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35mm THE RAID REDEMPTION at the Vista, Los Feliz

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SAT, MAR 2, 2019 11:59p: The Raid: Redemption (2011, Sony Pictures Classics, dir by Gareth Evans, 102mns, 35mm) VISTA

In 2011, filmmaker Gareth Evans stunned the world with this Indonesian action movie that mixed high octane police gunfights with hand to hand combat and even hand to machete combat.

The premise is so brilliant, it’s hard to believe it’s never been before. It may be an inversion of Howard Hawks’ Rio Bravo and John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13. But if it is, it’s a brilliant inversion no one else ever thought to do.

Instead of having our heros stuck in a building they know intimately, defending the bad guys trying to get in, the bad guys lure the good guys into a building the good guys don’t know at all, then proceed to block all exits and work to wipe the good guys out.

Iko Uwais stars as a young married cop with a pregnant wife (of course!) on the SWAT force who suddenly finds a raid to bring down a Drug Kingpin go horribly wrong when the Kingpin seals off all exits in the 30 story apartment building and encourages all his henchmen and junkies to attack the now trapped cops.

What’s great about this movie is that it somehow solves the thorny action problem of how to make a kick-ass martial arts movies in the age of guns. Bruce Lee figured it out by setting his movie on a island where weapons were not allowed. Evans and star Iko Uwais figured it out by having the Swat Officers attacked by so many criminals that they soon have to abandon their spent weapons.

Uwais is known as the King of Tiger Beranti Silat, a uniquely Indonesian brand of martial arts fighting. The stunts in this movie are jaw dropping and sometimes flat out unbelievable if you weren’t watching them with your own eyes.

Possibly THE greatest martial arts movie (along with Thailand’s Ong Bak) of the 21st Century. You must see this movie if you want to see an action filmmaker and martial arts star totally explode your assumptions about the limits of what is possible in an action movie.

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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