Monday, October 15, 2018

John Carpenter's Halloween on Halloween

For its 40th anniversary 
John Carpenter's original comes to the Strand for one night: Halloween,Wednesday, October 31 at 8 PM


Halloween night, 1963. A six year old child (Michael Myers) murdered his 17-year-old sister. He was locked away at Smith’s Grove-Warren Sanitarium for 15 years, but on October 30, 1978, things were about to change. While being transferred, a now 21 year old Michael Myers escapes Smith’s Grove and returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield. Seventeen-year-old Laurie Strode is a quiet bookworm, preferring babysitting over parties. Her friends, Annie and Lynda, are busy thinking about the fun of Halloween night.

That evening, Laurie and Annie are babysitting across the street from each other. Laurie has to keep an eye on Tommy Doyle, while Annie watches Lindsey Wallace. Little do they know that Michael Myers has come home. Carefully, he murders Annie first, followed by Lynda and her boyfriend Bob.

Their only hope is Dr. Loomis, Michael’s childhood psychiatrist who has followed Michael’s trail back to Haddonfield. Loomis enlists the help of town sheriff and together the duo search the streets, but the bogeyman is close to his prize for the night: Laurie!

Halloween is rated R by the MPAA


Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/288473122

$5 Discount Advance Tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online at Brown Paper Tickets
$7 at the door

Monday, October 8, 2018

MANHATTAN SHORT winners announced

Latest News: New York NY Oct 8, 2018: "Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times" written and directed by Marcus Marcou (UK) was crowned the Gold Medal Winner of the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal went to "Chuchotage" with the Bronze Medal going to "Baghead". The Gold Medal for Best Actor went to Felix Grenier for his breakout performance in (Fauve).

Note: From over 350 venues worldwide, we're amazed that only 3 votes separated 2nd and 3rd place, so yes, every vote does count at MANHATTAN SHORT. 









Thursday, October 4, 2018

MANHATTAN SHORT returns to the Strand


One World - One Week - One Festival

It's that time again: MANHATTAN SHORT returns to the Strand. This is one of our most popular programs. Martin's at Midtown will be hosting the ballot counting party after the show again. Do not miss this...

MANHATTAN SHORT today announced the Final Nine selections for its 21st Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place in over 350 venues across six continents between September 27th and October 7, 2018. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine are screened simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

The Nine MANHATTAN SHORT finalists hail from eight countries with films from Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Kosovo, New Zealand, USA, and two films from the United Kingdom. These Final Nine short films represent the best short films among 1565 submissions from 73 countries received by MANHATTAN SHORT for 2018, testimony to the enduring vibrancy and creativity of short films. This year's Final Nine represent an extraordinary range of film genres that includes intimate dramas; fast-paced animation; spine-tingling tales; a World War II epic; a film shot entirely underwater and a comedy as part of the MANHATTAN SHORT program

See trailer: https://youtu.be/NkO2awDOh9I

The Final Nine are:
Baghead (United Kingdom), Fire in Cardboard City (New Zealand), Home Shopper (USA), Her (Kosovo) Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times (United Kingdom), Someone (Germany), Chuchotage (Hungary), Fauve (Canada), Lacrimosa (Austria).

All Final Nine short films will become Oscar-Qualified, meaning they will become automatically eligible for an Academy Award nomination, by screening for a week at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas in the county of Los Angeles .

You Be the Judge!
Which of these nine short films is best? That's up to a worldwide audience to decide. Cinema-goers across the United States and around the globe will become instant film critics as they are handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. MANHATTAN SHORT is the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct 8, at 10AM EST.

Tickets: $7 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse, at the door or online : manhattanstrand.brownpapertickets.com

Monday, October 1, 2018

Rocky Horror opens Friday, October 5

Rocky Horror is back at the Strand!

