Nine weeks of great films, thought provoking stories on the big screen, and engaging dialogue with top movie talent. Don’t miss the most anticipated new films of the season prior to their theatrical release, along with a special screening of a classic Johnny Mercer scored film in tribute to our series sponsor. Recently screened films and talent included: "The Water Diviner" with Russell Crowe, "Danny Collins" with Al Pacino, and "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" with the cast and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Upcoming Film: Tuesday, October 6: 'Trumbo' at 7pm
Current Film Schedule
The Winter KCET Cinema Series will be held October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, & 15 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks. Nine weeks of new films, plus a classic James Coburn film. The series is generously sponsored by the E. Hofert Dailey Trust and the James and Paula Coburn Foundation.
Click HERE to view the ArcLight Cinemas seating chart. The seating chart does not indicate availability of seats.
This series is SOLD OUT.
August 18 through October 13*
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
*The September 21 screening is a Monday night due to the Yom Kippur holiday on Tuesday.
All films start at 7pm
A Walk in the Woods
Stars: Robert Redford, Emma Thompson, and Nick Nolte
Q&A Guest: Director Ken Kwapis, Producer/Screenwriter Bill Holderman and Producer Chip Diggins
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard, and Liev Schreiber
Q&A Guest: Actor/Producer Tobey Maguire
Q&A Guest: Director/Co-Screenwriter Ramin Bahrani
Stars: Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro
Q&A Guest: Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro
Stars: Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway
Q&A Guest: Writer/Director Nancy Meyers
Johnny Mercer Film Night: The Facts of Life
Stars: Bob Hope and Lucille Ball
Q&A Guest: Lyricist Alan Bergman
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, and Steve Valentine
Q&A Guest: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Elle Fanning, and Diane Lane
Q&A Guest: Writer John McNamara
Stars: Brie Larson, Joan Allen, and William H. Macy
Q&A Guest: Actors Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay; Director Lenny Abrahamson; Writer Emma Donoghue
$200 per person
- All films and guests are subject to change.
- Q&A's are immediately following the screenings.
- Security checks might occur at any of the screening without prior notice to members.
- You may be required to leave all cell phones with camera capabilities or cameras in your car.
- For KCET Cinema Series information call 747.201.5800.
It was an evening of Hollywood legends, from the in-person conversation with Academy Award-winning lyricist Alan Bergman (The Way We Were, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Windmills of Your Mind and Yentl), who shared his personal stories about mentor, Johnny Mercer, the great American songwriter. Johnny Mercer, co-founded Capitol Records, and composed so many of the memorable songs that are considered American music standards, including "Jingle Bells," "Baby It's Cold Outside," "Skylark," "Charade" and the unforgettable, "Moon River."
Award-winning actors Lucille Ball and Bob Hope star in the 1960 romantic comedy The Facts of Life as married people who have an affair. This classic film is being featured in the series in tribute to the great American lyricist, composer and singer Johnny Mercer, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The Johnny Mercer Foundation is a presenting sponsor of the KCET Cinema Series.
*Please note that this screening falls on a Monday night due to the Yom Kippur holiday on Tuesday.
The Intern, an intelligent and thoughtful comedy, proved to be a definite crowd pleaser with the KCET Cinema Series' audience on Tuesday night at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.. Academy Award®-winners Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Silver Linings Playbook) and Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, The Devil Wears Prada) and seasoned actress Rene Russo (Thor, Ransom, Nightcrawler) star in the film, which is directed and written by Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, Private Benjamin). A lively conversation with Nancy Meyers and KCET Cinema Series host/film expert Pete Hammond followed the screening.
Academy Award®-winners Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, Silver Linings Playbook) and Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, The Devil Wears Prada) star together in Warner Bros. Pictures' The Intern, our next film for the fall KCET Cinema Series. Oscar-nominated and award-winning filmmaker Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, Private Benjamin) is directing the comedy from her own screenplay. A Q&A between film expert and KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond, and director, writer and co-producer Nancy Meyers will immediately follow the screening.
By Michele Garza
The screening of Sicario at the KCET Cinema Series on Tuesday evening at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica offered the audience an insightful look into the raging world of the inter-American drug trade. Read below more about this not to be missed film, and the engaging conversation with actors Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro.
Next in the fall KCET Cinema Series is Sicario, a suspenseful thriller from Lionsgate starring Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, Into the Woods), Academy Award® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic), Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk), and Jon Bernthal (Fury, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, The Wolf Of Wall Street). A Q&A with actors Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro will immediately follow the screening.
99 Homes, the upcoming intense true-to-life thriller based on actual events from the unfortunate 2008 housing crisis, offered the audience a sneak preview screening of the film on Tuesday evening at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The film stars Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield as single father Dennis Nash, Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon, who portrays self-made real estate magnate Rick Carver, and Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern as Nash's mother. An insightful Q&A followed the screening with director/co-writer Ramin Bahrani and KCET Cinema Series host/film expert Pete Hammond, that was as intense and eye opening as the film.
Warning: Spoilers below and in the audio!
Next up in the fall KCET Cinema Series is 99 Homes, presented by Broad Green Pictures, which received rave reviews out of Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival last year. This timely thriller set in Florida was inspired by true life events of the 2008 housing market crisis and features performances from Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon (Take Shelter, "Boardwalk Empire"), Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman, The Social Network) and Academy Award® nominee Laura Dern (Wild, "Enlightened"). A Q&A with director and co-writer Ramin Bahrani will immediately follow the screening.
Pawn Sacrifice, the latest release from indie film distributor Bleecker Street, offered a special preview screening to a packed theater of cinephiles and avid chess players on Tuesday evening at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Members from the LA Chess Club and Metro Chess LA were in attendance and even managed to play a few flash matches with guests prior to the screening. But even non-chess enthusiasts couldn't help but be captivated by the riveting biographical thiriller and the brilliant performances by stars Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard and Liev Schreiber. Keep reading below to learn more about the film from an engaging Q&A that followed the screening with actor producer Tobey Maguire and film critic Pete Hammond.