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KCET Cinema Series

Experience the KCET Cinema Series now in two ways: in theatre and online!

Movie fans everywhere can attend exclusive screenings of new films prior to their public theatrical or streaming release, and experience interviews with top filmmakers and award-winning talent now in two ways.

The long-running in-person series will return in March 2022 for the spring series at the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, while the popular virtual series continues on Eventive, a technology platform designed specifically to enhance the online film viewing experience.

Both experiences are hosted by popular film critic Pete Hammond.

KCET Cinema Series Sponsors: E. Hofert Dailey Trust, Mitzi Ash Blahd, Maddocksbrown Foundation
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Mahershala Ali and Awkwafina in "Swan Song."

Mahershala Ali Stars in 'Swan Song,' an Emotionally Compelling Drama at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on Dec. 14

A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary.
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog (2021).

Star-Studded Ensemble Western Drama 'The Power of the Dog' Explores Toxic Masculinity at the KCET Cinema Series on Nov. 16

A Q&A with Oscar-winning writer/director/producer Jane Campion, cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Kodi Smit-McPhee and film editor Peter Sciberras will follow the screening.
Caitriona Balfe and Jamie Dornan in Belfast (2021).

Kenneth Branagh's 'Belfast' Transports the KCET Cinema Series to Northern Ireland on Nov. 9

"Belfast" chronicles the life of a working-class family and their young son's childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.
Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, and Demi Singleton in King Richard (2021).

Will Smith's 'King Richard' Brings the KCET Cinema Series Back to the Aero Theatre on Nov. 2

Follow the journey of Richard Williams, whose vision for his daughters Venus and Serena takes them from Compton to the global stage and changes professional tennis.
Benedict Cumberbatch portraying Louis Wain holds a cat in his arms.

'The Electrical Life of Louis Wain' Is the Cat's Meow at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on Oct. 14

The true story of forgotten English artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) who rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his extraordinary paintings of cats.
Martha Plimpton and Jason Isaacs face each other.

'Mass' Is a Study of Forgiveness at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on Oct. 7

A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with writer/director Fran Kranz as well as the cast; Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton.
Dan Stevens and Maren Eggert dancing in "I'm Your Man."

Dan Stevens Is the Perfect Date in 'I'm Your Man' at the Virtual KCET Cinema Series on Sept. 22

A Q&A immediately will follow the screening with the film’s co-star Dan Stevens.
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