Director: Michel Hazanavicius Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 2011 Language: Silent with subtitles
Starring: James Cromwell, Missi Pyle, Penelope Ann Miller, Bérénice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, John Goodman
Come spend a romantic brunch with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day…Nitehawk’s LIVE SOUND CINEMA presents THE ARTIST with a live score by Reel Orchestrette!
Silent movie stars, talkie pictures, two lovers, and one cute dog make up the Best Picture Academy Award Winner, The Artist. In the 1920s, actor George Valentin is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller and, what’s more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George’s career begins to fade while Peppy’s star rises.
Reel Orchestrette (Bradford Reed & Geoff Gersh) is dedicated to the art of live musical accompaniment to silent films. Reed & Gersh have been collaborating together for almost 20 years, they formed Reel Orchestrette in 2012.