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
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