Opens Friday, January 20. PG 13, 100 min.
Winner of 3 Golden Globes – Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor (Musical or Comedy), and Best Score and Nominated for 10 Oscars, Best Picture winner 2012.
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius. Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo.
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
The Artist is a 2011 French romance film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on a declining male film star and a rising actress, as silent cinema grows out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies. Much of the film itself is silent; it is shot in black-and-white, and has received wide praise from critics and many accolades. Dujardin won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered. The film has six Golden Globe nominations, the most of 2011.