Festival 2013 Schedule

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The 2014 Film Festival Schedule has not yet been announced.
Please stay tuned for future updates!

Our first inaugural film festival (which was held on April 18th - 21st, 2013) was a huge success. We featured over 50 films, many of which were Louisiana-premieres, and held over 10 workshops. Thanks to all of our sponsors and those who came out to enjoy the festival.

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Joy Theater / New Orleans / Thursday

Twenty Feet from Stardom

7:00 pm

Twenty Feet from Stardom

Opening Night Gala / Documentary / Musical / USA / 2013 / 89 min

In Person: Morgan Neville, Director & Merry Clayton, Singer/Actress

In this illuminating documentary by Morgan Neville and starring Lou Adler, Stephanie 'Stevvi' Alexander, and Patti Austin, we take a peek into the world that lies just outside the rays of the spotlight. Backup artists have harmonized with the biggest bands in pop music, but in this documentary, we finally learn who these singers are and what lives they lead.

Purchasing a ticket to this screening also gets you access into the Opening Night Party, which includes a Second Line by local musicians and live music provided by Jonathan Batiste & the Stay Human band and Merry Clayton. Pass holders will also gain entrance to the VIP lounge, which includes sponsored alcohol by Stella, chocolates by Sucré, and more!

Cost: $17

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Celtic Media Centre / Baton Rouge / Friday

Elza

10:30 am

Elza: Le Bonheur D'Elza CANCELED

Drama / France / 2011 / 78 min

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, this screening of Elza has been canceled.

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please check our Schedule Updates page for the latest schedule update information.

We Came Home

12:15 pm

We Came Home

Documentary / US / Afghanistan / 2011 / 84 min

We Came Home is the story of Afghanistan through Afghan American musician, Ariana Delawari. Born in LA, the year the Soviets invade Afghanistan, her home's filled with refugees, Afghan music and her father's dedication to Afghanistan... a country nobody else seemed to care about.

Cost: $10

Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle

2:00 pm

Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle

Documentary / Spotlight Louisiana / Action and Adventure / USA / 2012 / 134 min total

Director: Al Bohl. Producers: Al Bohl, Allison Bohl. The character of Tarzan™ by author Edgar Rice Burroughs turned 100 years old in the past year. In celebration of that milestone, Bossier City's Al Bohl and his daughter, filmmaker Allison Bohl now of Lafayette have teamed up to produce a feature-length documentary entitled, Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle.

Cost: $10

T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story

4:30 pm

T-Galop: A Louisiana Horse Story

Documentary / Spotlight Louisiana / US / 2012 / 75 min

Creole cowboys, Cajun jockeys, Cotton Knights and Mardi Gras revelers reveal the long history and blend between Creoles and Cajuns and the horses they love.

Cost: $10

The Cosmonaut + Out of Stone

6:30 pm

The Cosmonaut + Out of Stone CANCELED

Science Fiction / Spain / 2013 / 78 min total

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, the screening of The Cosmonaut and Out of Stone has been canceled. In its place will be a screening of Becoming Traviata.

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please check our Schedule Updates page for the latest schedule update information.

Becoming Traviata

6:30 pm

Becoming Traviata

Documentary / Francophone / Musical / France / 2012 / 113 min

Becoming Traviata is an exhilarating account of the creative process and a rousing, uniquely accessible rendition of Giuseppe Verdi's glorious opera. Director Béziat, known for his innovative documentaries on classical music, takes viewers behind the scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Festival's 2011 production of masterpiece La Traviata helmed by celebrated stage director Jean-François Sivadier.

Cost: $10

Cinemark Perkins Rowe / Baton Rouge / Friday

From Up on Poppy Hill

4:30 pm

From Up on Poppy Hill

Drama / Animation / Japan / 2013 / 91 min

Written by legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill marks the first feature film collaboration between father and son. More than any Studio Ghibli film, From Up on Poppy Hill embodies a specific time and place and captures the emotional landscape of its setting. The results are stunning – a pure, sincere, nuanced and heartfelt film that signals yet another triumph for the esteemed studio.

