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May 2022

Soul Power (2008) FILM TALK

MUSIC IN FILM SERIES Hosted by Alysha Main (Music Supervisor/DJ/Host of “Hamilton Film” Podcast) A series for true music lovers craving a big audiovisual experience with the greatest sonic moments ever captured on film.  Host Alysha Main will take the audience on a journey through the liner notes and deep cuts from the most beloved music documentaries and biopics of all time. In Part 2 of the series, we expand past documentaries into biopics and films with a unique musical…

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Late Spring (1949) FILM TALK

WORLD CINEMA MASTERWORKS FILM TALK SERIES WITH JEFFREY BENDER Jeffrey Bender takes you on a cinematic journey around the globe to destinations like 16th Century Japan, Hong Kong in the 60s, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona’s colourful streets! Whether these are international film favourites or a first-time encounter, we invite you to experience these masterworks on the big screen and then stick around for a conversation about the filmmakers and their impact on film history and culture worldwide.…

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June 2022

Reunion of Giants

Join the director of Reunion of Giants Morgan Elliott for a post-show Film Talk and Q&A with The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. The last two airworthy WWII Lancaster Bombers reunited over England to make history in 2014. A war relic from Canada crossed the Atlantic to meet her counterpart in the UK and for the first time in 50 years two Lancasters shared the sky for a reunion tour. The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster, VeRA, flew from Hamilton, Ontario…

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The Rules of the Game (1939) FILM TALK

WORLD CINEMA MASTERWORKS FILM TALK SERIES WITH JEFFREY BENDER Jeffrey Bender takes you on a cinematic journey around the globe to destinations like 16th Century Japan, Hong Kong in the 60s, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, and Barcelona’s colourful streets! Whether these are international film favourites or a first-time encounter, we invite you to experience these masterworks on the big screen and then stick around for a conversation about the filmmakers and their impact on film history and culture worldwide.…

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Anne Murray: Full Circle

Join the director of Anne Murray: Full Circle Morgan Elliott for a Q&A after the screening with members of Anne Murray's band; Peter Bleakney, Darlene Sawyer, and Aidan Mason. ANNE MURRAY: FULL CIRCLE  A small-town girl from a Nova Scotia coal mining town becomes a Canadian icon and international superstar. Pure, honest, or just plain ol’ good, no matter how Anne Murray’s voice was described, it was always clear she has a remarkable gift. Throughout Anne’s decades-spanning international career, her…

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The Blues Brothers

Part of the Music in Film Talk Series with Alysha Main. After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) -- collectively known as the "Blues Brothers." Jake's first task is to save the orphanage the brothers grew up in from closing, by raising $5,000 to pay back taxes. The two are convinced they can earn the money by getting their old band back together. However, after playing several gigs and making a few…

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Band Geeks

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Burlington Teen Tour Band! Stay after the film for a Film Talk and Q&A with the director and producer of Band Geeks, and BTTB alumnus, Morgan Elliott with Managing Director of the Burlington Teen Tour Band Rob Bennett. Band Geeks is a documentary about the Burlington Teen Tour Band's trip to the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The documentary follows 3 band members as they prepare for the tour, as well…

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July 2022

Le Ride

Join Filmmaker Morgan Elliott after the film for a Q&A with the director of Le Ride, and host of The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan, and his wife and producing partner, Louise Keoghan. In 1928 an under-resourced and untested team from New Zealand and Australia competed in what is considered to be the toughest sporting event in the world. Many considered the entry of these courageous underdogs, racing as a team of 4 against teams of 10, a joke. One French…

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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 21 views 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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YouTube Video UEx5V256Y0NRU181YjVhWS1WSkdqeUM1VW50R3VOcWhVVS4xOTEzQzhBQzU3MDNDNjcz

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

The Westdale 42 views January 19, 2022 2:09 pm