LEADERSHIP!SKILLS"!IMPROVED!SELF-ESTEEM"! BETTER!GRADES!—!TAKE!ONE!! Meg and Brian Hinchcliﬀe bring arts education to School 17
esearch shows that young people involved in the arts perform be"er in school, have be"er workforce opportunities, and are more likely to volunteer in their communities. Yet when school budgets get slashed, arts funding is o#en first to go.
As TPH education director Francile Albright explains, “At The Picture House we believe film education doesn’t only teach filmmaking. It fosters collaboration, reinforces leadership skills, and unlocks creativity and expression.”
Picture House supporters Meg and Brian Hinchcliﬀe are doing their part to make sure students at the underfunded Yonkers Public School 17 get to experience the long-lasting, varied benefits of arts education.
Thanks to their generous donation, The Picture House recently launched Voice & Vision at School 17 — a signature education program that helps students discover and express their voices and viewpoints through filmmaking. Since December, a cohort of 13 sixth graders have been meeting weekly to unleash their inner-artistes under the instruction of seasoned film industry professional and TPH educator Meredith Lobsinger.
“At The Picture House we believe film education doesn’t only teach filmmaking. It fosters collaboration, reinforces leadership skills, and unlocks creativity and expression.” In the eight-week class, the enthusiastic students (the group arrived out of breath from literally running to the first session!) will learn the fundamentals of filmmaking with an emphasis on writing skills, as they work as a team to create a trailer and a short documentary. The young filmmakers will do it all — from dra#ing a screenplay to lighting shots — while developing on a personal level.
School 17 Principal Rita Moorhead shares a similar belief in the transformative power of the arts and welcomed the chance to bring the film program to her school. “The fact that our school has zero funding for arts programs immediately puts our students at a disadvantage in meeting their full potential,” Moorhead said. “The Voice & Vision program is a much-needed addition to our curriculum.” Buzz of excitement at School 17 will only increase in the spring when Voice & Vision scales up for a special two-week, writing-focused session involving the entire sixth grade. In advance of graduation, each student in the class of more than seventy will contribute to the creation of a capstone film project. By the time the end credits roll — thanks to the Hinchcliﬀes — each School 17 sixth grader will have ties to a final product they can be proud of, and essential life skills that will last them well into the next school year and beyond. 0
Behind the Screens Welcome to the first issue of The Big Picture — a semi-annual publication from The Picture House Regional Film Center. From 1921 until 2005, The Picture House was a neighborhood movie theater. When it was at risk of being torn down, supporters rallied to save it and created a plan to foster long-term sustainability and meet the needs of the community. The result is a vibrant nonprofit film center dedicated not just to showing movies as entertainment, but also to highlighting film as an art form, as a tool for education, and as an instrument to broaden our perspectives. As an integral part of the community, The Picture House oﬀers the added benefit of being a place where film lovers of all ages can get together to exchange ideas, listen to industry luminaries discuss their latest films, or simply share the movie-going experience with others in a way that brings us all closer. But staying true to this vision has its challenges. Our theater pays the same costs to film distributors as for-profit theaters but faces additional restrictions on what we can play and when. To make it work, we depend on donors, sponsors, and grantors for 50% of our operating budget — and we have to be creative with our programming. (See Clayton Bushong’s column for more on that puzzle!) So you see, we couldn’t do it without you! That’s why we’re showing you The Big Picture — so you can see what goes on behind the screens and fully understand the impact of your support. See you at the movies!
