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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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...

Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch speaks to attendees of the event over Zoom.

Cinema Sunday features “Hidden Figures”

Abigail Hailu October 13, 2021

Jason Collins '97 and Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch discussed the movie "Hidden Figures" and what it means to be a groundbreaker in the film industry at Cinema Sunday. Collins said he choose to...

Members of the school community gather to hear actor Miguel Sandoval share his experiences working on the film Clear and Present Danger. This event is part of the Cinema Sundays program ran by Visual Arts, ISIR and Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch.

Actor Miguel Sandoval speaks on “Clear and Present Danger” at first Cinema Sunday

Vasilia Yordanova September 27, 2021

The first Cinema Sunday of the 2021-2022 school year occurred virtually on Sept. 26. The event featured the 1994 film, "Clear and Present Danger," with actor Miguel Sandoval (Olivia Sandoval '06) attending...

Outside AMC Century City 15, Los Angeles residents congregate before their movie viewings.

Los Angeles movie theaters reopen

Davis Marks September 18, 2021

Los Angeles (LA) movie theaters are again open following a year and a half of closure due to COVID-19. Despite the reopening, box office returns have still been down compared to previous years. According...

Gyllenhaal virtually answers questions from Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch.

Jake Gyllenhaal ’98 speaks on Brokeback Mountain at Cinema Sundays

Natasha Speiss May 17, 2021

Actor and producer Jake Gyllenhaal ’98 shared his experience working on the film “Brokeback Mountain” during the final installment of the year's Cinema Sundays program May 16. Questions for Gyllenhaal...

Citizens 65 and older in the Los Angeles County district are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as of Jan. 14. However, only 850,000 vaccine doses were delivered, when more than four million are needed.

Limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Los Angeles County negatively impacts seniors

Tanisha Gunby and Natalie Cosgrove February 18, 2021

Citizens 65 and older in the Los Angeles County district are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as of Jan. 14. However, only 850,000 vaccine doses were delivered, when more than four million...

Beanie Feldstein 11 speaks to students about being a woman in the entertainment industry  and her time at Harvard-Westlake. Photo credit: Alex Goldstein/Chronicle

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

Alex Goldstein March 5, 2018

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...

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...

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...

Musical accepts all students who auditioned

Danielle Spitz September 9, 2016

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...

Poet Max Ritvo ’09 passes away after battling pediatric cancer

Danielle Spitz August 31, 2016

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...

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