Fall 2012: NoHo KCET Cinema Series Schedule


The KCET Cinema Series returns to North Hollywood Oct. 23 with a screening of Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film, "Lincoln."




All screenings start at 7 PM.

The Fall NoHo film series, hosted once again by film critic Pete Hammond, features eight new films before their local release and a classic James Coburn film. Each screening will be followed by a lively Q&A with directors, actors, producers, screenwriters, and more.

Screening Dates:



October 23: Lincoln
The highly anticipated film from director Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. This biographical drama from DreamWorks focuses on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet as they journey on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War. Q&A immediately follows with production designer Rick Carter (Avatar, Forrest Gump and War Horse).


October 30: The President's Analyst


This 1967 satirical comedy was written and directed by Theodore J. Flicker with a musical score provided by the legendary Lalo Schifrin. The film's star, Academy Award-winning actor James Coburn, is Dr. Sidney Schaefer, a psychiatrist chosen by the U.S. Government to act as the President's top-secret psychoanalyst. The film is a mix of political satire, science fiction, and resembles the popular spy spoofs of the 1960's. Q&A immediately follows with with producer Stanley Rubin.


November 13: Anna Karenina


Based on the 1877 novel by Leo Tolstoy and adapted for the big screen by director Joe Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard, this epic drama set in 19th century Russian high-society, follows the life of aristocrat Anna Karenina (Keira Knightley) and her life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The film is visually rich with beautiful costumes and gorgeous cinematography. The film premiered at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Q&A immediately follows with director, Joe Wright and star Keira Knightley.


UPDATE: Monday, November 19: Hitchcock


A love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock's seminal movie Psycho. Directed by Sacha Gervasi and starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Collette and Jessica Biel. Q&A immediately following with director, Sacha Gervasi.


November 20: Silver Linings Playbook


A dramatic comedy about a man who returns to his family home after an extended stay in a mental institution and the challenges he encounters along the way. The film won top prizes at the recent Toronto Film Festival. Stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Q&A immediately follows with writer/director, David O. Russell.



November 27: The Impossible



This English language Spanish drama from director Juan Antonia Bayona is based on the true-life circumstances of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that killed an estimated 280,000 people in 14 different countries. Specifically, the film focuses on a family of British tourists that were separated from each other when the tsunami hit their beach resort in Thailand on December 26. The film stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. The film had its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Q&A immediately follows with Ewan McGregor.


December 4: This is 40


The film is a continuation of writer/director/producer Judd Apatow's 2007 comedy Knocked Up. The central characters, Debbie and Pete continue to struggle through the ups and downs of their martial bliss. The film stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Megan Fox, and Albert Brooks. Q&A immediately follows with Leslie Mann.



December 11: Quartet



Quartet marks the directorial debut of Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman. The film centers around residences of the Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, the residents unite to perform a concert together as a fund-raiser for the retirement home. The film features an all-star cast led by Dame Maggie Smith with Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, and Pauline Collins. Q&A immediately follows with Dustin Hoffman.


December 18: Les Miserables


The much anticipated film of the overwhelmingly popular British musical based on the 1862 French novel by Victor Hugo. The film is directed by Oscar winner Tom Hooper ("The King's Speech"), and stars a stellar cast led by Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Cast includes: Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Tveit. Q&A immediately follows with Eddie Redmayne.