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n November and December an impressive 333 households helped us not only reach but exceed our Annual Appeal goal and laid a foundation for a successful 2018. Missy and James Palmisciano of Pelham donated matching funds that set the tone of the appeal from the outset — and led to giving that more than doubled previous appeals.

We are also grateful for renewed support from ArtsWestchester, The Brightwater Fund, Con Edison, Margaret and Brian Hinchcliffe, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and our generous Board of Directors for renewed or continued support for 2018. Every donation and membership, from small to large, supported ongoing Picture House film and education programs and made 2017 a huge success. We couldn’t do it without you — THANK YOU!

Garrett and Kathryn Ahitow Kim Algarin Stacy Allen and Paul Lee Natasha Amazan Myles Ambrose Nandini Anandu and Sanjay Naik Marc Anello Brad and Sandra Angevine Anonymous Andrea and David Archibald Madeline and David Arnow Jason Ashlock Louisa Augeri Kristin and Jeffrey Austin Ann Auwarter and Sally Preston Elena Barnabei Janet and Stephen Bear Catalina Berti and David Daykin Kristin and George Bischof Kari Black and Edward McGann Cori and Matthew Blake Dawn and Christopher Bloise Suzanne and Thomas Bloomer Keith Borak Alvin and Terri Bowles Margaret Bradbury Michael Brandler Marina Braun and William Lang Anne Bresnick and Steve Almo Gerilyn Brewer Sherry H. Brown Carol Brown and Bill Bortree Nicole and William Brown Nancy and Tom Buchanan Elizabeth Cram-Bucher Cheryl Bunzel Barbara Burger and Thomas Keith Debi and Chris Cacace Christina and Brendan Cahill David Calkins Vivian Campbell Frances Candela Philip Cannella Paula and Thomas Canning Heidi and Matthew Carey John Cermanski Ellen and Michael Chandler Rebecca Charles and Tony Kroell Lake and Michael Charles The Daniel S Chillemi Charitable Foundation Connie F. Chin Sun Sun Chung and Mark McNulty Marci and Jeremy Cohen Tracie and Jason Cohen Elizabeth Colodny Mary and Timothy Comerford Margaret Compton-Bam Kathryn and Alex Conn Ravneeta and Manish Consul

Joan Cornell Irmeli and Louis Corsi Patricia Creaturo Stacy Creem and Robert Sharenow Maureen Cuningham Sarah Dahlgren and Anthony Nappi Nancy Davis and Fred Roffman Alice Dean Laura deBuys William deBuys Jennifer DeLeonardo Janique and Milton Delerme Odessa Derrick Peter Dickinson Maria DiMeo and John Calvelli Nora Lobosco Dodge and Geoff Dodge Ashley and Stephen Dolan Anne T. Dowling Catherine Draper and Michael Clain Karen Dukess and Steven Liesman Yvonne Eisner and John Brice Kathy Ellis and Kelvin Leung Susan and Scott Ely Christine and Richard Emerson Diane and Mitchell Essig Melissa Eustace Elise Falkinburg Liz Farrell and Jonathan Lesser Claudia and Robert Fauber Elizabeth and Thomas Fear Andrew Feigenbaum Susan Fetzer Anne Field and Geoff Lewis Kerry Buckley and Brad Flaster Lourdes Font and Bruce Soloway Beth Fouhy and Joseph Marty Linda and Andy Franks Kathleen Friend and Robert Wise Marijane and Richard Funess Louise Fusco and William Hoare Emilie and MJ Galletta Philip Gardiner Gregory Gatto Huda Gerard Emily Gest and David Sheehan Peter Giarrizzo Jr. and Philip Shiffman Diana and John Gilbert Marianne and James Gilland Janice Gilligan and Michael Boro Erin and Jeff Ginsburg Sunny and Bradley Goldberg Laura Goldberg and Leandro Saito Elizabeth and David Goldman Elise Goldman Gloria and Arthur Goldstein Cheryl Goldstein and Marcelo Nacht