Cost: $10

Uprising

5:00 pm

Uprising CANCELED

Documentary / Egypt / USA / 2013 / 85 min

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, this screening of Uprising has been canceled and will be shown later in the weekend. In its place will be a screening of Love, Marilyn.

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please check our Schedule Updates page for the latest schedule update information.

Love, Marilyn

5:00 pm

Love, Marilyn

Documentary / USA / 2012 / 105 min

Modern day celebrities talk about the impact that Marilyn Monroe continues to have on their lives. Startlingly intimate and revealing portrait of arguably the most famous female actor ever to grace the silver screen.

Cost: $10

A Hijacking

5:30 pm

A Hijacking

Drama / Denmark / 2013 / 99 min

The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Cost: $10

Gimme the Loot

7:00 pm

Gimme the Loot

Drama / USA / 2012 / 84 min

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at South By Southwest and an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, Gimme the Loot is the charming, funny, daring story of Malcolm and Sofia, the most determined teenage graffiti-writers in the Bronx. But when a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they get their revenge by planning the ultimate graffiti tag – to "bomb" the Mets' home run apple. The only hitch is that they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme.

Cost: $10

Blancanieves

7:00 pm

Blancanieves

Drama / Spain / 2012 / 104 min

In the tradition of the Oscar Winning film for Best Picture of 2011, The Artist, Spanish director Pablo Berger wraps his gorgeously made tale around a story everyone knows: Snow White, except now set in the powerful world of bullfighting. Here, Snow White is now Carmen (Sofia Oria), born in 1920s Seville to a mother who dies in childbirth. After the death of her grandmother, Carmen is sent to live with her paralyzed bullfighter father (Daniel Giménez Cacho) whom she's never met, as well as his new wife and former nurse (Maribel Verdú)-- the perfect embodiment of a wicked stepmother.

Cost: $10

Black Rock

8:00 pm

Black Rock

Drama / USA / 2013 / 83 min

Actor, writer, director and New Orleans native, the multi-talented Mark Duplass has exploded onto the indie filmmaking scene with a series of powerful performances (Zero Dark Thirty, Safety Not Guaranteed, Your Sister's Sister), and along with brother Jay has directed over six feature films, including the hit indie comedies, Jeff, Who Lives At Home and Cyrus. Here, he makes his solo debut as the screenwriter of one of the most original and suspenseful thrillers of the year. A weekend getaway becomes a deadly fight for survival when three childhood friends reunite for a girls' weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine.

Cost: $10

Boxing Day

9:00 pm

Boxing Day

US Premiere / Drama / UK / 2012 / 91 min

In Person: Bernard Rose, Director

In a modern retelling of Leo Tolstoy's short story "Master and Man," director Bernard Rose brings his exemplary vision to the classic story about a rich man and a peasant caught in wintry conditions who are forced to discover more about each other than either of them would care to know. The supremely gifted Danny Huston plays Basil, a desperate, down on his luck property speculator (with a delusional lordly complex) who escapes from his wife and children the day after Christmas (Boxing Day) in order to chase down house foreclosures in the chilly mountains of Colorado. Arriving from California, and not knowing his was around, Basil hires the not quite reformed alcoholic Nick (Matthew Jacobs) as his chauffeur. Rose, who wrote, directed and edited the film, skillfully charts the uneasy relationship between the two men, both losers in their own way, as they visit the abandoned properties Basil has on his list.

Cost: $10

Starbuck

9:30 pm

Starbuck

Comedy / Drama / Canada / 2011 / 109 min

A forty-something slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.

Cost: $10

The Iceman

9:30 pm

The Iceman

Drama / Thriller / Louisiana Premiere / USA / 2013 / 103 min

The Iceman was filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana.

One of the most powerhouse films of the year, The Iceman stars the brilliant Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, Premium Rush, Bug) as Richard Kuklinski, a take-no-prisoners hitman who murdered more than 100 people before he was apprehended in 1986. This is the true story of the cold-hearted killer whose wife and daughters had no clue about this family mans real profession. Like Goodfellas, director Ariel Vromen paints from his own palette, provoking a unique Neo-noir edginess and contagious fascination with the dourest and most dangerous of milieus. One of the most bracing characteristics of The Iceman comes from its fluid juxtaposition of tenderness and violence.

