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2019 Spring KCET Cinema Series Schedule

Avid moviegoers have the unique opportunity to preview the most anticipated films of the season and hear a lively post-screening Q&A with the on-screen talent and filmmakers.

Film screenings are held at the ArcLight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM. The screening dates are: February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26. 

All films and Q&A guests are subject to change without prior notice and some films may have studio security checks.

 

FEBRUARY 5   UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER   THE ORCHARD

In this romantic comedy, a middle-age man (Matt Walsh) who's having a midlife crisis tags along on his best friends' family vacation to France. In short order he falls for not one, but two women. The first is his friend's 24-year-old daughter. The second is a beautiful French woman (César Award winner Judith Godrèche) who sparks a new romance and life possibilities. By American independent filmmaker Archie Borders.

Q&A immediately following with co-star Judith Godrèche.

 

FEBRUARY 12   TO DUST   GOOD DEED ENTERTAINMENT

Shmuel (Géza Röhrig), a Hasidic cantor in upstate New York distraught by his wife’s untimely death, befriends Albert (Matthew Broderick), a local community college professor. Jewish humor is pushed to an extreme as the two soon embark on an increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.

Q&A immediately following with producer Ron Perlman.

 

FEBRUARY 19    SAINT JUDY    BLUE FOX ENTERTAINMENT

The inspirational true story of Judy Wood (Michelle Monaghan), an immigration attorney in Los Angeles who challenged and changed immigration laws for persons seeking asylum in the United States. Her first client was a woman forced to flee Afghanistan after being persecuted by the Taliban for opening a school for girls. This landmark case set a global precedence that has helped save the lives of thousands of women from around the world.

Q&A immediately following with director Sean Hanish and writer Dmitry Portnoy.

 

FEBRUARY 26   GRETA   FOCUS FEATURES

This suspense thriller begins with Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) finding a purse on the New York City subway. She returns it to its owner, an eccentric and a lonely and eccentric piano teacher named Greta (Isabelle Huppert). As they become closer and closer friends, Greta’s motherly charms dissolve into progressively disturbing ways, and Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems.

Q&A immediately following with Academy Award-winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) and actor Chloë Grace Moretz.

 

MARCH  5 -  GLORIA BELL    A24 FILMS

From Academy Award-winning director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience) comes a sophisticated romantic comedy. Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles. After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of promising love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

Q&A immediately following with screenwriter Alice Johnson Boher.

 

MARCH 12 -  DIANE    IFC FILMS

Generous to a fault, Diane (Mary Kay Place) spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at a soup kitchen, and trying desperately to save her troubled, drug-addicted son (Jake Lacy). But Diane is haunted by a past she can’t forget and that threatens to tear apart her life. By award-winning director Kent Jones (Hitchcock/Truffaut, A Letter to Elia).

Q&A immediately following with Emmy-winning actor Mary Kay Place.

 

MARCH 19   BE NATURAL: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché   ZEITGEIST FILMS

Pete Hammond called it "The Best Film In Cannes". This full-length documentary from executive producer Robert Redford is the long-overdue story of a true pioneer in early cinema and the world’s first female filmmaker, Alice Guy-Blaché. Born in Paris, she directed, wrote, and produced over 1,000 films, experimented with synchronized sound, color tinting, interracial casting, and special effects, and founded one of the first film studios in America. Alice Guy-Blaché's accomplishments have been neglected for decades, and even film historians have mistakenly attributed her films to others.

Q&A immediately following with director/producer/writer/editor Pamela B. Green.

 

MARCH 26 - THE HIGHWAYMEN   NETFLIX    

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When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren't enough to capture two of America's most wanted criminals, detectives and former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (KCET Lumière Award recipient Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) use their old school skills and gut instincts to track and bring down Bonnie and Clyde.  A true crime story set in the South of the 1930s from award-winning director John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side).

Q&A - TBD

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