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.

Opening Night Film: Tuesday, February 24 - '71 at 7pm


2015 Spring Series
Spring Series:

February 24 through April 14
ArcLight Cinemas
15301 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

All films start at 7pm
February 24:
Stars: Jack O’Connell, Sean Harris, Sam Reid and Charlie Murphy
Q&A Guest: Director Yann Demange

March 3:
Danny Collins
Stars: Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner, Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, and Christopher Plummer
Q&A Guest: Director Dan Fogelman

March 10:
5 TO 7
Stars: Lambert Wilson, Olivia Thirlby, Frank Langella and Glenn Close
Q&A Guest: Writer/Director Victor Levin

March 17:
Desert Dancer
Q&A Guest: Director Richard Raymond

March 24:

March 31:

April 7:

April 14:

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.
- Seats will be confirmed via phone, in order of receipt of registration.
- For KCET Cinema Series information call 747.201.5800.

Sponsored By
Sponsored By: The E. Hoffert Dailey Trust Sponsored By: The Arclight

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.

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 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'


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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