Cost: $10

Manship Theatre / Baton Rouge / Friday

Life According To Sam

4:00 pm

Life According To Sam

Documentary / Biography / USA / 2013 / 90 min

In Person: Jeff Consiglio, Editor

An intimate documentary about one family's courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal disease, progeria. The average age of death from progeria is 13, there is no treatment, and no cure.

Cost: $10

Inocente + The Children Next Door

5:45 pm

Inocente + The Children Next Door

Documentary / USA / 2012 / 72 min total

Inocente won the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary at
the 2013 Academy Awards

In Person: For Inocente: Jeff Consiglio, Editor and Inocente Izucar, Artist

Inocente is a fifteen-year-old undocumented immigrant who has been homeless for the last nine years. She refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be limited by her status. The extraordinary sweep of color on her canvas creates a revolutionary world that looks nothing like her own dark past. Irreverent, flawed, and funny, she now channels her irrepressible personality into a future of her own making. The hope in her story proves that her circumstances do not define her, her dreams do.

Cost: $10

The Savoy King: Chick Wbb and The Music That Changed America

7:30 pm

The Savoy King: Chick Webb and The Music That Changed America

Documentary / Music / USA / 2012 / 90 min

In Person: Jeff Kaufman, Director and Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Musician

Jeff Kaufman's affectionate and inspiring history of The Savoy Ballroom, the first venue in America where Blacks and Whites could dance and socialize together, illuminates the society-changing power of music.

Cost: $10

I Am Divine

10:00 pm

I Am Divine

Documentary / USA / 2013 / 90 min

In Person: Jeffrey Schwarz, Director

I Am Divine is a funny, sad, sometimes outrageous and often surprising portrait of a man who fought against what society considers conventionally beautiful.

Cost: $10

LSU Union Theater/ Baton Rouge / Friday

Room 237

Midnight

Room 237

Documentary / Horror / USA / 2013 / 102 min

Rodney Ascher's fascinating documentary subjects Stanley Kubrick's 1980 horror classic The Shining (based on Stephen King's 1977 novel) to intense scrutiny that ranges from critically astute to far-fetched absurdity. The title of Ascher's inquiry is taken from the Overlook Hotel, the haunted setting of King's novel and Kubrick's film. A forbidden place where unspeakable horrors occurred, Room 237 is just one of many mysteries that leave Kubrick's film so enticingly open to interpretation.

Cost: $10

Saturday, April 20th

Cinemark Perkins Rowe/ Baton Rouge / Saturday

West of Memphis

11:30 am

West of Memphis

Documentary / Crime / USA / 2012 / 147 min

Produced by legendary Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit) and nominated this year for several awards as Best Documentary, including a WGA nomination for Best Documentary Screenplay, and following from the original Paradise Lost film and its two sequels, West of Memphis investigates the events of the West Memphis Three, a case in which three teenagers — Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols, and Jason Baldwin — were arrested for the murders of three 8-year old children: Christopher Byers, Steven Branch, and Michael Moore.

Cost: $10

Laurence Anyways

12:00 pm

Laurence Anyways

Drama / Canada / 2012 / 168 min

The story of an impossible love between Fred, a woman, and Laurence, a man who reveals his inner desire to become his true self: a woman.

Cost: $10

Three Worlds

12:15 pm

Three Worlds

Drama / France / 2012 / 101 min

Al, a young man from a modest background, is ten days away from marrying his boss's daughter and succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where he has worked almost his entire life. While driving home drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run and flees the scene at the behest of two childhood friends who are with him in the car.

Cost: $10

In the House

2:30 pm

In The House

Drama / France / 2012 / 105 min

Prolific and eclectic French director François Ozon (8 Women, The Swimming Pool, Potiche) has built a career on twisting and subverting genres to great effect. His films cover everything from dark psychological thrillers to black comedies to pop musical murder mysteries. This latest film subtly navigates across all the genre boundaries, deftly following the intriguing creative relationship between Germain (Fabrice Luchini), a jaded high school French literature teacher, and Claude a sixteen year old student and aspiring writer who insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student in order to gather material for his literary project. Claude's imaginative essays about his classmate's family - and especially his sexy mother (Emmanulle Seignier) - sparks Germain's zest for teaching; but the boy's intrusion will unleash a series of uncontrollable events.

