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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: A Crime on the Bayou- New Date!

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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: A Crime on the Bayou- New Date!

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March 9, 2022 7:00 PM
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Wednesday, March 9, 2022
7:00 pm
$11.50 plus Tax and Fees, Call for Festival Pass Discount
91 minutes
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A Crime on the Bayou (2021)

If you hold tickets to the January 12th event, your tickets will be honored. Or Call the Ticket Desk with questions. 225-344-0334

Written and Directed by: Nancy Buirski


This is the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish. In 1966, Duncan tries to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. The boy recoils like a snake. That night, police burst into Duncan’s trailer and arrest him for assault on a minor. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious D.C. firm to volunteer in New Orleans. With his help, Duncan bravely stands up to a racist legal system powered by a white supremacist boss to challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight goes all the way to the US Supreme Court, and their lifelong friendship is forged.

“Filmmaker Nancy Buirski has an elegant, judicious way of imparting the facts of the case, taking not just the political temperature of the moment (boiling) but finely sketching the character and minds of the people involved.” (Steven Boone,

Call the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk for the Festival Pass, which includes all four films at a discount.

Movies in the 2022 Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival: 

Crime on the Bayou - Wednesday, March 9th, 7:00pm

Honeymood - Saturday, March 12th, 7:30pm

Born in Auschwitz - Sunday, March 13th, 1:00pm

The Light Ahead - Sunday, March 13th, 3:30pm

For more information on the festival, visit BRJFF's website by clicking here.

Masks are welcome, but not required in all Manship Theatre Spaces.

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend performances. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend.