The Artist Returns to Theaters This Friday

The Weinstein Company announced today the re-release of their Academy Award Best Picture winner The Artist nationwide this Friday, May 11, 2012. The official press release reads as follows:

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.

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