Be here on Saturday, July 27, when BRG's Movies & Music on the Lawn, presented by Pop Shop Records, pairs a trio of composers and veterans of the Baton Rouge music scene and one of the most ambitious films of the silent era to explore the possibilities of special effects, for a great night of sights and sounds under the stars.
Whether you’re looking for a date night that’s a little different or an affordable family outing, you can’t go wrong with Movies & Music on the Lawn. Bottomless popcorn and admission to one of the most unique film series in town costs just $7 (and BRG members pay nothing to enjoy the whole series)!
About Hartman/Madere/Livingston: Ben Livingston, Cohen Hartman, and John Madere are three local composers/performers/multi-instrumentalists with eclectic musical backgrounds. Ben Livingston is a well known producer for some of the areas’ most iconic bands as well as a key member in the bands “Relatives” and “American Fiction.” He holds a Masters Degree in Music Theory and has been composing for over 16 years. Cohen Hartman is the frontman of local psychedelic art rock band “Neon Mountain” as well as a solo artist/songwriter/producer. He has been teaching music and songwriting professionally for over 9 years. This will be his fifth returning year to Music & Movies On The Lawn. John Madere is the Principal Bassist of the Baton Rouge Symphony and holds three degrees in double bass performance as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from LSU. He is also an adjunct professor at Southeastern Louisiana where he teaches double bass/improv and conducts the jazz lab band. In his free time he creates original compositions that he performs and records for his current musical project, “Jambient.”
About The Phantom Carriage: This groundbreaking 1921 film is still looked back on as a pioneer in its advanced-for-the-time use of special effects and its structure, which relies on flashbacks within flashbacks. The plot of the film is taken from Swedish folklore that says the last man to die before the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve is to drive the Phantom Carriage - which collects the spirits of the dead - for the coming year. When David Holm finds himself in the driver’s chair, he learns of the downfalls of the selfish life he led.
Join us for the penultimate Movies & Music event of 2019 when The Phantom Carriage rides through City Park set to a score written and performed by Hartman/Madere/Livingston. Then join us in August for the final 2019 Movies & Music pairing of one of the top silent films of all time with one of the best (young) bands of our time - and area - courtesy of Pop Shop Records.