Oct
4
8:45 pm20:45

Politics in Cinema: Idiocracy with live-stream talk

Politics in Cinema presented by Centenary Film Society

Ten years ago, satirist Mike Judge told of an impossible future in which our collective intelligence had dropped so low it threatened to destroy the world.

In this future, America is run by a corrupt, sociopathic former pro-wrestler with severe anger management issues, and the most popular entertainment in the land was a YouTube-esque video playlist called “Ow My Balls.”

Flash forward to today. We are approaching the end of the most bizarre, absurdist presidential race in U.S. history. Over the past months, thousands have questioned in social media whether Idiocracy was actually a documentary. Mike Judge’s sadly prescient film has transcended its cult classic status to become a vibrant and essential facet of this election conversation.

RFC is participating in a nation-wide anniversary screening in conjunction with The Alamo Drafthouse and the network of Art House Convergence Theaters. Join us in revisiting and rediscovering Idiocracy on the eve of the 2016 presidential election. A post-movie conversation will be live-streamed to audiences across the country, including right here at RFC. 

In attendance at the live-stream will be director and writer Mike Judge, star Maya Rudolph, and others. 

Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

Food for Thought: Polyfaces

Food for Thought, presented by Mahaffey Farms
Tickets: $30, includes dinner featuring food from Mahaffey Farms, movie and discussion ($28, RFC and Slow Food members)
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m.

Polyfaces is a film about connecting to the land and the community. Set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, Polyface Farm uses no chemicals and feeds over 6,000 families and many restaurants and food outlets within a three-hour ‘foodshed’ of their farm. Using the symbiotic relationships of animals and their natural functions, they produce high quality, nutrient-dense products.

Mahaffey Farms is doing the same kind of farming right here in northwest Louisiana. Mahaffey’s Evan McCommon will join us and Slow Food North Louisiana for a post-screening dialogue about the farm-to-table movement in Shreveport-Bossier. Documentary, 90 min.

Oct
8
12:30 pm12:30

Family Matinee: Coraline

Kids, wear your Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize!

When Coraline discovers a secret door in her new home, she uncovers an alternate version of her life ... a much better version, without the same family frustrations. But her adventure soon turns sinister. Animation/Family, 100 mins., PG. 

Oct
12
7:30 pm19:30

Politics in Cinema: Weiner

Be careful what you post on the Internet ... This is a lesson that former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner has learned the hard way. A few times. This documentary chronicles his catastrophic 2013 bid for New York City mayor when he becomes embroiled in his second (but not final) Twitter sexting scandal. Following the film will be a panel discussion on the role social media plays in today’s politics. Documentary, 96 min., R.

Politics in Cinema presented by Centenary Film Society

Oct
18
10:30 am10:30

Silver Screening: All the President's Men

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman are Washington Post journalists Woodward and Bernstein in the cinematic version of the famous Watergate scandal. Though Entertainment Weekly calls the film “a victory lap for American journalism,” the American politicians don’t come out looking too great. Drama/History, 1976, 138 min., PG.

Oct
18
5:30 pm17:30

Martini Lounge

So many martinis, so little time. We’ve got to select a new Martini of the Month, and we need your help. Your Martini Lounge ticket will get you a tasting flight of three new martinis, light hors d'oeuvres, fun prizes, and a mixing lesson by Abby Singer’s bartender Jessica Frick and Shreveport Times Louisiana flavor writer Tiana Kennell so you can make your favorite cocktail at home. You vote, and the audience favorite will become our November Martini of the Month!

Presented by ACE: Arts, Culture, Entertainment

Oct
27
5:30 pm17:30

Politics in Cinema: All the President's Men

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman are Washington Post journalists Woodward and Bernstein in the cinematic version of the famous Watergate scandal. Though Entertainment Weekly calls the film “a victory lap for American journalism,” the American politicians don’t come out looking too great. On Oct. 27, LSUS political science professor William Pederson will give the prescreening talk “The Top 5 Political Scandals in U.S. History.” Drama/History, 1976, 138 min., PG.

