Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Logan Lucky’ Opens the 2017 Fall Season of KCET’s Cinema Series on August 15

The Logans are a hardscrabble family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) decides its time to turn the family's luck around, and with a little help from his friends, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The film co-stars Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough and Hilary Swank. Filled with unexpected plot twists, offbeat characters, deadpan humor and a raucous soundtrack, Logan Lucky marks the big screen return of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh. Producer Marc Johnson will join KCET Cinema Series and Must See Movies host Pete Hammond for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

“I was initially asked to help find a director for the script but I was very excited by what I read,” says Soderbergh. “After a couple of weeks, I admitted that I really didn’t want anybody else to direct Logan Lucky because I saw the movie very clearly from what was on the page. It’s kind of a cousin to an Ocean’s film, but it’s also an inversion of those movies because these characters have no money and no technology. They live in very pressured economic circumstances, so a couple of garbage bags full of cash can turn their lives around.”

The fall season of the KCET Cinema Series is in partnership with the official media sponsor for Cinema Series, Deadline.com. The season begins on August 15 and runs through October 3. Get passes for the entire 2017 Fall KCET Cinema Series here. Prorated season passes as well as individual admissions for $25 each are available at the door. The film begins at 7 p.m. at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica (1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403). Nearby street parking is available.

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