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show returns to the stage of the Strand Theatre in downtown Vicksburg for the first time in four years. Come do the Time Warp again with Frank-N-Furter, Brad, Janet, Riff Raff, Columbia, Magenta, Eddie, Dr. Scott, Rocky...and all the Transylvanians.

It's just like "a late night double feature picture show...from RKO"

"Just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania..."

"Dammit, Janet..."

"In just seven days, I can make you a man..."

"He thought it was the candyman..."

"The sword of Damocles is hanging over my head..."

"What a guy, made you cry, und I did..."

"Touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch me..."

"Crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race, lost in time, and Lost in Space..."

Hot patootie, bless my soul Really love that Rock and Roll..."

Performances
Friday, October 5 7:30 PM 
Friday, October 12 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 13 7:30 PM 
Friday, October 19 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 20 7:30 PM 
Friday, October 26 7:30 PM 
Saturday, October 27 7:30 PM 
Wednesday, October 31 11:59 PM 


$15 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse  
$20 at the door. 

Strand Theatre • 717 Clay Street  
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Monday, September 24, 2018

No Date, No Signature - Iranian film coming to the Strand


No Date, No Signature
Strand Theatre
Saturday, September 29 at 7 PM



Iran – 2017 – 104min – Color – 1.85 – Not Rated

In Farsi with English Subtitles


Synopsis
Short synopsis : A seemingly minor traffic collision has far-reaching consequences in this story of a well-meaning medical examiner haunted by the death of a child he might have prevented. As the story unfolds, his fate becomes inextricably bound up with that of the grieving family. In only his second feature, Jalilvand coaxes brilliantly understated performances from a superb cast for this compelling, considered meditation on guilt and grief. –Chicago International Film Festival


Directed by
Vahid Jalilvand

REACTIONS
“Lensed with great sensitivity and style and superbly acted! The film is a visual pleasure.”–Hollywood Reporter

Watch trailer: 



AWARDS AND FEST
1- Venice Int’l Film Festival (30 Aug.- 9 Sept. 2017/Italy) – Orizzonti Winner of the Best Director and Best Actor
2- Vancouver Int’l Film Festival (28 Sep.-13 Oct. 2017/Canada)
3- Filmfest Hamburg (5-14 Oct. 2017/Germany)
4- Busan Int’l Film Festival (12 Oct.-21 Oct. 2017/Korea)
5- Chicago Int’l Film Festival (12-26 Oct. 2017/USA)- New Directors Competition – Winner of Gold Hugo for No Date, No Signature
6- Sao Paulo Int’l Film Festival (19 Oct.-1 Nov. 2017/Brazil)
7- Thessaloniki Int’ F.F.(2-12 Nov.2017/Greece)- Winner of Silver Alexander and FIPRESCI Award
8- Stockholm Int’l Film Festival(8-19 Nov.2017/Sweden)- Winner of Best Screenplay
9- Ljubljana Int’l F.F.(8-19 Nov. 2017/slovenia)
10- Bratislava Int’l F.F. (9-16 Nov. 2017/ Slovakia)- Winner of the Best Film by FIPRESCI Jury and Best Actor
11- San Diego Asian Film Festival (9-18 Nov. 2017/USA)
12- Sheed Film Festival (10-12 Nov.2017/USA)
13- CineIran Film Festival (17-19 Nov. 2017/Canada)
14- Singapore Int’l Film Festival (23 Nov.-3Dec. 2017/ Singapore)
15- Asia Pacific screen award (APSA)- (21Nov.-24Nov. 2017/ Australia) Winner of Special mention Best Performance by an Actor
16- International Film Festival of India, GOA (20- 28 Nov. 2017/India)
17- The Festival on Wheels (1-15 Dec. 2017/Turkey) 18- Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF)14-21 Dec. 2017/India)
19- Dubai International Film Festival (6-16 Dec 2017/The United Arab Emirates)
20- Palm Springs International Film Festival (2-15 Jan. 2018)
21- Istanbul International Film Festival (6-17 April 2018/Turkey)


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

Sunday, September 16, 2018

It's Art House Theater Week at the Strand - 3 events in 4 days

Vicksburg’s Strand Theatre to celebrate Art House Theater "week" with 2 films (meet the film makers) and Broadway Show 

During the third week in September independent movie theaters all across America will
be observing the third annual Art House Theater Day, which celebrates the art house
theater and the cultural role it plays in a community. It is a day to recognize the year-
round contributions of film and filmmakers, patrons, and staff, and the brick and mortar
theaters that are passionately dedicated to providing access to the best cinematic
experience.