Shari Goodman Maria Gordon and Brian Shydlo Dina Grant Monica Gray Gerald Greenfield Corinne Grondahl Shaun Gurl Jill and Gary Halman Samantha Harvey Geoffrey Hawkins Sheila and Chris Healy Blair Hecht Heather Hemsley Donna Henry Mary and William Henson Amy Hersh and Daniel Rubock Joan Hiam Lisa and Evan Hill-Ries Marie Hines Cowan Dale and James Hisiger Adyce Holmen Ann Horowitz Kim and Greg Howells Ursla Huff Mimi and Scott Humphrey Laura and James Hupprich Jaclyn and Sol Israel Anne and William Jacobi Kim Jacobs and Marshall Fine Michelle Jennings Lone Jessen and James Elkind Sharene and Matthew Jones Elizabeth and Jack Kaufmann Alexa Kazim Margaret Keegan Paisley Kelling Celeste and Thomas Kelly Jean-Marie and John Heins Meredith and Rob Keough Kate and Charlie Kerr Kate Kerrigan and Tim Petty Polly and Robert Kerrigan Susan Kersting Mi Kim Shelia and Mark Kindig Margaret and Philip Klein Thomas Kleinberger Christi and Matt Klossner Marlene and Gerald Kolbert Elizabeth and Peter Kougasian Karen Kringel and Jeff Hoeh Laird Grayson Susan Lally and Jeff Munk Georgette C. Law Eva Lazaar Carole Leavey Christine Lefler Linda and Mark Levine Myra Levine-Harris Myrna Levinson

Christina and Stephen Liddy Tone Lindgren and Mark Heaney Steven Lipton Katy and Nick Loria Mary and Brian Loughman Randi and Brian MacColl Patricia Mack Colleen O’Hagan Maiberger and Chris Maiberger Louise and Fred Makrauer Jolie Mann Rita and Terrence Martell Kusum Mathews Antoinette and Ralph Mauro Kate and Joseph McDonough Carol McGlone and Frances Lynch Mary Kate and Alex McGrath Jaye and Matt McLaughlin Bridget and John Messina Bonnie and Victor Metsche Kit and Peter Meyer Suzann de La Pena Michailoff and Chris Michailoff Louise and Tom Middleton Anne Middleton Lisa Milazzo and Charles Mikulka Sydney and Bradford Miner Darby and David Mingey Josephine Moffett Theresa Mohan and Peter Moskowitz Jodi Moise Annette and Jeffrey Monachino John Moore Kathleen Morandini and David Rosenberg Joan Morgan and Roger McDaniel Noel and Stephane Moschetta Cecilia K. Mullen Susan and Herb Myers Amy Fisher and Brian Nadel Kathleen and Jai Nanda Martin Nash Joan and John Neary Carmen Neu and Layne Gentry Cristyne and Nick Nicholas Jean-Mathieu Nivar Michelle and James O’Connor Jennifer O’Grady and Mark Catana Liam and Daniel O`Neill Kathleen O’Toole and Peter Hoffmann Meredith and Robert Ohmes Oluwole Olowoyo Diane Otter Bethany and Thomas Ow Christine Palmieri and Brian Levine Missy and James Palmisciano Elaine and Tom Peer Johanna Perlman and June Stanley Gregory Perotto

Carmela Perri and David Sawyer Michele Phelan Ann Marie and Steve Pitkin Mildred Polera Sandra Porwick The Potter Family Brent Powers Louise Price-Kelly Andrea Prigot and Haig Hovaness Debra and John Puchalla Donald Puglisi Laura Quagliariello Mary and Steve Quintin Jeanne and David Radvany Rakesh Rajani Donna Randles and Tony O’Malley Jennifer and Terry Ratigan Dianne Renwick and Robert Johnson Sera and Tom Reycraft Ann and Edward Rial Faith Ritchie and Richard Menaker Lisa Robb and John Runowicz Julie and Dennis Roche Melissa Roddy and Peter Ruocco Ines Rodrigues Bonnie Roe and Paul Freedman Camille and Chris Romita Susan and Stephen Rooney Maria and Frank Rosell Betsy and Samuel Rosenthal Laurie Scocozza-Roth and Eric Roth Kathleen and Gary Rothschild Marjorie Sachs and Daniel Miller Linda Sadev and Stephen Carollo Laurie Salanitre and Peter Bass Susan Sales and John Pachuta Caroline Samsen and Tim Mueller Catherine Samuels and Jeremy Henderson Harriet Savage Lisa Schaeffer Barbara and David Schimansky Rebecca Schwarz Natalie Serse Judith Shampanier and Michael Bowen Suzanne and Jeff Shannon Christine Sheppard Donna and Kenneth Shirreffs Norma Simon Erica and Michael Sisk Annsley and Greg Slawsky Madeline Smith and Bill Elbery Doris and Ted Smith Linda Smith-Shearer and Robert Shearer Katherine Sokolnokoff and Richard Haas Martha Solinger