Politics in Cinema presented by Centenary Film Society


Sep
27
5:30 pm17:30

Heels and Reels: Clueless

Does it get more '90s than Clueless? As if! Popular high school princess Cher has two goals: 1. Look as fabulous as possible at all times and 2. Help those around her find love. Don your argyle knee socks and roll with your homies down to RFC for the perfect girls' night out. Comedy, 1995, 97 min., PG-13.

Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

Book Lovers Supper Club: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

This fall at Book Lovers we’re asking community leaders to share a book that has changed their lives. First up is new Centenary president Christopher Holoman with his selection, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead explores themes of faith and doubt through a series of letters from a dying small-town pastor to his young son.

Aug
30
5:30 pm17:30

Heels and Reels: (500) Days of Summer

Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic, is caught off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went wrong. Comedy/Drama/Romance, 2009, 95 min., PG-13.

Aug
25
5:30 pm17:30

The Home Team: When We Were Kings with Tim Dement

Tim Dement boxed in the 1972 Munich Olympics when he was just 17. He’s got stories to tell about one of the most memorable Olympics in history, plus the time none other than Muhammad Ali called his fight. Dement is paying homage to The Greatest with the documentary about Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle with George Foreman. Documentary/Sports, 1997, 88, PG.

Aug
18
5:30 pm17:30

The Home Team: The Longest Yard with Jacob Hester

Our second LSU Tiger of the month, Jacob Hester cut his cleats at Evangel Christian Academy before helping the Tigers win the National Championship and being drafted by the San Diego Chargers. Hester is going old school with the Burt Reynolds prison football classic The Longest Yard. Comedy/Sports, 1974, 121 min., R.

Aug
13
12:30 pm12:30

Family Matinee: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Based on the best-selling book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone's life: middle school. Comedy/Family, 2010, 04 min., PG.

RFC's Family Matinee series is presented by The Ballengee Foundation.

Aug
11
5:30 pm17:30

The Home Team: Race with Hollis Conway

Hollis Conway high jumped his way to two Olympic medals in Seoul (1988) and Barcelona (1992). He’s bringing his Olympic medals to RFC for his screening of Race, the story of Jesse Owens' historic road to the 1936 Olympics. Drama/Sports, 2016, 134 min., PG-13.

Aug
6
10:30 am10:30

Summer Camp Showcase with reception

10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. August 6•  Free admission
11:30 Reception

RFC will join up with Renzi Education and Art Center for our second annual Summer Camp Showcase. Campers from both RFC and Renzi will debut the movies they made this summer. Join us for one of two showtimes with a milk and cookies reception in between screenings.  

Aug
3
5:30 pm17:30

The Home Team: Major League with Todd Walker

Todd Walker began his career as an Airline Viking baseball player, went on to become a College World Series champ at LSU, and ultimately landed a spot in the MLB, notably with the Red Sox and Cubs. The former major leaguer is screening the ultimate baseball comedy, Major League. Comedy/Sports, 1989, 107 min., R.

Jul
26
5:30 pm17:30

Heels and Reels: Ghost

After Sam Wheat is murdered, his spirit stays behind to warn his girlfriend Molly of impending danger, with the help of Oda Mae Brown, a reluctant psychic. Starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. Drama/Romance, 1990, 127 min., PG-13.

Jul
23
12:30 pm12:30

Moonbot Shorts

Join RFC in celebrating “Phases: A Moonbot Studios Retrospective,” an exhibition of the animation studio’s work currently on display at artspace until August 13. This screening of the studio’s short film work includes award-winning favorites The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Numberlys, The Scarecrow, Silent, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado and Taking Flight. Moonbot cofounder William Joyce and creative director Limbert Fabian will introduce the films and answer questions after the 60-minute screening.