Vicksburg’s Strand be extending their celebration with three special programs over a 4
day period ending on Art House Theater Day, Sunday September 23.

First, on Thursday, September 20 the American debut in cinemas of London’s West End production of An American in Paris will be shown at the Strand at 7 PM.

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by
the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the
‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin,
stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. An American GI’s chance encounter
with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern
romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. Advance tickets for An
American in Paris are $10 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse and online:  and $12 at the door.


On Saturday, September 22 at 7 PM the Strand will present a free showing of the 1980 film, The Blues Brothers starring John Belushi and Dan Akroyd. It’s free, so come early to get a good seat for the Blues Brothers.



Art House Theater Day will be celebrated at the Strand with a cast reunion and showing
of the 2008 Mississippi made film,
Ballast on Sunday, September 23 at 6 PM.
Made in Canton and near Yazoo City, the film highlights the atmospheric fields of the Mississippi Delta and its people. At the Sundance festival that year the film took two prestigious awards: Lance Hammer, writer and director, won best dramatic directing and British cinematographer, Lol Crawley, won for excellence in dramatic cinematography. We wanted to bring Ballast to Vicksburg for its ten year anniversary. It not only won several awards in a number of festivals and polls, but was critically praised.

We think more people in Mississippi need to know about it and see it, and meet some of the people who helped create it. We see this as an important part of our mission in the community. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Mississippi actor Tarra Riggs and producer Nina Parikh, and other members of the cast and crew of Ballast, and the evening will conclude with dessert with the film makers, giving the audience an opportunity to socialize with the actors and others connected to the film.

Tickets for the Ballast screening and cast and crew reunion on Art House Theater Day
will be $10 and are available at the Highway 61 Coffeehouse.

The Strand Theatre is located at 717 Clay Street in the Adolph Rose Building in downtown Vicksburg. It opened as a movie theatre in 1934, and closed about 30 years later. In 2011, the Westside Theatre Foundation, a 501 (c) (3), began the ongoing task of rehabbing the theatre and bringing it back to life as a movie theatre and performance space.

For more information about Strand events call 601 529 7252.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remember the Beatles

Saturday, September 15 at 7 PM 
Deconstructing the Beatles:
1963. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 
(An onscreen lecture) 


From  “Love  Me  Do”  to  “I  Want  to  Hold  Your  Hand”,  Deconstructing  
the  1963  Beatles  traces  the  Beatles  remarkable  story  through  the  year  
of  1963  as  they  create  their  first  hit  singles  and  albums,  including  
“Please  Please  Me”  and  “She  Loves  You”.  

Scott Freiman combines his love of The Beatles with his experience as a 
composer, producer and engineer to deliver unique educational lectures 
about the creative process of the Beatles. He moves past the personalities of 
the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be 
loved by millions.  

Scott's multimedia presentations transport his audiences into Abbey Road 
Studio with anecdotes about The Beatles' recording sessions, allowing fans 
to experience the evolution of The Beatles' groundbreaking albums and 
songs. 

Scott's lectures have entertained audiences of musicians and nonmusicians 
alike, from pre-teenagers to octogenarians. Once you've attended one of 
Scott's presentations, you'll never listen to The Beatles or any other music 
the same way again! 


