The drive-in is replaced by the walk-in!
By: Alex Templar - MSTv
Its been a popular event rolling around town for the past few years. But like all great things, in order to grow, it has to evolve. To that point, The Baton Rouge Gallery's "Movies on the Lawn" series now adds, "Music" to its title.
This newest offering will be showcasing its usual classic films, but now local musicians will accent the films and entertain the crowds afterwards. The series begins May 25th with the film, "The Artist."
“This year, we’re opening our series with a silent film made in modern times,” says Jason Andreasen, the gallery’s executive director. “And we’re excited to be able to get it for this year. The Artist is a perfect fit for the gallery to kick of its 2013 Movies & Music on the Lawn series, because both the film and the series reinvigorate our love of silent film with unique presentation.
Local artists, Captain Green will accompany the film with an original score.”
Captain Green rocks out
The group was formed in 2010 and has been a favorite at festivals and local music venues, proclaiming its genre as “intergalactic space funk,” a high energy fusing of electric jazz and New Orleans style funk.
This will be Captain Green’s third year to perform at Movies & Music.
The series will continue with monthly events through September with five screenings: The General, starring Buster Keaton and featuring Righteous Buddha performing a new score on Saturday, June 29; The Black Pirate with music by The Breton Sound on Saturday, July 27; Nosferatu, with a score by England in 1819 on Friday, Aug. 30; and Clara Bow starring as the original “it girl” in It with music by bluegrass darlings Polly Pry on Friday, Sept. 27.
Movies will begin at sundown, and as always, visitors show up early with food and beverages, and blankets to spread on the ground. The $5 admission will include free popcorn.
“This series has been breathing new life into silent film for local audiences for 20 years,” Andreasen said.
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