Little Accidents (and much more) coming to the Strand

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Join us at the Strand
Saturday, January 24 – 7 PM:
Little Accidents
An American independent film After a recent mining disaster, the lives of a woman, a boy and the lone survivor become entangled. But the hard decisions that must be made about telling the truth, may be more than they can take. Starring Elizabeth Banks and Chloe Sevigny.
$7 at the door / $5 in advance.
Upcoming…
• Saturday, January 31 – 7 PM: Belle and Sebastien – In French with English subtitles. Family drama about a boy, his dog, and the Nazis who threaten their lives and those of French Resistance fighters in World War 2.
• Saturday, February 7 – 7 PM: Hitchcock’s Notorious – Classic masterpiece by the Master of Suspense starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains.
• Saturday, February 14 – 7 PM: Winter Sleep -  Winner of the Golden Palm at 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Turkish with English subtitles. An actor, his wife, and sister-in-law spend an intense Winter in a snowbound hotel in Anatolia.
• Saturday, February 21 – 7 PM: Ida - Nominated for two Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film & Best Cinematography.  Beautiful black and white Polish film about a young orphan who is about to take her vows as a nun, but who must first take a journey of discovery about her family.
• Saturday, February 28 – 7 PM: To Be Announced-
• Saturday, March 7 – 10 PM: The Feature Film Project 2015
Come vote on the fate of this year’s film. Title:TBA
• Saturday, March 21 – 7 PM: Queen & Country – John Boorman’s (Deliverance) sequel to Hope and Glory. A comedy based on his memories of his army service during the Korean War.
• Saturday, March 28 – 7 PM: Cupcakes- Colorful Israeli comedy about a group of friends who enter an international song competition.
• Friday, April 3 – 7 PM: Effie Gray – The Strand is participating in the opening night of this film written by and starring Emma Thompson. With Dakota Fanning, Claudia Cardinale, Robbie Coltrane, Derek Jacobi, James Fox, David Suchet, etc…
2015 is a big year at the Strand for films, live theatrical productions, and other events.
Follow us: Facebook:  Westside Theatre Foundation Twitter: @strandcinema Westsidetheatrefoundation.com
All listed films are $5 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse in downtown Vicksburg. At the door: $7.
The Strand is located in the Adolph Rose building downtown at 717 Clay Street.

7 Boxes coming…

 

Join us at
the Strand Theatre
 7 PM:
7 Boxes
A Paraguayan thriller featuring the most exciting chase scenes involving wheelbarrows you may have seen. A young man who dreams of fame is given a chance to make some money if he can just hide 7 boxes for a few hours and bring them back intact. Sounds easy.
$7 at the door / $5 in advance.
Baby, It’s still Cold Outside: 
Despite the fact we have a new heating and cooling system, if it is really cold outside, I would advise dressing warmly when coming to the Strand.

Coming soon…
Saturday, January 24 at 7 PMLittle Accidents, a film about the aftermath of a mining disaster, and the decisions about the truth that have to be made by the survivors. This American independent film is being released to theatres in New York, Los Angeles, and a few other cities this month, and our screening will be an exclusive for Mississippi. Chloe Sevigny and Elizabeth Banks star.

$7 at the door / $5 in advance.
Saturday, January 31 at 7 PMBelle and Sebastien: An old fashioned film about a boy and his dog. And Nazis. Set in the beautiful Alps during World War 2.
$7 at the door / $5 in advance.
We have a big year coming up at the Strand for films, live theatrical productions, and other events. Follow us:
Facebook:
Westside Theatre Foundation
Twitter: @strandcinema
Westsidetheatrefoundation.com

Advance Tickets (sometimes discounted) for films and other Strand events can be
purchased at Highway 61 Coffeehouse in downtown Vicksburg.
The Strand is located in the Adolph Rose building downtown at 717 Clay Street.

Strand 2015 begins…

point and shoot miniJoin us at the Strand: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7 PM for Point and Shoot:

a new documentary about a man who wanted to be a hero and how he set out to achieve that goal. It’s a 21st Century existential story in the form of an epic adventure selfie.

This film is screening around the country now. In Vicksburg: one night only.

$7 at the door / $5 in advance.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside:

Despite the fact we have a new heating and cooling system, if it is really cold outside, I would advise dressing warmly when coming to the Strand.