$5 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
$7 at the door

Thursday, September 6, 2018

2 movies at the Strand Saturday, September 8

Okay, we have 2 movies this Saturday:
Hearts Beat Loud 
Saturday, September 8 
at 7 PM 
Starring
Nick Offerman (Parks & Rec),
Kiersey Clemons (Dope),
Ted Danson (Cheers),
Sasha Lane (American Honey), with
Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents) and
Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine) 

In the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, single dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his hard-working  daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to college, while being forced to close his vintage shop. Hoping to stay connected through their shared musical passions, Frank urges Sam to turn their weekly "jam sesh" into a father-daughter live act. After their first song becomes an Internet breakout, the two embark on a journey of love, growing up and musical discovery. 

Watch trailer 

Director: Brett Haley 

"[An] endearing family dramedy" - EW 

"The feel good movie of 2018" - We Live Entertainment 

"Truly sweet, funny, and downright likable" - RogerEbert 

"Kiersey Clemons is the real deal" - Variety 

"A movie about sincere love and inclusion in America" - LA Times 

Festivals & Awards 
World Premiere: 2018 Sundance Film Festival 

Official Selection: 2018 SXSW Film Festival, Annapolis Film Festival, 
Cleveland International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Montclair Film 
Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, IFF Boston, River Run Film Festival, 
Atlanta Film Festival, and more 


Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $5

At the door: $7


...and special early show
4PM, Sat., Sept. 8 
The Man Who Saved the World 
by special request we are running last week's show: The Man Who 
Saved the World for those who missed it or want to see it again. 
 
"Few people know of Stanislav Petrov... yet hundreds of millions 
of people are alive because of him." 
 
The Man Who Saved the World tells the gripping true story of 
Stanislav Petrov - a man who single-handedly averted a fullscale 
NUCLEAR WORLD WAR, but now struggles to get his life back 
on track... before it is too late. 
 
The film is half documentary, half reconstruction. As Russian 
actors play out the events and the tragic story of what happened 
next to Petrov, the film-makers follow the real Petrov, now a 
crotchety alcoholic haunted by the past, as he visits the US with his 
young translator in tow in order to receive an award by the United 
Nations and to meet his all-time favourite actor: Kevin Costner. 
 
An epic and grand Cold War thriller that sends shivers down your 
spine and shows us just how close we came to Apocalypse ... and 
it's not over yet! With a NEW COLD WAR rising and thousands of 
nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert, we still live under the same 
catastrophic danger that Stanislav faced back then. 
 
"...this account of a Cold War near miss deserves a wide audience." 
- Daniel Gold, New York Times 
 
 
Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $5 
 
At the door: $7 
 
 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Robert Pattinson in Damsel, a twisted Western at the Strand

Damsel
Strand Theatre
Saturday, September 1
at 7 PM
Official Selection:
2018 Sundance Film Festival – World Premiere
68th Berlinale 2018 – Competition 
2018 SXSW Film Festival 

First he was Cedric in the Harry Potter films, then he was Edward Cullen in the Twilight films, now Robert Pattinson is Samuel Alabaster, a different kind of "hero". in a different kind of Western.

Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American Frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. A loving reinvention of the western genre from the Zellner brothers, DAMSEL showcases their trademark unpredictability, off-kilter sense of humor, and unique brand of humanism.

The Bros. – David and Nathan – don’t see things the same way the rest of us do. They are, it turns out, great aficionados of westerns. “We’re HUGE fans,” David enthuses. The brothers began churning around ideas for one, but he notes, “We didn’t want to do an ersatz version of the classic western. We knew we wanted to come up with an approach that would be interesting to us and do something different.” They looked not simply to the beloved Sergio Leone spaghetti western classics of the 60s, but also to the films of another favorite, director Budd Boetticher, whom, David notes, “They bridge the classic John Ford type of western into the Leone or Sam Peckinpah era, almost a merging of those two. On the surface they can seem wholesome, with a simple black and white morality, but underneath it’s much more complex and murky.” In other words, right up Zellner alley.

