This Friday, a little bit of New Orleans comes to Richmond in the form of the television series “Frank’s Place.”
“Frank’s Place” chronicles the life of Frank Parrish, a professor at Brown University, who inherits a restaurant, Chez Louisiane. Once in Louisiana, Frank encounters a very unique group of waitresses, one who ultimately puts a voodoo curse upon Frank, forcing him to carry on his family’s business.
The series focuses on black culture in New Orleans, the differences between northern and southern lifestyles, and Frank’s process of self-discovery.
The creator and star of the show, Tim Reid, and his wife and co-star Daphne Maxwell Reid will be at the VMFA and will give an introduction and Q&A before and after each episode’s showing.
This showing is a part of Friday Films, which will be shown in the Leslie Cheek Theater at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Admission is $5 per film for museum members and $7 for nonmembers. The film plays Friday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.