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35mm Richard Linklater's BEFORE MIDNIGHT at the Vista, Los Feliz

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SAT, FEB 16, 2019 11:59p: Before Midnight (2013, Sony Pictures Classics, dir by Richard Linklater, 107mns, 35mm) VISTA

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke conclude (so far) the Celine and Jesse Before trilogy with 2013’s Before Midnight. Made in almost complete secrecy, Before Midnight surprised the world when it appeared in 2013 though hints had been swirling for a few years that something like it might be in the works.

Again we jump forward 9 years and discover. . .(don’t read this if you’ve never see the first two movies). . . .(we’re warning you. . .you still have time. . .)

. . . (come on, if you haven’t seen the series, stop reading and give yourself the gift of being surprised. . .)

. . .that Celine and Jesse did decide to stay together after that fateful day in Paris. Now, nine years into a committed long term relationship that has produced twin daughters, Celine and Jesse are getting restless and frustrated. Even worse, they may be falling OUT OF LOVE with each other.

Linklater always told anyone who really wanted to listen that if he made a third movie, he would go into “the belly of the beast” by which he most likely meant that he would not shy away from what long term relationships are really like.

Love, like friendship, like a vocation, like parenting, like anything, at some point takes day to day work. The notion we have when we are younger that we will meet the person of our dreams and that will be it. That the next sixty years (if we’re lucky) will just be the temporal equivalent of “they lived happily ever after” is, as most of us discover, illusory at best.

Even the best of relationships will have to whether disasters, crises, job losses, poverty, death, and possibly even infidelity, mental illness, physical illness, natural disasters. . .There’s just no knowing what life has in store for us.

Before Midnight finds Celine and Jesse getting a night off when their friends offer to watch the kids and so they embark on one more cinematic journey (this time through a beautiful Greek coastal town, this trilogy never skimped on the locations!) as they discuss life, where they are in their 40’s, and if their relationship is or is not worth saving.

We do indeed go into the belly of the beast. And the ending is. . .well . . .you’ll just have to come and see what happens.

Join us for an amazing movie that caps (so far) an amazing trilogy.

Best always,

Craig Hammill

35mm Secret Movie Club Programmer.Organizer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

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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