TPH is excited to welcome Stephen J. Whitty back for his second season as Film Club Host. The film critic at The Star-Ledger for nearly two decades, Stephen Whitty has also written for Entertainment Weekly, The New York Daily News, Cosmopolitan, Stanford Magazine, and The Minetta Review, among many others. He has profiled some of cinema’s most influential figures including Steven Spielberg, Peter O’Toole, and Judi Dench and is the author of The Alfred Hitchcock Encyclopedia.
About Film Club
Each Film Club season runs for six weeks, giving subscribers the opportunity to see six wonderful films and be involved in post-screening discussions. The names of the films and special guests are an exciting surprise, not known to the audience until they arrive at the theater! See previous Film Club movies and guests below, at the listings of past seasons.
Subscriptions to Film Club are open to members of The Picture House. This exclusive benefit gives members access to films before they are released for the general public and a chance to see Q&As with industry insiders. Learn about the benefits of a Picture House membership.
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The Fall 2022 season dates are October 12, 19, and 26 and November 2, 9, and 16.
Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the film begins at 7:30 pm.
Every Wednesday for six weeks in February and March, we screened new films, followed by conversations with some of the film industry’s biggest players. This winter we were joined by:
Filmmaker Bille August (via Zoom), The Pact
Filmmaker Stephanie Laing (via Zoom), Family Squares
Filmmaker Liza Hurwitz (via Zoom), The Automat
Producer Mark Monroe, Lucy and Desi
Steven Goldberg, of the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center and Ram Roth, nephew of the film subject, I Am Here
Filmmaker Graham Moore (via Zoom), The Outfit
Every Wednesday for six weeks in October and November, we screened new films. For five of those screenings hosted an intimate conversation with some of the film industry’s biggest players. This fall we were joined by:
Producer Mridu Chandra, Becoming Cousteau
Director/Writer Amy Koppelman, A Mouthful of Air
Directors/Writers/Actors Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe (via Zoom), The Beta Test
Director/Writer Rebecca Hall, Passing
Actor Molly Webster, C’mon C’mon
Winter 2021 Film Club
Every Wednesday for six weeks in February and March, we hosted an intimate Zoom conversation with some of the film industry’s biggest players. This Winter we were joined by:
Director Azazel Jacobs, French Exit
Director/Actor Viggo Mortensen and Actor Lance Henricksen, Falling
Director Kevin Macdonald, The Mauritanian
Director Nick Jarecki, Crisis
Director Philippe Falardeau and Author Joanna Rakoff, My Salinger Year
Director Epsen Sandberg, Amundsen
Fall 2020 Film Club
Every Wednesday for six weeks in October and November, we hosted an intimate Zoom conversation with some of the film industry’s biggest players. This fall we were joined by:
Daniel Lombroso, White Noise
Joe Mantegna, Things Change
Joe Mantello, Brian Hutchison, and Robin de Jesus, The Boys in the Band
George Gallo, The Comeback Trail
Sam Bisbee, Farewell Amor
Dana Nachman, Dear Santa
Spring 2020 Film Club
Every Wednesday for six weeks in May and June, we hosted an intimate Zoom conversation with some of the Film Industry’s biggest players. This spring we were joined by:
Paul Giamatti, The Illusionist
Rod Lurie, The Contender
Todd Lieberman, The Muppets
Griffin Dunne, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
Greg Berlanti, The Broken Hearts Club, A Romantic Comedy
John Hamburg, Safe Men
ABOUT FILM CLUB
There are three seasons for Film Club: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Subscribers to each season see six films, usually titles that have yet to open, with the occasional classic thrown in.