There's a way out of this mess. It's an easy one, really, although it does require some suspension of disbelief on everyone's part. Just change the date on the floor of Congress. No, not the date on the bill, the actual date.
Halloween is fast approaching and all the excitement that has been building all month is finally going to come to a head on Wednesday, Oct. 31, a night of trick-or-treaters, Halloween parties, monster movie marathons and haunted houses.
When I heard that Santa Monica, California's Aero Theatre with the American Cinematheque/Art Director's Guild was screening the first talkie science fiction film, I was intrigued. Though the print was shaky, it still delighted the packed house 82 years after its initial release.