Members-Only Screening: Suncoast


Members-Only Screening: Suncoast

Please note:

Due to weather, this event will now take place on February 7 (originally scheduled for February 5).

Arts Circle, Film Lover and Secret (shhh…) Members, you and a guest are invited to join us for a theatrical screening of Suncoast, followed by an in-person conversation with writer/director Laura Chinn and cinematographer Bruce Francis Cole.

Beverages will be served prior to the screening, starting at 7:00 pm PT.

Executive Producer Chris Stinson and cinematographer Bruce Francis Cole are Film Independent Fellows. Chris took part in our Producing Lab in 2005 and Bruce participated in Project Involve in 2018.

Inspired by the semi-autobiographical story of a teenager (Nico Parker) who, while caring for her brother along with her audacious mother (Laura Linney), strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Woody Harrelson) who is protesting one of the most landmark medical cases of all time.

The film premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival, where Nico Parker won the Breakthrough Performance Award.

From Searchlight Pictures, Suncoast will be in select theaters February 2, 2024 and released on Hulu February 9, 2024.

2024, 109 minutes, color | Written by Laura Chinn | Directed by Laura Chinn | Starring Laura Linney, Nico Parker, Ella Anderson, Daniella Taylor, Amarr, Ariel Martin, Woody Harrelson | Produced by Jeremy Plager, Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy, Oly Obst | Executive Produced by Chris Stinson, Amy Greene

Registration Information

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Arts Circle, Film Lover and Secret Members can register for this event starting at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31. | Registration is free; one registration per Membership. | Proof of Member status is required to complete registration.


On the day of the event, registered Members may pick up tickets as early as one hour prior to the scheduled start time – look for Film Independent signage. Tickets are nontransferable and for general, unreserved theater seating only (except for Arts Circle Members). Attendees must be in their seat(s) at least 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seat(s) may be released. Entry/seating will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests may not enter the venue without the Member who registered them present. Registration does not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand.

Masks are optional. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor public health guidance.

Complimentary parking provided with validation. Garage entrance on Masselin.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

Screening Policies

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. Limit one registration per Membership, per event.

Members are required to follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of policies may result in suspension or termination of Membership.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.