You could start a debate by asking what kind of movie Little Miss Sunshine is. Comedy or satire? Drama or tragedy? Cinderella-style fairy tale or road movie? Or is it, as some critics suggested, a conversation between Proust (Steve Carrell’s suicidal character is the world’s second-greatest scholar of the French philosopher) and Nietzsche (Paul Dano’s militaristic teen reads him but otherwise doesn’t speak)? The best answer to these questions may be: who cares? Little Miss Sunshine has an Oscar-winning turn from Alan Arkin (as a drug-addled grandfather) and an unforgettable Southern California ending. It’s a perfect night to grab a taco and a beer and watch this quirky summertime flick under the downtown L.A. lights.
Doors open at 7:30 PM. The screening will begin at 8:30 PM.
*Image courtesy Criterion Pictures.
Having Some Awkward Family Fun on a Friday Night
Hundreds Turned Out to See Indie Comedy Little Miss Sunshine in Downtown L.A.
On a warm Friday evening that concluded the hottest day of an anxious summer, a big audience in Los Angeles sought solace in a film about people overcoming their own …