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 p.m., and the discussion usually concludes by 6:00 p.m. See the series poster.
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.
1988, Giuseppe Tornatore – 124 mins
Host Ted Walch screens a favorite: To love movies is to love Cinema Paradiso.
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.
2018, Darren Foster, Cristina Costantini – 90 mins
Writer and producer Jeff Plunkett presents this brilliant and quirky documentary that follows nine high school students from around the world to the International Science and Engineering Fair.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1974, Mel Brooks – 106 mins
Film buff and Cinema Studies honoree Rebecca Van Dusen (‘13) deconstructs one of the funniest movies ever made.
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.
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.
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.