'The Artist' Gets Second Theatrical Engagementby: Posted:
Miss "The Artist" in theaters before its armload of Oscars? Does Mom love art-house cinema, but doesn't have a big Mother's Day outing on the books yet?
Then get wise and give the gift of Uggie.
The Weinstein Company has announced that their black-and-white French romantic dramedy is headed back to the silver screen for a short victory lap May 11-13.
"As summer approaches, we wanted to give audiences across the country one more opportunity to experience 'The Artist' in a theater where it has charmed and entertained so many this year," said TWC Marketing President Stephen Bruno. "This is the perfect family outing for Mother's Day weekend."
The mostly silent story made $129.2 million at the box office on a $15-million budget before winning five 2012 Academy Awards - a Best Director award for Michel Hazanavicius, Best Actor honors for Jean Dujardin and Best Picture. Of course, it also earned scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier Uggie a Golden Collar award for Best Dog in a Theatrical Film and a seat at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner. It tells the story of a renowned actor (Dujardin) whose chance photo op with a bystander aspiring actress (Berenice Bejo) launches both the young lady's career and a love affair between the two against the backdrop of 1927 and the Silent Film Era.