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Outdoor Film | The Artist (2011)

The Artist logoRevel in a summer evening in Hillwood’s luscious gardens and experience an outdoor film like nowhere else in D.C., presented as part of Films on the Green DC. This city-wide film series is free and offers a variety of French or Francophone movies related to dance.

Explore Hillwood’s current exhibition Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood before taking in The Artist, a French comedy-drama homage to old Hollywood cinema in the style of a black-and-white silent film.

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5:30-6:00 p.m. | Visit the museum shop

6:00-9:00 p.m. | Explore Hillwood

6:00-9:30 p.m. | Merriweather To Go open for purchases of sandwiches, snacks, and beverages (including beer and wine)

About 9:00 p.m. | The Artist begins

About 10:45 p.m. | Hillwood closes after film ends


  • Please bring your own picnic blankets or lawn chairs for seating on the lawn.
  • Picnicking is welcome at this event. Please note that our liquor license does not allow patrons to bring in outside alcohol.


This event is rain or shine. Weather permitting, this program takes place outdoors. In the event of rain, the screening will be moved to indoor locations.


In the 1920s, silent film actor George Valentin is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller. The growing popularity of sound in movies separates the potential lovers, as George's career begins to fade while Peppy's star rises. Their intertwined destinies engagingly play out over the backdrop of this pivotal moment in cinema.

Films on the Green is produced by Villa Albertine and is made possible thanks to the generous support of official sponsor TV5MONDE, and this screening is supported by the Dina Merrill Film Program at Hillwood.

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The Artist (2011)
Jean Dujardin (left) and Bérénice Bejo in The Artist (2011)
© 2011 The Weinstein Company