Four Seasons of Film!

KCET's quarterly film series is back for the fall at the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Join us for screenings of the most anticipated films prior to their release in theatres. Each screening is followed by a lively Q&A with the film's talent or filmmakers hosted by nationally recognized film expert Pete Hammond.

Early Registration for Fall KCET Cinema Series at the Aero Theatre: To purchase passes, call 747.201.5800, download your registration form here, or purchase passes online.

2014 Fall Series
Fall Series:

August 19th through October 14th.
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403

All films start at 7pm

Cost Levels:
$171 per person for current KCET Members Only
$190 per person non-members

Note:

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.

Sponsored By
Sponsored By: James and Paula Coburn Foundation

Preview 'What If'

Join us next week for 'What If'!

The closing night of the Summer KCET Cinema Series at the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica is the romantic comedy 'What If' starring Daniel Radcliffe.

'What If' Screening Info:

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2014
    7:00 PM

Location:

  • Aero Theatre
    1328 Montana Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA 90403

Please call (747) 201-5800 for information.

The synopsis: Join us next week for 'What If'
Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) is a medical school dropout who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. While everyone around him seems to be finding the perfect partner, including his friend Allan (Adam Driver) in girlfriend Nicole (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. There is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?

Q & A immediately following with Actor, Daniel Radcliffe.

Audio Q&A: Bite the Bullet

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As a tribute to our generous sponsors The James and Paula Coburn Foundation, this week we screened a beautiful 35mm print of 'Bite the Bullet' starring James Coburn, Gene Hackman and Candice Bergen. Another of the film's stars, Sally Kirkland was able to join us before the film to share some wonderful stories about making the film and her friendship with James Coburn. In spite of just leaving the hospital after having knee replacement surgery, Sally was in great spirits as she introduced the film with series host Pete Hammond.

Preview 'Bite The Bullet'

Join us next week for 'Bite The Bullet'

The next exciting film at the Summer KCET Cinema Series at the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica is the a special James Coburn feature in tribute to our sponsor the James and Paula Coburn Foundation.

'Bite The Bullet' Screening Info:

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    7:00 PM

Location:

  • Aero Theatre
    1328 Montana Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA 90403

Please call (747) 201-5800 for information.

The synopsis: Join us next week for 'Bite The Bullet'
This film is director Richard Brooks' 1975 epic Western based loosely on an actual 1908 cross-country horse race sponsored by the Denver Post with a prize of $2,500 and a rugged terrain of desert, mountains and badlands to cross before participants see the finishing line. A very colorful cast of characters are in pursuit of the prize, including two former Rough Riders portrayed by James Coburn and Gene Hackman. The film touches on the themes of sportsmanship, animal cruelty, racism and the end of the classic West. It was also nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Sound Mixing and Best Music, Original Score.

Q&A immediately following with Actor, Sally Kirkland.


Audio Q&A: Get On Up

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On Tuesday July 15, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond spoke with Director Tate Taylor and actors Chadwick Boseman and Nelsan Ellis from the sensational new James Brown biopic 'Get on Up'. After his success with 'The Help', Taylors follow up feature does not disappoint and Boseman and Ellis' performances had our members cheering and dancing in their seats.

Preview 'Get on Up'

The next exciting film at the Summer KCET Cinema Series at the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica is the James Brown biopic 'Get On Up'. Join us as host Pete Hammond introduces us to the film's star Chadwick Boseman at our exclusive post screening Q&A.

'Get on Up!' Screening Info:

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    7:00 PM

Location:

  • Aero Theatre
    1328 Montana Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA 90403

Please call (747) 201-5800 for information.

The Synopsis: In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster "The Help," Tate Taylor directs "42's" Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in "Get on Up." Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Craig Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter and Jill Scott.

Audio Q&A: 'Land Ho!'

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On Tuesday July 8, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond spoke with the co-writer and co-director of Land Ho! Aaron Katz about his first feature release, working with his wife for the first time and the experience of working on an American indie film shot almost entirely in Iceland.

Preview 'Land Ho!'

Join us next week for 'Land Ho!'

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law set off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

'Land Ho!' Screening Info:

Date/Time:

  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    7:00 PM

Location:

  • Aero Theatre
    1328 Montana Avenue
    Santa Monica, CA 90403

Please call (747) 201-5800 for information.

The synopsis: Join us next week for 'Land Ho!'
A pair of ex-brothers-in-law set off on a road trip through Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth by non-stop escapades at Reykjavík nightclubs, trendy spas and rugged camping. The film is reminiscent of the 1980s road trip comedies and explores aging, loneliness and friendship. The film is directed by Aaron Katz, one of the top young low-budget indie film directors along with Martha Stephens. The film stars Earl Lynn Nelson and Paul Eenhoorn.

Audio Q&A: 'And So It Goes'

Rob Reiner and Pete Hammond And So It Goes Q&A

Actor, writer, director and producer, Rob Reiner has created some of the most memorable and loved American Cinema. Films such as This Is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride, Stand by Me and A Few Good Men are engrained in the popular culture.

But it was while working on his film The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson that Reiner got the inspiration to make And So It Goes.

When on a press junket to promote the film Nicholson was asked what was on his personal bucket list. When the actor replied 'One more great romance' the wheels began turning for Reiner who set about creating a film about people falling in love later in life.

Hear Rob in our exclusive Q&A podcast with KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond as they discuss how the film was made and how women are just more mature than men.


Audio Q&A: 'Earth to Echo'

Q&A, Earth to Echo screening

Writing for KCET.org has clearly paid off for Henry Gayden with the release of his first feature film Earth to Echo, directed by first time feature director Dave Green. A regular writer for our famous Food blog, Henry is the screenwriter of this wonderful new sci-fi buddy pic reminiscent of classics like 'Stand By Me', 'E.T' and 'The Goonies'.

The film is told from the perspective of the 13 year old central characters who are spending their last night together as best friends before being forced to move due to the construction of a new freeway. Their night takes a turn when they make a stunning discovery and meet a special creature that is trying to get home.

Henry and Dave joined Pete Hammond for a delightful Q&A, even offering birthday boy Pete some birthday cake while discussing the pressure of shooting a film with special effects in just 28 days, working with young actors and the creation of 'Echo'...

Audio Q&A: 'Third Person'

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Academy Award Winner Paul Haggis joins us at the Aero!

Our most recent advance screening was the latest film from Oscar® winner Paul Haggis ('Crash', 'Million Dollar Baby'), 'Third Person'. The film stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, Mila Kunis, James Franco and Kim Basinger and is a return to the multi-layered story telling of his breakthrough film Crash. Paul joined KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond for an insightful and revealing Q&A.



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