Gen Art, a so-called non-profit organization that put on hip events across the country - fashion shows, advance movie screenings, film festivals, parties, art galleries - shut its doors last year, just weeks after this sucker ponied up for a one-year membership. At that time, I didn't know about the behind-the-scenes drama, but maybe you did.
Anyway, I didn't get my money back, but how thrilled was I to learn that they're back from bankruptcy with another film festival this year, and that screwed former members can get a a total of five dollars off each thirty dollar movie ticket. Such savings.
I went to one of their screenings last year. About a quarter of the dolled-up audience left before the movie was over to rush to the after party.
Anyway, if you're interested in seeing the latest Scott Caan film or a movie that nobody liked at Sundance, check out the line-up at GenArt.org and use the code memtix11 to get a $5 discount. Some of the films look interesting, but I'll wait for another avenue to view them.