Calendar

Jan
8
Sun
Family Movie Matinee – 42: The True Story of an American Legend
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm

Join the West Baton Rouge Museum for baseball themed hands-on activities and an afternoon matinee movie, Warner Brother’s “42: The True Story of an American Legend” on Sunday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. The movie tells the powerful story about Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. This film is rated PG-13.  The film run time is 2 hours and 8 minutes.
This program is FREE and open to the public.

Mar
19
Sun
Film screening: 12 Years A Slave
Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Film screening: 12 Years A Slave, Based on a true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom, this film tells the story of Solomon Northrop, a free black man from upstate New York who was abducted and sold into slavery. FREE. Rated R. Run Time, 2 hours, 14 minutes.

Aug
18
Fri
Lunchtime Lecture and Film Screening –  “King Crawfish”
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The West Baton Rouge Museum is pleased to present a lunchtime lecture and film screening,” King Crawfish”, by filmmaker Conni Castille of University of Louisiana at Lafayette Friday, August 18th at noon.
“The rise of the humble mudbug from poor-man food to haute cuisine was always a curious thing to me,” explains folklorist, Conni Castille, the film’s writer and director.  In King Crawfish the Cajun spirit gets poured out on a communal table, even as the wild harvest is diminishing. At the Crawfish festival, everything Cajuns value takes to the stage – their language, their music, their food, their dance, and their crawfish. Thousands of pounds of crawfish get served up at the festival, much of it coming from their natural habitat, the Atchafalaya Basin. But, as the film traces the crustacean from festival to Basin, it finds fishermen fighting to retain their way of life in one small fishing community.
This event is free and open to the public
Oct
11
Wed
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Oct
17
Tue
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Oct
24
Tue
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Oct
31
Tue
Generations of Struggle: Readings
Oct 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

“Generations of Struggle: Readings,” an LEH/NEH program featuring a viewing of the film Slavery by Another Name, followed by two books: A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest Gaines, and Between the World and Me, by Ta Nehisi Coates.

Feb
8
Thu
Manship Theatre Screening of Black Orpheus
Feb 8 all-day

This 1959 film made in Brazil is an adaptation of the Greek legend of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. For ticket information, visit http://www.manshiptheatre.org.