PRLog - Dec. 4, 2011 - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The Orange County Film Society, in partnership with the Newport Beach Film Festival, will present a special advance screening of The Artist followed by a Q&A with actor James Cromwell (Babe, L.A. Confidential, I Robot, Six Feet Under) and Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito’s Way, Kindergarten Cop, Awakenings).
Winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and recently named Best Picture by the New York Critics Circle, The Artist is a heartfelt and entertaining valentine to classic American cinema. Set during the twilight of Hollywood’s silent era,The Artist tells a story of a charismatic movie star unhappily confronting the new world of talking pictures. Mixing comedy, romance and melodrama, is itself an example of the form it celebrates: a black and white silent film that relies on images, actors and music to weave its singular spell.
Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist stars Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Malcom McDowell and Missi Pyle. Distributed by The Weinstein Company, The Artist will open in Orange County theaters on Decemeber 25.
The screening is open to Orange County Film Society members. OCFS memberships are currently available for $99. OCFS members receive exclusive invitations to eight (8) film screenings, plus four (4) tickets to the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival (April 26 – May 3).
Visit www.OrangeCountyFilmSociety.com for membership and program information.
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ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY FILM SOCIETY
Created to promote and celebrate international and American cinema, the Orange County Film Society is a 501 ©3 non-profit organization that offers year-round programming of films to its membership. Founded in 2006, the OCFS presents advance screenings of studio and independent films followed by discussions with filmmakers, critics, curators and scholars. Since its inception, the OCFS has screened an impressive slate of narrative features and documentary films, including Golden Globe® and Academy Award® nominees and winners. Past screenings include The King's Speech, True Grit, 127 Hours, The Fighter, Warrior, The Debt, The Help, The Kids Are All Right, Precious, The Blind Side, Young Victoria, Little Miss Sunshine, and Milk.