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




Get your passes

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

View film and schedule details

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


- 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

Preview for March 31, 2015: 'Woman in Gold' at the Arclight Cinemas

The upcoming film at the spring KCET Cinema Series is Woman in Gold, a remarkable true story starring Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, and Katie Holmes.

Audio Q&A for March 17, 2015: 'The Forger' at the Arclight Cinemas


It was an exciting evening during the screening of "The Forger", a suspenseful thriller starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, and Tye Sheridan.

Preview March 24, 2015: 'Desert Dancer' at the Arclight Cinemas

Next up at the spring KCET Cinema Series at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks is "Desert Dancer," starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Tom Cullen, Nazanin Boniadi and Makram J. Khoury.

Audio Q&A for March 10, 2015: '5 to 7' at the Arclight Cinemas


We had the pleasure of screening "5 to 7", a romantic comedy about a 20-something aspiring writer who has an affair with a beautiful French woman in bustling New York City.

Preview March 17, 2015: 'The Forger' at the Arclight Cinemas

The spring KCET Cinema Series continues with the suspenseful thriller, The Forger, starring John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, and Tye Sheridan.

Audio Q&A March 3, 2015: 'Danny Collins' at the Arclight Cinemas


We were pleased to screen Bleecker Street Films' "Danny Collins", starring Al Pacino as an aging rocker along with Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner, and Bobby Cannavale.

Preview for March 10, 2015: '5 to 7' at the Arclight Cinemas

The spring series continues at the ArcLight Cinemas Sherman Oaks with "5 to 7", a film that is reminiscent of an old fashion big screen romantic comedy. The cast includes: Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Bérénice Marlohe (Skyfall), Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Olivia Thirlby (Juno), Lambert Wilson (Suite Française) and Eric Stoltz (Out of Order).

Q&A for February 31, 2015: '71 at the Arclight Cinemas


The 2015 Spring KCET Cinema Series at the ArcLight Cinemas Sherman Oaks opened with the much anticipated action thriller, '71, an intense storyline following a young British soldier (Jack O'Connell) who is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971.

Preview for March 3, 2015: 'Danny Collins' at the Arclight Cinemas

The second film in the series is "Danny Collins" featuring an all-star cast of: Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scent of a Woman), Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, American Beauty), Jennifer Garner (Men, Women and Children, Juno), Bobby Cannavale (Blue Jasmine, "Boardwalk Empire") and Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Audio Q&A: 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks'


On December 9, the KCET Cinema Series screened the charming comedy, "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," based on Richard Alfieri's internationally acclaimed stage production.