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.
The 2020-2021 series will begin virtually. Be sure to watch the movie before attending the discussion. As soon as it is safe to meet in person, the series will offer a mix of live screenings and virtual discussions. Virtual discussions begin at 4:00 PM and end at 5:00 PM. Live screenings begin at 3:00 PM, and the discussion concludes by 6:00 PM. Contact us to be sent the links for the virtual discussions, to be added to our email distribution, or to ask any questions.
2017, Chloé Zhao
Editor ALEX O'FLINN, who has an exciting demonstration about how the editing worked for this remarkable film, will be in discussion with TED WALCH.
THE INVISIBLE MAN
2020, Leigh Whannell
Director LEIGH WHANNELL and Executive Producer COUPER SAMUELSON share this deliciously scary and wonderfully inventive thriller from Blumhouse Productions.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
2016, Kenneth Lonergan
TED WALCH leads us through this story of a depressed uncle who is asked to take care of his teenage nephew.
2016, Peter Morgan
CLANCY BROWN, who plays LBJ in Season 3, Episode 2, joins TED WALCH to talk about the Netflix series.
1980, Stanley Kubrick
Head of Middle School JON WIMBISH, P'25, P'26, joins us to lead a thrilling discussion on this Kubrick classic.
EAST OF EDEN
1955, Elia Kazan
Composer SCOTT HEALY, PoA'13, PoA'20, shares Elia Kazan's masterpiece and its brilliant score by Leonard Rosenman.
2018, Ryan Coogler
ANGELA BASSETT, P'24, P'24, who portrays Ramonda, joins TED WALCH to discuss this groundbreaking film.
a hard day's night
1964, Richard Lester
TED WALCH is joined by alum ABE KAYE '20 who chose this film when asked to be our guest.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
2007, Julie Taymor
JAMES HANSEN '16 and his father GEOFF HANSEN P'16, associate producer and assistant director of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, join us to continue our discussion of the Beatles.
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
2016, Raoul Peck
JANINE JONES, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, joins TED WALCH in a discussion of this documentary based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin.
BEASTIE BOYS STORY
2020, Spike Jonze
SPIKE JONZE shares this intimate, personal story of the Beastie Boys and a 40 year friendship.
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
1946, John Ford
TYLER SAGE, screenwriter and author of the weekly essay series "Thoughts Mostly About Film," joins host TED WALCH for a discussion of John Ford’s iconic film.
THE CRIMSON KIMONO
1959, Samuel Fuller
Conan O’ Brien bassist and guest TCM programmer MIKE MERRITT joins host TED WALCH for a discussion of Sam Fuller’s film noir.
1939, George Cukor
Alum OLIVIA CHUBA '12 joins host TED WALCH for a delicious dig into The Women, costumes and all.
Producer/Writer ADEL KAMAL '11 joins us for a look at this sassy, edgy, and altogether delightful new comedy-drama series RAMY. We’ll focus on Season 2, Episode 4, which Adel co-wrote with Ramy Youssef.
NOTES FROM THE FIELD
2018, Kristi Zea
Kutler Center Scholar-in-Residence STEPHANIE BATISTE, Associate Professor of Black Studies at UCSB, joins TED WALCH for a discussion of Anna Deavere Smith’s searing look at education.
2020, Chloé Zhao
Actor DAVID STRATHAIRN joins us for a discussion of Chloé Zhao’s remarkable film. We started the year with Zhao’s The Rider. We are privileged to return to her work in a film considered an early favorite for the Best Picture Oscar.
THE WEST WING
We are honored to have PAUL REDFORD P '21, producer/writer, and DEE DEE MYERS P '22, consultant, join us to talk about the first two seasons of Aaron Sorkin's groundbreaking The West Wing. We will focus on Season 1, Episode 10 (In Excelsis Deo) and Season 2, Episode 22 (The Two Cathedrals, the season finale).
1955, Satyajit Ray
Alum VISHAN CHAUDHARY '19 joins Walch to look at this stunning film, the beginning of Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, a masterwork of 20th-Century cinema
2005, Ang Lee
Alum JAKE GYLLENHAAL '98 joins TED WALCH to look back at Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee’s heartbreaking adaptation of Annie Proulx’s short-story.
For more information, please contact Ted Walch.