KCET Cinema Series Screens 'The Hollars' on August 23

The KCET Cinema series continues its fall season at the historic Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with "The Hollars." Written by Jim Strouse and directed by John Krasinski, the film tells the story of a New York artist who heads back to his hometown to see his ailing mother. "It's a great, dysfunctional family comedy," says Pete Hammond, host of the KCET Cinema Series. "The Hollars" features an ensemble cast that includes Krasinski, Sharlto Copley ("Maleficent"), Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor"), Anna Kendrick ("Pitch Perfect 2"), Margo Martindale ("August: Osage County"), Randall Park ("Fresh Off the Boat"), Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World") and chart-topping singer Josh Groban. 

Following the screening, Krasinski will be on hand for a Q&A session led by Hammond. 

The fall season of the KCET Cinema Series opened on August 16 with "The Sea of Trees" and will run through October 10. Weekly film screenings feature anticipated films and interviews with the talent behind the movies. The KCET Cinema Series in generously sponsored by the James and Paula Coburn Foundation. 

For information on the screenings go to kcet.org/cinemaseries. Individual admission to the screenings are available for a $25 donation on the day of the event. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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