August 2015 Films at Manship

Date: August 02–28, 2015

100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Event Information

Sunday August 2, 2015
Time: 2pm (dubbed in English) & 6pm (French with English subtitles)
Cost: $8.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
PG  78 Minutes

Directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Written by Alexander Abela, Rémi Bezançon
Starring Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, François-Xavier Demaison

An escaped Sudanese slave boy befriends a baby giraffe and accompanies it on a perilous journey to the shores of France. Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to arrive on French shores (it was gifted to the king in 1827 by the Egyptian viceroy Mehemet Ali), Bezancon and his team of three co-writers have crafted a simple yet meaningful fable filled with vivid characters and set-pieces, and one which doesn’t shy away from some of the less flattering aspects of Gallic history.


I Am Chris Farley
*added screening* Wednesday August 5, 2015
Thursday August 6, 2015

Time: 7pm
Cost: $8.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
This Film is Not Yet Rated
90 Minutes

Directed by Brent Hodge, Derik Murray
Written by Steve Burgess
Starring Adam Sandler, Christina Applegate, Mike Myers

The film showcases the performer’s most memorable characters and skits from television and film, paired with iconic photographs, home movies and family snapshots, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality. Sharing insights into the beloved funnyman are such co-stars and colleagues as Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack and Fred Wolf, and family members.


Film Lounge Series with Capital City Grill presents TANGERINE
Wednesday August 19, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $8.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
Rated R, 88 Minutes

Our goal is to create a unique screening experience.  This fresh event will feature cozy furniture, cabaret tables, full bar, and servers cocktailing food and drinks directly to your seat.  CCG has created a full menu specifically for these events. Screenings will include the latest Independent and Foreign Film, as well as Classics from all Genres. Admission is cheap and the food/drink specials will be plentiful.

For more info about Capital City Grill contact Y’zell Williamson
Ph: 225-381-8140
Email: or

Directed by Sean Baker
Written by Chris Bergoch, Sean Baker
Starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

On Christmas Eve, transgender prostitute Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a prison sentence, meets her friend Alexandra, who is also a transgender prostitute, at Donut Time. Alexandra informs Sin-Dee Rella that her boyfriend and pimp Chester has been cheating on her with a white cisgender woman. Outraged, Sin-Dee storms out of Donut Time to search the neighborhood for Chester and Dinah, the "fish" he has been sleeping with.


The Tribe *one of the most talked about releases of the spring/summer
Thursday August 13, 2015
Time: 7pm
Cost: $8.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
Rated R, 132 Minutes

Directed and Written by: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
The Tribe (Ukrainian: Плем'я, Plemya) is a 2014 Ukrainian drama film directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy. Starring Hryhoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova and Roza Babiy. The film is set in a boarding school for deaf children, where a new arrival is drawn into an institutional system of organized crime, involving robbery and prostitution. He crosses a dangerous line when he falls for one of the girls to whom he's assigned as pimp. The film is entirely in Ukrainian Sign Language with no subtitles.


Spoof Night! with The Family Dinner Comedy Troupe and VARSITY BLUES
Friday August 12, 3015
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $11
Rated R-ish (due to improv content), 120 Minutes
Under 16 Requires Accompanying Parent or Guardian.

Hut hut! Family Dinner Comedy Troupe "tackles" (only pun from here on out) late 90's High School Football.
This Interactive Movie Experience pokes fun with live commentary, digital skits, and improv. Bring a date or come with friends. Manship Theatre Bar will be open early before the show offering great drink deals!


TREASURE ISLAND from National Theatre  
Wednesday August 19, 2015
Time: 2pm
Cost: $16.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
Suitable for ages 10+, 130 Minutes

Directed by Polly Findlay
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Bryony Lavery
Starring Raj Bajaj, Oliver Birch, and Angela de Castro
An encore screening of the National Theatre performance of Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery.


Thursday August 20, 2015
Friday August 21, 2015
Time: 7pm
Cost: 8.50, please call for student, senior, and military discounts
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Starring Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, and Mark Ronson
The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.


Everyman from National Theatre London
Tuesday August 25, 2015
Time: 2pm & 7pm
Cost: $16.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
Not Rated, 100 Minutes
Directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road)
Starring: BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.


Testament of Youth
Wednesdays, August 19 & 26, 2015
Times: 7pm
Cost: $8.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
Rated PG-13, 129 Minutes

Directed by James Kent
Written by Vera Brittain, Juliette Towhidi
Starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.


A Poem is a Naked Person
Friday August 28, 2015
Times: 7pm
Cost: $8.50, Please call for student, senior, and military discounts
Not Rated, 90 Minutes

Directed by Les Blank
Written by Les Blank
Starring Leon Russell, Eric Anderson, Malissa Bates

Originally a work for hire by Leon Russell, A Poem Is A Naked Person was filmed by Les Blank during 1972-74, while living at the Russell/Shelter records recording studio compound on Grand Lake Of The Cherokees in NE Oklahoma. It is feature-length, with appearances by Willie Nelson, George Jones and some amazing characters in Oklahoma, where much of it was shot. At least two major critics have declared it the best film ever made on Rock and Roll.