Film Fatale presents: A Night at The Talkies — a Red Carpet Screening of The Artist
For the past three years, Film Fatale has been transporting Dublin’s sweetest dames and most dashing fellas back to the golden age of cinema with its unique fusion of film, fashion, live music and old-fashioned fun.
On Saturday 15th of February, Film Fatale will celebrate its third birthday in the glamorous style you have come to expect with its most fabulous event yet — a red carpet screening of the Oscar-winning silent film, The Artist. This will be followed by a roaring Twenties party that will take you back in time to the decadent days of Gatsby, gangsters, flappers, silent films and 1920s glamour.
Dames and fellas, flappers and philosophers, strut your glad rags on the red carpet. You can have your picture taken at our photo booth and relax at your cabaret table while you are served Prohibition-era cocktails from tea cups and fresh popcorn from the film fatale usherettes. There will be a live performance before the film by Miss Truly Divine and her Indulgents. Meanwhile, you can indulge on our unlimited birthday cake.
The screening of The Artist will be followed by a Roaring Twenties-themed party in the musical style of the film. There will be fast-footed dancing flappers and a fan-dancer, while taking to the stage will be the jazztastic Jaime Nanci and The Blue Boys. They will be followed by our resident retro DJs The Andrews Sisters’ Brothers, who will be playing music from the era as well as your favourite tunes from twenties through to the seventies.
Show your moxy through the rags you wear and set the scene by dressing up in your vintage finest. You can pay homage to the glitzy musical style of the film or silent movie stars, or just come as your favourite 1920s dames and fellas.
The Artist is a love letter to the early Hollywood and the silent stars of the screen. The film brings us back to 1927 Hollywood where silent movie superstar George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) fears the advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion.
Yet for young extra, Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky’s the limit and major movie stardom awaits. In beautiful black and white, The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies and entertains and enchants the audience with music, dancing and physical comedy with only one — famous — line of dialogue.
TICKETS TO THE FILM SCREENING ARE SOLD OUT BUT THERE’S ROOM FOR ALL AT THE AFTER-PARTY
Doors open at 7.30pm, live music 8pm, screening 9pm. Roaring Twenties party from 11pm with tickets at the door (€7)
The Sugar Club, Dublin, Lower Leeson Street.