Cost: $10

Venus and Serena

2:30 pm

Venus and Serena

Documentary / Spotlight Louisiana / USA / 2013 / 99 min

Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment.

Cost: $10

The Attack

3:00 pm

The Attack

Drama / Lebanon / 2012 / 102 min

Amin Jaafari (Ali Suliman) is an Israeli-Palestinian surgeon who has fully assimilated into Tel-Aviv society. His picture-perfect life is turned upside down when police inform him that not only was his wife Sihem killed in a terrorist bombing, but that she was the suicide bomber. Amin immediately rejects their accusation, but his conviction is shaken when he receives a posthumous letter from Sihem confirming her role in the carnage. Shattered by the startling revelation, Amin abandons the security of his adopted homeland and enters the Palestinian territories in pursuit of the zealots who recruited her. Based on a novel by Yasmina Khadra.

Cost: $10

Love, Marilyn

4:30 pm

Love, Marilyn (Additional Screening)

Documentary / USA / 2012 / 105 min

Modern day celebrities talk about the impact that Marilyn Monroe continues to have on their lives. Startlingly intimate and revealing portrait of arguably the most famous female actor ever to grace the silver screen.

Cost: $10

The Hunt

4:45 pm

The Hunt

Drama / Denmark / 2012 / 115 min

Vinterberg's devastating drama follows an upstanding member of a small, close-knit Danish community charged with an unthinkable crime. Lucas is a kindergarten aide beloved by students and parents alike, until a girl in his class accuses him of inappropriately touching her. No sooner is the charge leveled than Lucas is deemed guilty in the public eye and then ostracized—indeed, hunted—by his former friends and neighbors.

Cost: $10

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

5:15 pm

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Documentary / Germany / 2010 / 90 min

With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Fitzcaraldo, Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World) takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmaker presents this visually stunning documentary about the people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga.

Cost: $10

At Any Price

7:00 pm

At Any Price

Centerpiece Saturday Evening Gala / Drama / USA / 2013 / 105 min

At Any Price is a sure fire bet for an Academy Award at next year's Oscar ceremony. Like the recent 'The Place Beyond The Pines', At Any Price is the powerful story of conflict between a father and son, set in a southern Iowa farming community. In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple (Dennis Quaid) wants his rebellious son Dean (an excellent Zac Efron) to help expand his family's farming empire. Dean resents his father and has no interest in his plans for him, instead he has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, both father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood and drives the story into an unexpected and shattering turn.

Cost: $10

The We and the I

7:15 pm

The We and the I

Drama / USA / 2012 / 103 min

From Michel Gondry, screenwriter of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the one of cinema's true originals, comes his most personal film yet -- The We and The I, a totally authentic, one-of-a-kind evocation of the energy, anarchy, and enthusiasm of teenagers living in the here and the now. Though set almost entirely on a Bronx bus, Gondry's customary visual flair enlivens the film with an inventive mix of smart phone videos, text messages, and witty trompe l'oeil effects.

Cost: $10

Renoir

7:15 pm

Renoir

Drama / France / 2012 / 111 min

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation.

Cost: $10

Disconnect

9:30 pm

Disconnect

Saturday Night Centerpiece Gala / Drama / USA / 2013 / 115 min

A powerhouse of a film, our second Saturday Night Centerpiece Gala presentation Disconnect explores the consequences of modern technology by interweaving three stories, each of which involves characters who have reached a crisis exacerbated by a dependence on technology at the expense of real human connection. There's a couple that has recently lost a baby. Instead of grieving together, they turn away from each other, and lose themselves in online distractions. There are two boys who use the power of social media to take advantage of another boy's loneliness and isolation -- itself partly caused by his father's obsession with work and email. And there's a woman reporter who becomes involved with a 18-year-old webcam porn performer who lives in a house run by a porn kingpin. The stories become more and more enmeshed and finally come together in a gripping and intense climax.

