A few critically-acclaimed films will come to Baton Rouge, thanks to Manship Theatre.
The downtown venue will screen "The Square," "The Florida Project" and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" in December.
"The Square" runs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. From director Ruben Östlund ("Force Majeure"), the satirical comedy/drama stars Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale") and Dominic West ("The Wire"). The film revolves around a public relations team trying to build buzz for a renowned Swedish museum. Östlund won this year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the movie.
"The Florida Project," a new drama starring Willem Dafoe, will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. One of the best reviewed films of the year, the movie follows 6-year-old Moonee as she and her friends bond while living in the shadows of Disney World. Director Sean Baker ("Tangerine") was recently nominated for best director, and the film was nominated for best feature at the upcoming Independent Spirit Awards.
"The Killing of a Sacred Deer," a psychological thriller with a deeply dark sense of humor, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28. A new film from director Yorgos Lanthimos ("The Lobster"), "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" follows a surgeon whose family has been put under a curse from a teenage boy. Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Barry Keoghan star in one of the most perplexing and affecting films I've seen this year.
Tickets for all screenings are $9.50. All films are rated R. For more information, visit manshiptheatre.org or call the box office at (866) 451-2787.