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An the Oscar Goes To...Film Talk Series
And the Oscar Goes to... Film Talk Series with Fred Fuchs & Jeffrey Bender

Join Fred Fuchs and Jeffrey Bender each Monday night at 7 pm on Zoom as they talk about five films that you may be surprised won the most coveted prize in movies, The Academy Award for Best Picture.

In this series, we’ll delve into the production, artists and story of each film and get some insights from Fred on what it's like to be at The Oscars and a voting member of the Academy!

Watch the films on your own at home and register for free access to the Zoom Film Talks.

Monday, March 1 at 7:00 pm

Nominated for one Academy Award. Best Picture Winner 1932/1933

Where to watch GRAND HOTEL (1932): https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/grand-hotel

Monday, March 8 at 7:00 pm

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, winner of four including Best Picture 1946

Where to watch THE LOST WEEKEND (1945): https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/the-lost-weekend

Monday, March 15 at 7:00 pm

Nominated for eight Academy Awards, winner of seven including Best Picture 1947

Where to watch THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946): https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/the-best-years-of-our-lives

Monday, March 22 at 7:00 pm

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, winner of five including Best Picture 1968

Where to watch IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967): https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/in-the-heat-of-the-night

Monday, March 29 at 7:00 pm

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, winner of three including Picture Winner 1970

Where to watch MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969): https://www.justwatch.com/ca/movie/midnight-cowboy
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Fred Fuchs
Fred is an independent film & television producer focusing on the development, financing, and production of films and television series for international audiences. He spent 20 years living and working in California, 10 years as the President of American Zoetrope Studios and was Executive Producer of 17 feature films including The Godfather Part III, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Secret Garden, Don Juan De Marco, The Virgin Suicides and John Grisham’s The Rainmaker. He was the Executive Director of Arts and Entertainment at the CBC in Toronto where he was responsible for developing, commissioning and supervising production of major television series. Current feature projects include: LITTLE ITALY, MONKEY BEACH, THE VIRTUOSO, and MILTON’S SECRET.
Jeffrey Bender
eff Bender's fascination with cinema began during his pre-teen years with TVO's Saturday Night at the Movies hosted by Elwy Yost. On Saturday nights when kids were hitting the town, Jeff was spending his evenings with Bogart & Bacall, Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda and the Marx Bros. Over the years, Jeff has attended film festivals and events from Rochester, NY to Rome, Italy and helped curate film programs at Kingston, Ontario's The Screening Room as well as moderating talks with authors and artists. For over a decade, his work finds him teaching courses around the world on the topic of communication sciences, however, the dialogue that is closest to his heart is about the movies. A newcomer to Hamilton these past 5 years, Jeff is enthused to meet fellow lovers of cinema in Steeltown through the Westdale Film Club series.