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Mary Kay Place Gives New Meaning to Selflessness as 'Diane' at the Spring KCET Cinema Series on March 12

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

For Diane (Mary Kay Place), everyone else comes first. Generous but with little patience for self-pity, she spends her days checking in on sick friends, volunteering at her local soup kitchen and trying valiantly to save her troubled, drug-addicted adult son (Jake Lacy) from himself. But beneath her relentless routine of self-sacrifice, Diane is fighting a desperate internal battle, haunted by a past she can’t forget that threatens to tear her increasingly chaotic world apart. The narrative debut from Kent Jones ("Hitchcock/Truffaut," "A Letter to Elia") is a profound human portrait of a woman rifling through the wreckage of her life in search of redemption.

“Life is a struggle,” said Place. “We’re living, we’re dying, we’re changing. Diane has no inner life at the beginning of the movie and begins to develop one as it proceeds. She’s a person who’s busy doing all the time and doesn’t know how to just be. That’s kind of like our culture, where we’re all so crazy that we don’t have time for reflection.”

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The film screens at 7:00 p.m. at the ArcLight Cinemas in Sherman Oaks. 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 session with Emmy-winning actor Mary Kay Place. “Diane” will be released by IFC Films on March 29, 2019.

Deadline.com is the presenting sponsor for the spring season of the KCET Cinema Series, which runs February 5 through March 26. The Arclight Cinemas Sherman Oaks is located at 15301 Ventura Blvd and nearby parking is available.

To learn more about the series call 201.747.5238.

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