Academy Award Best Picture Winner THE ARTIST Returns To Theaters This Mother’s Day Weekend
The Weinstein Company announced today the re-release of Academy Award® Best Picture winner THE ARTIST nationwide this Friday, May 11, 2012. This will be the last chance for moviegoers to experience the 5 time Academy Award® winning love letter to films in a movie theater – the way it was intended to be experienced, and it is the perfect opportunity for a Mother’s Day outing.
Said TWC President of Marketing Stephen Bruno, “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. This is the perfect family outing for Mother’s Day weekend.”
THE ARTIST is the winner of five Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Score and Best Costume Design. It is the recipient of three Golden Globe® Awards – more than any other picture – including Best Comedy, Best Actor and Best Score. Jean Dujardin also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, and the film won the Directors Guild of America’s pick for Best Feature Film.
THE ARTIST stars Jean Dujardin (George Valentin) and Bérénice Bejo (Peppy Miller), and features performances by: John Goodman (Al Zimmer); James Cromwell (Clifton); Penelope Ann Miller (Doris); Malcolm McDowell (the Butler); and Uggie the dog. THE ARTIST also includes an all-star lineup of filmmakers, including: writer/director Michel Hazanavicius; producer Thomas Langmann; director of photography Guillaume Schiffman; and production designer Laurence Bennett.
Hollywood, 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), it seems the sky’s the limit – major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
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Can your pet do tricks like Uggie? His trainer/owner Omar Von Muller has some pointers:
- How can I get a dog into show business? Unfortunately showbiz is not an easy business to get into with our dogs, there are a lot of very talented pooches out there that could be in pictures, the best advice that I could give to anybody would be to work with their dog as much as possible, do research on the different behaviors that are most commonly needed for studio work. There are a lot of videos on YouTube on tricks and behaviors and tutorials on training. Once you think that you have accomplished this, only then you will contact different animal companies that you can find on the LA411 (for example) and talk to them and send them pictures or videos of your dog. Remember that the animal companies will push for their own animals to get the job before anybody else’s and they do have very well trained animals, so if your dog is as good or better than their dog they would love to use them.
- What are the easiest tricks to teach a dog? Besides the obedience exercises like heel, sit down, stay, come, when it comes to tricks, the easiest ones are probably to give their paw, roll over, crawl, play dead and to beg. To teach how to give paw, it’s better if the dog is in a sitting position and it could be as simple as to hold his paw with your hand then you would lift it, give him a treat and repeat it until the dog starts lifting his paw on his own and then you keep giving treats and praises every time he does it. Rollover, crawl and play dead are all tricks that come from the down position. Once the dog is laying down you can manipulate the dog to do all these three tricks with your hands and give him his treats and praise when he does it.