Spring Cinema Series 2010

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Image caption: (L to R) Steven Strait, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies and Ezra Miller, star in Anchor Bay Films' CITY ISLAND. Photo Credit: Phil Caruso. (c) 2009 City Island, Inc. All Rights Reserved

KCET's thrice-yearly screening series is back! Join us as we preview eight major new films prior to their first run local release.

Hosted by nationally recognized film expert Pete Hammond, the KCET Cinema series allows you to review the best of Hollywood, independent and foreign films Tuesday nights at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. A lively Q & A follows each screening with the filmmakers and top movie talent.

March 16 our opening night film is City Island. This is director and actor Andy Garcia's latest film, and Andy will join us along with other members of the film for the post screening Q & A. The film co-stars Julianna Margulies and Alan Arkin.

We will be following up City Island with The Greatest, starring Carey Mulligan in her first release since her Academy Award-nominated performance in An Education. Co-stars include Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon.

We have added two new ways you can sign-up for the series and reserve your seats. We've included limited "reserve seating," so you don't have to rush to the theatre to get a good seat. You can also reserve the Academy's private "Green Room" for the entire series.

Please check back on this page for further screening updates. More information on films this series will be added below.

Please don't delay in purchasing your membership for the Spring KCET Cinema Series, which runs Tuesday evenings, March 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20 & 27 and May 4 and 11. We are dark March 30 in observance of Passover. Screenings start at 7:00 pm.

For reservations and to charge your reservation by phone, call 747.201-5800.

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Series Information:
Cost Levels:

$168 per person for current KCET Members Only
$185 per person non-members

New ticketing levels:

$250 Reserved seats (limited availability)
$1,000 Private use of the Academy's prestigious "Green Room' for the entire series

Dates:

March 16 - May 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Location:

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
5200 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3155
(818) 754-2800

Note:

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.

Series Films:
MAR 16

CITY ISLAND Anchor Bay Films

An Italian American family's life in City Island, NY is thrown into disarray by the various secrets each member seems to carry. In the spirit of "Moonstruck" this heartfelt comedy won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

— Q&A: Actor Andy Garcia and Writer/Director Raymond De Felitta.

MAR 23

THE GREATEST Paladin Films

A family tragedy changes the lives of a married couple played by Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon and a pregnant 18 year old ("An Education's" Carey Mulligan) who suddenly moves in with them.

— Q&A: Writer/Director Shane Festa and producer Lynette Howell.

MAR 30

PASSOVER HOLIDAY OBSERVED

APR 6

THE SQUARE Aparartion Films

A man's life is sent into disarray when his mistress arrives with a bag of cash acquired from her husband's latest crime spree. A wonderful example of an Australian film noir, starring Joel Edgerton ("Kinky Boots") who is also a co-writer on the film.

— Q&A: Director Nash Edgerton.

APR 13

THE CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION Screen Media

From Oscar nominated director James Ivory and his Oscar winning screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ("A Room With A View", "Howard's End") comes this compelling drama about a 28-year old graduate student who wins a grant to write a biography of a famous Latin American writer, but first must travel a tricky road to gain permission from his brother, widow and young mistress. Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney and Omar Metwally star.

— Q&A: Actor Omar Metwally.

APR 20

PLEASE GIVE Sony Pictures Classics

A dramatic comedy about love, death and liberal guilt was a Sundance smash starring Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt as a couple who decide to purchase the apartment next door in order to expand their two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Only problem is they have to wait for the cranky old lady living in it to die. Rebecca Hall, Amanda Peet and Ann Guilbert co-star in the latest film from writer/director Nicole Holofcener (Friends And Money, Lovely And Amazing).

— Q&A follows with Nicole Holfcener.

APR 27

CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY Magnolia

High rollers in Indian casinos, hookers in Saipan, a murdered Greek tycoon, cold war spy novels, plush trips to paradise...and the United States Congress! It's all part of one of the greatest heists in American history as Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Taxi To The Dark Side", "Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room") chronicles the outrageous darkly comic inside story of Jack Abramoff and our broken system of lobbying and campaign financing.

— Q&A follows with Alex Gibney.

MAY 4

PRINCESS KAIULANIRoadside Attractions

The inspiring true story of a half-Hawaiian, half-Scottish princess who was forced to flee her homeland for Victorian England as the kingdom she was to inherit faced civil unrest. Q'orianka Kilcher ("The New World") stars opposite Barry Pepper, Will Patton and Shaun Evans.

— Q&A immediately follows with writer/director Marc Forby.

MAY 11

DARK

MAY 18

SOLITARY MANAnchor Bay Films

Personal and professional calamity clouds the life of Ben Kalmen, a fifty-something New Yorker and former successful car dealer, who through his own bad choices lost his entire business. But can he make a comeback? Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jenna Fisher, Mary-Louise Parker, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny DeVito and Imogen Poots comprise one of the year's best casts in this fascinating adult drama.

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