KCET's thrice-yearly screening series is back for fall! 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 Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. A lively Q & A follows each screening with the filmmakers and top movie talent.
October 5 is our opening night, featuring Secretariat, based on William Nack's book Secretariat: The Making of a Champion. This series will also include Conviction, starring two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver and Peter Gallagher. Conviction tells the true story of Betty Anne Waters (Swank), a high school dropout and single mother who spends nearly two decades putting herself through college and law school, in order to overturn her brother's unjust murder conviction. We'll also be showing Made in Dagenham, which stars Sally Hawkins and Miranda Richardson, and tells the story of a 1968 strike at a British Ford plant by female workers.
SECRETARIAT (Walt Disney Pictures)
The stirring story of the great Triple Crown winning racehorse and the woman who nearly gave up everything to keep him comes to the big screen with Diane Lane and John Malkovich in key roles. Directed by Randall Wallace (We Were Soldiers) Q&A immediately follows with co-star Nestor Serrano (True Blood).
CONVICTION (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
This film is the incredible true story of Betty Anne Waters, who spent 18 years trying to overturn the first degree murder conviction of her beloved brother. Against all odds, she decides to put herself through law school in order to defeat the broken justice system in Massachusetts. Stars Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo and Juliette Lewis. Directed by Tony Goldwyn. Q&A immediately follows with producer Andrew Sugerman.
BLUE VALENTINE (The Weinstein Company)
A sure fire Oscar contender -- flashbacks merge with the present to tell the story of a marriage on the rocks in this painfully honest, raw and riveting look at a doomed relationship. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams deliver award winning performances in director Derek Cianfrance's very personal drama. This film was a controversial hit at the film festival circuit -- from Sundance to Cannes to Toronto. Q&A immediately follows with producer Jamie Patrocof.
THE WAY BACK (Newmarket / Wrekin Hill)
Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's acclaimed novel, "The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom" as well as other real life accounts, six time Oscar nominated director Peter Weir's ("Witness", "Master And Commander", & "Dead Poet's Society") "The Way Back" is a remarkable adventure story chronicling the escape of a small group of multi-national prisoners from a Siberian gulag in 1940 and their epic life affirming journey over thousands of miles across five hostile countries. Stars Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan. A smash during its recent World Premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and opening to qualify for Academy Awards on December 29. Q&A follows with producer Joni Levin, writer and co-executive producer Keith Clarke and star Ed Harris.
THE KING'S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)
The story of England's King George VI and his courageous ascent to the throne, despite a crippling stutter, after his brother abdicates to marry Wallis Simpson. The audience winner for Favorite Film at the Toronto Film Festival and a smash hit at the Telluride Film Festival. Stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter. Q&A immediately follows with director Tom Hooper ("John Adams").
MADE IN DAGENHAM (Sony Pictures Classics)
Set against the backdrop of the 1960's, the true story of a group of women in England who took a stand to do what's right and changed a labor movement in the process. Stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson and Rosamund Pike. Q&A immediately follows with director Nigel Cole ("Calendar Girls") and Miranda Richardson. Q&A immediately follows with director Nigel Cole ("Calendar Girls") and Miranda Richardson.
ANOTHER YEAR (Sony Pictures Classics)
Film depicts the many seasons and life of a happily married English couple and their extended family and friends. The latest from director Mike Leigh is his best since "Secrets and Lies." The film is an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals. Stars Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen. Q&A immediately follows with Lesley Manville and Oscar winner Jim Broadbent ("Iris").
RABBIT HOLE (Lions Gate Films)
Life for a happily married couple is turned upside down for a young couple after their 4 year old son dies in an accident. Based on the Tony Award and Pulitizer Prize winning play by David Lindsay Abaire. Stars Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest in magnificent award-worthy performances. Q&A immediately follows with Aaron Eckhart and other participants TBA.
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 Fall KCET Cinema Series, which runs Tuesday evenings, October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30. (We are dark November 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.) Screenings start at 7:00 pm.
For reservations and to charge your reservation by phone, call 747.201-5800.
$168 per person for current KCET Members Only
$185 per person non-members
October 5 - November 30, 2010 at 7:00 PMLocation:
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre
5200 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601-3155
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.