In honor of the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, we've compiled a list of the Oscar-nominated films that we've screened here at KCET Cinema Series this season. See the list below for the films, their respective trailers, and our exclusive interviews with the cast, producers, and directors.
Nomination: Best Picture
British actor, writer, and producer Steve Coogan literally flew in to join our host Pete Hammond for an insightful Q & A following the screening of his new film "Philomena." An incredibly gracious Steve discussed the process of taking this touching true story to the screen, why it's such an important story to tell, and how Dame Judi Dench's vision impairment meant he had to read the entire script to her out loud to get her on board!
Dallas Buyers Club
Nomination: Best Picture, Best Screenplay
Jennifer Garner, screenwriters Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, and producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter joined series' host Pete Hammond for an insightful conversation about the film, working with McConaughey and Leto, and the years of struggle to get the film on the big screen.
August: Osage County
Nomination: Best Actress, Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep, Margo Martindale and Abigail Breslin were are all in attendance for a Q & A with series' host Pete Hammond. It includes a spontaneous song by Meryl and Margo!
Nomination: Best Cinematography
During the Q & A, director Denis Villenueve shared with the audience the details of working with screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski and the great cast of Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Terrance Howard, Melissa Leo, and Viola Davis.