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Cast & Credits
Producers: Thomas Langmann, Emmanuel Montamat
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle
Travel back to a golden age of cinema in this enchanting, comedic tribute to silent films. It’s 1927, and handsome, witty, and beguiling George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is Hollywood’s biggest movie star. Unhappily married, Valentin has unwittingly stolen the heart of a nobody-turned-extra named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), who dreams of becoming a great actress in her own right. When the studio converts to the “talkies,” Valentin balks at the prospect: who would want to hear actors speaking? Valentin takes it upon himself to keep the silent era alive, risking his career and his fortune, and stiff competition from his former allies.
Actor Penelope Ann Miller expected to be in attendance for post-screening Q&A at both screenings.
About the Director
Michel Hazanavicius is a French film director, producer and screenwriter best known for his spy movie parodies, OSS 117: CAIRO, NEST OF SPIES and OSS 117: LOST IN RIO, both of which star Jean Dujardin. His most recent film, THE ARTIST, competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.