Written by: FFT Webmaster | October 24th, 2011
“I guess I just have one of those vintage faces”, actress Penelope Ann Miller shared with me in the green room of Bailey Concert Hall on Saturday evening before she was presented on stage to receive a Career Achievement Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. “I love the glamour and look of old movies and I was proud to be part of a project that could remind the audience of what is special about black and white film.” Miller was referring to her supporting role in THE ARTIST, the contemporary silent film that is a valentine to the silent film era. The film served as the official Opening Night Gala for the Festival, which runs through November 22. Since its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, THE ARTIST has been a film festival staple, making stops at Telluride, Toronto, New York and San Sebastian, and most recently winning Audience Awards at the Hamptons and Mill Valley Film Festivals. “It is exciting for me to have even a small part in bringing this intriguing and audacious film to the awareness of American audiences”, Miller continued. “I think it allows the audience to connect with it on so many different levels, while also reminding them what it is that they fell in love with in the movies to begin with.” The prolific actress will next appear in the role of Mary Todd Lincoln in the historical drama SAVING LINCOLN, written and directed by Salvador Litvak.