Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill: "Life is a Hoot"


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Dennis heads to downtown L.A. to the office of Craig Hammill, filmmaker and founder of the Secret Movie Club, a new-ish film screening series at the historic Vista Theater in Los Angeles. Craig talks about why he wanted to do the series, how he picks the movies, why he wears a suit to screenings, how his grandfather's salesmanship rubbed off on him, how to stay up for midnight shows, commissioning original posters for his screenings and the Fellini movie that totally rocked his world. He also answers all the movie-related questions from the Observation Deck, leading to mentions of The Seven Samurai, It's a Wonderful Life, The Shining, Blade Runner, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and The Shop Around the Corner. Other topics include: his favorite Bonds, to program Polanski or not to program Polanski, his first kiss, chatting up Walter Matthau about his dog, that time when Michael Mann shut him down, being an optimist and the movie that makes him cry no matter how many times he's seen it. @secretmovie club on Instagram and Twitter

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