Movies & Music on the Lawn - Presented by Whole Foods Market - Continues in June with 'The Artist' and Captain Green (Sponsored by Forum 35)
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 will all be leading up to a special event in October when BRG brings back the film (Nosferatu) and band (The eXpanded Trio) from the very first Movies & Music on the Lawn (October, 1998).
The next Movies & Music on the Lawn presentation, sponsored by Forum 35, will be held on Saturday, June 25 with the film that took Oscar by storm in 2012 and reinvigorated interest in silent film, The Artist. The film tells a story of the interlinked destinies of George Valentin, a silent superstar facing the end of his career as "talkies" come into the picture, and Peppy Miller, a young extra full of promise and moments away from stardom. In addition to its main characters, the film stars James Cromwell, Malcolm McDowell, Penelope Ann Miller and John Goodman. It was honored with five Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and three Golden Globes. Check out the trailer
Returning to the Movies & Music on the Lawn program to score The Artist, as they did in the summer of 2013, is the popular local band, Captain Green. Blending elements of jazz, funk, and jam bands, the group boasts influences ranging from Frank Zappa and Parliament Funkadelic to Dr. John and The Meters. After having graced the stages of the Wakarusa Festival and Bear Creek Music Festival, among others, they're a growing fan favorite in the Southeast. Follow Captain Green on Facebook
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.