Four Seasons of Film!

KCET's quarterly film series returns to the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for the summer series, hosted by nationally recognized film expert Pete Hammond. Enjoy eight of the most anticipated independent and Hollywood films prior to their release in the theater, along with a screening of a classic James Coburn film in tribute to our sponsor. Each screening is followed by a lively Q&A with the film's talent or filmmakers.

Upcoming Film: Tuesday, July 7 - 'Mr. Holmes' at 7pm




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2015 Summer Series
Spring Series:

June 2 through July 28
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

All films start at 7pm
June 2:
Me and Earl & the Dying Girl
Stars: Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke
Q&A Guest: Screenwriter, Jesse Andrews and cast members, Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, and RJ Cyler

June 9:
Sex Death and Bowling
Q&A Guest: Writer/Director Ally Walker

June 16:
Batkid Begins
Q&A Guest: Director Dana Nachman, Mike Jutan and Patricia Wilson

June 23:
A Little Chaos
Stars: Alan Rickman and Matthias Schoenaerts
Q&A Guest: Actor/Director Alan Rickman

June 30:
The End of the Tour
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel
Q&A Guest: Director James Ponsoldt

July 7:
Mr. Holmes
Star: Ian McKellen
Q&A Guest: Author Mitch Cullin

July 14:
The Magnificent Seven
Stars: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, and James Coburn

July 21:
Star: Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg
Q&A Guest: Omar Sy

July 28:
Star: Lily Tomlin Julia Garner, and Marcia Gay Harden
Q&A Guest: Director Paul Weitz

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Cost Levels:
$180 per person for current KCET Members only
$200 per person non-members
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- 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.

Presenting Sponsors
Sponsored By: The E. Hoffert Dailey Trust

Q&A for June 23, 2015: 'A Little Chaos' at the Aero


A definite evening to remember with actor/director Alan Rickman, who was on hand for the screening of his current film "A Little Chaos", which marks his second collaboration with the film's star Kate Winslet, since their 1995 film Sense and Sensibility.

Preview for June 30, 2015: 'The End of the Tour' at the Aero

The summer KCET Cinema Series continues with the biographical film 'The End of the Tour' from award-winning director James Ponsoldt who will join series' host Pete Hammond for the in-depth post-screening Q&A.

Audio Q&A for June 16, 2015: 'Batkid Begins' at the Aero


We were pleased to screen the heartwarming documentary, "Batkid Begins", a film that explores and reveals the power of social media and the impact of an event that goes unintentionally viral.

Preview for June 23, 2015: 'A Little Chaos' at the Aero

Included in the summer lineup of films featured at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is Focus Features' highly anticipated film, "A Little Chaos" starring: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Stanley Tucci.

Preview for June 16, 2015: 'Batkid Begins' at the Aero

The summer series in the Westside continues with the documentary, Batkid Begins, directed and produced by Dana Nachman. Nachman, along with Mike Jutan, who portrays The Penguin, and Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area Executive Director, Patricia Wilson, join Cinema Series host Pete Hammond for a dynamic post-screening Q&A.

Audio Q&A for June 9, 2015: 'Sex, Death, and Bowling ' at the Aero


Continuing the second week of the summer series was the comedy-drama, Sex Death, and Bowling, starring Adrian Grenier ("Entourage"), Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions), and Drea de Matteo ("The Sopranos").

Q&A for June 2, 2015: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at the Aero


The 2015 summer series at the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica opened on Tuesday, June 2 with Fox Searchlight's Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, written by Jesse Andrews and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ("American Horror Story").

Audio Q&A for March 31, 2015: 'Woman in Gold' at the Arclight Cinemas


Warner Bros' "Woman in Gold" played to a full house of eager Helen Mirren fans.

Preview for April 7, 2015: 'Adult Beginners' at the Arclight Cinemas

The Spring KCET Cinema Series continues with the Indie film, "Adult Beginners", starring Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Paula Garces, Jane Krakowski, Joel McHale, Jason Mantzoukas, and Mike Birbiglia.

Audio Q&A for March 24, 2015: 'Desert Dancer' at the Arclight Cinemas


We had the privilege to feature an advanced screening of Relativity Media's Desert Dancer, opening in US theaters on April 10, 2015.

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