Spring 2013: NoHo KCET Cinema Series Schedule


Cost Levels:
  • $171 per person for current KCET Members Only
  • $190 per person non-members
  • $250 for reserved seating (Limited Availability)

Buy Series Passes:

  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
    5220 Lankershim Blvd.
    North Hollywood, CA. 91601

    All screenings start at 7 PM.

The KCET Cinema Series returns to North Hollywood on February 26, 2013.

Watch eight films before their local release at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. Hosted by film critic Pete Hammond, the KCET Cinema Series features Q&As with top filmmakers and talent. Buy your tickets now to see some of the best films of the year!

Find KCET Cinema Series film previews, listen to podcasts, look through photo galleries, and find information about local festivals and award winning films.

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Screening Dates:

February 26: If I Were You


What happens when your new best friend is your husband's mistress? Academy Award winner, Marcia Gay Harden stars in this marital comedy as wife Madelyn Reid, who accidentally learns of her husband's (Joseph Kell) infidelity when she saves his sexy young mistress Lucy, played by Leonor Watling (Talk to Her) from a bungled suicide attempt. The plot gets complicated when mistress Lucy begins giving Madelyn instructions on how to deal with an amorous co-worker, played by Aidan Quinn (Prime Suspect, Weeds). Q&A immediately follows with actor Joseph Kell and Valerie Mahaffey.

March 5: Emperor


A Lionsgate Films and Roadside Attractions release, starring Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur in this WWII drama. As the Japanese surrender at the end of the war, the moral task of deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be tried as a war criminal or spared is the focal point of the film. Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Q&A with producer Gary Foster and screenwriter Vera Blasi.

March 12: The Sapphires


From Australian filmmaker Wayne Blair, a rare jewel of a film, it screened to top reviews at last year's Cannes Film Festival and continues to garner rave reviews worldwide. Based on the real-life story of an all- female Aboriginal singing group during the fabulous 1960's Motown music phenomenon. Q&A with director Wayne Blair.

March 19: Starbuck


A recent favorite at film festivals, this audience-pleasing comedy is from French-Canadian writer/director Ken Scott. The central character is a middle-aged delivery man named David who learns that his lucrative contributions to a sperm bank in the 1980s resulted in 533 successful pregnancies. Hundreds of the children, now twentysomething, decide to sue the fertility clinic in an effort to reveal the identity of this prolific donor, codename Starbuck. The film stars popular Canadian actor Patrick Huard. Q&A follows with writer/director Ken Scott.

March 26: Mental


Australian filmmaker P.J. Hogan reunites with his Muriel's Wedding star Toni Collette for this lively comedy that delights in a cast of characters comprised of a family of misfits and their quirky behavior. A film festival favorite with a great cast, the film stars Rebecca Gibney, Liev Schreiber & Anthony LaPaglia. Q&A follows with producer Jerry Zucker.

April 2: Disconnect


The film explores the power of the Internet and how it dramatically impacts the lives of a family, their neighbors and perfect strangers. A riveting dramatic thriller with cyber-bullies, dark secrets exposed online, and ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world. The film stars Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgard, & Paula Patton. Q&A follows with producer William Horberg & screenwriter Andrew Stern.

April 9: The Last of Sheila


This star-studded 1970's murder mystery, directed by Herbert Ross with a first and only screenplay by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim, centers around an intricate game of murder among wealthy vacationers orchestrated after the death of gossip columnist Sheila Green. Her widower, a movie producer played by James Coburn, assembles a group of friends aboard his yacht named Sheila. The cast of characters include a washed up director (James Mason), a self-absorbed agent (Dyan Cannon), a beautiful movie star (Raquel Welch), her untrustworthy husband (Ian McShane), a struggling writer (Richard Benjamin), and his heiress wife (Joan Hackett). Q&A follows with co-stars Dyan Cannon and Richard Benjamin.

April 16: The English Teacher


Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a forty-year-old high school English teacher living in a small town in Pennsylvania with two Siamese cats and her rich collection of great literature. Her orderly world suddenly is disrupted when her star pupil Jason returns from New York City without fulfilling his dream of becoming a famous playwright. Jason's domineering father (Greg Kinnear) wants him to go to Law School and forget his pipedream of the theatre, but Linda takes the bold leap and breaks out of her comfort zone to collaborate with the flamboyant drama teacher (Nathan Lane) to produce Jason's play. A delightful comedy with a great cast. Q&A follows with director, Craig Zisk.

April 23: The Kings of Summer


Opening to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this coming of age comedy follows three teenage boys who select to spend their summer vacation building a house in the woods and living off of the land. A fantastic cast and a wonderful journey into the meaning of friendship. Q&A follows with teen cast members Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias.

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