March Films at Manship Theatre
March 06–15, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM–3:30 PM
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Crash (2005) - March 6th @ 7pm
Directed and written by Paul Haggis
Starring Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Phillipe, and a ton of other stars, Crash tells several stories that interweave during two days in Los Angeles. The lives of a Brentwood housewife and her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple all interlace to create stories of race, loss and redemption.
Munich - March 7th @ 6pm
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth
Starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, and Marie-Josée Croze
After Black September's assassination of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, Prime Minister Golda Meir okays a black-box operation to hunt down and kill all involved. A team of five gathers in Switzerland led by Avner, a low-level Mossad techie whose father was a war hero and whose wife is pregnant. It's an expendable team, but relying on paid informants, they track and kill several in Europe and Lebanon. They must constantly look over their shoulders for the CIA, KGB, PLO, and their own sources. As the body count mounts -- with retribution following retribution -- so do questions, doubts, and sleepless nights. Loyalties blur. What does it mean to be a Jew?
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night- March 7th @ 9:30pm
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Written by Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, and Marshall Manesh
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, female director Ana Lily Amirpour's debut presents a black-and-white, mesmerizing drama about a lonesome vampire stalking the unsavory citizens of an Iranian ghost town. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom... blood red.
Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival presents Song of the Sea - March 8th @ 2pm
Directed by Tom Moore
Written by Will Collins and Tom Moore
From the creators of The Secret of Kells comes a breathtaking animated film based on the Irish legend of the Selkies. Nominated for Best Animated Feature film of the year, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, escaping from her grandmother's home to go on an epic journey to the sea and free fairy creatures trapped in the modern world. Enthralling for adults as for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a marvel of enchanting storytelling and visual brilliance.
Friday the 13th (1980) - Friday! March 13th @ 8pm
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham
Starring Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon, and Adrienne King
Terror and suspense abounds at Camp Crystal Lake, which has been shuttered for over 20 years due to several malicious and mysterious murders. The camp's new owner and seven young counselors open the property for re-opening despite being told of rumors about a curse that plagues the camp. Brace yourself for a violent spectacle as the curse unfolds before your eyes as, one by one, each of the counselors is stalked by a violent killer.
Treasure Island from National Theatre London - March 15th @ 2pm
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, encore screening from the National Theatre.
It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.