COLUMBIA PICTURES, LG LANDRIEU, MAYOR HOLDEN ANNOUNCE SPECIAL BATON ROUGE SCREENING OF ALL THE KING'S MEN -- 09/14/2006
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2006
COLUMBIA PICTURES, LG LANDRIEU, MAYOR HOLDEN ANNOUNCE SPECIAL BATON ROUGE SCREENING OF ALL THE KING'S MEN
September 19th Screening and Red Carpet Reception to Benefit Displaced LSU and Southern Students & LA Cultural Economy Foundation
Baton Rouge, LA (Sept. 11, 2006) - Today, Columbia Pictures, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden announced that All the King's Men will have a special screening in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, September 19, 2006.
The screening follows the September 16th gala premiere of the film at Tulane University in New Orleans. All the King's Men was shot on location in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Lt. Governor Landrieu said, "All the King's Men was an economic boon for Louisiana, employing local cast, crew and small businesses. By premiering the film in our state, Columbia Pictures continues to contribute to Louisiana's vibrant film industry."
"This is a great event for Baton Rouge," Mayor Holden said. "It showcases our city and local talent and confirms Baton Rouge is a prime location for movie production."
Based on Robert Penn Warren's 1946 Pulitzer Prize-wining novel, All the King's Men tells the story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Written for the screen, directed and produced by Steven Zaillian, who won an Academy Award® for his adaptation of Schindler's List, All the King's Men features an all-star cast, including Oscar® winner Sean Penn (Mystic River, The Interpreter), Jude Law (Closer), Kate Winslet (Finding Neverland), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Mark Ruffalo (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April) and Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs).
All the King's Men is a complex saga of human nature, power, corruption, idealism, romance and betrayal. Using politics as a framework to delve into the more profound dilemmas of human existence - sin, guilt and redemption - it explores the nature of corruption in a way that is timely and relevant today.
Warren's acclaimed exploration of morality was inspired by the career of Louisiana governor Huey P. Long and other political demagogues, and has had a profound effect on contemporary literature. Zaillian's stylized treatment captures the essence of Warren's novel, infusing it with classic noir elements.
ABOUT THE RED CARPET RECEPTION AND SCREENING
A red carpet reception will be held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center (201 Lafayette Street) from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm. The recently renovated hotel served as the one-time home of Governor Huey P. Long. The screening will begin promptly at 8:00 pm at Rave Motion Pictures Mall of Louisiana (6401 Bluebonnet Road).
Tickets for the Red Carpet Reception and reserved theatre seating are available for $125 per person. General admission tickets for the screening only are available for $50 per person. Corporate packages are available. The Hilton Capitol Center is offering a special package - $350 includes overnight accommodations with two tickets to the red carpet reception and reserved theatre seating.
To purchase tickets, log onto www.lsufoundation.org.
Proceeds benefit displaced Louisiana State University and Southern University students and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.