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“Churchill and the Movies”: Hillsdale Lecture Series, March 24-28th

“Churchill and the Movies”: Hillsdale Lecture Series, March 24-28th

The Movies

In 1927, Win­ston Churchill wrote to his wife Clemen­tine, “I am becom­ing a film fan.” He had pro­jec­tion equip­ment installed at Che­quers, the coun­try home of British prime min­is­ters, in 1943, and at his fam­i­ly home Chartwell in 1946. “Churchill and the Movies” is the fourth and final event of the Cen­ter for Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tives in the 2018-19 aca­d­e­m­ic year. We will view and dis­cuss two films wide­ly regard­ed as Churchill’s favorites, and two Churchill bio­graph­ic movies in their his­tor­i­cal con­text.

Hillsdale’s Cen­ter for Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tives (CCA) is the spon­sor of one of the largest col­lege lec­ture series in Amer­i­ca.…

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Churchill @ Hillsdale 4-7 Oct. 2015

Churchill @ Hillsdale 4-7 Oct. 2015

Cen­ter for Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tives (CCA), Hills­dale Col­lege

Churchill was cer­tain­ly a “Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tive” to estab­lished poli­cies through­out his career, and 2015 con­tains many sig­nif­i­cant Churchill anniver­saries: his first elec­tion to Par­lia­ment (115 years), the Dar­d­anelles and Gal­lipoli dis­as­ters (100 years), his first pre­mier­ship (75 years), his retire­ment as Prime Min­is­ter (60 years), his death and state funer­al (50 years).

To that end, Churchill was the sub­ject of Hills­dale Col­lege‘s first Cen­ter for Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tives event of the 2015-16 aca­d­e­m­ic year.

I am thrilled to be part of a pro­gram fea­tur­ing two old friends: Tim­o­thy Robert Hardy, the most inim­itable and gen­uine actor to ever play the role of Win­ston Churchill; and Min­nie Churchill, Sir Winston’s grand­daugh­ter-in-law, an expert on Churchill’s oil paint­ings.…

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Robert Hardy’s “Wilderness Years”

Robert Hardy’s “Wilderness Years”

5 Octo­ber 2015: Turn­ing 90 this month and as viva­cious as ever, Tim­o­thy Robert Hardy spoke tonight on “My Life with Churchill” at a Hills­dale Col­lege Churchill sem­i­nar, attend­ed by over 500 reg­is­trants and 200 stu­dents, spon­sored by Hillsdale’s Cen­ter for Con­struc­tive Alter­na­tives. That after­noon I had the priv­i­lege to play Alis­tair Cooke, and intro­duce four excerpts from Tim’s inim­itable por­tray­al in the doc­u­men­tary, “Win­ston Churchill: The Wilder­ness Years.” Here is the intro­duc­tion to the first excerpt, which may be viewed on YouTube (first 12 min­utes). All four excerpts will be pub­lished lat­er by The Churchill Project for the Study of States­man­ship.…

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