Laura deBuys, President and Executive Director, The Picture House Regional Film Center
A!PROGRAMMER’S!PERSPECTIVE | Q&A with Clayton Bushong Clayton Bushong is Director of Programming, Marketing, and Theater Operations at The Picture House. With so many movies to choose from, how do you decide which movies to show at TPH? People o#en ask me why we don’t always play movies right when they’re released. The main reason is that studios require a theater to keep a first-run film on-screen without interruption for about 4 to 6 weeks. No interruption means no special events, no film clubs — nothing but the studio’s new movie. Multi-screen theaters are able to move these films from screen to screen — but with just one main screen in our theater, I have to maintain flexibility in order to keep things interesting for our audience. We have the advantage of cherry picking the best of the new films a few weeks a#er they open. Our audience waits to see them at The Picture House because the experience is so much be"er. Sometimes, like with the Star Wars movies it’s worth it to book a first-run film. Not only is it exciting for the community but we also know that families and kids will come see those movies more than once. The downside is that we have to pay a higher percentage of the ticket price to the distributor for the newer films…as much as 65%. Our Screening Room (TPH’s 14 seat theater) is a diﬀerent story. I’m able to be more creative and feature movies from diﬀerent genres like documentaries and foreign films. Programming the Screening Room lets me show films that aren’t playing in many other, if any, places in Westchester. They also happen to be some of my favorites. Can you tell what will be a big hit before it comes out? What are some indicators? I’d like to think that I know what’s going to be
a big hit before it’s released — sometimes I get it right, but sometimes I don’t. The trailer is my first stop when I’m researching. Being familiar with the actors and filmmakers and their previous work also helps. But it’s also a ma"er of timing—being in tune with what’s going on in the world and anticipating how a particular film will resonate with the audience. As someone with a lot of exposure to films, what, in your opinion, makes a good film? Cinematography is huge. It can save a bad script. No ma"er how good a movie’s script or acting may be, without strong imagery, the film just won’t come to life. The work a talented cinematographer does to evoke emotion through artistry is one of the most challenging and important facets of filmmaking. A great example of this is one of my favorite movies from the past few years — A Place Beyond the Pines. The photography, lighting, and overall camerawork of that film is as fascinating and captivating, if not more so, than the writing and acting. It reminded me of some of the old indie movies that made me fall in love with movie-making to begin with. What part of your job is the most rewarding? Talking to people a#er they come out of a movie and sharing opinions — either good or bad — is one of my favorite things about working at TPH. It’s an experience you just can’t replicate at home. It’s especially gratifying when someone tells me that something they saw at The Picture House — particularly something out of the norm — touched them and possibly changed their outlook. Having the experience of meeting people
The Picture House has multiple screenings of at least two films per week, each week of the year that change every Friday. Upcoming highlights include Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Loving, Fences, and Lion among others. For showtimes and tickets visit www.thepicturehouse.org. For email updates from us, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
from all walks of life who have the commonality of loving film and who trust me to choose what they see at our theater is probably the most rewarding part of my job. You play a big part in organizing TPH’s special events whether series like the Westchester International Children’s Film Festival or Q&As with prominent filmmakers, can you tell us about your event curating philosophy? What are your overarching goals for events? When it comes to special film events my philosophy tends to lean toward curating something that is more thought-provoking rather than purely entertaining. It’s my hope that audiences at our special events are challenged a bit and pushed passed their normal movie-going comfort level. It’s always my hope that our audiences — whether it’s kids seeing a foreign film for the first time or an older audience looking at something in a new way—leave feeling inspired and curious about what may be next at The Picture House. 0
When you support The Picture House you support top-tier film programming 364 days a year (we’re closed on Thanksgiving) and help us bring education programs to area schools and community groups that lack arts funding. Tickets, tuition, and popcorn cover ONLY 50% of our expenses. Your donations directly support our mission and keep our programs going strong! Visit www.thepicturehouse.org to find out the various ways you can support your local, non-profit theater today.
Picture House members sustain this historic theater and vibrant cultural resource for the community and, as a bonus, get loads of insider perks: early access to special programming (like those hardto-get seats for the sold-out Picture House Film Club with Marshall Fine), invitations to members-only events and screenings, free member popcorn, and more.
Join in the way that makes sense for you — we oﬀer a variety of membership packages including individual, dual, family membership, and philanthropic Leadership Circle options. Visit www.thepicturehouse.org or email, Claire@thepicturehouse.org today to learn more about our membership oﬀerings and take the first step toward becoming a part of the TPH family.
A!NEW!PICTURE!HOUSE!TRADITION% Pre-Game the Oscars at Marquee Night — The Picture House’s Annual Winter Party
hy let celebrities enjoy all the glamour this award season? Instead, join The Picture House for Marquee Night, an Oscar pre-party Hollywood style on Friday, February 10 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Guests can walk the red carpet, pose for the popping flashbulbs of the paparazzi, and field thought-provoking award show questions like “who are you wearing?” during their red carpet interviews. Identify more with oﬀ-screen types? Have no fear, channel your inner sound editor, skip the limelight and head straight to the party—a fete fit for the A-list. A cool Hollywood vibe will transcend the festivities, which will take place at the beautiful, waterfront Glen Island Harbour Club. Not a standard awards dinner, guests can mingle and nosh on tasty fare, hold court at a table, or take their spotlight to the dance floor and enjoy the live music all night long. There will be silent and live auctions with chances to win items dripping with Hollywood glamour and fun.
