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First Wednesday at BRG


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 (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 Cameraman' & Alabaster Stag

(May 27 @ 8 p.m. / sundown)

“The Cameraman” follows Buster (Buster Keaton), a sidewalk tintype portrait photographer who develops a crush on a MGM Newsreels secretary. To be near her, Buster empties his bank account to purchase an old film camera in an attempt to land a job as a filmer for MGM. Hilarious shenanigans ensue in his pursuit of the secretary in this fantastic dramatic comedy filled with guffaws and grins. 


The groovy and soulful Baton Rouge-based band known as Alabaster Stag will perform their very own never-before-heard live score alongside the silent film. The groove-powered soul machine is comprised of talented performers from diverse musical backgrounds, combining elements of neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, pop, and rock to create a fresh sound. They've opened for acts such as Big Freedia, Preservation Hall All-Stars, GIVERS, Anna Wise, and many more.




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

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 (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.