A special preview screening of the Sundance award-winning film "Smashed" will beheld at 2:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Atlantic Cinemas 5 in Atlantic Highlands. The screening will be followed by a reception at The Painted Frame, 77 Center Ave., Atlantic Highlands.
Amanda Mae Meyncke of film.com called "Smashed" "Easily the best film I saw at Sundance." Other reviewers rave about Mary Elizabeth Winstead's honest and funny portrayal of a young, charismatic and talented teacher fighting alcohol addiction.
"A terrific performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a rock-bottom alcoholic... an affecting and immersive addiction drama ..." Justin Chang, Variety
"Mary Elizabeth Winstead is absolutely terrific. She simply gets it....Winstead was born to be a star." Chase Whale, TwitchFilm.com
"A phenomenal breakthrough performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Kate Hannah ... one of the best presentations of alcoholism captured
on film." Ethan Anderton, FirstShowing.net
Tickets are $20, available at the door, at the Painted Frame, or online via PayPal at http://filmonefest.org All proceeds will benefit FilmOneFest 2013, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council's popular one-minute film festival.
All FilmOneFest events benefit the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry. Donations of non-perishable food and household items will be accepted at the theater and reception.
Thank you to Tom Bernard of Sony Pictures Classics, and Fred and Mickey Rast of Atlantic Cinemas 5.