Film Screening: Girl Happy

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

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

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

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

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

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

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

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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An Afternoon with Ke Francis + Tom Kimmel

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join international narrative artist Ke Francis and special guest Tom Kimmel for an afternoon of wood carving, printmaking, storytelling, and music. Ke Francis defines narrative art as pure visual storytelling—memories from his travels become stories, poems, and images. During his forty-year career he has worked with some of the most influential artists of this century …

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Book Signing: Bobby Rush

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Grammy award-winning bluesman Bobby Rush is on a book tour—he’s promoting his autobiography, I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya, My American Blues Story. On his stop in Meridian, he’ll be at The MAX to sign books, participate in a Q&A session, and maybe play a tune or two on the harmonica. Books can be preordered  for $29.00 …

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