About this Event
SECRET MOVIE CLUB present
Part of our EARLY FILMS OF GREAT FILMMAKERS series! Thursday, June 30, 2022
LOCATION: The Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90021
*Please note entrance/parking is actually in the back of the building. Make a right on Wilson Street, then a right behind the building. We’re the first set of black steps after the big gate.
8pm THE RAIN PEOPLE (1969, written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Warner Brothers, 101mns)
*Please note we are working to secure a 35mm print for this screening. But attendees must be ready for a digital presentation if print quality is not acceptable. It’s more important to us to show this underseen gem on the big screen then not.
***As of April 1, 2022, masks are now optional for indoor theater events if you're fully vaccinated. Anyone without proof of vaccination will be required to wear a mask for their own safety. We will continue to update our protocols with the dynamic situation. We are working to make sure we make the theater going experience the most enjoyable and safest possible.
1)PLEASE BRING YOUR VACCINATION CARD (digital cards accepted).
2)PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANYONE EXHIBITING COVID OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS AT THE DOOR, WILL BE OFFERED COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO A FUTURE SHOW AND ASKED TO RETURN WHEN HEALTHY. So please, if you’re feeling sick, just write us at [email protected] and we’ll offer you complimentary tickets to a future screening when you’re healthy. (Disclaimer under “REFUNDS” applies)
We wrap up June 2022 with a screening of one of Francis Ford Coppola’s earliest gems: his 1969 road trip movie The Rain People starring Shirley Knight, James Caan, and Robert Duvall.
Rain People, in many ways, is the undersung Coppola movie that set the template for his career all the way up to the present moment where he’s putting $100 million of his own money into shooting his long gestating epic Megaopolis with Adam Driver.
Made through his own company, American Zoetrope, and crewed by the likes of George Lucas (!!), The Rain People follows pregnant, unsettled Natalie who leaves her husband to take a road trip. Along the way she meets unstable ex-college football star Killer and the two soon have a series of encounters on the road that will profoundly change their lives forever.
This was one of the movies that actually inspired Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mama Tambien. It also is filled with the minor key idiosyncratic Coppola genius that powers The Conversation, Rumble Fish, One from the Heart, and Tetro, among others.
Unlike many who talk a big game about returning to the indie world, Coppola is one of the few who actually did just that. In 2007 at the age of 68 and after a 10-year absence from moviemaking, Coppola suddenly reappeared with his self-financed Youth without Youth starring Tim Roth. Since then, he’s been on a crash course with destiny to fulfill his ultimate goal of making an epic movie on an epic canvas completely his way.
See where it all started with his intense, beautifully unique, character-driven movie The Rain People. The movie that really started it all.
Secret Movie Club Founder/Programmer
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR OUR IN-DOOR THEATER SCREENINGS
We can offer refunds up to 24 hours before showtime. Please request a refund through Eventbrite and we will process ASAP. After that, no refunds. Sorry.
However if something last minute comes up and you can’t make the screening, for whatever reason, just write to us before showtime: [email protected] and we’ll offer you complimentary tickets to a future screening. (Disclaimer: Future screening must have available tickets, cannot be a fundraiser, and must be comparably priced)
HELPFUL SECRET MOVIE CLUB (1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, LA, CA 90021) THEATER PARKING TIPS:
We recommend that you park just outside our theater. Remember our theater is actually in a beautiful street art alleyway in the back of the 1917 Bay Street building. You get to our entrance by taking a right on Wilson, then a right behind the building. We are the first set of black steps on the right after the big gate.
There is also a parking lot at the corner of Mateo and Violet Street, just 2 blocks from our theater, which costs $7 per car.
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HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS:
You can always email us at [email protected] with any other questions, concerns, thoughts, recommendations.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 BAY ST, LOS ANGELES, United States
USD 14.00 to USD 16.00