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A silent film that makes a big impact

The Artist is a silent movie set in the early days of Hollywood. - Submitted photo
The Artist is a silent movie set in the early days of Hollywood.
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From Ebert and Roeper to Rotten Tomatoes, from Rolling Stone to the Academy Awards, “The Artist” is making headlines and movie buffs all over are a-buzz with this unique, new silent film that is nothing but a class act from start to finish.

“We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces.” That’s Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, the over-the-hill silent film star in the 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard.

“The Artist” is a new black and white silent movie that doesn’t need dialogue either.  It has faces and they belong to George Valentin, a silent movie superstar and Peppy Miller, a spunky ingénue.

Their story takes place in the early days of Hollywood before the advent of talking pictures, when someone like Valentin could grin with such a winning combination of self-confidence, self-deprecation and self-awareness, that dialogue was redundant.  A combination of delightful humour and charm.

The indie movie will be showing at the Vogue Theatre at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 6. Tickets are available at the door, members: $9/adult; $8/youth, standard: $10/adult; $9/youth

 

For more information call The Arts Station at 250-423-4842 or send an email to info@theartsstation.com.

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