Films at Manship Theatre in April

Date: April 02–28, 2015

100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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Films at Manship Theatre in April 

Ballet 422 - April 4 @ 2 pm
Cost: $8.50
Our Dance in Film series continues with this Award Winning Documentary.
Directed by Jody Lee Lipes
Starring Alisha Heng, Tiler Peck, and Sterling Hyltin
From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. BALLET 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world’s great ballet companies. New York City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of the greatest choreographers in the history of the art form.

The Wrecking Crew - April 8 @ 7 pm
Cost: $8.50
The ONE Band behind some of the greatest musical Hits!
THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960's. It didn't matter if it was Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American "west coast sound" a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as "The Wrecking Crew". (C) Magnolia

Kung Fu Killer (2014)
April 10-- 7pm or April 26-- 6pm
Cost: $8.50
A vicious killer (Wang Baoqiang) is going round Hong Kong killing top martial arts exponents. When convicted killer and kung fu expert, Xia (Donnie Yen) hears of this, he offers to help the police catch the killer, in return for his freedom.
Directed by Teddy Chen
Written by Teddy Chan
Starring Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Charlie Young
Martial arts icon Donnie Yen (Ip Man) is returning to our screens with his latest movie titled “Kung Fu Killer”. Here he will play a killer and a kung fu expert used by the police to track down a murderer on the loose in return for his freedom. Donnie has been very happy of late with the massive success of The Monkey King and with Iceman Cometh 1 and 2 on the way, Dragon City being filmed and then Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II, the future looks very bright indeed.

Happy Birthday John Waters! With Pink Flamingos - April 10 at 9:45 pm
93 min
Cost: $7.50
In celebration of John Waters’ birthday on April 22nd, the Manship Theatre presents our favorite films from the Baltimore golden boy.
In this John Water's cult classic, several truly disgusting individuals, including 300-pound Babs (played by Divine), compete for the title of "The World's Filthiest Person" in this infamous exercise in bad taste.
Directed by John Waters
Written by John Waters
Starring Divine, Mink Stole, Mary Vivian Pearce, Danny Mills

Happy Birthday John Waters! With Cry Baby - April 12 at 2 pm
85 minutes
Cost: $7.50
In celebration of John Waters’ birthday on April 22nd, the Manship Theatre presents our favorite films from the Baltimore golden boy.
Directed by John Waters
Written by John WatersStarring Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, and Susan Tyrrell

Happy Birthday John Waters! With Female Trouble - April 12 at 6pm
Rated NC-17
98 minutes
Cost: $7.50
In celebration of John Waters’ birthday on April 22nd, the Manship Theatre presents our favorite films from the Baltimore golden boy.
A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitchhiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.
Directed by John Waters
Written by John Waters

Happy Birthday John Waters! With Hairspray! - April 19 at 4 pm
92 minutes
Cost: 7.50
In celebration of John Waters’ birthday on April 22nd, the Manship Theatre presents our favorite films from the Baltimore golden boy.
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Starring Sunny Bono and Ruth Brown

Featuring a Q&A with the film’s Dance Choreographer SIDRA BELL - 
April 17 at 7 pm
89 mins
Cost: $7
Directed by Chris Mason Johnson
Written by Chris Mason Johnson
Starring Scott Marlowe, Matthew Risch, and Evan Boomer
San Francisco, 1985: Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company as he embarks on a budding relationship with Todd, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie's innocent. As Frankie and Todd's friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk - it's the early years of the epidemic - but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief.

The Great Invisible - April 19 at 1 pm
Cost: $7.50
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history. The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate thriller, a heartbreaking human drama and a peek inside the walls of the secretive oil industry, "The Great Invisible" is the first documentary feature to go beyond the media coverage to examine the crisis in depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.

Alexander Nevsky
In honor of the Baton Rouge Symphony’s performance Masterworks VI: Sonja Bruzauskas, mezzo soprano on April 23rd which will feature Prokofiev’s score from the film.
April 19 at 7 pm
120 min
Cost: $7
This 1938 classic film depicts the attempted invasion of Novgorod in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights of the Holy Roman Empire and their defeat by Prince Alexander, known popularly as Alexander Nevsky (1220–1263).
Directed by Dmitri Vasilyev , Sergei M. Eisenstein
Written by Sergei M. Eisenstein, Pyotr Pavlenko
Starring Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Okhlopkov, Andrei Abrikosov

Spoof Night! With BATMAN AND ROBIN - April 24 at 7:30 pm
Rated R (due to improv content)
120 mins
Cost: $11
This prequel to Christopher Nolan's BATMAN BEGINS is credited as ushering in a new era of modern superhero film. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers the role of a lifetime as the tragic Mr. Freeze. A scientific genius driven to madness by his quest to awake his wife from a terminal illness, so that she can admit that she ate his last chicken finger the other night. Despite knowing that Freeze had been saving that chicken finger for lunch the following day, and was really looking forward to it.
B&R also features a star-studded cast including Alicia Silverstein, Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Uma Thurman, and up-and-comer George Clooney. Oh and Vivica A. Fox as the sexy "Ms. B Haven". Get it? Just one of the many mind-blowing play on words this movie brings in a big way.
Bring a date or come with friends. Manship Theatre Bar will be open early before the show offering great drink deals!

Maghrebian Cinema presents Rock the Casbah (2013) - April 26 at 2 pm
100 min
Cost: $8.50
In partnership with LSU Film and Media Arts
Featuring samples of Maghrebian Cuisine!
Maghrebian cinema refers to films produced in the Francophone Maghreb. The films shed light on Algerian, Tunisian and Moroccan culture, and often revolve on topics such as colonialism, Islam, and gender. Recently women filmmakers as well have gained access to t filmmaking and thus gained control over their own representation. These filmmakers are credited for the inclusion of women’s voice, as they seek to spotlight women’s contributions to their societies and culture.

ROCK THE CASBAH is a bittersweet comedy that plays out around a funeral. Over the three days of mourning called for by Moroccan tradition, the family gathers in the deceased's villa to look back on their memories and share the loss of the dearly departed father and husband. But sparks fly when youngest daughter Sofia arrives back from her new home in LA.
Directed by Laïla Marrakchi
Written by Laïla Marrakchi, Guy Meirson

Behind the Beautiful Forevers form the National Theatre London - April 28 at 2 pm & 7 pm
180 min
Cost: $15
Directed by Rufus Norris
Written by David Hare
Starring Hiran Abeysekera, Esh Alladi, Nathalie Armin, Pal Aron
India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own.
Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.
But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighborhood.