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 2019-2020 series. Each film begins at 3:00 p.m., and the discussion usually concludes by 6:00 p.m. See the series poster.
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
2017, Amy Sherman-Palladino
Several artists from this wildly popular television series will join us after we view one or two episodes.
THE KID WITH A BIKE
2011, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne — 87mins
A 12-year-old boy and his bike travel the literal and figurative landscape of this heartbreaker from the Dardennes brothers.
TRIAL BY JURY: THE CASE OF THE N-WORD
HW parent and multimedia producer, KYLE BOWSER, presents this compelling interactive film experience. See the trial and jury deliberation, then discuss, before voting to determine a verdict.
THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
1956, Alfred Hitchcock — 2 hours
SAM WASSON invites us into the many delights of a favorite from Hitchcock, starring Doris Day and James Stewart.
1949, William Wyler — 116 minutes
Director Wyler’s son DAVID WYLER unravels this compelling study of a woman caught between love and duty.
1954, Nicholas Ray — 111 minutes
NICK LIEBERMAN (HW, '11) deconstructs a
brilliant auteur Western that breaks boundaries,
upends gender, and shreds tropes.
1928, King Vidor — 104 mins
Guest MICHAEL MORTILLA at the piano accompanies Vidor’s “silent” masterpiece, and joins Walch for a discussion following the screening
THE BROWNING VERSION
1951, Anthony Asquith — 90 mins
This knockout (the original, with Michael Redgrave) tells the story of a failed teacher and the beguiling kid who cares about him.
MR. AND MRS. BRIDGE
1990, James Ivory — 127 mins
JOHN CONSIDINE and TED WALCH talk about working with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, the stars of James Ivory’s masterpiece.
1963, Martin Ritt — 112 mins
MAX BARIL joins TED WALCH as they replicate their podcast of Paul Newman’s finest performance.
1938, George Cukor — 95 mins
REBECCA VAN DUSEN helps us bask in the delights of this Hepburn/Grant classic comedy.
1996, Julian Schnabel — 108 mins
LIZY DASTIN, street-art expert, presents Julian Schnabel’s story of Michel Basquiat, graffiti artist and neo-Expressionist.
2007, Greg Mottola — 118 mins
Film enthusiast LELAND FRANKEL (HW, '12) promises to prove Superbad 'a masterpiece.' Host Ted Walch remains skeptical, but compliant.
2018, Chloé Zhao — 105 mins
ALEX O’FLINN, editor, presents Chloe Zhao’s remarkable film. It’s Walch’s favorite from 2018.
For more information, please contact Ted Walch.