Coming soon…

Saturday, January 17 at 7 PM: 7 Boxes,

a Paraguayan thriller featuring chase scenes involving wheelbarrows. This film is also about a (younger) man who dreams of fame. $7 at the door / $5 in advance.

Saturday, January 24 at 7 PM: Little Accidents,

a film about the aftermath of a mining disaster, and the decisions about the truth that have to be made by the survivors. This American independent film is being released to theatres in New York, Los Angeles, and a few other cities this month, and our screening will be an exclusive for Mississippi. Chloe Sevigny and Elizabeth Banks star. $7 at the door / $5 in advance.

The “Best” is Coming:

This is my favorite time of year. Not the holidays – those are over. It’s the time when all the lists of best films of the year come out in the major papers and international film magazines. I track down all the lists I can find, and study them carefully. I resolve to see as many “bests” as I can, and as part of my self defined job as film programmer for the Strand, I try to find some of those “bests” for us to share. I am hoping to repeat last year’s coup of bringing to Vicksburg the film that wins the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

I have my theory about what it will be, and have already spoken with its distributor about bringing it here soon.

This year an honorary life achievement Academy Award is going to Hiyao Miyazaki, a terrific Japanese Animation director. I am trying to line up one of his films that did win the Oscar for Best Animated Film a few years back.

Stay tuned. Daniel W. Boone

We have a big year coming up at the Strand for films, live theatrical productions, and other events. Follow us:

Facebook:

Westside Theatre Foundation

Twitter: @strandcinema

Westsidetheatrefoundation.com

Advance Tickets (sometimes discounted) for films and other Strand events can be purchased at Highway 61 Coffeehouse in downtown Vicksburg.

The Strand is located in the Adolph Rose building downtown at 717 Clay Street.

Winter Programming?

Join us at the Strand for our Winter programming:

Monday, November 24 starting at 7 we have a film screening and book signing with special guest Robert Dafford.

Film: Beyond These Walls: Building Community Through Public Art - the story behind the creation of the floodwall murals in Portsmouth, Ohio, and their role in the revitalization of this post- industrial city. The film features muralist Robert Dafford who created the murals on Vicksburg’s floodwall.

Book signing of new book: the Public Art of Robert Dafford.  Photographs by Philip Gould. Copies of the book will be availale for sale. Dafford and Gould will both be in attendance to personalize the book.

Advance tickets for the event are $5 and available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse in downtown Vicksburg.

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Carl Koonce returns Friday, November 28, the day after Thanksgiving, at 7:30 PM. Carl will be playing Spanish Classical guitar to accompany the 1920 film The Mark of Zorro starring Douglas Fairbanks.

 

Tickets for this event are $10. Advance tickets are $8 at Highway 61 Coffeehouse.

Halloween fun at the Strand

There are still a few tickets left for this years Rocky Horror Show on Thursday, October 30 at 7:30 PM. Call Jack at 601 301 3158 for reservations or come down to Highway 61 Coffeehouse to purchase a ticket you can hold in your hot little hands. $15.

And, you do not want to miss our 3rd annual Silent Film plus live music. It’s Halloween, Friday October 31 at 8 PM. This year it will be The Fall of the House of Usher accompanied by Vicksburg’s Moving Machines. This is a once a year event that must be experienced. The guys put together original music to bring the film to a new level.

Tickets are available in advance at that same Highway 61 Coffeehouse. Just $10. There may be too much to do in this town, but the Strand will be the place to be this weekend. 717 Clay Street.

MANHATTAN SHORT results are in…

The worldwide results of the Manhattan Short Film Festival were announced this morning. They correspond to our local polling perfectly.

 

The German film: Rhino Full Throttle took the Gold Medal

 

From the UK, Mend and Make Do won Silver.

 

The Bravest and the Boldest from the US took the Bronze award.

 

Best actor was Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris from the latter film.

 

It was a wonderful event and it was fun for Vicksburg to participate.

 

The Haunting is coming

Join us at the Strand Theatre for Robert Wise’s 1963 film: The Haunting. It’s a simple black and white film about a haunted house or maybe a haunting in a house. No gore. No special effects. Just atmosphere and great acting. How scary could it be? Come find out Saturday, October 4 at 8 PM.

Following the film, members of the Delta Paranormal Project will explain their plans for an investigation of the theatre.

