The Coachella Valley has been the seasonal home of movie stars for decades. So it is not surprising this church was inspired by a film. In 1972, Franco Zeffirelli directed “Brother Sun, Sister Moon.” The movie is about Saint Francis of Assisi. A religious advisor on set was Reverend Peter Brennan. The two men recreated the movie version of the Italian, Romanesque church in La Quinta. In 1984, the first mass at Saint Francis of Assisi Church was attended by Frank Sinatra, Gregory Peck, Cary Grant and Roger Moore.