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 2021-2022 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 5:00 PM and end at 6:00 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.

2021-2022 Dates

September 26, October 10, October 17, October 24,  October 31, November 14, December 12, January 9, January 30, February 6, March 13, May 8, and May 15.

  • Sep
    26
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    CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
    1994, Phillip Noyce

    Miguel Sandoval P’06, who plays Colombian drug lord Ernesto Escobedo, promises some “good anecdotes” about his time as a bad guy in a good movie.

  • Oct
    10
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    HIDDEN FIGURES
    2016, Theodore Melfi

    Jason Collins ’97 knows what it means to be a groundbreaker, and he will be just that as he enriches our understanding of Hidden Figures.

  • Oct
    17
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    REAR WINDOW
    1954, Alfred Hitchcock

    Alumna Olivia Chuba ’12 joins Ted Walch to talk about Edith Head, the costume designer for Rear Window, along with several hundred other films.  Edith Head is the best of the best, and Olivia Chuba will have a lot to say about just how Head made Grace Kelly in Rear Window even more beautiful.

  • Oct
    24
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    MASS
    2021, Fran Kranz

    Join writer and director FRAN KRANZ ’00 as he discusses this important movie about the aftermath of a violent tragedy.

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  • Oct
    31
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    CHINATOWN
    1974, Roman Polanski

    Scott Healy, musician, deconstructs Jerry Goldsmith’s iconic score.  Author Sam Wasson ’99, an expert on the script will hang in the corners with an anecdote or two about this remarkable film.

  • Nov
    14
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    ROMA
    2018, Alfonso Cuarón

    JAVI ARANGO ’16 joins us to discuss this 2019 Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

  • Dec
    12
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    PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET
    1953, Samuel Fuller

    Conan O’ Brien bassist and guest TCM programmer MIKE MERRITT joins us in a discussion of Sam Fuller’s film.

  • Jan
    9
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    NATIONAL TRESURE
    2004, Jon Turteltaub

    We invited back Assistant Director GEOFF HANSEN and his HW alumnus son JAMES HANSEN to regale us with stories we’ve not heard before about this “fun ride” with a deliciously “absurd plot.”

  • Jan
    30
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    BABY DRIVER
    2017, Edgar Wright

    NICOLE BROWN ’98, President of Tri-Star Pictures and studio executive for this movie, has selected Baby Driver to screen and discuss.

  • Feb
    6
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    CITIZEN KANE
    1941, Orson Welles

    Your host, TED WALCH, will share his enthusiasm for the world’s most famous movie —  Citizen Kane — with you.  He promises something between a dip in the wading pool and a deep dive.  He also promises that it will be fun.

     

  • Mar
    13
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    PHANTOM THREAD
    2017, Paul Thomas Anderson

    Olivia Chuba '12 and her brother Nick Chuba '10 present PTA’s devilishly intriguing masterpiece 

  • May
    15
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    PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE
    2002, Paul Thomas Anderson

    John Nordstrom and sons Jack and Will deconstruct and delight in Paul Thomas Anderson’s PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE.  Movie buffs to the core, the Nordstroms were asked by Walch to pick a favorite movie.

  • May
    22
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    UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
    2021, Barry Jenkins

    Alex O’Flinn and Joi McMillon are the editors of Barry Jenkins’ episodic THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.  They join Walch, live and in person, following a screening of the first two episodes.  

For more information, please contact Ted Walch.