While our theater is closed, The Picture House is offering curated virtual screenings of new release films, lectures, and discussions to entertain, educate, and engage you while we’re apart!

Your rental of these films helps support The Picture House. Thank you!



Exclusive Q&A with RBG Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Join TPH as we celebrate the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg with a special re-release of RBG followed by an exclusive recorded Q&A with the film’s directors, Betsy West and Julie Cohen, moderated by Melena Ryzik from The New York Times. When you purchase through TPH at Home you’ll support The Picture House — and a portion of the proceeds will go to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, which was co-founded by Justice Ginsburg in 1972. (Upon purchase, you’ll own this award-winning documentary and revelatory interview and can watch at your convenience.)

RBG explores Justice Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. Rated PG, 96 minutes.

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A Chef’s Voyage

A Chef’s Voyage follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-kind collaboration with three legendary French chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence, and Marseille.To mark the 15th anniversary of Manresa, Kinch decides to close shop for a month so he and his staff can embark on their France voyage. Planning the trip takes months; to represent the refined Californian cuisine of Manresa, the team must bring their own seasonings, sauces that take days to make, and lots of abalone. But the logistics are tricky: how to sneak the food on flights; unfamiliar host kitchens; a language barrier, and more.
A Chef’s Voyage takes us behind the scenes as the Manresa crew attempts to stage nine major meals over 10 days in the world’s most cinematic venues, alongside culinary superstars, with the world watching (and tasting) – all to celebrate 15 years of Manresa excellence by doing what Chef Kinch and his team do best: creating meals and experiences worthy of those three stars.Rated NR, 90 minutes.

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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President

If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.

Selected as the Opening Night Film of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President is filled with illuminating interviews. It’s an incisive and often-rollicking look at an era that saw youth culture and politics join forces, and at a man of conscience whose love of music was crucial to who he was as a father, a citizen, a man of the South, and a leader during his presidency and beyond. Rated NR, 96 minutes.

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House of Cardin

Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. House of Cardin is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career. Rated NR, 98 minutes. To receive a $2 discount, use the theater code Tphrfc.

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African Violet

In African Violet, middle-aged Shokoo finds out that ex-husband Fereydoun has been placed in a nursing home by their children. She, and second husband Reza, decide to take care of Fereydoun themselves, but in their own home. In doing so, the relationship between Shokoo and Fereydoun is significantly transformed. This new situation affects Reza and Shokoo’s daily life and unexpected changes take place in the lives of all three characters. Filmed in Tehran, Iran, African Violet is directed by Mona Zandi Haghighi, a writer, director, and producer who focuses on contemporary social issues within Persian culture. In Persian with English subtitles. Rated NR, 93 minutes. 

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Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America

Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream. The film brings together the voices of policymakers, educators, academics, business leaders, pediatricians, parents, and children. It features five current and past governors who are champions of early childhood education: Governors Steve Bullock of Montana, Kay Ivey of Alabama, and Ralph Northam of Virginia, as well as former Governors Jim Hunt of North Carolina, and Phil Bryant of Mississippi. Starting at Zero examines the latest developmental brain science to demonstrate how essential the earliest years of learning are to maximize human potential. Key features of high-quality early childhood learning environments and experiences are outlined and then brought to life as the film delves into the evolution of Alabama’s #1 nationally ranked state Pre-K program. Rated NR, 63 minutes.

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Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer’s Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, and Dinah Washington. The musical numbers are intercut with images of Newport Harbor, Narragansett Bay, and white-sailed yachts over the bay during the 1958 America’s Cup Trials. Shot in vibrant color, the film progresses from day to night and closes with a beautiful rendition of The Lord’s Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. Rated NR, 85 minutes.

“Filmed with a rare artistry, a rare attention to making images of music that are themselves musical.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker 

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Director Dawn Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family, and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life. Rated PG, 96 minutes. Now available to stream through TPH at Home. Cost to screen this film is $12. 

To Our Members: We are unable to offer member pricing online (because of requirements from the film distributors) but members who bring their receipt to the Box Office once we’re reopened will receive a $1.00 credit per screening towards theater or membership purchases.

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One Small Step: Animated Shorts

Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this family-friendly compilation of new and acclaimed animated short films. Featuring the Oscar-winning Bear Story and Oscar nominees One Small StepGopher Broke, and Borrowed Time, plus many more fun films.

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Lucky Grandma

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck…suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.
Director Sasie Sealy brings to life a dark comedy about immigrant life, the vulnerabilities of aging, and an unexpected friendship. Set in alleyways and underground mahjong parlors with a cast of richly drawn characters (including Taiwanese movie star Corey Ha), Lucky Grandma is a love letter to Chinatown and an homage to all the badass elderly women who inhabit it. Rated R, 87 minutes.

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Cost to screen this film is $12. 
To Our Members: We are unable to offer member pricing online (because of requirements from the film distributors) but members who bring their receipt to the Box Office once we’re reopened will receive a $1.00 credit per screening towards theater or membership purchases.