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

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Q&A immediately following screening with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary.

When loving husband and father Cameron Turner (Mahershala Ali) is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is presented with a controversial alternative solution: to replace himself with a carbon copy clone. Written a directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary, the drama also stars Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, Adam Beach and Glenn Close in supporting roles.

Immediately following the screening, Deadline's chief film critic Pete Hammond, who can also be seen on KCET's Must See Movies, will moderate a Q&A with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary.

The genre-bending Apple Original Film is helmed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Benjamin Cleary ("Stutterer"), from an original screenplay written by Cleary, and produced by Mahershala Ali and Mimi Valdés for Know Wonder; Rebecca Bourke; Adam Shulman and Jacob Perlin for Anonymous Content; and Jonathan King for Concordia Studio.

The film screens on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. PT. Only $10 per viewing link. Limited space available.

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