Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

“Get Out” Executive Producer Couper Samuelson held a discussion with students during the second installment of Cinema Sundays this year following a screening in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. The horror film follows an interracial couple, as Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) meets his white girlfriend’s family and discovers their secrets. The film was unique in that […]

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prince Humperdinck stepped down from the throne to talk about the making of the movie “The Princess Bride” after the film’s screening during the fourth Cinema Sunday of the year hosted by Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. When choosing potential movies to show, Walch tries to match films […]

Annual Cinema Sundays film seminars commence

Annual Cinema Sundays film seminars commence

Cinema Sundays, hosted by Performing Arts teacher Ted Walch, will screen 10 select films at the upper school this year, continuing the eight-year-long tradition. Walch, who has taught at the school since 1991, said that the first event attendees were charged to fundraise for the financial aid program. Now, however, the Kutler Center sponsors the […]

Jason Segel ’98 discusses film at Cinema Sundays

Jason Segel ’98 discusses film at Cinema Sundays

Jason Segel ’98 answered questions from students, parents and alumni at Cinema Sunday following a screening in Ahmanson Lecture Hall of his most recent film, “The End of the Tour.” “[The movie] was really cool because it was just an interview the entire time, rather than any action, yet you still felt really engaged because […]

Dance concert, Cinema Sunday and March Madness event promoted at assembly

The First and Third Assembly on Wednesday highlighted student events taking place at the Upper School in the first two weeks of March, including a dance concert, a film screening, a March Madness community service event and a speakers series. Members of Advanced Dance II encouraged students to attend their dance concert “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in Rugby […]

Director Spike Jonze discusses the making of ‘Her’

Director Spike Jonze discusses the making of ‘Her’

Writer and director Spike Jonze and editor Eric Zumbrunnen spoke about the thought process of making their 2013 film “Her” after a screening of the movie at this year’s second Cinema Sunday Jan. 17 hosted by performing arts and cinema studies teacher Ted Walch. Jonze spoke about his intentions behind the making of the film, […]

Walch to host film showings on weekends

Walch to host film showings on weekends

Performing arts and cinema studies teacher Ted Walch launched “Cinema Sundays” Jan. 10 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Francois Tuffaut’s “The 400 Blows,” followed by a discussion of film research done by students. “This event is going to be very special because the amount of time put into the research of these films by Walch […]