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.

  • SEP
    20
    THE RIDER
    THE RIDER
    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.
  • OCT
    4
    THE INVISIBLE MAN
    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.
  • OCT
    11
    MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
    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.
  • OCT
    18
    THE CROWN
    THE CROWN
    2016, Peter Morgan
    CLANCY BROWN, who plays LBJ in Season 3, Episode 2, joins TED WALCH to talk about the Netflix series.
  • OCT
    25
    THE SHINING
    THE SHINING
    1980, Stanley Kubrick
    Head of Middle School JON WIMBISH, P'25, P'26, joins us to lead a thrilling discussion on this Kubrick classic.
  • NOV
    1
    EAST OF EDEN
    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.
  • NOV
    15
    BLACK PANTHER
    BLACK PANTHER
    2018, Ryan Coogler
    ANGELA BASSETT, P'24, P'24, who portrays Ramonda, joins TED WALCH to discuss this groundbreaking film.
  • DEC
    6
    A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
    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.
  • DEC
    13
    ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
    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.
  • JAN
    10
    I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
    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.
  • JAN
    24
    BEASTIE BOYS STORY
    BEASTIE BOYS STORY
    2020, Spike Jonze
    SPIKE JONZE shares this intimate, personal story of the Beastie Boys and a 40 year friendship.
  • FEB
    7
    MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
    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.
  • FEB
    21
    THE CRIMSON KIMONO
    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.
  • FEB
    28
    THE WOMEN
    THE WOMEN
    1939, George Cukor
    Alum OLIVIA CHUBA '12 joins host TED WALCH for a delicious dig into The Women, costumes and all.
  • MAR
    14
    RAMY
    RAMY
    2019
    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.
  • MAR
    21
    NOTES FROM THE FIELD
    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.
  • APR
    25
    NOMADLAND
    NOMADLAND
    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.
  • MAY
    2
    THE WEST WING
    THE WEST WING
    1999-2000
    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).
  • MAY
    9
    PANTHER PANCHALI
    PATHER PANCHALI
    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
  • MAY
    16
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    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.