Cane Fire Film Series presents ’The Congress’

For September, the Cane Fire Film Series is screening "The Congress" starring Robin Wright.

What would you sacrifice for digital immortality? That's the question posed in The Congress where an aging actress decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright plays a version of herself who agrees to a deal brokered by her longtime agent Al (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios Jeff Green (Danny Huston) where her alias will be controlled by the studio and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In exchange for her likeness, Wright receives a handsome compensation, which she uses to care for her ailing son, along with the bonus of her digitized character staying young forever.

But 20 years later, Wright's digital doppelganger rises to immortal stardom under the creative vision of the studio's head animator (Jon Hamm). As her contract expires, Wright is invited to take part in "The Congress" convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

The Congress is directed by Ari Folman of Waltz With Bashir, and also stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sami Gayle and Paul Giamatti.

Cane Fire Film Series screens The Congress on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, located at 101 W. Vermillion St., in Downtown Lafayette. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased either at the door or online at For more information about the Cane Fire Film Series, visit