Lunch + A Movie: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starred Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives. Nominated for six Academy Awards, the film may have been too controversial for the Academy voters, and did not garner any wins. Williams was reportedly unhappy with the toned-down screenplay adaption, …

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Lunch + A Movie: Girl Happy

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale. Chaos ensues. Everyone lands in jail. Also stars Biloxi-native Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959. Learn more about Girl Happy from Ward Emling, retired director of …

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Film Screening: Girl Happy

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In May we're screening one of Elvis's beach party films, Girl Happy (1965). The plot—A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Boy sings; girls swoon." Not rated, 1h 36 minutes. Bring a …

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Lunch + A Movie: The Hate U Give

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Jessica Kiang of Variety, describes The Hate U Give as "a brilliantly modulated balancing act between dark and light, anger and optimism, white privilege mined for pointed laughs, and black fury portrayed as a galvanizing force for change." The film is based on the young adult novel by Mississippi writer Angie Thomas. Join Ward Emling, retired …

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Movies at The MAX: The Hate U Give

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Breaking from our selection of Hall of Fame Inductees, today we honor Mississippi writer and Jackson native, Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give is based on the novel by Thomas and tells the story of an African American teenager, Starr Carter, who must stand up for what's right after witnessing the fatal shooting of her …

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Lunch + A Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol

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Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are joined by Michael Caine as a hilarious Scrooge in this irresistibly sweet musical adaptation of Dickens’ festive tale. Join Ward Emling, retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission, for more background into this film directed by Brian Henson, son of the Muppet creator Jim Henson. Reservations recommended. Free …

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Movies at The MAX: Bruce Almighty

How often do we complain about life? Join us as we finish this summer's film series with the official voice of God, Morgan Freeman. After complaining to God about doing a terrible job, Bruce Nolan, played by Jim Carey, is given the chance to be God. Nolan is given almighty powers for a week and …

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