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October 2022

Artless

Hosted by Nathan Fleet with special guests Jeremy Major (Director & co-writer) and Christena Hampson (co-writer & star)  Explore original Canadian films with a connection to our great city. Local filmmakers will join us to discuss their work and answer your questions.     Nathan Fleet  Nathan Fleet is the executive director of the Hamilton Film Festival and the owner/operator of the new Hamilton School of Media Arts. He has a passion for spotlighting filmmaking in his hometown, Hamilton.   Directed by Jeremy…

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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Part of our The Way of the Sword: Samurai Film Talk Series! Hosted by Ryan Ferguson   Samurai, the sword-bearing warrior, has been one of the central images of Japanese Cinema from its inception. The Way of the Sword is a look at the films on the fringe of mainstream samurai and chanbara cinema. These darker, stylized films found their place at late-night screenings and have indelibly influenced cinema and pop culture.   Ryan Ferguson   Ryan Ferguson is a film programmer and…

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We’re All in This Together

Hosted by Alysha Main with special guests Katie Boland (Director) and Amy Jones (Writer)   Explore original Canadian films with a connection to our great city. Local filmmakers will join us to discuss their work and answer your questions.     Directed by Katie Boland   Starring Katie Boland, Martha Burns, Alisha Newton  Part of our Hamilton Original Films Talk Series! When a young woman’s mother survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel, she receives international attention thanks to the internet. With her…

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My Bloody Valentine

Hosted by Fred Fuchs with special guest George Mihalka (Director)  Explore original Canadian films with a connection to our great city. Local filmmakers will join us to discuss their work and answer your questions.     Directed by George Mihalka   Starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck   Part of our Hamilton Original Films Talk Series! The rural Canadian town of Valentine’s Bluffs has a dark secret. 20 years ago, during the town’s annual Valentine’s Day dance, one of the town’s…

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Double Indemnity

Part of our Film Noir Classics Series! Hosted by Fred Fuchs  Film Noir is a style of filmmaking characterized by such elements as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and underlying existentialist philosophy. Host Fred Fuchs will introduce each film and share the story behind the film's creation.    Fred Fuchs  A successful Hollywood film producer for years, Fred is the founder and Chair of the Board of the Westdale Cinema Group.  Watch the movie and…

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20 Feet From Stardom

Immerse yourself in a big-screen audio-visual experience with the greatest moments in music 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 concert films, with a live performance by a musical guest.  Alysha Main  Alysha Main is a Music Supervisor, Event Manager, DJ, and Podcaster who has been working in the entertainment industry for 20 years. Her career has taken her…

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Breathless

Part of our World Masterworks: Crime and Punishment Series! Hosted by Jeffrey Bender  Jeffrey Bender will be your guide as he takes you worldwide to the seedy underbelly of international cinema and a rogues' gallery of murderers, thieves, gangsters, and unruly mobs!  Jeffrey Bender  Jeffrey Bender has hosted The Hollywood Classics and International Film Clubs at The Westdale. He returns to our theatre to continue the World Masterworks Series, where he will introduce us to the best of international cinema. …

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CIne-Psych: The Week/END and Can I Help You? Short

Cine-Psych brings a one of a kind show with two original short films and an original live play. The night will begin with Cine-Psych's short film "The Week/END," followed by a live performance of their play, "The Break Room." After that, there will be a screening of another short film titled "Can I Help You?" It's three shows in one that will certainly be loved by psychology students and social science fans alike, and it is one of the few…

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November 2022

Vivre Sa Vie

Celebrate Jean-Luc Godard with a Film Talk after the screening. Vivre sa vie was a turning point for Jean-Luc Godard and remains one of his most dynamic films, combining brilliant visual design with a tragic character study. The lovely Anna Karina, Godard’s greatest muse, plays Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress but instead ends up a prostitute, her downward spiral depicted in a series of discrete tableaux of daydreams and dances. Featuring some of Karina and…

