Thursday, July 18, 2019

Meet the film makers & see their new film: Phoenix Oregon Sunday

Phoenix Oregon
Sunday, July 21 at 6 PM
The makers of Phoenix, Oregon have set out on a national tour in two very colorful RVs. Come meet them at this special screening of a new people pleasing American Independent film.



Defying the haze of midlife, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore a bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”

Divorced bartender Bobby Hoffman (James LeGros), living alone in the Airstream trailer inherited from his late mother, has drifted into a sleepy eddy. Life passing him by and struggling to complete his graphic-novel opus, Bobby comes to believe his life is doomed – just a meaningless simulation written by some alien civilization. On Bobby’s birthday, when his old high school buddy Carlos (Jesse Borrego) tries to shake him awake with a bold new business venture, shadows rear up from the past and threaten to crush him.

Does positive thinking still work at mid-life? Can teamwork and friendship improve the odds for success of “the stupidest idea ever”? Irresistible Tanya (Lisa Edelstein) stirs Bobby’s bravery until his passion and dreams begin to breathe again. Enthusiastic Carlos (“you aren’t visualizing it!”) and his spirited, entrepreneurial family will not give up. Finally, when Bobby’s comically awful boss, Kyle, (Diedrich Bader) has shrunk his piece of the pie to crust, playing it safe just doesn’t feel safe anymore.

The road out of hiding and becoming a business owner, though at times exhilarating, isn’t easy. Snarky bowling rival, Al, (Kevin Corrigan) pins him around every corner, while slick venture capitalist, Mario, (Reynaldo Gallegos), captures Tanya’s eye and hopelessly intimidates Bobby with his worldly charm. When trouble and setbacks rear up, Bobby must decide whether he owns his life, or is merely a chump for his comic book aliens’ entertainment. Finally, it’s his choice.

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at mid-life. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads stumble out of hibernation with courage and resilience, called to what may be their last chance to resurrect heartfelt dreams.

Tickets are $10 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or at the door

Watch the trailer:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Lee H., Eric, Sweepy and the Boone Brothers at the Strand Saturday

Sometimes a once-in-a-lifetime event happens again. (or to put it another way: sometimes the perpetrators return to the scene of the crime.)

So, on Saturday, July 11 at 7 PM, once again, Lee H. Abraham is joined by his nephew,  Eric Hamilton, along with Eric's Nashville running buddy: Sweepy Walker. Vicksburg's own Boone Brothers will be tying it all together.

Join us for an evening of singer-songwriters / musicians performing their originals and considered covers.

Fun was had by all last year, and it's entirely possible, fun will be had again this year. So come to this high wire act. There is no net.

Advance tickets are $10 per person; available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. And at the door.
Or get them online: 
 Our bar will be open. Just saying.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Egyptian Road Movie - Yomeddine at the Strand

Yomeddine
Saturday, July 13 at 7 PM

Beshay – a man cured of leprosy – has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meagre possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he sets out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with all its sorrows, its hardships and moments of grace, in his quest for a family, a place to belong, a little humanity…

Watch the trailer:

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road side 1 at the Strand

Deconstructing the Beatles
Abbey Road (side1)
Saturday, July 6 at 7 PM
The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite.

Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best albums ever created.

In Deconstructing Abbey Road, Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth “deconstructions.” Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio.

90 Mins | Not Rated

View the trailer.
$6 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
At the door: $8

Appomatox The Last 48 Hours - live onstage at the Strand

Appomatox the last 48 hours
Wednesday, July 3 at 7 PM
A live performance on the stage at the Strand Theatre starring Curt Fields as General Ulysses S. Grant & Thomas Jessee as General Robert E. Lee.

This presentation is an examination of the written communications between the generals from April 7th - April 9th, 1865. Learn what was happening in both armies during this exchange, and what both men were thinking at the end of the American Civil War. This performance is presented with awareness and reverence for the soldiers of both armies.

This show brought to you by the Baer House Inn and the Strand Theatre.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Highway 61 Coffeehouse in downtown Vicksburg or online at LeeGrantStrand.brownpapertickets.com