Cost: $10

The Shining

9:30 pm

The Shining

Drama / Horror / Mystery & Suspense / USA / 1980 / 145 min

Considered to be one of the most terrifying films of all time, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining traces the breakdown of Jack Torrance (Nicholson), an aspiring writer hired as the live-in caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, a behemoth of a mountain resort isolated among the Rockies, while it's closed for the winter. As much a depiction of the disintegration of Torrance's nuclear family—wife Wendy (Duvall) and the couple's troubled, clairvoyant son Danny—as it is a haunting portrait of Torrance's slide into psychosis under the sway of his primal urges and the ghosts that haunt the hotel.

Cost: $10

Wish you were Here

9:45 pm

Wish you were Here

Mystery / Suspense / Drama / Australia / 2011 / 99 min

Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?

Cost: $10

Manship Theatre/ Baton Rouge / Saturday

Google and the World Brain

11:00 am

Google and the World Brain

Documentary / Spain / UK / 2013 / 88 min

The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet.

Cost: $10

The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America (Additional Screening)

1:00 pm

The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America (Additional Screening)

Documentary / Music / USA / 2012 / 90 min

In Person: Jeff Kaufman, Director

Jeff Kaufman's affectionate and inspiring history of The Savoy Ballroom, the first venue in America where Blacks and Whites could dance and socialize together, illuminates the society-changing power of music.

Cost: $10

Lord Montague

3:15 pm

Lord Montagu

Documentary / USA / 2013 / 79 min

In Person: Russell Wayne Groves, Producer

The unbelievable true story of one of Britain's most controversial and iconic aristocrats of the twentieth century.

Cost: $10

Bound By Flesh

5:30 pm

Bound By Flesh

Documentary / USA / 2012 / 91 min

In Person: Leslie Zemeckis, Director

Daisy and Violet Hilton were as close as any two sisters could be - they were Siamese twins. Displayed in carnival sideshows by their legal guardian, and trained to sing, dance and play a variety of musical instruments from an early age, they ranked among the biggest stars of vaudeville. Yet they never saw the money until they sued for their freedom in 1936. "Bound By Flesh" explores the American sideshow, its origins and its heyday when the Hilton Sisters were on display for huge crowds that streamed into the tent to get a glimpse of these "fetching" sisters. This moving and illuminating film by the director of "Behind the Burly Q" includes interviews with Ward Hall, the last of the P.T. Barnum sideshow promoters.

Cost: $10

Dean Spanley

8:00 pm

Dean Spanley

US Premiere / Drama / Comedy / New Zealand / 2008 / 100 min

A dazzling discovery for our first festival is this uncovered gem that unfortunately got set aside in the sale of its distributor a few years back. This is perhaps actor Peter O'Toole's finest performance in years, and a crowning achievement in an already brilliant career.

Cost: $10

Jolene: Directors Cut

10:00 pm

Jolene: Directors Cut

World Premiere / Drama / USA / 2008 / 110 min

In Person: Dan Ireland, Director

Released in 2008 with an inferior cut of the film, this is the very first showing of Dan Ireland's Jolene as he intended it to be seen. This is the performance that sky rocketed actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) into the stratosphere, and won her Best Actress at the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival.

Cost: $10

Old State Capitol/ Baton Rouge / Saturday

Short Film Selection #1

10:00 am

Short Film Selection #1

The Inclusion Illusion & Beyond Assignment / 88 min total

In Beyond Assignment, we see the approaches and personalities of three photographers as they work on longterm projects in their respective countries of Mexico, South Africa and Israel. That they are women should not matter, at the same time it is extremely important. Through these women we learn lessons of how to see, what is important in story telling, and examples of commitment to their subjects. The Inclusion Illusion raises awareness of the issue of cultural diversity and acceptance of people from all walks of life in Baton Rouge.

Cost: $10

Short Film Selection #2

11:45 am

Short Film Selection #2

10 Short Films / 134 min total

Featuring: Shuffle, Little Man, Silk, Al Final Del Dia, The Lion's Den, Chasseur, Stalled, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Operation: CTF

Cost: $10

By and By: New Orleans Gospel at the Crossroads

2:15 pm

By and By: New Orleans Gospel at the Crossroads

World Premiere / Documentary / Spotlight Louisiana / USA / 2013 / 96 min

WORLD PREMIERE. 'By and By' tells the story of the Electrifying Crown Seekers, a family-based New Orleans gospel quartet that, after 47 years together, are facing an uncertain future in a post-Katrina environment.

