Bookhouse highlights on the road films

Officials with the Missouri Southern’s Harrison and June Kash International Film Society and Joplin’s Bookhouse Cinema recently joined together to create a film festival of “on the road” movies.

Road movies focus on movement and change of scene. They often portray a character or a group of characters going on a journey at their own free will and often figure out something life changing.

Four films remain in the festival. Those film showing are free of charge.

The cinema and pub offers food and drink before and during the movie.

“[It’s] a place you can easily come down and get a meal and enjoy a conversation with friends while not having to worry about homework,” explains co-owner Holly Crane.

Films remaining in the “on the road” festival include:

• Vagabond, a French film made in 1985 about a homeless and frozen woman found in a ditch. The people who found her learn about her life through flashbacks. It’s set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.

• Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday, two films which focus on the shipwrecked man, will be shown on Tuesday, March 5, as part of the Robinson Crusoe week. Robinson Crusoe will screen at 4 p.m., while Man Friday will be shown at 7 p.m.

The final film in the series, North by Northwest, is a 1959 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film is centered around a man and a woman traveling together and revealing secrets. It’s set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 12.

Outside of the “on the road” festival, the movies shown at Bookhouse Cinema are often independent films. Films slated for next week include Cold War, Selma, and Stan and Ollie. Tickets are $5.40 per person with a .54 cent booking fee if purchased online.

The theatre is located at 715 East Broadway. For more information, persons interested may contact 417-825-5161 or visit