Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11 speaks to students about her career and her time at the school

Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11 speaks to students about her career and her time at the school

Actress Beanie Feldstein ’11, who was in the Oscar-nominated movie, “Lady Bird,” and starred alongside Bette Midler in “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway, spoke to students and faculty about her experiences in the entertainment industry and how Harvard-Westlake has impacted her life after school March 5. La Femme invited Feldstein to speak as part of Women’s […]

Best in the West: Character designer displays work, discusses movie

Writer, designer and visual artist Mark “Crash” McCreery spoke to students about the creative process behind “Rango,” an animated Western comedy film that first premiered in 2011, Feb. 25. To complement his visit, McCreery also displayed designs of his work in a solo exhibition at the Feldman-Horn Art Gallery before the screening. The showcase, which […]

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 […]

Musical accepts all students who auditioned

Performing arts teacher Ted Walch informed students who auditioned for the fall musical “Les Misérables” that everyone would have a role in the show. Walch made the decision along with performing arts teacher Michele Spears and temporary performing arts teacher Daniel Faltus. “The time we were able to spend with each of you individually persuaded us […]

Poet Max Ritvo ’09 passes away after battling pediatric cancer

Max Ritvo ’09 passed away Aug. 23 after battling with the pediatric cancer Ewings Sarcoma.   Ritvo was diagnosed at age 16 and dropped out of high school to receive treatment. Ritvo eventually became cancer-free and was able to return to Los Angeles and graduate from high school. He received both the Sandifer Creative Writing […]

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Among the most prominent figures on Ted Walch’s desk, which is wedged into a back corner of the drama office at Harvard-Westlake, are two transparent cases. One is a cube encasing an old, yellowing baseball littered with faded signatures. The other is a lengthier prism and houses two shiny white baseballs which look to be […]

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 […]

4HandsLA performs "Piano Phase" in Ahmanson

4HandsLA performed “Piano Phase” by Steve Reich in Ahmanson Lecture Hall today for the study of aesthetics in the Philosophy in Art and Science course taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. The performance by professional pianists Danny Holt and Steven Vanhauwaert culminated Holt’s week-long presentation in the class. They also performed Igor Stravinsky’s […]