Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New Dance film at the Strand

Saturday Film:
 Polina
Saturday, October 14 at 7 PM:
Polina
Trained from an early age by rigorous, perfectionist Professor Bojinski, Polina is a promising classic dancer. She is just about to join the prestigious Bolchoï Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance. That throws everything into question on a profound level.

Polina leaves it all behind and moves to France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj. Despite her determination and hard work to the point of obsession, Polina just can't seem to break through. So she moves to Anvers in search of work - and a new life.


Tickets:

Saturday film: Advance tickets: $5 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
$7 at the door 

Call 601 529 7252

Monday, October 9, 2017

MANHATTAN SHORT winners announced!

"8 MINUTES"  Wins 20th MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival in record breaking year.

8 Minutes" from Georgia was crowned the winner in the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival after organizers tallied a record number of votes from audiences in over 300 venues worldwide. "8 Minutes" won the Gold Medal while 


"Viola, Franca" (Italy) claims Silver 
 "Mare Nostrum" (Syria) takes home the Bronze. 

Best Actor
The Best Actor Award was won by Aleksandrs Ronis starring in "Just Go!".

The Strand results were slightly different:

1. 8 Minutes
2. Mare Nostrum
3. Viola Franca
So, the Vicksburg audience chose the same top three films but the order of the second and third place was reversed.

Voting for best actor in Vicksburg was close. Our results put Tarek the barber from Hope Dies Last as our winner, but Aleksandrs from Just Go was right behind him.

Thanks to all who came and made this a great event. And thanks again to Martin's at Midtown for their afterparty.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

MANHATTAN SHORT returns!

Saturday night at the Strand:
 MANHATTAN SHORT
Saturday, October 7 
7 PM
(Plus afterparty at Martin's and early supper discount at Roca)

Filmgoers in Vicksburg can unite with over 100,000 film-lovers around the world during this week when the 20th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Strand on Saturday, October 7 at 7 PM

Record Number of Entries:
The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from nine countries with films from Syria, Latvia and Georgia representing their respective countries for the first time in this event. Two short films hail from Spain, the only country with multiple Final 10 selections. These Final 10 short films represent the best short films among a record 1615 submissions from 75 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2017, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final 10 represent an extraordinary range of film genres with comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, animation and martial arts short films all part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program.

The Final 10 are:
Do No Harm (New Zealand), Behind (Spain), Fickle Bickle (USA), Hope Dies Last (United Kingdom) The Perfect Day (Spain), Just Go! (Latvia), Mare Nostrum (Syria), Viola, Franca (Italy), In a Nutshell(Netherlands) 8 Minutes (Georgia).

After the screening everyone at the Strand will vote for their favorite film and actor and our votes will be part of the worldwide balloting to decide the winners of this year's MANHATTAN SHORT!

Need an early dinner? Roca is offering a 10% discount between 
5 PM and 6:45 for attendees of MANHATTAN SHORT...

And after the voting, we are all headed over to
Martin's at Midtown where we can count the ballots and announce our winners while everyone has a drink or light supper.




The Strand Theatre
717 Clay Street
downtown Vicksburg

Tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or at the door - $7