ON$THE CALENDAR UPCOMING!SPECIAL!EVENTS
Of course, the real win of the evening is a win for community. Marquee Night will honor longtime Picture House supporter Barbara Bratone with the Harold Lloyd Commitment to Community Award for everything she’s done to keep the cultural landscape of Westchester vibrant and strong, including her previous role as board member and executive director of The Picture House. Marquee Night will be the key fundraiser for The Picture House in 2017. No more partying in the spring (we’ll be at the festivals dah-ling!), The Picture House and friends will party smack dab in the middle of awards season — bringing a li"le Hollywood heat to the cold Northeast. Proceeds from the event will support The Picture House Regional Film Center, allowing us to continue to enrich the cultural landscape with great films, engaging speakers, arts education, and more. There are a variety of ticket options, ranging from Supporting Actor tickets starting at $200 (available until January 25) to full tables. Visit www.thepicturehouse.org to learn more. 0
! THEY!CALL!US!MONSTERS January 21 ! TEEN!IMPROV!PERFORMANCES First Saturday of the month through June 3rd ! WINTER!FILM!CLUB February 1, 8, 15 March 1, 8, 15 ! MARQUEE!NIGHT!—!WINTER!PARTY February 10 ! LIFE'!ANIMATED February 13 ! MUD!WEEK!CAMP February 20-24 ! SPRING!STUDENT!SHOWCASE March 25 ! SPRING!BREAK!CAMP April 10-14 ! FUTURE!FILMMAKER’S!FILM!FESTIVAL April 30
! BOYS!&!GIRLS!CLUB!SHOWCASE May 20
The Picture House Winter Party Director Level Sponsor: Owen Berkowitz & Carol Marrone of the Berkowitz/Marrone Team at Douglas Elliman
! SUMMER!CAMPS July/August
! WESTCHESTER!INTERNATIONAL! CHILDREN’S!FILM!FESTIVAL
Friday, February "#
September 1 - 5
For tickets and information please visit www.thepicturehouse.org or call (914) 738-3161
Laura deBuys DIRECTOR!OF!EDUCATION
Francile Albright DIRECTOR!OF!MEMBERSHIP
Claire Allen DIRECTOR!OF!PROGRAMMING'!MARKETING'! AND!THEATER!OPERATIONS
Clayton Bushong DIRECTOR!OF!COMMUNICATIONS
Amy Cole DEVELOPMENT!COORDINATOR!AND! OFFICE!MANAGER
Chad Newman THEATER!MANAGER
THE!PICTURE!HOUSE! BOARD!OF!DIRECTORS CHAIR
Chris Kalyvas Katy Loria
Peter J. Madonia
Kelly Brown Nick Childs Jason D’Amore Amy Harclerode Mary Hefner Erik Hellum
! (TH!ANNUAL!PICNIC!IN!THE!PARK September 16
Edward Oppedisano John Ravitz Jeanne Radvany Eric Q. Salmeron Mary Smart Melina Vourlekis Bill Wise
The Picture House Regional Film Center Annual Report 2015
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Welcome to The Big Picture
This past November, The Picture House proudly presented our first-ever annual report as a way to show our generous supporters the impact of their donations. Themed, “Our house is your house,” the report told the story of the vibrant hub The Picture House has become since its founding 10 years ago and served as a testament to what can be accomplished when a community comes together.
On February 10, 2017, The Picture House will kick oﬀ a new tradition with Marquee Night, The Picture House Annual Winter Party. Guests will have a chance to pregame the Oscars in style at the beautiful waterfront Glen Island Harbour Club. Red carpet a"ire, “paparazzi,” and live music are just some of the fun details planned for the evening.
Thanks to the generous support of members Brendan and Christina Cahill, The Picture House was able to show the iconic holiday film, It’s A Wonderful Life, for free, to the public. It’s the backing of donors like the Cahills who help The Picture House fulfill its mission of creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences of all ages.
Film and community dialogue with industry insiders about important issues brings The Picture House mission to life. Screenings and discussions about films like Life, Animated have the power to expand how we learn about people and issues outside of our daily sphere of reference and our sense of responsibility to the global society at large.
In its third year, The Picture House Film Club with Marshall Fine sells out season a#er season. The subscriber series includes select films followed by a dialogue between critic Marshall Fine and special industry guests. Adding to the excitement, the featured films and guests are surprises revealed to Film Club members upon arrival at the theater.
