A silent film that makes a big impact

From Ebert and Roeper to Rotten Tomatoes, from Rolling Stone to the Academy Awards, “The Artist” is making headlines.

The Artist is a silent movie set in the early days of Hollywood.

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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