Writer, director David Wain to guest in interview series with Reitman '95

Comedy writer, actor, director and producer David Wain will answer questions  in a Q&A session with director Jason Reitman ’95 in the sixth installment of “Speaking of Movies”  Wednesday Oct. 9. at 7 p.m.  in Ahmanson lecture hall. Wain is known for writing and directing the movies “Wanderlust” starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston,  “Role […]

Director Reitman ’95 to host installment of annual interview series

“Speaking of Movies,” the Harvard-Westlake interview series that features director Jason Reitman ‘95, will have its sixth annual presentation Oct. 9. at 7 p.m in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with a guest who was unnamed at press time. The series is co-produced by upper school visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke and visual arts teacher Kevin […]

Jason Reitman to interview Rian Johnson

By Abbie Neufeld Jason Reitman ’95 will interview director Rian Johnson tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Ahmanson Lecture Hall as part of Reitman’s ongoing series “Speaking of Movies.” Johnson has directed Brick for which he won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and The Brothers Bloom.

Speaking of Movies: Q&A with Jason Reitman

At a private screening of his latest film, Jason Reitman ’95 spoke about adapting his screenplay for “Up in the Air” to the context of the current economic crisis and his embrace of polarizing characters and issues.

Gaulkes visit Reitman’s set

By Jordan Freisleben In between takes on his new feature film starring George Clooney, director Jason Reitman ’95 popped into another room to ask Video Art teacher Cheri Gaulke for feedback. Gaulke, along with daughters, Xochi ’12 and Marka ’12 Maberry-Gaulke, traveled to St. Louis to observe the making of “Up in the Air.” As […]

Dynamic ‘Juno’ duo

By Ester Khachatryan In the first part of a three-part series to be hosted by Jason Reitman ’95, Reitman sat down with screenwriter Diablo Cody Nov. 5 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Reitman and Cody said that “the great collaboration” of their lives was working together on “Juno,” for which Cody won an Academy Award for […]

Over 70 students submit to Film Festival

By Lesley Whitaker High school students from Southern California have submitted more than 70 films to the Harvard Westlake Film Festival, which will be held April 18 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. Max Grey ’08 and Drew Foster ’08 are working with video art teacher Cheri Gaulke and film teacher Ted Walch to organize […]


By Billy Goulston and Dana GlaserKenny Garrett, with the modern sound of his alto saxophone and his melodic sounding soprano saxophone, received a 30-second standing ovation March 17 at Rugby Auditorium for the Harvard Westlake Jazz Festival. He and his rhythm section combined the dramatic, roaring style of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and Marvin […]