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One of the joys of being an independent theater is the opportunity to showcase work made by local filmmakers. At the Westchester Italian Film Festival, happening the weekend of April 21–23, we’re thrilled to have Pelham native Will Nunziata and his film, The Old Guitarist, for opening night. As part of the festivities, Will is [...]

The Picture House hosted our first filmmaking camps of the year over February break at both our Pelham and Bronxville locations. Students and teachers alike had a great time discussing what goes into making a really good movie trailer — the kind that makes you forget about your popcorn and Snow Caps for two and [...]

Is it just me, or does almost every critically acclaimed new movie seem to be based on a book? A Man Called Otto (based on Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove), Women Talking (based on Miriam Toews’ novel of the same name), and Where the Crawdads Sing (based on the bestseller by Delia Owens) are [...]

By Warren Banholzer Not So Silent Night is back on the stage at The Picture House Pelham on December 17! This one-night-only special event is a holiday benefit concert featuring local talent sharing winter and holiday-themed music and song.  I’m so proud to be working with The Picture House to create what has become an annual holiday [...]

“I hear you’ve got a Santa?” That’s what a co-worker once asked. Yes, it’s true. I’m friends with Santa Claus. For a long time, I’ve known a guy who’s been playing Santa professionally. He’s been doing it for 40 years now. Of course, that’s not all he does. He also performs as an Elton John. [...]

On Thursday, Oct. 13, The Picture House Pelham is hosting a one-night-only screening of the documentary Cured, a vital look into a little-known part of LGBTQIA history — the fight to have homosexuality removed from the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental illnesses.   Producer Patrick Sammon will be attendance for a Q&A following the [...]

So, what do you want to see tonight? At my home, that’s a fairly casual question, and often a spontaneous decision. For Film Club, though, a lot more planning is needed. First, what’s available? In the NY area, there are often anywhere from five to a dozen movies opening during any given week. But which [...]

I will never forget the first time I saw Uma Thurman.  It was 1997: a summer I spent the majority of wearing bell bottom jeans and playing Pokémon Red. My life revolved around pool club, Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart,” and the Dear America series, hands perma-stained with blue ice pop, forever belting out pop [...]

From the rainbow feather boas to the flags draped as capes to the glittery tutus, Pride season screams for self-expression. It’s a moment to be fully queer and celebrated, whether you’re flaunting your sparkle at parades and parties, or calling up loved ones to cheer them on for being themselves. As a trans person, it’s [...]

I was a late bloomer. At 27, over the course of a pressure-cooker summer, I fell in love with a guy for the first time and eventually came out. The experience later became the basis for my memoir Out East. People often ask, what’s it like baring your soul in book form? The honest answer: [...]