Local PBS SoCaL Programs for February

Posted by Michelle Merker on
Laura Dern and Michael Keaton
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February brings some sweet surprises to viewers who watch these locally originated and produced programs, presented by PBS SoCaL!


Many of the stars featured in the “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” series have been nominated for an Academy Award. Here’s your chance to hear the stars discuss their thoughts on movies and acting before the big night!

Episode One 2/5 at 7pm

Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch from "The Imitation Game" and Edward Norton of "Birdman", Jake Gyllenhaal from "Nightcrawler" and Patricia Arquette from "Boyhood", Hilary Swank from "The Homesman" and Tilda Swinton from "The Grand Budapest Hotel", and Oscar Isaac of "A Most Violent Year" and Gugu Mbatha-Raw from "Belle".  

Episode Two 2/5 at 8pm

Featuring Mark Ruffalo from "Foxcatcher" and Jessica Chastain from "Interstellar", Eddie Redmayne from "The Theory of Everything" and Laura Dern from "Wild", Josh Brolin from "Inherent Vice" and J.K. Simmons of "Whiplash", and Kevin Costner from "Black and White" and James Corden from "Into the Woods".  

Episode Three 2/12 at 7pm

Featuring Reese Witherspoon from "Wild" and Michael Keaton from "Birdman", Keira Knightley from "The Imitation Game" and Ethan Hawke from "Boyhood", David Oyelowo of "Selma" and Jack O’Connell from "Unbroken", and Jenny Slate from "Obvious Child" and Felicity Jones from "The Theory of Everything".  

Episode Four 2/19 at 7pm

Featuring Christoph Waltz from "Big Eyes" and Ralph Fiennes of "The Grand Budapest Hotel", Jennifer Aniston from "Cake" and Emily Blunt from "Into the Woods, Marion Cotillard from "Two Days, One Night" and Timothy Spall from "Mr. Turner", and Chadwick Boseman from "Get on Up" and Logan Lerman from "Fury".  

More on the series can be found on our website  http://www.pbssocal.org/variety/    


Join us next month as we spring forward into new programs!