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Arts and Entertainment

A Familiar Part of Town

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It felt bizarre being in Cinespace watching a short film with several scenes set in the club and receiving email from the same venue reminding us that they are showing Spanglish this week as their Dinner & a Movie film. But we shouldn't be surprised, Another Part of Town is all about the random but familiar that is life in Hollywood. Four friends embark on Friday night escapades that have them in different parts of Los Angeles (although all seemingly east side and north of the 10) and come together the next morning to discuss...although this part of it doesn't come across in the short as everything feels like its being told in real time rather than via flashback.

While the short is funny and enjoyable, particularly in a crowd that knows the situations all too well, we were most impressed by the title graphics. Drawn by Jim Mahfood of 40 Oz Comics fame, they give a paper napkin style view of Los Angeles that is endearing in its simplicity. Mahfood and Dave Crosland have an upcoming exhibit at Meltdown Comics called Punk to Funk. The opening reception is June 3rd from 7 PM to 10 PM.

We don't know where Scott and Moses plan to show Another Part of Town next but we hear they are shopping it on the festival circuit.