|Michigan Theater marquee|
The second film in the festival thus far is the Academy Award nominated The Artist.* Directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Jean Dujardin, The Artist is about a silent movie star in 1927 Hollywood whose stardom is threatened by the arrival of talking pictures. Everything about the film is thoroughly enjoyable all the way through and the music is fantastic. It really feels like watching a movie from the 1920s and is rightly a strong Oscar contender.
What made watching each of these films even better was the location itself. Ann Arbor is home to the historic Michigan Theater on Liberty Street. The theater was built in 1928 and has been restored over the years back to its original style, making it the perfect place to see a film like The Artist or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
|Barton Theater Pipe Organ, Main Room|