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Screening held for new film

Ella Jeon, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

The Jewish Family Alliance (JFA) and Kutler Center hosted a screening of the 2023 documentary "UnBroken" during an installment of Cinema Sundays on Jan. 21. The screening was followed by a discussion in...

Cinema Sundays makes its return

MeJo Liao February 8, 2023

Cinema Sundays are returning to the school after a hiatus following the passing of their previous host, former Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch. The events invite community members to watch films and...

Olivia Chuba 12 speaks on Zoom to school community members about Edith Heads costuming career.

Alumna addresses costumes at Cinema Sunday

Grant Park October 21, 2021

Olivia Chuba ’12 joined Cinema Sundays on Sunday, featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s "Rear Windows," with a closer look at the film’s costume designer Edith Head and her work on the film. Cinema Sunday...

‘Masters of Sex’ producer and show runner discuss their experiences

Sofia Heller March 12, 2018

"Masters of Sex" producer Sarah Timberman (Zoe Redlich '20) and showrunner Michelle Ashford shared their experience adapting the true story of sex therapists into a television show in this year's fifth...

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

Luke Schneider February 26, 2018

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...

Producer Couper Samuelson talks about how the horror genre was used to discuss racism in his movie, “Get Out.”  Credit: Jenny Li/Chronicle

Get out! Cinema Sunday begins

Jenny Li October 10, 2017

"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...

Chris Sarandon, who plays Prince Humperdinck in ‘The Princess Bride,’ discusses the film after it was screened at Cinema Sundays, hosted by Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Alex Goldstein February 15, 2017

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...

Cinema Sundays organizer Ted Walch catches up with Josh Musicant ’17 and his mother before the film. Credit: Anthony Weinraub/Chronicle

Annual Cinema Sundays film seminars commence

Samantha Lingard January 11, 2017

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...

Jason Segel ’98 talks with McCabe Slye ’16 following the showing of his movie “The End of the Tour” Sunday. Segel visited performing arts teacher Ted Walch’s Cinema Sundays to discuss the movie and answer questions from students and faculty. Credit: Lauren Kim/Chronicle

Jason Segel ’98 discusses film at Cinema Sundays

Lauren Kim March 6, 2016

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...

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

Caty Szeto March 3, 2016

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...

Cinema studies teacher Ted Walch listens to director Spike Jonze and editor Eric Zumbrunnen discuss the making of their movie Her during Cinema Sundays. Credit: Danielle Spitz/Chronicle

Director Spike Jonze discusses the making of ‘Her’

Danielle Spitz January 19, 2016

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...

Lazy sunday: Students went to Ahmanson Lecture Hall to see “The 400 Blows” on Sunday for the first Cinema Sunday. Credit: Josie Abugov/Chronicle

Walch to host film showings on weekends

Brittany Hong January 16, 2016

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...

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