Cost Levels:
  • $171 per person for current KCET Members Only
  • $190 per person non-members
  • $250 for reserved seating (Limited Availability)
  • $20 contribution at the door, call for availability.
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All screenings start at 7 PM.

The KCET Cinema Series returns to North Hollywood on February 26, 2013.

Watch eight films before their local release at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. Hosted by film critic Pete Hammond, the KCET Cinema Series features Q&As with top filmmakers and talent. Buy your tickets now to see some of the best films of the year!

Find KCET Cinema Series film previews, listen to podcasts, look through photo galleries, and find information about local festivals and award winning films.

Screening Dates:

February 26: If I Were You

What happens when your new best friend is your husband's mistress? Academy Award winner, Marcia Gay Harden stars in this marital comedy as wife Madelyn Reid, who accidentally learns of her husband's (Joseph Kell) infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress Lucy, played by Leonor Watling (Talk to Her) from a bungled suicide attempt. The plot gets complicated when mistress Lucy begins giving Madelyn instructions on how to deal with an amorous co-worker, played by Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect, Weeds). Q&A immediately follows with actor Joseph Kell.

March 5: Emperor

A Lionsgate Films and Roadside Attractions release, starring Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur in this WWII drama. As the Japanese surrender at the end of the war, the moral task of deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be tried as a war criminal or spared is the focal point of the film. Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Q&A with producer Gary Foster.

March 12: The Sapphires

From Australian filmmaker Wayne Blair, a rare jewel of a film, it screened to top reviews at last year's Cannes Film Festival and continues to garner rave reviews worldwide. Based on the real-life story of an all- female Aboriginal singing group during the fabulous 1960's Motown music phenomenon. Q&A with TBA.

March 19: Starbuck

A recent favorite at film festivals, this audience-pleasing comedy is from French-Canadian writer/director Ken Scott. The central character is a middle-aged delivery man named David who learns that his lucrative contributions to a sperm bank in the 1980s resulted in 533 successful pregnancies. Hundreds of the children, now twentysomething, decide to sue the fertility clinic in an effort to reveal the identity of this prolific donor, codename Starbuck. The film stars popular Canadian actor Patrick Huard. Q&A follows with writer/director Ken Scott.

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