Big-industry Hollywood is all about the bottom line—just look at monstrosity John Carter. Millions of dollars are down the drain and another similar film is already being pitched as the next big thing. When did movies become so extravagant and out of control? Fortunately, there's a brave new flick that isn’t so concerned with mega-profits. This Saturday at the fantastic Art Theatre, Long Beach producers premier their new movie Halloween Party, shown simultaneously in several major cities across the country—and the proceeds go to National Coalition of the Homeless. Besides philanthropic reasons, see this film to find out what happens when a single girl goes to a Halloween shindig to find her true mate. It's a hilarious romantic comedy filled with beautiful women and dramatic situations so quirky you won’t be able to stop laughing—which is definitely something to feel good about.
Sat., March 24, 9 p.m., 2012