International Cinema Series
Agave: The Spirit of a Nation
An evening of contemporary Mexican food and cinema
6:30 p.m. August 30
Dinner and movie, $30 ($28, RFC members)
Ticket includes tequila tasting and tequila-influenced Mexican dinner with specialty hand-crafted margaritas for purchase
If you love tequila, this is the night for you! Agave: The Spirit of a Nation follows the families that have toiled the Mexican land for generations cultivating and distilling the agave plant. The Austin Chronicle says, “With strikingly beautiful cinematography, the film celebrates the hard labor that goes into each margarita.” In Spanish and English with English subtitles.
In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Book Lovers Supper Club
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
6 p.m. August 22
Dinner and book discussion
$23 ($16, RFC members)
We’re heading to the heart of Louisiana with Rebecca Wells’ novel about lifelong friendships and the sometimes-tumultuous relationships between mothers and daughters. We’ll discuss it all over a delicious Louisiana meal.
Presented by LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions
10:30 a.m. August 20
Movie and Lunch $16 ($15, RFC members)
Encore screening (movie only) 8 p.m. August 20
To close out our summer series of the coolest movie characters of all time, we bring you the quintessential Bond film, Goldfinger. You’ll see cinema’s favorite spy James Bond get his Aston Martin, pit his wits against the villainous Auric Goldfinger, and order his signature drink for the first time – a martini. Shaken, not stirred. Add the first Shirley Bassey theme song and thrilling action sequences and the result is an explosive cocktail.
Now and Then
5:30 p.m. August 27
$29 per person for dinner and movie ($22, RFC members)
In 1970, four 12-year-old girls embark on a summer adventure as they attempt to solve a murder. When not chasing criminals, the girls still find time to play pranks on the town boys, and talk about their rapidly changing lives. Starring Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffmann, Christina Ricci and Ashleigh Aston Moore and as the tween girls and Melanie Griffith, Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell and Rita Wilson as their grown-up versions 25 years later.
RUSH: Cinema Straniato 2019
8 p.m. August 21
The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, when the first "Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence" Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide. Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart", "Subdivisions", "Tom Sawyer" and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor. R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite "Jacob's Ladder", exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more. As a special bonus, fans will get a glimpse into the madness and passion that went in to the making of Geddy Lee's new book, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass - featuring a brand-new interview from the man himself.
In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. With The Farewell, writer/director Lulu Wang has created a heartfelt celebration of both the way we perform family and the way we live it, masterfully interweaving a gently humorous depiction of the good lie in action with a richly moving story of how family can unite and strengthen us, often in spite of ourselves.
Presented by Shreveport Regional Airport
Dinner and Movie $29 ($22, RFC members)
6 p.m. September 17
A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences.
Based on the runaway bestseller, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is a comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who feels compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette's leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leaves a mystery to be solved back home. Directed by Richard Linklater.