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The Entrepot

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

Part of our Stories of Hong Kong Series!Pre-recorded Q+A with director Jacky Cheung to follow after the screening!Three stand-alone shorts offer insight into contemporary Hong Kong. In Departure, we meet a young couple who are soul searching en route to the airport. In 06:00 AM, an anxiety-ridden student enters a […]

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Before I Change My Mind

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

Post-screening Q+A with director/co-writer Trevor Anderson, co-producer Alyson Richards, and Hamilton resident and star Vaughan Murrae! Moderated by Lisa Crawford! In 1987, other students wonder if new kid Robin is a boy or a girl, as Robin forges a complicated bond with the school bully and makes increasingly dangerous choices […]

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Musically Speaking, The World of Mozart with the HPO

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

Join the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and The Westdale for a series of fascinating music appreciation talks with performances on the big screen! HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte shares captivating stories about some of history’s most celebrated composers. Each talk features unique video recordings from HPO performances. Traverse music history with The […]

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BPM (Beats Per Minute)

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

Part of our LGBT International Film Talk Series!Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.In the early 1990s, with AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly 10 years, ACT UP Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his […]

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Musically Speaking, Tchaikovsky’s Fate with the HPO

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

Join the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and The Westdale for a series of fascinating music appreciation talks with performances on the big screen! HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte shares captivating stories about some of history’s most celebrated composers. Each talk features unique video recordings from HPO performances. Traverse music history with The […]

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Mind Game

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.Part of our The Way of the Sword Film Talk Series!Travel with Ryan Ferguson to Japan as he continues his explorations into the hidden corners of a rich film culture, featuring rarely […]

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Tokyo Godfathers

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

Part of our LGBT International Film Talk Series!On Christmas Eve, three homeless companions - a young girl, a trans woman, and a middle aged bum - stumble upon a baby girl in a garbage heap. They name her Kiyoko, and vow to care for her as they track down her […]

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Musically Speaking, Vivaldi & The Four Seasons with the HPO

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

Join the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and The Westdale for a series of fascinating music appreciation talks with performances on the big screen! HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte shares captivating stories about some of history’s most celebrated composers. Each talk features unique video recordings from HPO performances. Traverse music history with The […]

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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 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

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