Jul
20
7:45 pm19:45

Encore screening: The Long, Hot Summer

Paul Newman brings William Faulkner’s short stories to life in this Louisiana-filmed installment of our Summer in the South series. Newman’s sharecropper butts heads with landowner Orson Welles and heats up the screen with Joanne Woodward. Drama, 1958, 115 min., NR.

Jul
19
10:30 am10:30

Silver Screening: The Long, Hot Summer

Paul Newman brings William Faulkner’s short stories to life in this Louisiana-filmed installment of our Summer in the South series. Newman’s sharecropper butts heads with landowner Orson Welles and heats up the screen with Joanne Woodward. Drama, 1958, 115 min., NR.

Jul
16
5:30 pm17:30

The Great '80s Trivia Dinner

Pop quiz. What former spy plays Indiana Jones’ father in the The Last Crusade? What kind of car takes Michael J. Fox back to the future? What do Goonies never say? If you know the answers, you just may be an '80s adventure expert. Test your knowledge at our trivia dinner. Ticket includes a brain-fueling dinner, four rounds of '80s movie trivia, costume contest, photo booth and admittance to 7:30 p.m. Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Jul
15
Jul 17

The Great '80s Adventure Weekend

Grab your fedora, folks. We’re going on an adventure. You’ve got one weekend to see two of the most outrageous movie escapades of the '80s: Raiders of the Lost Ark and Big Trouble in Little China. But wait, that’s not all. We’re bringing back The Great ‘80s Trivia Dinner, and as a bonus, we’re also screening a documentary about the superest of super fans. Read on to plan your adventure.

Jul
9
12:30 pm12:30

Family Matinee: How to Train Your Dragon

Hiccup, a hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons, becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. Animation/Adventure/Family, 2010, 98 min., PG.

Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

Heels and Reels: Pride & Prejudice

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Don’t miss Jane Austen’s classic tale adapted for the screen and starring Keira Knightley. Drama/Romance, 2005, 129 min., PG.

Jun
26
11:00 am11:00

Gone with the Wind encore screening

This epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), from idyllic days on a sprawling plantation to her survival through the Civil War and Reconstruction and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Drama/Romance, 1939, 238 min., G. With 10-minute intermission.

Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

Gone with the Wind encore screening

This epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), from idyllic days on a sprawling plantation to her survival through the Civil War and Reconstruction and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Drama/Romance, 1939, 238 min., G. With 10-minute intermission.

Jun
21
10:30 am10:30

Silver Screening: Gone with the Wind

This epic Civil War drama focuses on the life of petulant southern belle Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), from idyllic days on a sprawling plantation to her survival through the Civil War and Reconstruction and her tangled love affairs with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Drama/Romance, 1939, 238 min., G.

Jun
18
12:30 pm12:30

Family Matinee: Labyrinth

16-year old girl Sarah is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Adventure/Family/Fantasy, 1986, 101 min., PG.

Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

Labyrinth evening screening

16-year old girl Sarah is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. Adventure/Family/Fantasy, 1986, 101 min., PG.

Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Book Lovers Supper Club: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Join your fellow Book Lovers in reading Truman Capote's dazzling New York novel Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which inspired the classic 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn. Full of sharp wit and larger-than-life characters who vividly capture the restless, madcap era of 1940s New York, Breakfast at Tiffany's has been called “the most romantic story every written.” (The Guardian)

May
31
5:30 pm17:30

Heels and Reels: 27 Dresses

After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, Jane wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her younger sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with. Starring Katherine Heigl, James Marsden and Ed Burns. Comedy/Romance, 2008, 111 min., PG-13.

May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Food for Thought: City of Gold

Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a portal to the soul of the city. Shreveport has its own thriving food scene, from the southern comfort of Tootie Morrison’s Abby Singer’s Bistro, to the Mexican flavors of Gabriel Balderas’ El Cabo Verde. Balderas will join Morrison as our guest chef, giving us a meal that melds the two styles. Local food blogger Chris Jay of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau will lead a post-dinner conversation with the chefs and give us a virtual tour of where to find the best tacos in town! Documentary, 96 min., R.