The Westdale Film Clubs

Do you love the art of cinema as much as we do?  Join one of our Film Clubs or Film Talks!

Film Clubs and are free, interactive meetings on Zoom where participants discuss a particular genre of film with local industry experts, filmmakers, and special guests.

Dates, times and genres of Film Clubs, as well as registration information are listed below.  If the film club that you are interested in is full, please email us at [email protected] with your interest and we will place you on a waiting list.

Film Talks are also free to attend on Zoom.  Please see below for a list of upcoming Film Talks.

 

The Elevated Film Club is full.  Please email us at [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.

The Hollywood Classics Film Club is full.  Please email us at [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.

The International Film Club is full.  Please email us at [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.

Join the Francophone Film Club!  Please see the dates and the film topics below. 

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April 2021

Francophone Film Club: Le Jeu

Francophone Film Club with Claire Guiraud-Sens Every other Thursday night at 6:30 pm on Zoom Every other week, a new francophone film will be selected for you to view at home. Join your moderator Claire along with fellow French-speaking film lovers to discuss the pre-selected films. The discussion will be held in French only, but all levels of French are welcome. Please watch the films on your own before the club meets. FRANCOPHONE FILM CLUB This month's theme: Chaotic dinners…

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The Awful Truth (1937) Love & the Screwball Comedy Film Talk Series

Director: Leo McCarey Writers: Viña Delmar, Arthur Richman Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy A married couple files for an amicable divorce, but find it harder to let go of each other than they initially thought. With this 1937 film from director Leo McCarey, the quickly blossoming screwball sub-genre recruited one of its giants: Cary Grant. Before this film, Grant had impressed in supporting roles but had not yet quite hit the big time. The Awful Truth changed all…

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May 2021

The Lady Eve (1941) Love & the Screwball Comedy Film Talk Series

Director: Preston Sturges Writers: Monckton Hoffe, Preston Sturges Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him. Let loose to direct his own screenplays with The Great McGinty in 1940 (he sold his script for $1 on condition he sit in the director’s chair himself), Preston Sturges proceeded to skip through seven peerless comedies in five years before his energy finally began to wane. The third of these,…

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What’s Up, Doc? (1972) Love & the Screwball Comedy Film Talk Series

Director: Peter Bogdanovich Writers: Buck Henry, David Newman Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. When Peter Bogdanovich got the opportunity to make a film with Barbra Streisand, who had seen and admired the writer-director's 1971 hit The Last Picture Show, his key idea was to showcase her in a picture inspired by '30s and '40s screwball comedies like Bringing Up…

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