Whether practicing comedic timing in Improv/Sketch Comedy, story boarding in Movie Making I, or framing the perfect shot in Evening Film Club, TPH students learn the cra# of filmmaking and develop visual literacy, increasingly critical in today’s media-focused culture, while also gaining invaluable personal qualities — leadership, teamwork, resilience.
SEPTEMBER 2ND TO SEPTEMBER 6TH
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Movies from around the globe, hands-on classes, a showcase of young filmmaker’s work—these are just a few highlights of the second annual Westchester International Children’s Film Festival at The Picture House Regional Film Center. From September 2nd to September 6th, enjoy a full roster of enriching programming and expand you and your family’s horizons through films from Brazil, New Zealand, France, Germany, and the UK, among other far-flung locales.
Whether they depict the story of a tree donning boots for a walk, an octopus attempting to bake, or a teen searching for her missing parents in 1941 Paris, each of the dozens of films on the schedule will transport viewers to unique worlds—some whimsical, some suspenseful, all highly entertaining.
In addition to international artists, attendees can check out work produced closer to home, such as the top films from this year’s Future Filmmakers Festival—all wholly created by Westchester County high school students—as well as movies made by students in TPH film classes.
Catering to a wide audience, particularly movie-goers age 3-18, the showings will take place in both the Main Hall and our intimate screening room and encompass a variety of formats including shorts, full-length features, live-action, and animation.
Should all of this original work get you and your family’s creative juices flowing, you’re in luck! On September 6th, the WICFF will culminate in A Taste of Education, a slew of hour-long media creation classes taught by instructors from TPH’s education program.
These courses—ranging from on-camera acting, to podcasting, to animation—will be age-group specific, with the exception of a “family” session, and free with festival admission. Work up an appetite while busy creating? You’re in luck again! Stop by on site food trucks for an array of delicious treats. The Picture House is thrilled to welcome the community for this vibrant celebration of arts and culture. For more information about the festival, including how to purchase passes, visit www.thepicturehouse.org
FEATURE LENGTH PROGRAMS
April and the Extraordinary World Accompanied by her talking cat (Philippe Katerine), a teen (Marion Cotillard) embarks on a quest to find her missing parents in 1941 Paris.
Exclusive Advance Screening!
Produced and narrated by Daisy Ridley. Step aside Daenerys and Katniss, Aisholpan is a real life role model on an epic journey in a far away world. Follow this 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl as she battles to become the first female to hunt with a Golden Eagle in 2,000 years of male-dominated history.
Phantom Boy In New York, a courageous detective named Alex is injured by a gangster who calls himself the Man With the Broken Face. Stuck in a hospital, Alex meets Leo, a bedridden 11-year-old who has the ability to leave his body and float around as an apparition. Like a ghost, invisible to all, he flies away and passes through walls. When the disfigured criminal threatens to attack the city’s infrastructure, Leo springs into action to help the lawman foil his evil plan.
Boy and the World Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.
Celebrate the films of John Hughes! This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the John Hughes classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. We celebrate the legacy of John Hughes with a small sampling of some of his most iconic films. The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink will all close each evening’s program during the Festival. Bring the family and relive these must see classics.
