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A Bullet Pulling Thread

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

Roundtable discussion with Marilyn Farquhar and other community guests to be announced! Marilyn's quilts will also be displayed in our Art Lounge.In January 2020, the RCMP killed homelessness activist Barry Shantz at his home in Lytton, B.C during a mental health crisis. That morning, his partner called 911 for help. […]

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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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In the Heat of the Night

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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The Producers

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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Charade

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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Blazing Saddles

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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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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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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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