Monday, June 24, 2019

Echo in the Canyon (Sixties California music Doc.) coming to the Strand Saturday, June 29

Echo in the Canyon
Strand Theatre
Saturday, June 29 at 7 PM

Jakob Dylan asks the questions and David Crosby, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, and more tell the story of the music scene in and around Laurel Canyon in the mid sixties. Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of that place and time as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to LA to emulate The Beatles and Laurel Canyon emerged as a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for a new generation of musicians who would soon put an indelible stamp on the history of American popular music.

Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the Laurel Canyon scene via never-before-heard personal details behind the bands and their songs and how that music continues to inspire today. Echo in the Canyon contains candid conversations and performances with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Michelle Phillips (Mamas & the Papas), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), David Crosby (The Byrds), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) their contemporaries Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and slightly younger followers Jackson Browne and Tom Petty (in his last film interview) as well as contemporary musicians influenced by their music such as Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Regina Spektor and Norah Jones.

Watch the trailer:

$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
At the door: $8

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Strand will be dark the weekend of June 14 - 16. No programs.

Storm Boy comes to the Strand June 22

Storm Boy
Saturday, June 22 at 7 PM

A beautiful and contemporary retelling of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale.
‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his granddaughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.
Based on the beloved book, Storm Boy is a timeless story of an unusual and unconditional friendship.
$6 Advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse...
At the door: $8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Apollo 11 - fantastic documentary lands at the Strand

Apollo 11
Strand Theatre
Saturday, June 8 at 7 PM

Almost 50 years after the fact, Apollo 11 is landing at the Strand in
downtown Vicksburg

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event
fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm
footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings,
Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated
mission-the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil
Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the
perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.

One of the unexpected but welcome things "Apollo 11" accomplishes is
restoring a sense of how insanely complex the lunar mission was, and how audacious. - Kennrth Turan / Los Angeles Times

Apollo 11" isn't like other documentaries about the first moon mission. In
fact it isn't like most other movies, period. It's magnificent and unique, an
adrenaline shot of wonder and skill.

...generates and maintains suspense. And it rekindles a crazy sense of
wonder...- Glenn Kenny / New York Times

Advance tickets at Highway 61 Coffeehouse: $6 
At the door: $8