In May, one of our favorite places downtown turns ten, but Robinson Film Center is giving everyone else a gift to celebrate! “We wouldn’t be here today without the unfailing support of the community, and this is our way of saying thanks,” said RFC Executive Director Meghan Hochstetler. 10th Anniversary Free Movie May launches on Tuesday, May 1, when RFC will also celebrate with a 10th birthday party from 6-8 p.m. at the film center, 617 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport. You can thank a grant from the City of Shreveport for this special bit of love and lagniappe, but it’s up to YOU to call for reservations for the movies you wish to see. To reserve tickets for a movie, call the RFC box office at 318.459.4122. There is a limit of four tickets per screening per person. Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes before each screening. Groups of 10 or more can also make reservations by contacting Jennifer Garcie at 318.459.4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Grab your pad and pen and get ready to choose your movies!
SCHEDULE OF MAY NEW RELEASES AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Rewind: The Dark Knight 10th Anniversary –8 p.m. May 3 & 2:30 p.m. May 6, presented by Maccentric. We don’t joke around about free movie tickets … or 10th anniversaries! We’re celebrating RFC’s 10th with a screening of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight,” also celebrating its 10th! And a Batman birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without the Dark Knight himself. We’ll have a photo booth with Batman before the screening! Action/Drama, 2008, 152 min., R.
New Release: Tully –Opens May 4 (for daily showtimes, visit robinsonfilmcenter.org). The latest from the filmmakers of “Juno” and “Young Adult” is the story of Marlo (Charlize Theron), an exhausted mother of three who is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). While at first hesitant to accept the extravagance, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Drama/Comedy, 96 min., R.
Cinco de Mayo: Desperado, 8 p.m. May 5. We’re calling it Cinco de Desperado this year! Come enjoy $4 margarita specials while we watch the gunslinger El Mariachi set fire to the big screen. Action/Thriller, 1995, 104 min., R.
Date Night Dinner & Movie: Moonstruck, 6 p.m. May 8. Dinner: $20 ($15, RFC members) No need to snap out of it! What you’ve heard is true — with free movie tickets in May, you only have to pay for dinner at Date Night — the movie ticket is on us! And if you fall hopelessly in love with RFC, you can blame it on the moon … or Cher and Nicolas Cage. Comedy/Romance, 1987, 102 min., PG.
The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary Screening, 8 p.m. May 10. Whether you prefer the Dude, His Dudeness, or El Duderino, we’ll have White Russians specials to go with your free screening of the Coen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski.” Comedy/Crime, 1998, 117 min., R.
New Release: Final Portrait, Opens May 11 (for daily showtimes, visit robinsonfilmcenter.org). Directed by Stanley Tucci, “Final Portrait” is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) and Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Comedy/Drama, 96 min., R.
Family Matinee: The Wizard of Oz,
11:30 a.m. May 12, presented by The Ballengee Foundation. There’s no place like RFC, especially with free movie tickets in May! Bring the family out for an adventure to Oz! Family, 1939, 102 min., NR.
Mother’s Day: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 1:45 p.m. May 13. Mother’s Day Brunch at Abby Singer’s Bistro, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch is $22 per person ($12 for kids 12 & under). Make reservations at 318.459.4125. We’re treating you and your mom to a free Mother’s Day screening of “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” You can treat mom and other special Ya-Yas in your life to brunch at the bistro! Drama, 2002, 116 min., PG-13.
Silver Screening: City Lights, Movie & lunch: 10:30 a.m. May 15. Lunch: $8.50 — movie is free, lunch is not! Encore screening (movie only): 7:30 p.m. May 15, presented by LSU Health Shreveport, School of Allied HealthProfessionals. Charlie Chaplin’s most cherished film and his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle follows the dewy-eyed Tramp as he tries to raise money to help his new love, a blind flower girl. Comedy, 1931, 87 min., NR.
Coming to America 30th Anniversary Screening,
8 p.m. May 17 & 2:30 p.m. May 20. Eddie Murphy is Akeem, a pampered African prince set on finding a wife he can respect for her intelligence and will. He goes undercover to search for his queen … in Queens, New York. Comedy/Romance, 1988, 116 min., R.
Bossier Parish STEM on Screen: The Greatest Showman, 7:45 p.m. May 18, presented by Bossier Parish Schools. The greatest movie theater in the region celebrates its 10th anniversary with the greatest moviegoers … with “The Greatest Showman!” See this dazzling musical on the big screen! Musical, 2017, 105 min., PG.
Royal Wedding Day: The Wedding Singer, 8 p.m. May 19. What’s a wedding without a wedding singer? Come toast to the newly married royals with America’s movie and comedy royalty Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler on the big screen. Comedy/Romance, 1998, 100 min., PG-13.
North Louisiana Jewish Film Series: Bal Ej: The Hidden Jews of Ethiopia, 6 p.m. May 22 featuring Skype Q&A with filmmaker live from Israel, presented by the North Louisiana Jewish Federation. This documentary looks at the community of cryptic Jews of Ethiopia, examining their history, culture and struggles. Documentary, 97 min., NR.
The Wiz 40th Anniversary, 8 p.m. May 24 & 2:30 p.m. May 27. Dorothy (Diana Ross), a young kindergarten teacher, leaves a family dinner one night to chase after her dog during a New York City snowstorm and gets swept up by a cyclone and transplanted to the land of Oz where she meets the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), Tinman (Nipsey Russell) and Lion (Ted Ross). Musical/Fantasy, 1978, 134 min., G.
Soundtrax: Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, 8 p.m. May 25, presented by Rhino Coffee. Comedian Dave Chappelle knows how to throw a block party, and he’s invited a few friends including Common, John Legend, Kanye West, The Fugees, Talib Kweli and more. Directed by Michel Gondry. Concert, 2006, 103 min., R.
Heels and Reels Dinner & Movie: Miss Congeniality, 5:30 p.m. May 29, Dinner: $20 ($15, RFC members). We’re celebrating the Miss USA pageant in Shreveport with one of our favorite beauty queens, Miss Congeniality! Sandra Bullock is an undercover FBI agent in the Miss United States pageant trying to prevent a group from bombing the event. Comedy/Action, 2000, 109 min., PG-13.
Night of the Living Dead 50th Anniversary,
8 p.m. May 31. There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life in George Romero’s classic “Night of the Living Dead.” Horror, 1968, 96 min., NR.
New Release: RBG. Coming in May (check robinsonfilmcenter.org for opening date). Hero. Icon. Dissenter. A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Documentary, 97 min., PG.
New Release: Pope Francis: A Man of His Word, coming in May (check robinsonfilmcenter.org for opening date). Director Wim Wenders follows Pope Francis on a personal journey in this documentary which presents the Pope’s work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions. Documentary, NR.