Cost: $10

Sunday, April 21st

Cinemark Perkins Rowe / Baton Rouge / Sunday

From Up on Poppy Hill (Additional Screening)

1:00 pm

From Up on Poppy Hill (Additional Screening)

Drama / Animation / Japan / 2013 / 91 min

Written by legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Goro Miyazaki, From Up on Poppy Hill marks the first feature film collaboration between father and son. More than any Studio Ghibli film, From Up on Poppy Hill embodies a specific time and place and captures the emotional landscape of its setting. The results are stunning – a pure, sincere, nuanced and heartfelt film that signals yet another triumph for the esteemed studio.

Recommended: ages 9 to adult

Cost: $10

Lonely Boy

1:00 pm

Lonely Boy

Comedy / Drama / USA / 2013 / 124 min

In Person: Alev Aydin, Producer, Writer, Actor & Troy Daniel Smith, Producer

The romantic misadventures of a schizophrenic bachelor are heartbreakingly and humorously told in this moving and original new American film from director Dale Fabrigar. Over the course of three days, Franky (Alev Aydin), a tough minded romantic has to deal with the harsh realities of the dating world, job insecurities, an intrusive, ball busting sister, and three overwhelming 'roommates' who may or may not be a figment of his over active imagination. But now, Franky has something in his life to live for, a real shot at love, as well as enough clarity to start seeking answers to a past he cannot remember.

Cost: $10

Wild River

1:30 pm

Wild River

Classic / Earth Day / USA / 1960 / 110 min

Set in 1930s Tennessee at the time of the New Deal, this poignant drama focuses on the struggle between two rights: the right of the government to evict the residents of an island that stands in the path of a new dam being constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority; and the right of an old woman to remain on the land where she was born.

Cost: $10

Unfinished Song (Song for Marion)

3:00 pm

Unfinished Song (Song for Marion)

Comedy / Drama / UK / 2012 / 93 min

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son.

Cost: $10

Good People Go To Hell, Saved People Go To Heaven

3:30 pm

Good People Go To Hell, Saved People Go To Heaven

US Premiere / Documentary / USA / 2012 / 87 min

Set against a backdrop of hurricane devastation and apocalyptic fear, Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go to Heaven penetrates the complex world of evangelical Christianity along America's Gulf Coast.

Cost: $10

Hannah Arendt

4:00 pm

Hannah Arendt

Drama / Germany / 2012 / 113 min

A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Cost: $10

The East

6:00 pm

The East

Drama / Action & Adventure / USA / 2013 / 116 min

The East was filmed in Shreveport, Louisiana and co-stars Louisiana's own Patricia Clarkson.

We are honored to present the controversial hit of this years Sundance Film Festival from the director of The Sound of My Voice and the studio that gave you Beasts of the Southern Wild. Starring the multi-talented Brit Marling (who co-authored The East along with director Zal Batmanglij), this is their second collaboration together and by far their most ambitious. Sarah Moss is a brilliant operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. She is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Living amongst them in an effort to get closer to their members, Sarah finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group's charismatic leader, finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed.

Cost: $15

The Fruit Hunters

6:30 pm

The Fruit Hunters CANCELED

Documentary / Earth Day / Canada / 2012 / 90 min

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, the screening of The Fruit Hunters has been canceled. In its place will be a screening of Twenty Feet from Stardom.

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please check our Schedule Updates page for the latest schedule update information.

Twenty Feet from Stardom

6:30 pm

Twenty Feet from Stardom (Additional Screening)

Documentary / Musical / USA / 2013 / 89 min

New Orleans Screening Sold Out, First Ever Screening in Baton Rouge.

In this illuminating documentary by Morgan Neville and starring Lou Adler, Stephanie 'Stevvi' Alexander, and Patti Austin, we take a peek into the world that lies just outside the rays of the spotlight. Backup artists have harmonized with the biggest bands in pop music, but in this documentary, we finally learn who these singers are and what lives they lead.

