The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius’s dazzling cinematic objet d’art, is all about the passing of the silent movie era from memory into myth. This is not a work of film history but rather a generous, touching and slightly daffy expression of unbridled movie love. Though its protagonist mourns the arrival of sound, The Artist itself is more interested in celebrating the range and power of a medium that can sparkle, swoon and suffer so beautifully that it doesn’t really need to have anything to say. Tickets $5/online, $6/at the door, 6/29, 1:00 & 8:00 pm, 6/30, 8:00 pm.
Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021