Kid Flix 1 Selected from 2016 Festival programs for our younger audience members, Kid Flix 1 features Audience Award winners The Visitors, and Octopus, Grown-Ups Award-winner One, Two, Tree, and more of our highest-rated shorts, including Object at Rest, Looks, and Tiny Tunes: Food. Recommended ages 3 to 7
Kid Flix 2 Featuring the Jury Awardwinning My Grandfather was a Cherry Tree, Kid Flix 2 also boasts the newest short films from esteemed Festival alumni, including 2012 Jury Awardwinner Ainslie Henderson’s Stems, One Hell of a Plan from the directors of Phantom Boy and A Cat in Paris, and Two Friends from 2014 Audience Award-winner Natalia Chernysheva. Recommended ages 8 to adult
See the World, Feed Your Mind: Animated Shorts from the 2016 Seattle Children’s Film Festival Zip around the world with this baker’s dozen of high-energy, high-imagination animated shorts. You’ll be dazzled by the light, color and storytelling in this vibrant celebration of creativity. Meet the world’s tidiest mouse, see sushi come to life, fly high in the sky with a flock of birds, watch out for trouble in a wacky barnyard, make music with a jazzy octopus, and see how kindness can change the day. Recommended for ages 3 - 7
See the World, Feed Your Mind: Live Action Shorts from the 2016 Seattle Children’s Film Festival The characters in this collection of award-winning and audience-pleasing films are a determined bunch, unafraid to find their own way, create their own futures, search for happiness, find a way to save the planet, and shoot for the stars. Join these amazing kids as they explore the countryside, cities, and small towns of four countries, and look up at the skies to explore the worlds beyond. Recommended for ages 8 and up
SHOW TIMES MAIN HALL FRIDAY 4pm KIDS FLIX 2 SEPT. 2ND 7pm AVRIL ET LE MONDE, TRUQUE
SCREENING ROOM 4pm KIDS FLIX 1 6pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS
9pm TRIBUTE TO JOHN HUGHES: BREAKFAST CLUB SATURDAY 1:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS SEPT. 3RD 3:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: LIVE ACTION 5pm SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING OF THE EAGLE HUNTRESS 9pm TRIBUTE TO JOHN HUGHES: FERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF SUNDAY 1:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS SEPT. 4TH 3pm AVRIL ET LE MONDE, TRUQUE 5pm KIDS FLIX 2 7:30pm PHANTOM BOY 9pm TRIBUTE TO JOHN HUGHES: SIXTEEN CANDLES MONDAY 1:30pm PHANTOM BOY SEPT. 5TH 3pm KIDS FLIX 2 4:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS 7pm BOY AND THE WORLD 9pm TRIBUTE TO JOHN HUGHES: PRETTY IN PINK TUESDAY 10am KIDS FLIX 1 SEPT. 6TH 11:30am KIDS FLIX 2 1pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS 2:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: LIVE ACTION 4pm BOY AND THE WORLD 6:30pm EDUCATION CELEBRATION
7:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: LIVE ACTION 1:30pm KIDS FLIX 1 3:30pm KIDS FLIX 2 5:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS 7:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: LIVE ACTION 1:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS 3:30pm KIDS FLIX 1 5:30pm KIDS FLIX 2 7:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: LIVE ACTION
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1:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: ANIMATED SHORTS 3:30pm KIDS FLIX 1 5:30pm KIDS FLIX 2 7:30pm SEE THE WORLD, FEED YOUR MIND: LIVE ACTION EDUCATION CELEBRATION – FREE WORKSHOPS!
To sign up: Education@ThePictureHouse.org or 738-3161 10am MOVIE MAKING WORKSHOP (Grades 3rd-5th) 11am STOP MOTION WORKSHOP (Grades 3rd-5th) (Satellite Film Lab) 11am STOP MOTION WORKSHOP (Grades K-2nd) 1pm ACTING IN COMMERCIALS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
EDUCATION CELEBRATION TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
Movie Making Workshop for Grades 3-5 10am: Screening Room
Stop Motion Animation for Grades 3-5 11am: Satellite Film Lab
Stop Motion Animation for Grades K-2 11am: Screening Room
Acting in Commercials for Middle Schoolers 1pm: Screening Room
Join us on our mini-movie set in our Screening Room where kids will get a chance to make their own mini-movie. Students will learn about basic storyboarding, camera shots and film vocabulary, then take turns as actors and directors, telling their mini-stories in just three shots or less. Hands-on fun with lights, camera and action!
Join us in our Satellite Film Lab where you can see the writing on the wall. Students will learn about stop motion animation techniques while using our giant white board as the canvas for their images. Art in motion!
Our youngest students will have a blast learning about stop motion animation techniques in our Screening Room. Using various mediums — paper, legos, toys — students will see how they can make their stories come to life on screen. Parents and caregivers feel free to stay and learn how you can create these short films at home. A great family activity for the cold months to come!
Find out what it’s really like to audition and star in a commercial on national television. Chance Mullen, professional actor in over two dozen national commercials, will divulge what it’s really like behind-the-scenes on a commercial set and will guide students through a mock commercial audition
The Picture House is dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming, 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.
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MOONLIGHT with guest Keith Uhlich
ABOUT!KEITH!UHLICH Keith Uhlich is a Brooklyn-based critic and writer. His work has appeared in Time Out New York, The Hollywood Reporter, BBC, Slant Magazine, and other publications. He is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.