Ann and John Sorice Margaret Ann and Silvestro Spagnuolo Elizabeth Spiro and Tim Costello Brooke Stanford and Shana Schoepke Kathryn and John Stevens Carrie Stimmel Marie Stone Elliot Strong Janet Sullivan and David Schiller Anne Sweazey Leah and Christopher Tahbaz Susie Taylor Keila Tennent-DeCoteauy Sandy Tenzer Ann Marie Terranova Dana and Syd Thayer Sally Treland and Chris Albanese Christopher J. Turek Elisa and Christopher Ulto Kristin Van Ogtrop and Dean Robinson Anne Van Praagh Connie Vance Cherelle Vasudevan Carol and Frank Veith Praveen Venugopal Vincent Perugini Tom Vitale Iris Vogel Lisa Wagner and Matthew Goldberg Elizabeth Wagner and Terrance Hults Joan and Bob Walder Claudia Wallis and Hugh Osborn Nancy and Jon Warner Jamie and Ryan Webb Pamela and David Weisberger Amy Weltman Joanna and Lawrence Weschler Denmark West Marian Whitaker Lorraine and Hank White Anna White Debra Whitman and Lawrence Lepelstat Suzanne and Peter Wies Michael J. Witsch Kathleen and Bill Yost Sherri and Rich Zahradnik Moneeka Zaman and Joseph Berne

0 This list reflects support from the past November and December of 2017. The full year’s supporters will be acknowledged in the 2017 Annual Report.

 A PROGRAMMER’S PERSPECTIVE: SPRING INTO FILM Clayton Bushong, Director of Programming, Marketing, and Theater Operations With the flurry of awards season behind us what can we look forward to in the coming months at The Picture House? Winter and early spring are some of my very favorite times at The Picture House as it’s the time to see some of the best films of the year. Not only do we play almost 100% of the Oscar nominated films (including all of the Shorts which has become a Picture House tradition in itself) but it’s also when the studios start releasing the smaller, indie movies for the film-lovers who have probably seen all the Oscar fare. The Screening Room is buzzing with great foreign and documentary movies and Winter Film Club is always full of esoteric films -- sometimes ones even I would never see otherwise. Spring arrives and we have a short window to fill up the Main Hall before we switch again to our Summer Flicks programing. Traditionally, our Star Wars movies are limited to December but this year Disney is putting out the Han Solo story to compete with summer blockbusters so we’ll be keeping step and showing that when it’s released. Then, before you know it, it’s back to school and time for the Westchester International Children’s Film Festival in September. Anything new this season that you’re particularly excited about at TPH? We recently launched a new weekly program called Sunday Cinema which I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. The new program highlights a different thought-provoking film — the type often reserved for the Screening Room — on the big screen each Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. One of my favorite parts of my job has always been programming the Screening Room as there are so many terrific and engaging independent, documentary, and foreign films being made and released these days. I’ve always wanted to be able to bring these types of movies to a wider audience and Sunday Cinema helps us put them in the spotlight. Look for the critically-acclaimed Last Men of Aleppo as our March feature — it’s really not-to-be-missed. O

Where your ticket dollars go…

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28% Facilities costs


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SELECTED SHORTS Over 320 guests came to say good-bye to summer and support The Picture House at the sixth annual, highly-popular Picnic in the Park on Saturday, September 16th. The much anticipated event was a sold-out success thanks to a fantastic committee led by Kelly Brown and Renee Gallagher and our sponsors: Director Level Sponsors Bischof & Bischof LLP, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, and McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty, and Supporting Actor Sponsor Stiefvater Real Estate.

TPH Board Member Mary Hefner, Kristin Austin, and TPH Board Member Zoe Henriquez

Local Pop Artist Katy Garry exhibited her Star Wars inspired art at the theater during the run of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Portions of the proceeds were donated back to our historic theater.

Picnic in the Park 2018 will be held on September 15, 2018. SAVE THE DATE! The 2017 Picnic in the Park Committee

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WICFF: Kids Travel the World through Film without Leaving Westchester


Third Annual Westchester International Children’s Film Festival Sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo


From Friday, September 1st through Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 The Picture House presented the third annual Westchester International Children’s Film Festival (WICFF) once again bringing the best new films from around the world for ages 3 through 18 to Westchester, the Bronx, and Connecticut. For the second year in a row, the WICFF was sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.


The festival kicked-off on Friday, September 1st with an opening celebration and screening of the award-winning At Eye Level. Other highlights of the festival included a screening of Nelly’s Adventure, a Middle Eastern Shorts program, and the ‘Best of the Fest’ animation and live action films. A highlight of the festival was the sensory-friendly screening of the documentary Swim Team which chronicles the rise of a competitive swim team made up of diverse teens on the autism spectrum. After the film, Clayton Bushong, Director of Programming moderated a discussion and Q&A with the director Lara Stolman.



