May Films at the Manship Theatre

Date: May 18–29, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM–9:00 PM

100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801

Event Information

May Films at Manship Theatre


Wednesday May 18th – 7pm

film Length: 111 Minutes
Rated R

In respect and honor of the absolute legend that is Prince.

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance and his own dissatisfied band as his star begins to rise.

THEN...join us for the Purple After Party!

Wednesday May 18th – 9pm

presented by 103.3 FM - Atomic Pop Shop - Capital City Grill

Located in the Hartley/Vey Workshop

We are going to party like it truly is 1999! Join us right after our screening of Purple Rain for all of your favorite Prince & Prince produced tunes, Free Food, Special Prices on Drinks, and a Costume Contest! 



Thursday May 19, 2016 - 7pm

Cost: $9.50, plus fees- call for discounts

Not Rated, 97 Minutes

Directed by Robert Budreau / Written by Robert Budreau

Starring Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie

A re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late 60's. Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn.



Sunday, May 22, 2016

 Time: 2pm

Cost: $7.50, plus fees

PG, 106 Minutes

Directed By: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci / Written By: Franck Ekinci (screenplay)

English dubbing provided by Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons

From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure about an orphaned teenager searching for her missing parents in an alternate version of 1941 Paris in which mankind never progressed beyond the Industrial Revolution.



Sunday May 29, 2016

Time: 2pm

Cost: $8.50, plus fees- call for discounts

Rated PG, 85 Minutes

Written and Directed by: Alê Abreu 

Staring: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, and Lu Horta

Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands.

Before the film, the folks with our newest exhibit: EARTH AS ART will be on-hand in our Free Gallery doing short, educational presentations about the Art. All you have to do is get here 30 minutes early to catch the presentations.


Tickets available at or by calling 225-344-0334.