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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

Part of our The Way of the Sword: Samurai Film Talk Series! Hosted by Ryan Ferguson   Samurai, the sword-bearing warrior, has been one of the central images of Japanese Cinema from its inception. The Way of the Sword is a look at the films on the fringe of mainstream samurai and chanbara cinema. These darker, stylized films found their place at late-night screenings and have indelibly influenced cinema and pop culture.   Ryan Ferguson   Ryan Ferguson is a film programmer and…

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Pierrot le Fou

Celebrate Jean-Luc Godard with a Film Talk after the screening. Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

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The Photographer

https://vimeo.com/469563676?fbclid=IwAR2gWuJX5v3HonhwytVvx5_bGVtlME2dEzpgzfM41VtWrHDYKYgN8-SlQcU Hosted by Nathan Fleet with Calvin Keo (Director)  Explore original Canadian films with a connection to our great city. Local filmmakers will join us to discuss their work and answer your questions.     Nathan Fleet  Nathan Fleet is the executive director of the Hamilton Film Festival and the owner/operator of the new Hamilton School of Media Arts. He has a passion for spotlighting filmmaking in his hometown, Hamilton.   Directed by Calvin Keo   Part of our Hamilton Original Films Talk Series!…

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Part of our World Masterworks: Crime and Punishment Series! Hosted by Jeffrey Bender  Jeffrey Bender will be your guide as he takes you worldwide to the seedy underbelly of international cinema and a rogues' gallery of murderers, thieves, gangsters, and unruly mobs!  Jeffrey Bender  Jeffrey Bender has hosted The Hollywood Classics and International Film Clubs at The Westdale. He returns to our theatre to continue the World Masterworks Series, where he will introduce us to the best of international cinema. …

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Monterey Pop

Immerse yourself in a big-screen audio-visual experience with the greatest moments in music 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 concert films, with a live performance by a musical guest.  Alysha Main  Alysha Main is a Music Supervisor, Event Manager, DJ, and Podcaster who has been working in the entertainment industry for 20 years. Her career has taken her…

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December 2022

Lady Snowblood

Part of our The Way of the Sword: Samurai Film Talk Series! Hosted by Ryan Ferguson   Samurai, the sword-bearing warrior, has been one of the central images of Japanese Cinema from its inception. The Way of the Sword is a look at the films on the fringe of mainstream samurai and chanbara cinema. These darker, stylized films found their place at late-night screenings and have indelibly influenced cinema and pop culture.   Ryan Ferguson   Ryan Ferguson is a film programmer and…

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Sunset Boulevard

Part of our Film Noir Classics Series! Hosted by Fred Fuchs  Film Noir is a style of filmmaking characterized by such elements as cynical heroes, stark lighting effects, frequent use of flashbacks, intricate plots, and underlying existentialist philosophy. Host Fred Fuchs will introduce each film and share the story behind the film's creation.    Fred Fuchs  A successful Hollywood film producer for years, Fred is the founder and Chair of the Board of the Westdale Cinema Group.  Watch the movie and…

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Shine a Light

Immerse yourself in a big-screen audio-visual experience with the greatest moments in music 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 concert films, with a live performance by a musical guest.  Alysha Main  Alysha Main is a Music Supervisor, Event Manager, DJ, and Podcaster who has been working in the entertainment industry for 20 years. Her career has taken her…

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Tokyo Drifter

Part of our World Masterworks: Crime and Punishment Series! Hosted by Jeffrey Bender  Jeffrey Bender will be your guide as he takes you worldwide to the seedy underbelly of international cinema and a rogues' gallery of murderers, thieves, gangsters, and unruly mobs!  Jeffrey Bender  Jeffrey Bender has hosted The Hollywood Classics and International Film Clubs at The Westdale. He returns to our theatre to continue the World Masterworks Series, where he will introduce us to the best of international cinema. …

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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 29 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 72 views January 19, 2022 2:09 pm