December Films at Manship Theatre 2015
November 12, 2015
Time: 3:30 PM–4:30 PM
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
December Films at Manship Theatre 2015
November 29th and December 1st at 2pm
HAMLET re-broadcast from National Theatre London
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre will broadcast this eagerly awaited production to cinemas.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
December 1st at 7pm
Southern Indie Film Series presents LOUISIANA SHORTS
Local filmmaker Zack Godshall will host a monthly screening of locally-made films that avoid the Hollywood stereotypes of Louisiana, and in some cases confront exploitation head on.
December will feature 5 great short films made in and about Louisiana featuring live interviews and Q&A with the producers and filmmakers.
THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE
Academy Award Winner!
Film Length: 15 Minutes
Directed by William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg
Written by William Joyce
Inspired in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, "Morris Lessmore" is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor
GLORY AT SEA
Film Length: 25 Minutes
Directed by Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
Written by Benh Zeitlin
Starring Geremy Jasper, Henry D. Coleman, and Chloe Tillis
A group of mourners and a man spat from the depths of Hades build a boat from the debris of New Orleans to rescue their lost loved ones trapped beneath the sea.
THE PIROGUE MAKER (1949)
A film by Arnold Eagle
This very rare film began when in 1948, Robert Flaherty was working on "The Louisiana Story." He was searching for a small boat, or "pirogue" for his young hero. Flaherty soon became aware that pirogue-making was a disappearing art. Finally, when he found Ebdon Allemon, a Cajun craftsman, he persuaded him to make the pirogue.
IN THE MIND OF THE MAKER
directed by Charles Richard
directed by Zack Godshall
December 5th at 2pm
Bikes vs Cars
not rated – 90 mins
Director: Fredrik Gertten
New Release Documentary
The bicycle, an amazing tool for change. Activists and cities all over the world are moving towards a new system. But will the economic powers allow it?
December 5th at 6pm
not rated – 93 mins
Director: Afia Nathaniel
Writer: Afia Nathaniel
Stars: Samiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza, Saleha Aref |
2015 Foreign Oscar submission from Pakistan
In the mountains of Pakistan, a mother and her ten-year-old daughter flee their home on the eve of the girl's marriage to a tribal leader. A deadly hunt for them begins.
December 11th at 7:30pm
Spoof Night! with GREMLINS
The Family Dinner Comedy Troupe celebrates every single person in the world's favorite Christmas film GREMLINS! What better way to get in the mood (holiday mood, not the other mood) than to get a little drunky and watch the guys poke fun (respectfully) at this early 80's cult delight.
December 16th at 7:30pm
The Film Lounge with Capital City Grill presents MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
Rated: G - 96 Minutes
The Film Lounge:
This fresh event will feature cozy furniture, cabaret tables, full bar, and servers cocktailing food and drinks directly to your seat. Capital City Grill Downtown has created a full menu specifically for these events, with Denicola's Upholstery supplying all the fun furniture. 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.
Directed by George Seaton
Written by George Seaton
Starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.
December 20th at 2pm
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Rated G - 85 Minutes
Directed by Brian Henson
Written by Charles Dickens, Jerry Juhl
Starring Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
December 20th at 4:30pm
Rated PG - 97 min
Directed by Jon Favreau
Written by David Berenbaum
Starring Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Bob Newhart
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.