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Scott Vander Werf

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  • David Hast and WGVU’s Scott Vander Werf talk about ‘On the Waterfront,’ the 1954 film starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, directed by the controversial director Elia Kazan. Kazan had named names before the House Unamerican Activities Committee in Congress. On the Waterfront is a film that grapples with labor issues and organized crime.
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf discuss the Spike Lee classic, Do the Right Thing. Released in 1989 it stars Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Danny Aiello, Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito and Rosie Perez
  • In 1932 actor Paul Muni starred in two classic films, the original Scarface and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang. David Hast and Scott Vander Werf talk about these groundbreaking movies on this episode of Have You Seen…?
  • David Hast and Scott Vander Werf explore the horror films of producer Val Lewton. From ‘Cat People’ and ‘I Walked With a Zombie’ to ‘The Leopard Man’ and ‘Bedlam,’ Lewton produced 9 movies for RKO Pictures in the 1940’s that stand alone among genre classics
  • On this episode David Hast and Scott Vander Werf follow up their episode on classic science fiction films with a conversation about contemporary and modern sci-fi movies
  • In this episode David Hast and Scott Vander Werf explore Classic Science Fiction from ‘A Trip To The Moon’ to ‘2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rachael & Vilray are performing at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30pm. Their music is based on the jazz and standards from the Great American Songbook. WGVU’s Scott Vander Werf spoke to Vilray about their latest album, ‘I Love a Love Song.’
  • Scott Vander Werf and former educator and film maker David Hast talk about Footlight Parade and other classic films on this first episode of Have You Seen...?Have You Seen is a series featuring WGVU Public Radio’s Scott Vander Werf in conversation with former educator and film maker David Hast about classic Hollywood movies.They’ll explore the history of cinema and the relevance of older movies within today’s world, of how the origins of cinema continue today. We bring you our first installment today, looking at Footlight Parade and other films.
  • David Hast and WGVU’s Scott Vander Werf discuss Man on Wire, the Academy Award-winning documentary about Phillip Petitt who walked a high-wire between the World Trad Center buildings in 1974. Directed by James Marsh, it’s presented as a heist film.
  • Madeline Peyroux is coming to Grand Rapids to perform at St. Cecilia Music Center. WGVU’s Scott Vander Werf has this feature interview.