Just as temperatures start to climb to record levels, it seemed only fitting that the new film “The Hot Flashes” had its Hollywood premiere at ArcLight Cinemas on June 27, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif. The premiere’s after party was sponsored by the American Cancer Society. “The Hot Flashes” was directed by Susan Seidelman and stars Brooke Shields, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah.
Gracing the red carpet premiere were Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts, Brooke Shields, Camryn Manheim, Wanda Sykes, Charlotte Graham, Jessica Rothenberg, Mark Povinelli, writer Brad Hennig, producer Nina Henderson Moore, executive producer Laurie Lacob and Nafessa Williams. Special guests include Cheri Oteri and Rachel Boston.
In addition to the film’s cast, the premiere was attended by supporters and volunteer leaders of the Society, as well as local cancer survivors. Following the screening, there was be a private after party that raised funds for the American Cancer Society to support their ongoing crusade to finish the fight against cancer.
“The Hot Flashes,” is the story of a group of middle-aged Texas women that form a basketball team and challenge a local high school team of high school girls for a series of games to raise money for breast cancer research.
This is the debut of “The Hot Flashes.” It will be released into U.S. theaters in a limited release on Friday, July 12 and will compete for box office dollars with the release of Guillermo del Toro’s new film “Pacific Rim,” the Adam Sandler comedy “Grown Ups 2” and the drama “The Hunt.”
“The Hot Flashes” is rated R for some sexual content and drug use and has a run-time of 1 hour and 55 minutes.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com