The Kutler Center is the proud sponsor of Cinema Sundays, hosted by Ted Walch. Each year, a series of films is screened followed by a thought-provoking discussion. It’s casual. It’s fun. And it’s free. You may attend as many or as few of the screenings/discussions as you wish. The films vary widely in kind and flavor. The series is open to Parents, Alums, Parents of Alums, Community Members, and current students.

Below are the dates for the 2018-2019 series.  Each film begins at 3:00 PM, and the discussion usually concludes by 6:00 PM.  See the series poster.

  • SEP
    23
    LADY BIRD
    2017, Greta Gerwig – 95 mins
    Harvard-Westlake’s own Beanie Feldstein (’11), joins us to present her breakout film, and one of the best films of recent years.
  • OCT
    21
    CINEMA PARADISO
    1988, Giuseppe Tornatore – 124 mins
    Host Ted Walch screens a favorite: To love movies is to love Cinema Paradiso.
  • OCT
    28
    TOUCH OF EVIL
    1958, Orson Welles – 95 mins
    Composer and musician Scott Healy takes us through Henry Mancini’s Latin-laced jazz score for Welles’ Noir masterpiece.
  • NOV
    18
    THE KID WITH A BIKE
    2011, Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Dardenne – 87 mins
    Some of the best movies made come from the Dardenne brothers in Belgium. This is one of them. Ted Walch hosts.
  • DEC
    9
    RAY DONOVAN
    2013 - Present, Ann Biderman, David Hollander, et al. – approx. 110 mins
    Showrunner David Hollander and a guest or two continue our look at serials on television.
  • JAN
    13
    MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER
    1971, Robert Altman – 121 mins
    Robert Altman’s collaborator and friend actor/writer John Considine joins us to talk all things Altman.
  • FEB
    24
    SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS
    1927, F.W. Murnau – 106 mins
    Silent film pianist/composer Michael D. Mortilla returns to perform his magic at the keyboard for F.W. Murnau’s haunting masterpiece.
  • MAR
    10
    THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
    1964, Jacques Demy – 95 mins
    Movie-musical afficianado Max Baril (‘06) presents Demy’s heart-tugging romance, slathered in Michel Legrand’s swoon-worthy score.
  • APR
    28
    YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
    1974, Mel Brooks – 106 mins
    Film buff and Cinema Studies honoree Rebecca Van Dusen (‘13) deconstructs one of the funniest movies ever made.
  • MAY
    5
    BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
    1969, Paul Mazursky – 105 mins
    One of our favorite presenter, Sam Wasson, author of Paul on Mazursky, holds court as we screen this iconic comedy/drama.
  • MAY
    12
    ORDINARY PEOPLE
    1980, Robert Redford – 124 mins
    Psychologist Sophie Wasson brings her incisive intelligence to a discussion of this searing look at parenting, mourning, and growing up.
  • MAY
    19
    PERSONA
    1967, Ingmar Bergman – 85 mins
    Bergman devotee and Cinema Studies honoree Javi Arango (’16) takes the climb up this "Mount Everest of cinematic analysis."

For more information, please contact Ted Walch.