About KCET Cinema Series

Join us at the movies! The KCET Cinema Series screens the best of Hollywood, independent and festival films prior to their release in theaters. Avid moviegoers have the unique opportunity to preview the most anticipated films of the season and meet the on-screen talent and filmmakers. The KCET Cinema Series is hosted by nationally recognized film critic Pete Hammond who offers audience members an in-depth conversation with the film industry’s top talent following each weekly screening.

Recently screened films and talent have included: “La La Land” with Damien Chazelle, “Nocturnal Animals” with Tom Ford, “American Pastoral” with Jennifer Connelly, “The Hollars” with John Krasinski, “Cake” with Jennifer Aniston, “The Humbling” with Al Pacino, “Youth” with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel and “Good Fortune” with John Paul DeJoria. 

Join the premiere screening series in Southern California for more than 20 years with the most buzz-worthy films! KCET Cinema Series season passes and more information available at:

2018 Summer KCET Cinema Series Schedule

For answers to frequently asked questions, please read our KCET Cinema Series FAQs or feel free to call our Special Events phone line at (747) 201- 5800.


Presenting Sponsors for the Summer KCET Cinema Series are:
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