"It was pretty heavy," Tony Danza offered to Carson Kressley after greeting him like an old friend (who knew?) after The Cinema Society and Calvin Klein Collection's screening of dystopian teen thriller The Hunger Games at SVA Theater in New York. Danza's description may have been the understatement of the evening: Gary Ross's film, based on Suzanne Collins' novel, is a breathtaking, visceral experience, and it held last night's audience—which included Steven Soderbergh, Clive Owen, Zoe Kravitz, Penn Badgley, Darren Aronofsky, Spike Lee, Seth Meyers, Liya Kebede, Abigail Breslin, and many others—rapt for its entire two-and-a-half-hour runtime. By the time guests arrived at The Top of the Standard for the after-party, a Grey Goose cocktail was a more than welcome sight. Bumping into director Gary Ross in the elevator bank, star Josh Hutcherson was in a jovial mood: "Gary Ross, multi-Academy Award-nominated director! How are you doing, man?" We'd guess, based on the film's reception last night, that the answer is very well.