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Movies & Music on the Lawn Presents 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' and Thou on Sept 29



Baton Rouge Gallery's popular summer film series, Movies & Music on the Lawn (presented by Whole Foods Market Baton Rouge), 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 take place inside BREC's beautiful and historic City Park, begin at 8 p.m. (or sundown – whichever comes last) and the $7 price of admission includes free bottomless popcorn. 

This year's series once again offers 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 multiple different short films 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 silent-era classics. 



Next Up: 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' with an original score from Thou


September 29 @ 8 p.m. 

On Friday, September 29, Movies & Music on the Lawn - presented by Whole Foods Market - will screen one of the most influential and respected gems of the silent film era, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) alongside an original, never-before-heard score, performed live by Thou.

A true triumph of German expressionism, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" was once called by film critic Roger Ebert, "arguably the first true horror film" and today has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The Baton Rouge-based band, Thou, has been a popular touring act internationally after first coming together in 2005. The band's fourth album, "Heathen," was met with critical acclaim upon its 2014 release with Pitchfork naming it the best metal album of the year.

Join us for a unique Movies & Music pairing with one of the most acclaimed horror films ever and a band whose sound has been described (by critic Gregory Heaney) as blending "the shuddering heaviness of doom with the oppressive atmospherics of black metal, giving the band a monolithic sound that feels, at times, inescapable." A perfect fit for "arguably the first true horror film," no?


Why wait? Click & get your tickets here! 



The Full 2017 Series (Sponsored by Whole Foods Market):

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 (Sponsored by Forum 35)

Saturday, July 29 - 'The Freshman' (1925) with a live score from The Rakers (Sponsored by BRG Board Member Debbie Daniel)

Saturday, September 9 - Our first-ever 'Kids Night' with live scores from the kids of Baton Rouge Music Studios (Sponsored by Curbside Burgers, rescheduled from August 26)

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 (Sponsored by Iverstine Farms Butcher)


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.