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Spring is in the air, and we hope you don’t forget about us when the nice weather comes around, because there are some fantastic movies coming out. I’ll just start with the one I am looking forward to the most. The Northman is from visionary director Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse) who is one of [...]

Nearly 300 people gathered at the Glen Island Harbour Club on March 11 for the final event in a year of centennial celebrations for The Picture House Regional Film Center. We knew at the outset that we’d be celebrating the 100th birthday of The Picture House in Pelham… little did we know that our final [...]

This Women’s History Month, we’re honoring the many women behind the camera who are a vital part of film history. Throughout March, The Marquee has highlighted an array of women filmmakers whose contributions to cinema have been vital and unique. As March comes to a close, let’s look at what the future has in store. [...]

This Women’s History Month, we’re honoring the many women behind the camera who are a vital part of film history. In the past two weeks, The Marquee has covered women filmmakers who influenced the medium in its infancy and women filmmakers who are doing groundbreaking work all over the world. This week, we’re highlighting a [...]

It’s Women’s History Month, and here on The Marquee, we’re spending the month focusing on women filmmakers. We love the big names: Sofia Coppola, Jane Campion, Agnès Varda, Ava DuVernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Mira Nair, Nancy Meyers, whose films run the gamut from documentary to art house to popular rom-coms, but this series of blog posts [...]

In 2021, the winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, was Titane, from French director Julia Ducournau. This was the first time since 1993, when Jane Campion’s The Piano shared the Palme with Farewell My Concubine, that a film directed by a woman won the festival. Earlier last year, at the [...]

It’s been an exciting month in Education at The Picture House. We’ve begun our newest online film study for adults, Hayley Atwell Selects, hosted by our first Picture House ambassador: Hayley Atwell. We’ve enjoyed her conversations with special guests Bart Layton and Deborah Frances-White, the fascinating Q&As thanks to insightful questions from participants, and we [...]

Have I mentioned it’s our Centennial? Our centennial year began in March of 2021 with a virtual event in honor of the 100th birthday of the 1921 Pelham theater. And now, after a year of challenge and surprise, we are weeks away from the final centennial event — a celebration of TWO theaters born in [...]

Academy Award nominations were announced this past week, and like the best Oscar years, there were some welcome surprises: The Lost Daughter‘s Jessie Buckley getting her first nomination, and Ryûsuke Hamaguchi getting a Best Director nod for Drive My Car. There were also some disappointments: Bradley Cooper’s hilarious Licorice Pizza performance being overlooked, and Denis [...]

February brings Black History Month, and this year The Picture House is celebrating Black excellence in film by taking the opportunity to honor the career of the brilliant Sidney Poitier, who sadly passed away at the beginning of 2022. Poitier was a pioneer in Hollywood. He was the first Black actor to be nominated for [...]