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35mm BEFORE SUNRISE/BEFORE SUNSET Romance Double Feature at the Vista, Los...

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Vista Theatre

4473 Sunset Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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SAT, FEB 9, 2019 11:59p: Before Sunrise (1995, Warner Brothers, dir by Richard Linklater, 105mns, 35mm) & Before Sunset (2004, Warner Brothers, dir by Richard Linklater, 80mns, 35mm) VISTA

That’s right. We’re doing the entire trilogy. And we’re starting with a double feature of the first two movies: Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. If you are a romantic who also believes in the rich rewards of a long term committed relationship, this is the trilogy you should see with your lover or spouse. It somehow manages to be both honest and optimistic, challenging and hopeful. But it also let’s you in on a secret: long term committed love is amazing but it’s also a daily challenge and tremendously hard.

Richard Linklater began his unexpectedly rewarding and rich love trilogy in 1995 with Before Sunrise, a wonderfully cinematic talk and love fest between French Celine, played by effervescent Julie Delpy, and cocky American Jesse, played with increasing humility and bittersweetness by Ethan Hawke, who as young single travelers in their early 20’s, begin a casual conversation while aboard a European train, and decide to hop off and spend a day together in Vienna.

Of course, you don’t hop off a train to spend a day with someone unless you’re. . .well. . .into them (I don’t know maybe some people do). And Celine and Jesse begin that beautiful dance of two young people excited at the idea they may become lovers but smart enough to make sure their first impression wasn’t a total head-fake.

Richard Linklater here in this trilogy and in one of his other great movies, Boyhood, really makes time as much of a character as the actors or the location.

Most likely, Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke had no idea they were about to begin an 18 year journey following the ups and downs of Celine and Jesse. But here we get that first night. . .that beautiful magical exhilirating first night. . .

Cut to 9 years later in Before Sunset. Sufficed to say, whatever happened between Celine and Jesse that night in Vienna 9 years ago was not enough to see them married. I mean. . .come on. . .they were just at the start of their twenties. But when Jesse, now a novelist whose marriage is on the rocks, comes to Paris to promote his new book, he unexpectedly meets Celine, who has also had a series of challenging relationships, when she comes to hear him talk.

Though Jesse has to get on a plane that night, they decide to spend the afternoon talking about how their 20’s went now that they are in their early thirties. What’s amazing about Before Sunset is that it explores a question just as rich, if not richer, than Before Sunrise. Basically, what would happen if you actually found you had a second chance with the one who got away. . .

Of course now, Celine and Jesse have careers, some mileage, and responsibilities they can’t fully ignore. And the question of will they or won’t they still hangs over the entire movie. . .

Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke began to seriously collaborate here (they all share screenwriting credit for this and the third movie). They all bring their experiences to bear and the movies are the richer for it.

One of the strangest things is that romantics often stay romantics despite the daily bludgeoning of life. And maybe that’s not a bad thing. . .But where will Celine and Jesse be in 9 more years. You’ll have to join us Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 11:59p to find out how it all ends up.

Tonight, let’s just celebrate Valentine’s Day and love with two of the most swooningly romantic movies of all time.

Best always,

Craig Hammill

35mm Secret Movie Club Programmer.Organizer


TICKETS: Tickets for all our events are available online at https://secretmovieclub.eventbrite.com or through each individual event on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/secretmovieclub35mm/. Unless otherwise noted, all our movies screen at The Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

We currently are showing 1-2 movies a season at the Los Feliz 3, 1822 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027; about 8 blocks from the Vista Theater in Los Feliz.

We also make tickets available at the Vista Box Office.

REFUNDS: We will honor all refund requests as long as they are made 24 hours or more before the listed start time of the screening. After that, no refunds. Sorry.

HOW DOES A SECRET MOVIE CLUB 2019 WINTER SEASON ALL-ACCESS PASS WORK: If you buy an ALL-ACCESS PASS (access to all 32 movies we’re showing from January 5th 2019 @ 11:59pm-March 2019), you get entrance into every single movie we show throughout our Winter 2019 Season (including any special events we may announce at a later time; so your value may increase!). This is our best deal at $192.00 (or $6 per movie). This offer is available through the following EVENTBRITE LINK:

If you decide to buy the ALL-ACCESS PASS and have already bought a series pass or individual ticket, just write us: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com and we’ll issue you a refund for the individual tickets you bought before the all-access pass.

The All-Access Pass is available for purchase until January 5th, 2019 @ 11:59p which is the evening of PAN’S LABYRINTH, our first movie of the Winter 2019 season. After that, series passes and individual tickets will remain available.

With the ALL-ACCESS PASS, we generate a special list with your name on it. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket.

HOW DOES A SERIES PASS WORK: If you buy an Individual Series Pass, you gain entrance to all movies in that series. This is our next best deal after the Season All-Access pass. If you know you can make a series in January but not a series in March, this is the way to go.

The price of each Series Pass depends on how many movies we show in that series. So for instance if we are showing 6 movies in the series, the pass would cost $54 (or $9 per movie). If we are showing 4 movies in that series, the pass would cost $36, and so on.

You can buy the Series Pass through any individual Eventbrite link for a movie in that series. Then, we generate a special list with your name on it. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket.

MOVIEPASS (as of late November 2018): While we do accept and want you to use your MoviePass, we advise all moviegoers to first check the current MoviePass rules and regulations to make sure they can still use their MoviePass for our events. Secret Movie Club and the Vista Theater are not associated with nor responsible for any changes in policy on the part of MoviePass or any similar service.

CONCESSIONS: The Vista Concessions stand is open for all our events. So you will always have access to popcorn, soda, candy, coffee the works!

PARKING: The Vista has no dedicated parking lot. Thankfully, there is parking in the residential areas around the Vista Theater. Just plan to get to the theater 20 minutes earlier than normal so you have enough time to park, walk to the theater, get your tickets, get in line. Make sure you read the street signs! Hillhurst and Sunset Drive tend to be the best for street parking. Avoid Rosalia and Commonwealth as they have permit-only parking rules. We don’t want any Secret Movie Clubbers getting parking tickets.

SHOWTIMES: We screen our movies before or after the Vista’s official movies. This is why most of our showtimes are either at midnight or between 10am-11am in the morning. Always check the listed showtime before buying your ticket.

MAILING LIST: We started as a secret email list way back in April of 2016. In respect to our origins, we will always announce our upcoming seasons, special events, and speakers with the ability to get tickets via the email list first before posting to Facebook or anywhere else. If you’d like to get on the secret email list, email us at: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com.

OTHER QUESTIONS: You can always email us at: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com . We work to respond asap within receipt of your email. If you don't get a response within 48 hours, please email us again.

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