Preview: 'Belle'

Join us at 7 p.m. on March 18 at the Television Academy as the Spring KCET Cinema Series continues with an advance screening of the highly anticipated film 'Belle.' Gugu Mbatha-Raw who plays the title role will join Cinema Series host Pete Hammond for the post-screening Q & A.

'The M Word' Screening Info:


  • Tuesday, March 18, 2013
    7:00 PM


  • Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw


  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood
    5220 Lankershim Blvd.,
    North Hollywood, CA 91601

Please call (747) 201-5800 for information.

The synopsis: Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in 18th century England.

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Audio Q&A: 'The M Word' with Director Henry Jaglom and Actress Tanna Frederick


Audio Q&A: 'Belle' with Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw