Mark your calendar and get ready for an awesome season of films at the KCET Cinema Series held at the prestigious Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. You'll join series' host award-winning film expert and Deadline.com's awards columnist, Pete Hammond for the best of Hollywood and Independent films direct from the top film festivals and prior to their Los Angeles theatrical release. Each screening is followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and talent from the film. Screenings are Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM for nine weeks.
Call 747.201.5800 to purchase passes to the series, or register online here
Don't delay as the fall series sells out early!
Tuesday, October 22: Last Vegas: A Vegas adventure featuring the all-star cast of Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, and Kevin Kline. Four long-time middle aged friends escape to Las Vegas to throw the ultimate bachelor party for the last single member of the group. Q & A immediately following with actress Mary Steenburgen.
Tuesday, October 29: Dallas Buyers Club: The film stars Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof a Texas electrician and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and his quest for alternative treatments. Q & A immediately following with actress Jennifer Garner, producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, and screenwriters Craig Borton and Melisa Wallack.
Tuesday, November 5: Philomena
The film is a bitter sweet comedy, a compelling story of love and loss, and ultimately celebrates life. The central character is a mature woman who as a teenager becomes pregnant and is banished to the convent in disgrace by her family. Her infant son is sent to America for adoption and she spends 50 years in search of him. The film won the Best Screenplay award at the Venice Film Festival for screenwriters Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. The film stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.
Q & A immediately following with co-star, co-writer and co-producer Steve Coogan
Tuesday, November 12: The Great Escape: This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of this 1963 film about an escape by Allied prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II. The film is from the Mirisch Company and released by United Artists, and produced and directed by John Sturges. The film stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson and of course, James Coburn in the role of Fg. Officer Louis Sedwick. Q & A immediately following with author and producer, Steven Jay Rubin.
Tuesday, November 19: Saving Mr. Banks: The story of author P.L. Travers journey to Hollywood from London to adapt her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney and Emma Thompson portrays P.L. Travers. The cast includes: Collin Farrell, Ruth Wilson and Paul Giamatti.
Tuesday, November 26: Inside Llewyn Davis: The latest film from the Oscar winning brother team of Joel and Ethan Cohen (No Country For Old Men, True Grit, Fargo). The story follows a week in the life of Llewyn Davis, a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of the late 1950's. The cast includes: Oscar Isaac (The Bourne Legacy, Robin Hood, Drive), Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake. Q & A immediately following with actor Oscar Isaac.
Tuesday, December 3: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: The film is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography, and chronicles his life from childhood through his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Idris Elba stars as Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. Q&A immediately following with co-producer Brian Cox and South African filmmaker Ann Peacock.
Tuesday, December 10: One Chance: The true and inspirational story of Paul Potts, a shy bullied shop clerk by day whose aspirations are to be a professional opera singer. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen as a contestant by Simon Cowell for 'Britain's Got Talent.' Paul ultimately won the hearts of viewers and the competition. The film stars Tony Award winning actor James Corden, and is directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Hope Springs, and Band of Brothers). Q & A immediately following with producer Mike Menchel.
Tuesday, December 17: August: Osage County: With an all-star cast of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Ewan McGregor and Margo Martindale, the film shares the hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family whose lives are reunited by a family crisis which brings them back to the Midwest home they grew-up in, and the dysfunctional woman who raised them. The film is directed by John Wells (ER, The West Wing, The Company of Men and Shameless). Q & A with Pete Hammond, director John Wells and actress Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine, No Reservations, Definitely, Maybe).