AT HOME

Led by filmmaker, actor, and teacher Robert Ray Manning, this TPH Education at Home class will explore the work and life of August Wilson — his plays, his movies, and his politics. Films will include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Piano Lesson, and Fences. Classes will meet weekly on Saturdays on Zoom; Class dates/times are February 6 from 7 to 8 pm, and February 13, 20, and 27 from 5 to 6 pm. [...]

Today we share our final Holiday Arts Break inspired by the New York International Children’s Film Festival’s Kid Flicks programs. (You can view these fantastic short films from around the world in our virtual screening room through December 31st.) We hope that these Arts Breaks spark meaningful family discussions and encourage kids of all ages [...]

Have a budding journalist or filmmaker at home? Looking for holiday break activities? The Picture House is seeking student film critics for our 2020 NYICFF Kid Flicks programs. Students are invited to create and share video reviews of any of the short film programs, which will help other families learn about each of the programs from kids' unique perspectives. [...]

Here is our second Holiday Arts Break, inspired by the New York International Children’s Film Festival’s Kid Flicks programs. (You can view these fantastic short films from around the world in our virtual screening room.) Our Arts Breaks are meant to spark meaningful family discussions and to encourage kids of all ages to stay creative [...]

Our Holiday Arts Break Activities are inspired by the New York International Children’s Film Festival’s Kid Flicks programs. (You can view these fantastic short films from around the world in our virtual screening room.) Our Arts Breaks are meant to spark meaningful family discussions and to encourage kids of all ages to stay creative and [...]

For this final week of TPH at Home, we wanted to share a visually stunning reminder of where we’ve been as a New York community over the last few months. Some of you may have seen this video before, but it’s worth another look, especially from a filmmaking perspective. [...]

While we all celebrate our graduates and begin to think about spending more time outdoors in our parks and at our beaches, we thought we would share with you a recommendation from one of our favorite 5th grade graduates, Picture House Director of Education's son, Finn. [...]

This animated short film for all ages is about a boy's heart that puts him at risk for revealing his secret crush. This film is about love and trust and fear and courage - universal themes all beautifully captured in just four minutes. [...]

On Monday, we shared a film recommendation by one of our high school students, who had a desire to share inspirational stories. Student voices are important to us, so today, I'm sharing a video that was made by our students from the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club in 2017. [...]

Produced by Karen Toliver and directed by NFL wide-receiver Matthew Cherry, this week's animated short film was funded through Kickstarter, debuted on YouTube, made its theatrical debut in front of Angry Birds 2 in 2019, and won an Oscar for best animated short film in 2020. Not your typical trajectory for an Oscar-winner. A short film for all ages, the story of the making of the film is as inspiring as the film itself. Check out our suggested activities for more information about how this film came to be. [...]