 

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

2 Events this weekend at the Strand

2 Events at Strand this weekend – Movies and Live Music;

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Saturday, September 27 at 7 PM   MANHATTAN SHORT Festival     The Strand audience will be among the judges all over the world who will see 10 short films (chosen from over 500), and then cast their ballots for the best film and best actor.

Films from the Netherlands, England, Australia, Norway, France, Mexico, Germany, and the USA will be featured.    The program starts at 7 PM. Tickets: $7 at  Highway 61 Coffeehouse or the door.

601 529 7252

__________________________________diamante w hat smallAnd: Sunday, September 28 at 7 PM   Live music: Diamante Gallina  & the Italian Quartet will perform in concert at the Strand Sunday, September 28 at 7 PM. This Quartet led by singer Diamante Gallina perform Italian pop standards arranged for jazz ensemble: bass, drums, and piano. The group is on an American tour, and their stop in Vicksburg will be the only one in Mississippi. This will be a rare treat.   Tickets are $15. Available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse or the door.   www.facebook.com/diamantegallinaitalianquartet

601 529 7252

 

Strand Theatre

717 Clay Street

downtown Vicksburg

 

Upcoming at the Strand – Chaplin Shorts

Join us for Chaplin Shorts at the Strand
A Hundred Year Old Tramp
is Coming to Eighty Year Old Strand Theatre
A caterpillar mustache + a bowler hat + one funny walk + a comic genius = “The Little Tramp.”
Actor, director, writer, composer Charlie Chaplin was born in 1889, but the “Little Tramp,” his most famous persona, was born in 1914 – one hundred years ago. The Strand Theatre will celebrate the centennial of this icon of the early days of motion pictures (and its own eightieth anniversary) with special screenings of 12 short Chaplin silent comedies on Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. The films each last about 25 minutes and will be shown in blocks of three. Discount advance tickets will be on sale at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. Advance tickets for each block (3 films) will be $5. An advance pass to see all 12 films will be $15. At the door tickets will be $7 per block.
This collection of Chaplin’s comedies for the Mutual Studio features 12 newly restored films, all scanned under the aegis of Association Chaplin at a resolution of 2,000 lines from original 35mm prints gathered from archives all over the world, then digitally assembled and restored, a collaborative effort of Lobster Films in Paris and L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy.
Daniel Boone, film programmer for the Strand said, “Yes, these are old silent films, but they were made at a time when a person of any age could watch them and understand the humor as well as the emotions of the actors. I think grandparents should bring their grandchildren, (and vice versa) to these films. We have scheduled two programs that children 12 and under can see for free with their family. This will be a perfect family outing. We have spent all Summer working on a new air conditioning system for the theatre, and we are excited about having audiences come experience it.”
Show Times:
                3 PM - Block 1: The Floorwalker, The Fireman, & The Vagabond. (Children 12 and under get in free to this show with accompanying adult).
                5 PM - Block 2:  One A.M., The Count, & The Pawnshop.
                1 PM - Block 3:  Behind the Screen, The Rink, & Easy Street. (Children 12 and under get in free to this show with accompanying adult).
                3 PM -  Block 4: The Cure, The Immigrant, & The Adventurer.
The Strand is exhibiting these films courtesy of Flicker Alley, Lobster Films Paris and Film Preservation Associates. The Strand Theatre is located at 717 Clay Street in downtown Vicksburg. Call 601 529 7252 for more information.
This year the Westside Theatre Foundation production of The Rocky Horror Show is  moving to the Strand. New sets will being additional costs and you can help. Check out our Kickstarter Campaign.
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Two great events to benefit the Strand

In our efforts to cool the Strand, we are branching out. Here’s two very different events for July:

 

1. Video Games: The Movie. It’s a new film about the world of gaming. We’ll hear from the creators of all the classic games. Then we will hear about the world of gaming as it exists today. Check out the film’s website: videogamesthemovie.com

It’s Saturday, July 19 at 9 PM. Advance $5 tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse downtown. ($7 at the door).

 

 

2. Dinner at Main Street Market Cafe.

Chris and Sally are cooking up a fund raising dinner for us on Friday, July 25 at 6 PM.

Sandy Shugars and Joann Ryan will be entertaining us during the cocktail hour.

Proceeds will go to the Strand AC fund.

Tickets are $30 and available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse. They may also be purchased with credit card over the phone: 601 529 7252.