The Artist (2011), A Tournees French Film Festival screening
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Date: Friday, August 31st, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Room 132, Hendricks Center for the Arts
Sponsored by: English, French Club, International Relations, Modern Languages and Literatures, Political Science, Comparative Literature
A delightful homage to silent-era Hollywood, Michel Hazanavicius’s mostly silent film, opens in 1927, when preening matinee idol George Valentin, is still the top draw at Kinograph Studios. Ignoring the increasingly icy glares his wife aims at him across the breakfast table, George acts as a mentor to Peppy Miller, a chorus girl with big ambitions. The Artist tracks both Peppy’s ascent (through amusing montage) and George’s decline as he refuses to acknowledge synchronized-sound as more than a passing fad. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
The Tournees Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and the Centre National de la Cinématograpahie et de I'Image Animée. Funding is provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, Grand Marinier Foundation and highbrow entertainment.
This event is free and open to the campus and community.