Cost: $10

Thérèse

6:30 pm

Thérèse

Drama / France / 2012 / 110 min

The late Claude Miller's final film elegantly adapts François Mauriac's modern classic of a woman's growing resistance to her suffocating marriage, and showcases a remarkable Audrey Tautou as the disturbed titular heroine.

Cost: $10

Mental

9:00 pm

Mental

Comedy / Australia / 2012 / 116 min

Australian filmmaker J.P. Hogan reunites with his "Muriel's Wedding" star Toni Collette with this Australia comedy about a family of five daughters who are all convinced they suffer from various mental illnesses and their new-found ability to overcome adversity.

Cost: $10

Old State Capitol / Baton Rouge / Sunday

Mayan Renaissance

10:00 am

Mayan Renaissance

Documentary / USA / Guatemala / 2012 / 68 min

A beautiful film which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization, the Spanish conquest in 1519, five hundred years of oppression, and the courageous fight of the Maya to reclaim their voice and determine their own future, in Guatemala and throughout Central America.

Cost: FREE

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FernGully: The Last Rainforest

11:30 am

FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Animation / Earth Day / USA / 1992 / 76 min

The magical inhabitants of a rainforest called FernGully fight to save their home that is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus.

Cost: FREE

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Bound By Flesh (Additional Screening)

1:30 pm

Bound By Flesh (Additional Screening)

Documentary / USA / 2012 / 91 min

Daisy and Violet Hilton were as close as any two sisters could be - they were Siamese twins. Displayed in carnival sideshows by their legal guardian, and trained to sing, dance and play a variety of musical instruments from an early age, they ranked among the biggest stars of vaudeville. Yet they never saw the money until they sued for their freedom in 1936. "Bound By Flesh" explores the American sideshow, its origins and its heyday when the Hilton Sisters were on display for huge crowds that streamed into the tent to get a glimpse of these "fetching" sisters. This moving and illuminating film by the director of "Behind the Burly Q" includes interviews with Ward Hall, the last of the P.T. Barnum sideshow promoters.

Cost: $10

Manship Theatre / Baton Rouge / Sunday

Becoming Traviata

12:00 pm

Becoming Traviata (Additional Screening)

Documentary / Francophone / Musical / France / 2012 / 113 min

Becoming Traviata is an exhilarating account of the creative process and a rousing, uniquely accessible rendition of Giuseppe Verdi's glorious opera. Director Béziat, known for his innovative documentaries on classical music, takes viewers behind the scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Festival's 2011 production of masterpiece La Traviata helmed by celebrated stage director Jean-François Sivadier.

Cost: $10

I Am Divine (Additional Screening)

2:30 pm

I Am Divine (Additional Screening)

Documentary / USA / 2013 / 90 min

In Person: Jeffrey Schwarz, Director

I Am Divine is a funny, sad, sometimes outrageous and often surprising portrait of a man who fought against what society considers conventionally beautiful.

Cost: $10

A Fierce Green Fire

5:00 pm

A Fierce Green Fire

Documentary / Earth Day / USA / 2012 / 105 min

A documentary on the environmental movement's evolution from the 1960's to the present.

Cost: $10

More Than Honey

7:15 pm

More Than Honey

Documentary / Earth Day / Germany / 2012 / 90 min

A fascinating and beautifully filmed investigation into the crisis that is threatening the worldwide bee population.

Cost: $10

A Teacher

9:15 pm

A Teacher

Drama / USA / 2012 / 75 min

One of the hits of the recent Sundance Festival, A Teacher explores the unraveling of Diana, a young teacher at a suburban Texas high school, after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric. What starts as a seemingly innocent fling becomes increasingly complex and dangerous as the beautiful and confident Diana gets fully consumed by her emotions, crossing boundaries and acting out in progressively startling ways. Lindsay Burdge delivers a compelling and seamlessly naturalistic performance, while director Fidell employs a controlled pace, silky camera movements, and tense percussive sound to free her narrative, like her heroine, from the confines of convention.

Cost: $10

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