So what’s the classic western setup? How about a damsel in distress? And maybe one whose degree of distress depends on who’s telling the story. “We liked the idea of taking some of the tropes that are all too common – the hero and the villain, the damsel in distress – and giving them more levels, making it more complex,” David explains. Damsels, he notes, are so often weak and simplistic in these films, or they’re just there to supplement the heroic male character. “So we wanted to come up with a dynamic that would honor the tropes of the genre, but have it be more relatable on a human level, instead of these one-dimensional archetypes.”

See the trailer: 

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Incredible True Story - The Man Who Saved the World

The Man Who Saved the World
New Film at the Strand
Saturday, August 25 at 7 PM

Few people know of Stanislav Petrov… yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him."

The Man Who Saved the World (Starring: Walter Cronkite, Robert De Niro, Matt Damon and Kevin Costner) tells the gripping true story of Stanislav Petrov - a man who single-handedly averted a fullscale NUCLEAR WORLD WAR, but now struggles to get his life back on track… before it is too late.

An epic and grand Cold War thriller that sends shivers down your spine and shows us just how close we came to Apocalypse … and it’s not over yet! With a NEW COLD WAR rising and thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert, we still live under the same catastrophic danger that Stanislav faced back then.

"...this account of a Cold War near miss deserves a wide audience." - Daniel Gold, New York Times

Watch trailer 

$5 Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
$7 at the door

Monday, August 6, 2018

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 - live onstage at the Strand

As the play begins:: the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop (in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher") assemble for a backer's audition of their new show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy "angel." The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways and a German maid who...and then stuff happens...

The audience is treated to a sidesplitting good time and a generous serving of the author's biting, satiric and refreshingly irreverent wit.
An ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed a long and critically hailed run both on and Off-Broadway. Poking antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's heyday, the play is a non-stop barrage of laughter as those assembled (or at least those who aren't killed off) untangle the mystery of the "Stage Door Slasher."

"…a kind of crossbreeding of Charles Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep and Terrence McNally It's Only a Play seasoned with a soupcon of NOISES OFF." —NY Times. 

"…enormous fun…Its strength comes in part from the sheer diamond wit and diamante showbiz glitter of Bishop's writing. Even his corn is succulently served." —NY Post.

"…Bishop gives us a nakedly silly and relentlessly convoluted murder-mystery plot, with twist piled on twist till you have to give way and start laughing at the silliness…it's hugely enjoyable." —Village Voice.

"MURDERS is the intelligent person's kind of nonsense." —NY Magazine.

Performances: Friday & Saturday: August 10, 11, 17, 18. All performances at 7:30.

Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or online are $10

At the door: $15

Monday, July 30, 2018

Three Identical Strangers - film at the Strand

Coming to the Strand Saturday, August 4 at 7 PM

Tim Wardle’s acclaimed documentary 
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS 
is the most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told. 

Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret –– a secret with radical repercussions for us all. 

Winner of Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award, THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is an exuberant celebration of family that transforms into a thriller with colossal implications and proof that life is truly is stranger than fiction. 

See the trailer:

Read NY Times review

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Concert for George (Harrison of the Beatles)

Concert for George
Strand Theatre
Saturday, July 28 at 7 PM

On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London's Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George's songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Joe Brown, Dhani Harrison, Jools Holland, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Monty Python, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Ringo Starr and many more. Directed by David Leland (whose credits include the feature Wish You Were Here, HBO’s Band Of Brothers and the Traveling Wilburys video “Handle With Care”), CONCERT FOR GEORGE captures stunning renditions of some of the most significant music of the 20th century, including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul McCartney on piano and Starr on drums), “Taxman” (performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) and “The Inner Light” (covered by Jeff Lynne and Anoushka Shankar). Lynne, Harrison’s longtime friend and collaborator, produced the audio elements of the concert, while Clapton oversaw the entire proceedings as Musical Director.

