


Miriam Makeba was one of the first African musicians who won international stardom and whose music was always anchored in her traditional South African roots. Miriam Makeba was forced into exile in 1959.

She sang for John F. Kennedy, performed with Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone, was married to Hugh Masekela and also Stokely Carmichael.

Her life was tumultuous. She always stood for truth and justice. She fought for the oppressed most importantly for black Africans, as a campaigner against apartheid. She died November 2008 after a concert in Italy.

Mika Kaurismaki's documentary, traces fifty years of her music and her performing life. Through rare archive footage of her performances and through interviews with her contemporaries we discover the remarkable journey of Miriam Makeba

Directed by Mika Kaurismaki, 2011, 90 min, South Africa / Germany, documentary in English

See the trailer: 


$5 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse, $7 at the door

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The Strand Theatre and Lorelei Books present
John le Carré
An Evening with George Smiley
A recording of a live reading and booktalk at The Royal Festival Hall in London

In aid of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)
To take place on Monday October 2 at 6 PM 2017 at the Strand Theatre


Join us for a unique celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers, as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. 


From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – to his powerful descriptions of the arms trade in The Night Manager, and the War on Terror in A Most Wanted Man, the writing of John le Carré has come to define the last half century. In this one-off event, the author discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.


Coinciding with the publication date of his new novel, A Legacy of Spies, the event will include readings from the book by the author. The novel sees the return of some of le Carré’s most iconic Cold War characters, including George Smiley and his trusted lieutenant, Peter Guillam, as their past comes back to claim them in the present. With a rare question and answer session, this will be an unmissable opportunity to experience one of the foremost chroniclers of our age, direct and in his own words.


In support of MSF, the leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation, John le Carré is donating his speaker’s fee, and the producers of the live cinema broadcast, The Ink Factory, are donating their share of the profits to the charity.


The film will be shown at the Strand Theatre: 717 Clay Street in downtown Vicksburg at 6 PM on Monday, October 2. Copies of Le Carre's new book, a Legacy of Spies and other books by the author will be available at the event coutesy of Lorelei Books.

This program is only showing at a few locations in the U.S.. Santa Fe, New Mexico is the next closest to the west, Winston Salem, North Carolina and Lake Worth, Florida are the closest to the east.

About Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF)
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is a leading emergency medical humanitarian aid organisation. They provide emergency assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural or man-made disasters, without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. They work in over 60 countries and go to places where others cannot or choose not to go.

Tickets: $8 available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse


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