Court on Camera
A Few Good Men
Presented by Josh Clayton Law
7:30 p.m. September 27
“You can’t handle the truth!” Fast talking Navy lawyer (Tom Cruise) is out to prove that a pair of Marines are innocent of murdering a fellow fighter in this courtroom thriller. His biggest obstacle is a conniving base commander (Jack Nicholson) who wants the whole affair kept quiet. Also starring Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and Kiefer Sutherland.
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Book Lovers Supper Club
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
6 p.m. October 12
Dinner and Book Discussion
$23 ($16, RFC members)
A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has become one of the most powerful and most widely read novels of our time.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She may go out once a day to markets whose signs are now pictures because women are not allowed to read. She must pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility, and failure means exile to the dangerously polluted Colonies. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules.
Presented by Gingerbread House
5:30 p.m. September 28
Panel discussion and audience Q&A following film
James Stevens agrees to drive a box truck on a one-time trip cross country for cash. But when he discovers his cargo is human, he is compelled to save two frightened sisters who are unaware of the danger they’re in. Post screening discussion with representatives from Gingerbread House, Purchased: Not for Sale, Caddo Parish Juvenile Services, FREE Coalition and the FBI.
Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun. He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.” The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.
Heels and Reels
Presented by ACE
The Devil Wears Prada
5:30 p.m. September 26
$29 dinner and movie ($22, RFC members)
Dust off your Prada, ladies, Miranda Priestly is coming to RFC. As Andy (Anne Hathaway), Emily (Emily Blunt) and Nigel (Stanley Tucci) cater to Miranda’s (Meryl Streep) every whim, we’ll be enjoying a delicious dinner with drinks and trivia with your girlfriends and toasting the world’s most terrifying (but fabulous) boss.
Sami Malik, a young Indian, travels to America in the 1970s. He dreams of becoming an engineer to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father, a legendary tiger hunter. When Sami's job falls through, he takes a low-end job and joins with a gang of oddball friends in hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he's far more successful than he truly is -- or perhaps ever could be.