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35mm Stanley Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON at the Vista, Los Feliz

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SAT, JUN 8, 2019 11:59p: Barry Lyndon (1975, Warner Brothers, dir by Stanley Kubrick, 187mns, 35mm) VISTA [Deep Dish 70’s American-1975]

Barry Lyndon is the Kubrick movie that took the longest time for us the public to catch up to. Viewed as a bit of a glacial costume piece when it came out in 1975, Lyndon has revealed itself to be every inch the darkly comic, insightful brilliant picaresque masterpiece that Kubrick set out to make.

It is also suffused with one of Kubrick’s most piercing points about humanity. While Barry, an Irish con artist played by Ryan O’ Neal, is a liar, two-face, rogue, seducer, philanderer, and opportunist, he is still possibly the most honorable human being in the movie.

It is the “regular” people who surround him and justify their hypocrisies and evils in a thousand banal ways every day who are the true bad guys of the picture.

This was probably not a message the American public (or frankly any public) would want to hear. But it is a surprisingly bracingly moral message from Kubrick, often seen as the most clear eyed of moviemakers. Here, as he had just done in A Clockwork Orange and as he would do one more time in his final film Eyes Wide Shut Kubrick reveals himself to be a surprising humanist. Kubrick sees the pettiness of human nature and yet somehow he also sees the beauty of it. It’s hard to explain. Some folks might wholly disagree with that assessment. But Kubrick movies, even at their most despairing or black, usually end with some kind of affirmation of human worth (with Dr. Strangelove being the hilarious exception). Wendy and Danny survive to get on the snow cat at the end of The Shining, William and Alice recommit to their marriage at the end of Eyes Wide Shut. Alex, regardless of how he’ll use it, realizes that it is free will that makes us human in A Clockwork Orange. Hell, even Dave Bowman merges with aliens to take humanity to its next evolutionary step in 2001.

Barry Lyndon in some ways is the tragic comedy of a rogue who thinks he’s getting one up on the people around him but still has too much integrity only to realize too late that it is everyone around him who has gotten the one up on him.

This is the movie Kubrick shot with candlelight and NASA lenses. Filled with a number of hilariously off-kilter comedic scenes as Barry wanders around England into the highest echelons of “society” only to realize that all his social climbing was pointless. The top of the ladder still leads to the bottom of the cesspool. . .

Come join us for Kubrick’s most underrated masterpiece. On 35mm!

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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