A silent movie star is jolted by the advent of talkies, while a young starlet rises.
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