Author: Francile Albright

This summer The Picture House was pleased to host summer camps in our theaters once again. It was a welcome sight to see busy students exercising their creativity and making films together after a year away. Campers in our Movie Making program wrote, acted in, and directed The Prince, the Princess, and the Portals, an [...]

In 2016, The Picture House launched our first Documentary Intensive Camp for high school students in our satellite film lab on Wolfs Lane in downtown Pelham. Every year since then, this week-long camp has provided high school students with the opportunity to not only learn about documentary filmmaking from a professional filmmaker, but to give [...]

Yesterday, Saturday, June 19th, The Picture House joined the Village of Pelham Council on the Arts, the Pelham Art Center, the Pelham Chamber of Commerce, and student artists from Pelham Memorial High School to commemorate Juneteenth in the first year of it being recognized as a federal holiday. The day-long celebration of freedom and black culture [...]

The Picture House is home to Pelham’s longest-running, live improv group, The Pelicants. This group is made up of high school students and led by the hilarious, and very-generous-with-his-time, Pelham resident Josh Wallach. The Pelicants typically rehearse in our theater on Tuesday nights throughout the school year, and perform on our stage and at Rockwell’s [...]

Just a little more from our instructor, Will Tiao, on his film Formosa Betrayed, and how he sees film playing a role in our current social climate. (The class is filling up and space is limited, so be sure to register soon — class begins May 6th.) What motivated you to write/act/produce Formosa Betrayed?  Formosa [...]

In May, we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We celebrate this while we are seeing a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans across the country. So, as much as it is a celebration of some of the many cultures that knit together the fabric of this country, it’s also an opportunity for [...]

Next Thursday, March 4th, TPH kicks off a four-week film study program for adults honoring Women’s History Month. Picture House Education Director Francile Albright introduces the instructor Clara Bingham and theme below: I met Clara in 2019, when she was honored at The Picture House for her contributions to the film industry. Learning about her incredible [...]

The focus for February’s Film Study for Adults at TPH is the life and work of August Wilson. Below, Education Director Francile Albright tells us why. During this time of deep political and cultural divide, it feels sometimes that we can no longer talk to each other. There are many important conversations that need to happen, but [...]

Dear Picture House Community,  At The Picture House, we strive to bring film education programs to every community and provide access to the arts to anyone who wishes to participate. Since having to move online in March we’ve worked hard to come up with new and creative ways to connect with our students. And today, [...]

Low Budget, Big Effect This week we’re challenging budding filmmakers to be creative AND resourceful — you don’t need a big budget to get Hollywood effects. Summer Challenge #5 asks you to make a short video using simple household items and DIY engineering.What You’ll Need Any camera, iPhone, or iPad.  iMovie app (free to download) [...]