Tuesday, November 13, 2018

French Comedy at the Strand Sat., Nov. 17

Return of the Hero
Saturday, November 17 at 7 PM

France, 90 min, 2018, Comedy, 


Synopsis
France 1809. The charming Captain Neuville is set to marry the naïve Pauline when the war breaks out, forcing Neuville to depart for the battlefield. After not hearing from the captain for months, Pauline soon starts to become ill with worry, pushing her sister Elizabeth to write fake letters on behalf of Neuville thinking he would never come back.

When Neuville finally returns home unexpectedly, he is welcomed in glory but in truth is a war deserter and an opportunistic coward. A suspicious Elizabeth is determined to expose the real Neuville and the two imposters are about to start a ruthless fight, conspiring against each other using the best tricks they can find.

Directed by
Laurent Tirard

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Inspector Clouseau is back at the Strand. For free...

Bob Bernard presents his annual film pick: Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in A Shot in the Dark



Friday, November 9 at 7 PM

A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 British-American DeLuxe Color comedy film directed by Blake Edwards in Panavision. It is the second installment in The Pink Panther film series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the French Sûreté.

Clouseau's blundering personality is unchanged, but it was in this film that Sellers began to give him the idiosyncratically exaggerated French accent that was to later become a hallmark of the character. The film also introduces Herbert Lom as his long-suffering boss, Commissioner Dreyfus, Burt Kwouk as his stalwart man servant Cato and André Maranne as François, all of whom would become series regulars. Elke Sommer portrays the murder suspect, Maria Gambrelli. 

We are making this a free screening. With free popcorn. Come on out to the Strand