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Summer 2013: KCET Cinema Series Line-Up

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Cost Levels:
  • $171 per person for current KCET Members Only
  • $190 per person non-members
Buy Series Passes: Location:
  • Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403

    All screenings start at 7 PM.


It's your chance to watch the hottest flicks of the year before they even hit theaters. KCET Cinema Series is an on-going seasonal event where we screen movies before their local release.

Hosted by film critic and Deadline.com writer Pete Hammond, the movies will be screened every Tuesday of the season at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Q&As with top filmmakers and talent are on tap after the broadcast. Past KCET Cinema Series films include Argo, LIncoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables.

Buy your passes now to see some of the best films of the year!

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Screening Dates:


Tuesday, June 4: 20 Feet From Stardom

A documentary from director Morgan Neville profiling the back-up singers behind some of the greatest musical legends in rock and roll history. The film features artist Lou Adler, Patti Austin, Merry Clayton, Chris Botti, Sheryl Crow, and Mick Jagger. Q & A immediately following with director Morgan Neville and singer Merry Clayton.



Tuesday, June 11: Unfinished Song

An inspirational and humorous story about a retiree named Arthur (Terence Stamp) who is stuck in a dreary daily routine since the loss of his wife. Arthur is determined to turn his life around by pursuing his deceased wife's passion for the performing arts by joining the quirky local choir, of which his wife was a long-time member. The moral of the story is that it's never too late to find new meaning to life. Q & A immediately following with actor Terence Stamp.



Tuesday, June 18: Copperhead

From director Ronald F. Maxwell, the film stars Billy Campbell, Peter Fonda and Angus Macfadyen. Based on the extraordinary epic novel by Harold Fredric, it tells the untold story of the Civil War from the rare perspective of the families ripped apart by the war.
Q & A immediately following with director Ron Maxwell.


Tuesday, June 25: The Way, Way Back

A comedy about a 14-year-old boy who during the course of a summer family vacation finds his
self- confidence and insight to life, by his newly found friendship with an affable water park employee.
Written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The film has an all-star cast, including Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb, Amanda Peet, Toni Collette and Allison Janney. Q & A immediately following with producers Tom Rice and Kevin Walsh.


Tuesday, July 2: Stuck In Love


A quintessential comedy from writer/director Josh Boone, this is Boone's first feature film, starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins and Logan Lerman. The central character is prominent novelist Bill Borgens who is struggling to keep his life on track while he obsesses over his ex-wife who left him for another man. Also, in this complicated relationship mix is the daughter, a burgeoning young novelist and a typical teenage son. Q & A immediately following with writer/director Josh Boone.


Tuesday, July 9: Still Mine


James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold star in this touching love story about an elderly couple and their struggle to coup with the wife's early stages of Alzheimer's. The husband defies the local authorities and commences to build a dream cottage for his ailing wife on their large property. James Cromwell won a 2013 Canadian Genie Award for his performance in the film. Q & A immediately following with actress Genevieve Bujold.


Tuesday, July 16: Red 2


It's the high action film sequel to the worldwide hit. Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power. Top flight cast includes, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Q & A immediately following with director Dean Parisot.


Tuesday, July 23: Charade


A special screening celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 American film classic charade starring Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. Henry Mancini (score) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics) were nominated for an academy award for best original song in 1964.


Tuesday, July 30: Jobs


From director Joshua Michael Stern, the big screen story of Steve Jobs and his amazing ascension from college dropout to his transformation into one of the most celebrated creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. The film stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.

Q & A immediately following with director Joshua Michael Stern.



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