Virtual KCET Cinema Series

The Father Post Screening Q&A

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FEBRUARY 22, 2021



FILM: 7:00 PM (PST) | Q&A: 8:40 PM (PST)

An aging Welshman struggles with progressing memory loss as his daughter moves into his flat with him. Co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2012

play Le Père, the film stars Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell, and Olivia Williams.

Q&A immediately following screening with Academy Award-winning stars Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Coleman, and director Florian Zeller



Sir Anthony Hopkins is an accomplished actor, composer, director and film producer. He is the recipient of multiple honors, including an Academy Award, three BAFTAs, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins won great acclaim among critics and audiences as the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.



She is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Academy Award, three British Academy Television Awards, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. Colman gained acclaim for her performance in the crime drama series Broadchurch, the miniseries The Night Manager, and her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix period drama series The Crown, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama.



Florian is a French novelist, playwright and director. He won the prestigious Prix Interallié for his novel La Fascination du Pire (Fascination of Evil), and numerous awards for his stage plays. He is, according to The Guardian, "the most exciting playwright of our time." His popular black comedy play, The Father, now a feature film, marks his directorial debut.

PETE HAMMOND | Host of the KCET Cinema Series

Pete is currently the Chief Film Critic for Deadline Hollywood. For the past 9 years he has also been Awards Editor and Columnist for Deadline where he covers the Oscar and Emmy Seasons. He came to Deadline from the Los Angeles Times where he covered the awards seasons for The Envelope and LA He is widely considered to be one of the pre-eminent awards season analysts for film and television.




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