HOLLYWOOD CLASSIC FILM TALKS AT THE WESTDALE
Experience Hollywood Classic films in our heritage restored, state of the art, Theatre!
Hollywood classic films are full of wonder and glamour. They were made to be experienced on the big screen, larger than life, and although you may have seen them on TV, see them for the first time as they were meant to be experienced. Join producer Fred Fuchs as we explore a different Hollywood classic every week; Fred will introduce the film from the stage and give us some insight and context on elements to look for in the movie and will be discussed later.
After the film, please stay in your seat to listen to the Film Talk with Fred. He will delve into the artists who made the film, their craft and what goes into the filmmaking process. Fred will take you behind the scenes and share stories of the personalities and what life was like during the Golden Age of Hollywood! Fred will invite your questions from your seat to keep a safe distance. Please join us for our weekly Hollywood Classic FilmTalk Series.
The Philadelphia Story
Friday, August 7 at 7:00 pm.
Not Rated | 1h 52min | Comedy, Romance | January 17 1941 (USA)
Sunday, August 16 at 7:00 pm
PG | 1h 42min | Drama, Romance, War | 23 January 1943 (USA)
Singin’ in the Rain
Sunday, August 30 at 7:00 pm
G | 1h 43min | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 11 April 1952 (USA)
Fred Fuchs has been involved in the film and television industry as a Hollywood Film Producer, CBC television executive, and Entertainment Consultant for 40 years. First in Los Angeles, then San Francisco, next Toronto, he now lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His most recent projects include the feature films, THE VIRTUOSO (Anthony Hopkins, Anson Mount, Abby Cornish), MONKEY BEACH (an indigenous film based on the book by Edna Robinson), LITTLE ITALY (Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen, Danny Aiello), and MILTON’S SECRET (Donald Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez)
Fred began his career as a producer in Los Angeles working on award-winning television series like the Peabody Award winning FAERIE TALE THEATRE for Showtime and VIETNAM WAR STORIES for HBO. Fuchs then segued into the feature film industry producing TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM (1987) , Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Executive Produced by George Lucas.
Fred then moved to San Francisco and for 10 years was President of American Zoetrope Studios (Francis Coppola’s company) and was Executive Producer of 17 features including THE GODFATHER PART III, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, THE SECRET GARDEN, DON JUAN DEMARCO, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, and JOHN GRISHAM’S THE RAINMAKER. While at Zoetrope Fuchs also started a successful TV division and was Executive Producer for international award-winning miniseries like THE ODYSSEY, MOBY DICK, etc.
After moving to Toronto, Fred was hired as the Executive Director of Arts and Entertainment at the CBC, commissioning and supervising production of entertainment content, children’s and variety programming, including the shows THE TUDORS, LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRARIE and HEARTLAND.
Currently Fred is the Chair of the Board of the Westdale Cinema Group, a charitable organization that Fred helped found in Hamilton, Ontario that purchased the 1935 heritage Westdale Theatre and has restored. The Westdale is now open and functions as a Community Arts Hub, showing independent and art house films, as well as hosting film festivals, music performances, talk series, educational activities and other community events.
Other credits can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Fuchs
11 Academy Award Nominations (from Films Fuchs produced)
4 Emmy Award Nominations (including Best Mini-Series)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Westdale Cinema Group (Chair)
Hamilton Conservation Foundation (Vice-Chair)