FILM SHOWING: "The Artist" (PG-13)
Suggested Donation $5.00
The Artist (2011), is a french film directed by Michel Hazanavicius staring french actors Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo. The film also stars John Goodman, James Cromwell, and Penelope Ann Miller.
The film's setting is Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar, and the advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies. (The Weinstein Company)
The Artist won five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score. It was also the first French film to win Best Picture, and the first mainly silent film to win since 1927's Wings won at the 1st Academy Awards in 1929.
"Here is one of the most entertaining films in many a moon, a film that charms because of its story, its performances and because of the sly way it plays with being silent and black and white." (Roger Ebert)
For you film trivia buffs, check here for interesting facts about this movie (IMDb).
This film is a part of The Packing House Film Series hosted by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP), a 501.3.c non-profit membership-based cultural organization. To learn more and how you can become a member, visit www.ec-chap.org.
Cabaret and group seating. Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required).
Call 518-791-9474 for information and table reservations.