La. International Film Fest Set
May 8-11 in Baton Rouge

Lineup Includes Films With Hoffman, MacLaine, Plummer and Polanski

BATON ROUGE, La. – The 2014 Louisiana International Film Festival and Mentorship Program takes place May 8-11 at Perkins Rowe, featuring films from all over the globe, including World and Louisiana premieres. Programming includes dramas, animation, foreign-language, comedies, adventure and more in feature, documentary and short formats.

This year’s star-studded line-up includes: “God’s Pocket,” with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Christina Hendricks and John Turturro; “Elsa & Fred” set in New Orleans and starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer; “The Double” with Jesse Eisenberg; “A Thousand Times Goodnight” with Juliette Binoche; and director Roman Polanski’s second North American screening of “Venus in Fur.”

The festival kicks off with the Gala Premiere on the evening of Thursday, May 8,followed by three full days of film, food, cocktails and industry networking.

In addition, a special screening of “The Devil’s Violinist” will be presented with director Bernard Rose in attendance for a Q-and-A session.

All films will be shown at Cinemark Perkins Rowe while workshops and other activities will take place throughout Perkins Rowe.

Tickets for individual films can be purchased at the box office and online closer to the festival dates. All-access passes are on sale for $100 through the festival website, lifilmfest.org. Pass benefits include entry to all films, gala premieres, cocktail receptions, workshops, master classes, tributes, film receptions and parties.

About LIFF

The Louisiana International Film Festival celebrates the film industry and fosters connections between Louisiana talent and veteran filmmakers. The inaugural festival in 2013 featured more than 60 films, including several Louisiana and world premiers, as well as the Academy Award-winning documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” with Director Morgan Neville and Merry Clayton in attendance.

About Perkins Rowe

Professionally managed by Stirling Properties, Perkins Rowe is Baton Rouge's premier mixed-use development, blending residential, office, retail and entertainment space into a unique community. With apartments and condominiums, a fitness center, cafes and a number of restaurants, clubs, boutiques, a movie theater, gourmet grocery and bookstore, Perkins Rowe is the perfect place to live, work and play. For more information, visit perkinsroweshops.com.