A silent movie star is jolted by the advent of talkies, while a young starlet rises.
Williamsburg Summer Nights: The ArtistEast River State Park (90 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, NY) Map it Free
NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) have teamed together and are pleased to announce a series of family-fun films at East River State Park this summer season. The free movies will range from the ever humorous to the much loved films by all, including; "Despicable Me," "Up" and "Hugo." Also on the show list this year are Academy Award winning movies such as; "The Artist" and "Life of Pi." The summer movie series will wind up the season with the action drama - James Bond, 007; "Skyfall"!
Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: "Who's That Girl?" and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin's world upside-down. Written by L. Hamre