The Westchester International Children’s Film Festival concluded with a ‘Taste of Education’ day-long program at the theater, featuring one-hour workshops of some of The Picture House’s most popular education classes taught by TPH faculty. O

 SPRING FILM CLUB April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30  FUTURE FILMMAKERS FILM FESTIVAL — GRADE 9–12

April 29

SENIOR CINEMA: Con Edison Funds 12 Free Weekly Matinees

 SUMMER CAMP — GRADES 9–12 August 13–17  SUMMER CAMP – GRADES 3–5 & 6–8 August 20–24  SUMMER CAMP — GRADES K–2 & 3–5 August 27–31

TPH is very pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of Con Edison, our FREE Senior Cinema matinees will continue through March. Each Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. senior patrons (65+) gather to see the movie playing in the Main Hall that week, without charge. It’s an affordable, weekly engagement with culture, ideas, and a diverse group of seniors from all over southern Westchester.


Con Edison recognizes that the senior citizens of Westchester are a vibrant and essential part of our community and has funded 12 of the 37 free matinees The Picture House would like to host this year. Perhaps your organization would like to step in and fund one or two or more of the remaining matinees? Let’s keep this going year-round! For more information regarding our free Senior Cinema program. Please call (914) 738-3161. O

RAISE THE ROOF: Amy Paulin and TPH Donors Help Fund Roof Repairs at Historic Theater In 2014, guests at The Picture House Winter Party donated $17,500 to help fund a new roof for our wonderful 1921 movie house. Then, in 2015, New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin arranged a $60,000 Legislative Initiative Grant to add to the roof replacement fund for our historic theater. After making accommodations for hit movies, weather, and other key factors, the roof was replaced in the summer of 2017. The original sub roof — the ceiling that you see when you’re sitting in the theater — was almost all in good shape — although you could see a great deal of the sky between the planks. Some were replaced (see if you can find that spot the next time you’re in the theater) and all were covered with brand new protective barriers and asphalt shingles. O

The Picture House has multiple screenings of at least two films per week, each week of the year. Films change on Friday. Email info@ to be added to our email list so you never miss what’s coming up next!

THE PICTURE HOUSE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mark Minter, Chair Erik Hellum, Vice Chair Tracie Cohen, Secretary Brian Eccleston, Treasurer Lisa Ahmad

Cristyne Nicholas

Kelly Brown

Geoff Nixon

Nick Childs

Edward Oppedisano

Jason D’Amore

James Palmisciano

Bob Edmunds

Thomas Peer

Amy Harclerode

Jeanne Radvany

Mary Hefner

John Ravitz

Zoe Henriquez

Alex Sade

Christos Kalyvas

Mary Smart

Peter Kohnstamm

Melina Vourlekis

Katy Loria

Bill Wise

Peter J. Madonia

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BEHIND THE SCENES At The Picture House, we’ve been reflecting on the year just past — and that reflection makes us smile. Not that 2017 wasn’t a challenging year — but the support we received from all of you was nothing short of heartwarming. Every one of you in the list above — from large grantors to individual donors — has laid a foundation for another year of achievement. Thanks to several key donors and a NYSCA Regional Economic Development Council Grant, we’re expanding Picture House education with an emphasis on our Voice & Vision program for under-resourced schools. Thanks to Con Edison, we’re able to offer 12 more free Senior Cinema screenings. In programming, we’ll continue to work hard with film studios and distributors so that you can continue to see the very best

movies being made today. (See Programmer’s Perspective, page 2 for details!) We’re committed to increasing our community film events as well — like Destination Unknown, a film about the Holocaust followed by a riveting discussion with Holocaust survivor Dr. Jack Perry, or Angst shown in conjunction with PACT, or 13th with the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester. We are so fortunate and grateful to be supported by a generous community who understand the importance of film in the culture and education landscape of southern Westchester. O Thank you!

Our mission is to create a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programing, and unique cultural offerings. Our historically preserved and restored theater offers a unique gathering place dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and inspiring a sense of wonder for all ages. Visit to find various ways you can support your local, non-profit theater today.

Laura deBuys President and Executive Director The Picture House Regional Film Center

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Save the dates for Sunday Cinema screenings of Last Men in Aleppo, The Future Filmmaker's Film Festival, and a Special Screening of The Post followed by a Q&A with George Freeman.

The Big Picture - winter/spring 2018  
The Big Picture - winter/spring 2018  

The winter/spring 2018 news from The Picture House Regional Film Center.