"The sweet, solemn music of George Harrison...has rarely sounded more majestic than in the sweeping performances of the enlarged star-studded band that gathered in London at Royal Albert Hall ...to commerorate his legacy..." (Read Stephen Holden's entire review for the New York Times)


$ 5 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
$7 at the door.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Loving Vincent - Hand painted film about Van Gogh - at the Strand

Loving Vincent - Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM
Strand Thetare
717 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


In July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot.

Loving Vincent tells that story

Vincent van Gogh is the world’s most famous painter. His Starry Night, CafĂ© Terrace at Night, Sunflowers, Wheatfield with Crows and indeed his own face in his many self-portraits are among the most recognised images in our world.

Vincent is not only famous for his paintings, but also for his tortured life, notably for cutting off his ear and shooting himself while painting at his easel; painting to the bitter end of his unhappy misunderstood life. He is the world’s totemic ‘tortured artist’. Loving Vincent explores Vincent’s life and work by bringing to life some of Vincent van Gogh’s most inspirational paintings to tell his story.

The creators of the film explain their process: "We painted over 65,000 frames on over 1,000 canvases. We shot the film with actors, and literally painted over it frame by frame. This is a very laborious and time-consuming process. It has taken us 4 years to develop the technique, and it took us over 2 years with a team of over 100 painters working at studios in the Polish cities of Gdansk and Wroclaw, and a studio in Athens to complete the film."

"The reason we made the film is not because we want to be the first, or that we want to set any records, it is because we believe that you cannot truly tell Vincent’s story without his paintings, so we needed to bring his paintings to life."

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/CGzKnyhYDQI

"A one-of-a-kind work of art." - Variety
"An animated masterpiece. I have never seen anything like it before." - Peter Hammond, Deadline 
"A new film that tears up the rule book of animation...I’ve not experienced anything like it before." – Florence Waters, The Telegraph
"Unique and incredible" — Jan Wahl, KCBS Radio, San Francisco
" Like nothing you’ve ever seen & absolutely wonderful." — Jan Wahl, KCBS Radio, San Francisco
"A jaw-droppingly beautiful film." - Tomris Laffly, Film Journal International
"It is fantastic! A magical new cinema experience! I loved it." - Lee Thomas / WJBK-TV (FOX) 

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blazing Saddles?

Blazing Saddles
Saturday, July 14 at 7 PM



"My name's Jim, but most people call me - Jim...I used to be known as the Waco Kid."

“How ’bout some more beans, Mr. Taggart?”

“Hello, handsome. Is that a 10-gallon hat, or are you just enjoying the show?”

"I’m working for Mel Brooks!”

"Excuse me while I whip this out."

"Candygram for Mongo!"

"Oh, it's twue. It's twue. It's twue, it's twue!"

"What the hell are you worried about? It's 1874, you can sue her"

"The Sheriff is near?"

Okay, maybe it's the heat, but for some reason we are following up Airplane with Blazing Saddles. We know it may be inappropriate and offensive, but it is funny; in fact Blazing Saddles was nominated for three Academy Awards, and is ranked No. 6 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Laughs list.

It's a 1974 American satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, 

Watch the trailer:

Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $5

At the door: $7

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Look out! Airplane! is coming to the Strand

Don't call me Shirley!
Airplane!
Strand Theatre
Saturday, July 7 at 7 PM

Look, no jive talking: this would be the wrong week to stop smoking, drinking, sniffing glue, or using amphetimines. Come see Airplane! instead. 

Airplane? 

Surely you’re not serious. 

I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley. 

Good luck, we're all counting on you!

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Black Orpheus coming to the Strand Saturday, June 30

Black Orpheus
Strand Theatre
Saturday, June 30 at 7 PM

Winner of both the 1960 Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or in 1959, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpehus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpehus was a cultural event, kicking off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

Read more about this classic film: 

(Portugese with English subtitles)

See the trailer: 

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