Four Seasons of Film!

KCET's quarterly film series returns to The San Fernando Valley at its new location, the ArcLight Sherman Oaks. Join us for screenings of the most anticipated films prior to their release in theaters! Each screening is followed by a lively Q&A with the film's cast and/or filmmakers, hosted by nationally recognized film expert Pete Hammond.

Call KCET Special Events at 747.201.5800 for information to attend individual screenings.

Opening Night Film: Tuesday, October 28 - The Imitation Game at 7pm

2014 Fall Series
Fall Series:

October 28 through December 16
Arclight Cinemas
15301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

All films start at 7pm
10/28: The Imitation Game
11/4: Wild Tales
11/11: The Theory of Everything
11/18: TBA
11/25: Cake
12/2: TBA
12/9: TBA
12/16: TBA

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


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: The E. Hoffert Dailey Trust
Sponsored By: The James and Paula Coburn Foundation Sponsored By: The Arclight

Audio Q&A: 'What If'


Our final film of the Summer KCET Cinema Series was the romantic comedy 'What If' starring Daniel Radcliffe. Daniel joined series host Pete Hammond for an entertaining Q&A after the film where he talked about the liberation of working on smaller independent films after the Harry Potter Franchise and his many and varied experiences of nudity on the job!

Meet Tate Taylor - Director of 'Get On Up'


Film: "Get On Up"

Tate Taylor is one of the hottest emerging talents in Hollywood right now.

He is the epitome of the total 'Hollywood' package. Movie star good looks, an acclaimed writer, director and producer with a breakout Oscar nominated hit film under his belt, a new release that is already generating award buzz and a stream of film and television projects in the works. However, he's as far from a Hollywood cliché as you're likely to find.

Plan Now For The Fall KCET Cinema Series

Registrations are now open for the Fall KCET Cinema Series - Aero Theatre, Santa Monica.

The Fall KCET Cinema Series begins on August 19 and runs through October 14 at the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica and is sponsored by The Johnny Mercer Foundation. Eight evenings of independent and Hollywood films shown prior to their theatrical release in Los Angeles theatres.

Each film is followed by a lively Q & A with the talent or filmmaker moderated by series' host Pete Hammond. Films screen on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM. View film and schedule details

To purchases passes to the series call 747.201.5800 or go to

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.

Audio Q&A: 'Bite the Bullet'


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.

Audio Q&A: 'Get On Up'


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.

Audio Q&A: 'Land Ho!'


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:


  • Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    7:00 PM


  • 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.