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Ciné-Psych: Change the Script (Social Justice/Mental Health) Short Film Festival

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

All Tickets are $7.50, and include a free small popcorn!Change the Script (Social Justice/Mental Health) Short Film Festival (2024)Embrace the emotive power of film at the Second Annual "Change the Script" film festival screening event. With an impressive lineup of international, thought-provoking films that push boundaries and explore pressing social […]

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Murder on the Orient Express

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Part of our 'Whodunnit at the Westdale' Film Talk Series!A body is discovered, evidence is collected, and there are several suspects. The only question on everyone's mind is, 'Whodunnit?' To find out, join Jeffrey Bender as he takes you through the realm of the detective story, one of cinema's oldest […]

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Godzilla vs. Biollante

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Click Here to learn more about how the Incite Foundation helps non-profit arts organizations in Hamilton like The Westdale.The Way of the Sword Presents: Kaiju Summer, Vol. 2!Hosted by Ryan Ferguson!After the devastation of Godzilla's resurgence, a miniature arms race ensues to collect his cells. The cells are obtained by […]

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Young Frankenstein

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Part of our 'It's Good to be the King! A Mel Brooks Select-rospective' Film Talk Series!Now in his 98th year and having recently received an Honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement, Mel Brooks is recognized virtually everywhere as one of the kings of big-screen farce. This summer, Jeffrey Bender pays […]

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Klute

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

As a special finale to our 'Whodunnit at the Westdale' Film Talk series, we are proud to present Alan J. Pakula's classic neo-noir thriller in tribute to the life and career of Canadian acting legend Donald Sutherland. (1935-2024)When his old friend, the laboratory engineer Tom Gruneman, vanishes, detective John Klute […]

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The Great Salish Heist

Q+A screening with cast and crew in attendance! Talent and Moderator to be announced!The First Indigenous Heist Film Ever Produced! Graham Greene, Tricia Helfer, and Ashley Callingbull star in this locally filmed feature from Cowichan Filmmaker Harold C.Joe and the team behind previous documentary favourites Tzouhalem and A Cedar Is […]

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Ciné-Psych: Pi

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

All Tickets are $7.50, and include a free small popcorn!Pi (1998), dir. Darren AronofskyMax Cohen is a reclusive mathematician obsessed with finding patterns in the stock market. As he delves deeper into his quest, he uncovers a 216-digit number that may hold the key to universal truths. This discovery attracts […]

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Ciné-Psych: A Clockwork Orange

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

All Tickets are $7.50, and include a free small popcorn!A Clockwork Orange (1971), dir. Stanley KubrickAlex DeLarge, a young offender in a dystopian future leads a gang involved in violent crimes. After being arrested, Alex is subject to “the Ludovico Technique”, an experimental rehabilitation treatment which conditions him to associate […]

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Ciné-Psych: Originals

The Westdale 1014 King St W, Hamilton, ON, Canada

All Tickets are $7.50, and include a free small popcorn!Ciné-Psych: Originals (2024)Prepare for another extraordinary evening of Art and insight as Ciné-Psych present their latest short films, complemented by a bespoke theatrical performance. Immerse yourself in a critical exploration of Mental Health and society. This event promises to be a […]

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Movies have the power to change the way we look at the world.  Hollywood is amid a reckoning about how its films influence society.  The historic Black Lives Matter movement has ignited discussion and action about ending harmful stereotypes and creating inclusive stories representing all facets of the human and global experience in the movies.

So much has been written and discussed how movies have desensitized us to violence, sexism, racism, classism, xenophobia, and all manner of ill will towards our fellow human beings.

The movies, of course, have also done us a lot of good.   Great films have the power to raise awareness, change our outlook, and make us think in a way we haven't before.  We have the opportunity, through the movies, to walk a mile in another's shoes. So many documentaries have successfully educated us to be more empathetic and compassionate, and select narrative movies have also achieved this feat.

In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently.

The movies were screened in person at The Westdale in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  We invite you to watch MODERN TIMES (1936) at home before watching the Film Talk.

Where you can watch MODERN TIMES (1936):   
https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/modern-times

The recording of the Movies that Mattered Film Talk series was supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Movies have the power to change the way we look at the world. Hollywood is amid a reckoning about how its films influence society. The historic Black Lives Matter movement has ignited discussion and action about ending harmful stereotypes and creating inclusive stories representing all facets of the human and global experience in the movies.

So much has been written and discussed how movies have desensitized us to violence, sexism, racism, classism, xenophobia, and all manner of ill will towards our fellow human beings.

The movies, of course, have also done us a lot of good. Great films have the power to raise awareness, change our outlook, and make us think in a way we haven't before. We have the opportunity, through the movies, to walk a mile in another's shoes. So many documentaries have successfully educated us to be more empathetic and compassionate, and select narrative movies have also achieved this feat.

In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently.

The movies were screened in person at The Westdale in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. We invite you to watch MODERN TIMES (1936) at home before watching the Film Talk.

Where you can watch MODERN TIMES (1936):
https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/modern-times

The recording of the Movies that Mattered Film Talk series was supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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Modern Times (1936) Movies that Mattered Film Talks

The Westdale January 19, 2022 12:51 pm

Movies have the power to change the way we look at the world.  Hollywood is amid a reckoning about how its films influence society.  The historic Black Lives Matter movement has ignited discussion and action about ending harmful stereotypes and creating inclusive stories representing all facets of the human and global experience in the movies.

So much has been written and discussed how movies have desensitized us to violence, sexism, racism, classism, xenophobia, and all manner of ill will towards our fellow human beings.

The movies, of course, have also done us a lot of good.   Great films have the power to raise awareness, change our outlook, and make us think in a way we haven't before.  We have the opportunity, through the movies, to walk a mile in another's shoes. So many documentaries have successfully educated us to be more empathetic and compassionate, and select narrative movies have also achieved this feat.

In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently.

The movies were screened in person at The Westdale in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  We invite you to watch GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947) at home before watching the Film Talk.

Where you can watch GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947):   
https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/gentlemans-agreement

The recording of the Movies that Mattered Film Talk series was supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Movies have the power to change the way we look at the world. Hollywood is amid a reckoning about how its films influence society. The historic Black Lives Matter movement has ignited discussion and action about ending harmful stereotypes and creating inclusive stories representing all facets of the human and global experience in the movies.

So much has been written and discussed how movies have desensitized us to violence, sexism, racism, classism, xenophobia, and all manner of ill will towards our fellow human beings.

The movies, of course, have also done us a lot of good. Great films have the power to raise awareness, change our outlook, and make us think in a way we haven't before. We have the opportunity, through the movies, to walk a mile in another's shoes. So many documentaries have successfully educated us to be more empathetic and compassionate, and select narrative movies have also achieved this feat.

In our Movies that Mattered Film Talk series, we will present narrative movies from different decades that managed to achieve commercial and critical success while profoundly challenging audiences to look at the world differently.

The movies were screened in person at The Westdale in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. We invite you to watch GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947) at home before watching the Film Talk.

Where you can watch GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT (1947):
https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/gentlemans-agreement

The recording of the Movies that Mattered Film Talk series was supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Movies that Mattered Film Talks

The Westdale January 19, 2022 2:09 pm