Movies & Music on the Lawn Kicks Off 19th Season on May 27
Baton Rouge Gallery's popular summer film series, Movies & Music on the Lawn, will once again pair up iconic silent films with the best local, contemporary bands in our area. Each band will perform a never-before-heard score, live, while the film is projected on a huge inflatable outdoor screen on the lawn behind the gallery.
The screenings, which will take place towards the end of the month (May - October) begin at 8 p.m. (or sundown – whichever comes last) and the $7 price of admission included free bottomless popcorn.
This year's series will again offer a diverse slate of both films and bands, allowing you six distinct experiences that will blend the best silent films of all time with the best local music of this time. There will be slapstick comedies, a romance, a Hitchcock thriller, one of the very first and most enduring horror films and a unique "Kids Night" (which will offer three different shorts that'll appeal to kids of all ages).
Musically, this year's series offers everything from a groove-powered soul machine to one of America's top sludge metal bands, from a chamber rock six-piece to an indie singer-songwriter duo. The series always works to offer you intriguing pairings of visuals and sounds and the breadth of this year's musicians will give audiences a truly unique look at both local music and some true silent-era classics.
The 2017 series:
Saturday, May 27 - Buster Keaton's 'The Cameraman' (1928) with a live score from Alabaster Stag
Saturday, June 24 - 'La Boheme' (1926) with a live score from Minos the Saint
Saturday, July 29 - 'The Freshman' (1925) with a live score from The Rakers
Saturday, August 26 - Our first-ever 'Kids Night' with live scores from the kids of Baton Rouge Music Studios
Friday, September 29 - 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' (1920) with a live score from Thou
Saturday, October 28 - Alfred Hitchcock's 'Blackmail' (1929) with a live score from Palomino Darling
If you or your business are interested in being a supporting partner of this year's Movies & Music on the Lawn series, you can request more information via email.
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.