Presented by Maccentric
8 p.m. December 21
This is how Rewind does the holidays. Gotham is covered in snow as Gothamites prepare for Christmas and the Penguin prepares for world domination. And then Catwoman shows up. Remember Rewinders, “Mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it. But a kiss can be even deadlier... if you mean it.”
Regional Filmmakers Spotlight
6 p.m. January 31
Featuring Q&A with director Travis Mills
From Louisiana Film Prize Top 20 director Travis Mills comes an exciting new feature. BLOOD COUNTRY is a Western filmed in the South, a true story of events that took place in Mississippi after the Civil War. When a man is accused of killing his brother, the town sheriff must find the truth and bring the killer to justice. Screening includes Mills Film Prize Top 20 short film HER CALLING.
Book Lovers Supper Club
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
6 p.m. December 13
Dinner and book discussion
$23 ($16, RFC members)
Family holiday dinners don’t any more dysfunctional than the Lamberts. If they can suffer through one last Midwestern Christmas meal together, the least we can do is talk about them over a delicious holiday meal of our own. Pick up the book today, and join us on December 13 as we dive into the dysfunction!
Presented by The Ballengee Foundation
11:30 a.m. December 16
Come in your favorite holiday pajamas for our Saturday morning brunch and Elf screening. We’ll have all of Buddy’s four food groups – candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup – along with your brunch favorites. after brunch, we’ll give away prizes in our theater for the best pjs – will you be the winner?
Call today to make your reservations for
$17 ($10 for kids 12 and under)
Call 318.459.4125 for reservations
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Sally Benson's short stories about the turn-of-the-century Smith family of St. Louis were tackled by a battalion of MGM screenwriters, who hoped to find a throughline to connect the anecdotal tales. After several false starts (one of which proposed that the eldest Smith daughter be kidnapped and held for ransom), the result was the charming valentine-card musical Meet Me in St. Louis. The plot hinges on the possibility that Alonzo Smith (Leon Ames), the family's banker father, might uproot the Smiths to New York, scuttling his daughter Esther (Judy Garland)'s romance with boy-next-door John Truett (Tom Drake) and causing similar emotional trauma for the rest of the household. In a cast that includes Mary Astor as Ames' wife, Lucille Bremer as another Ames daughter, and Marjorie Main as the housekeeper, the most fascinating character is played by 6-year-old Margaret O'Brien. As kid sister Tootie, O'Brien seems morbidly obsessed with death and murder, burying her dolls, "killing" a neighbor at Halloween (she throws flour in the flustered man's face on a dare), and maniacally bludgeoning her snowmen when Papa announces his plans to move to New York. Margaret O'Brien won a special Oscar for her remarkable performance, prompting Lionel Barrymore to grumble "Two hundred years ago, she would have been burned at the stake!" The songs are a heady combination of period tunes and newly minted numbers by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, the best of which are The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. As a bonus, Meet Me in St. Louis is lensed in rich Technicolor, shown to best advantage in the climactic scenes at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904.
Based on the novel by Les Standiford, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS tells the story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens from TV’s Downton Abbey) revived the holiday of Christmas with his self-published novel, A Christmas Carol. Facing pressure with looming debt, a feckless father (Jonathan Pryce) and recent critical failures, Dickens confronts his past by conjuring up fantastic characters including Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), for his now classic Christmas tale. Full of wit and warmth, THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS will bring out the holiday spirit in us all.