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TPH Film Club

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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.

Questions about Film Club? Email filmclub@thepicturehouse.org.


Fall 2022

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. 


Winter 2022

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


Fall 2021

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.