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First Wednesday at BRG

 

Baton Rouge Gallery’s Movies & Music on the Lawn Returns in May 

 

Movies & Music on the Lawn, Baton Rouge Gallery’s (“BRG”) popular and inventive summer film series, pairs up some of the most iconic silent films of the 1920s and 30s with the best local, contemporary bands in our area. The band performs a never-before-heard score for the film, which is projected on a huge inflatable screen on the lawn behind the gallery (inside BREC’s historic City Park).

As always, the screening begins at 8 p.m. (or sundown – whichever comes last) and the $5 price of admission includes free bottomless popcorn. 

In 2014, the Movies & Music on the Lawn series will again include five unique marriages of film and music, with films ranging from the romantic to the unsettling, the comedic to the action-packed. The same is true of the music with styles like Americana and ambient chamber rock, electronic and experimental folk all playing a part in 2014 series. 

This year. the series will close with a grand finale celebration that promises to be the biggest Movies & Music on the Lawn event in the program's 25+ year history. The exciting pairing for this event will be announced at the June 28 Movies & Music on the Lawn. Trust us, this one will be a night not to be missed!

 

Links to learn more about the series’ first four films:

Grandma’s Boy (one of the biggest slapstick comedies of the silent era)

The Man Who Laughs (a thriller Roger Ebert called a treasure, inspired The Joker character from the Batman comics/films)

Sunrise (a stirring love story that is widely considered one of the top 5 silent films ever)

The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock’s most acclaimed silent film)

 

Links to learn more about the series’ first four bands:

Denton Hatcher & the Soapbox Blues (great Americana band)

Matsy (arguably the best and most popular electronic musician in our area)

Minos the Saint (troupe of classically trained musicians that incorporate folk & experimental music)

England in 1819 (duo w/ a big, atmospheric sound that has wowed M&M audiences last 2 years)

 

The gallery is honored to partner with Whole Foods Market, Dairy Queen, The V Shop and John G. Turner & Jerry G. Fischer as sponsors of this year’s series. It is through their generosity 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 $5 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.