Movies & Music on the Lawn - Presented by Whole Foods Market - Closes 2016 with 'Nosferatu' and The eXpanded Trio
Baton Rouge Gallery's Movies & Music on the Lawn continues this month against the backdrop of BREC's City Park. Over the past 18 years, the popular summer film series has paired up dozens of iconic silent films with the best local, contemporary bands in our area. Each band performs a never-before-heard score for the film, which is projected on a huge inflatable screen on the lawn behind the gallery.
The screenings, which take place towards the end of the month begin at 8 p.m. (or sundown – whichever comes last) and the $7 price of admission includes free bottomless popcorn.
This year's series is once again presented by Whole Foods Market and in honor of BRG's 50th anniversary, we'll be celebrating a few of the very best pairings of bands and films from the program's recent history. The first five presentations were all leading up to a special finale event when we bring back the film (Nosferatu) and band (The eXpanded Trio) from the very first Movies & Music on the Lawn (October, 1998).
On Friday, October 28, one of the most iconic silent films ever, "Nosferatu" takes over the Movies & Music on the Lawn screen. The 1922 F.W. Murnau classic is universally regarded as a revolutionary moment in storytelling through film. In 1997, Roger Ebert wrote of the film, "Here is the story of Dracula before it was buried alive in clichés, jokes, TV skits, cartoons and more than 30 other films." As of just a year ago, it was the second highest rated horror film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes.
Providing the score for the film will be The eXpanded Trio. The group of experimental musicians was a staple of Movies & Music on the Lawn from day one and for years afterward. Boasting organ, brass and more, the group will combine both planned and improvised material in producing a new, original score for the film.
This year's series:
Friday, May 27 - 'The Adventures of Prince Achmed' with a live score from Righteous Buddha
Saturday, June 25 - 'The Artist' with a live score from Captain Green
Saturday, July 30 - 'Metropolis' with a live score from Matsy
Friday, August 26 - 'Peter Pan' with a live score from The (New) Zeelanders
Friday, September 30 - 'Sunrise' with a live score from Minos the Saint
Friday, October 28 - 'Nosferatu' with a live score from The eXpanded Trio
This year, in addition to our Presenting Sponsor, Whole Foods Market, BRG is proud to partner with Forum 35 and The Grind as the series' other sponsors. It is through their generosity - and that of other series sponsors - that the gallery is able to continue to bring this unique event to the community.
Admission to Movies & Music on the Lawn is always free for BRG members and just $7 for non-members. Free, unlimited popcorn is included in the price of admission. The screening begins at 8 pm (or sunset – whichever comes last).
For more information on Baton Rouge Gallery’s Movies & Music on the Lawn series, call 225-383-1470.