COMING!SOON SPECIAL!EVENT!SCREENING!OF!SALVADOR with post film discussion of Oliver Stone’s work between Author Ma% Zoller Seitz & TPH’s Marshall Fine
ABOUT!MARSHALL!FINE Film critic and journalist Marshall Fine has been curating and hosting his own film clubs since 2001. He writes about movies at the website Hollywood & Fine (www.facebook.com/ hollywoodandfine) and Huﬃngton Post. He serves as film/ TV critic for Star magazine on a freelance basis. He is also a contributing editor for Cigar Aficionado magazine. He is a member and three-time chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle. His work has appeared in the New York Daily News, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, New York Observer, Premiere, Cosmopolitan and Entertainment Weekly. He conducted the Playboy interview with both Howard Stern and Tim Robbins. He is the author of biographies of directors Sam Peckinpah and John Cassavetes and director of a feature-length documentary about writer Rex Reed. He he is about to release a film on Robert Klein. You can reach him at email@example.com.
COMING!SOON ROCKY!HORROR!PICTURE!SHOW OCTOBER!#*TH!&!#+TH,!)&PM!&!MIDNIGHT
OCTOBER!#&TH!AT!'"(&PM Unable to find work in America because of his penchant for booze and drugs, photojournalist Richard Boyle (James Woods) heads to El Salvador with his DJ friend Doctor Rock (James Belushi) to see if he can get a gig covering the country’s ongoing civil war. Boyle decides it’s time to flee the country when the violence escalates to a level that even he is uncomfortable with, but his relationship with an El Salvadorian woman (Elpidia Carrillo) complicates ma*ers.
ADVANCE!SCREENING!OF!LION NOVEMBER!)'TH!AT!'"(&PM Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twentyfive years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
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All classes are adjusted for age-appropriate instruction.
For Grades K-2 Screening Room Our youngest students will have a blast learning about stop motion animation techniques in our Screening Room. Using various mediums — paper, legos, toys — students will see how they can make their stories come to life on screen.
For Grades K-2 Satellite Film Lab Our youngest students will get an introduction to the latest green screen techniques in filmmaking while brainstorming their own adventure. Kids love seeing their wildest ideas become on screen realities through the magic of technology.
For Grades K-2 Screening Room In this creative class, students will make their own puppet characters to star in their very own puppet show. And a puppet show isn’t complete at The Picture House unless it’s on film! Students will learn basic camera techniques and capture their creations for the screen.
For Grades 3-5 Satellite Film Lab Students will write and film their own adventure and learn how to use the latest green screen techniques in filmmaking. Kids love seeing their wildest ideas become on screen realities through the magic of technology.
For Grades 3-5 Screening Room Students will have a blast learning about stop motion animation techniques in our Screening Room. Using various mediums — paper, legos, toys — students will see how they can make their stories come to life on screen.
ACTING!IN!COMMERCIALS! For Grades 3-5 Satellite Film Lab Find out what it’s really like to audition and star in a commercial on national television. Chance Mullen, professional actor in over two dozen national commercials, will divulge what it’s really like behindthe-scenes on a commercial set and will guide students through a mock commercial audition and performance.
$75/class per student, $200 if you book all three days at once by December 1st. TPH Members are just $67.50/class per student, $180 if you book all three days at once by December 1st. For more information or to schedule a class, visit thepicturehouse.org
The Picture House Regional Film Center Annual Report 2015
Our house is your house ! ""LOOK"WHAT" YOU"BUILT
Whether you’re a member, a donor, a guest at Picnic in the Park, or simply catch a movie once in a while, you make the vision of The Picture House a reality. Thanks to you, it exists today: a buzzing cultural center where community members can connect and enjoy the arts.
The Picture House screens great movies year-round—indies, docs, foreign films, popular films — and serves up community events for all ages. There are screenings and talks for families, seniors, and teens; concerts and performances onstage in the Main Hall; insider looks into the movie industry; and endless opportunities to explore issues and ideas through film and discussion with experts.
Annually, 3,000 students learn the art of filmmaking — from green screens, to story boards to sketch comedy — and master teamwork and leadership. Expert instructors teach onstage at The Picture House, in the Satellite Film Lab, and in residence at Westchester public schools and community organizations.
Special-interest screenings spark dialogue on important issues. Thematic oﬀerings like festivals and seasonal films provide fun for the whole family. Fundraisers give a chance to cut loose and mingle while supporting TPH’s mission.
TPH is bursting at the seams with exciting programming because of the support of our engaged, commi#ed, vibrant community — local businesses, corporations, foundations, members, individual donors, and more. You keep our projectors on and the movies rolling.
nytime you build something, you start with the vision, embracing all that is possible and dreaming big. As you move forward, brainstorms and hopeful conversations turn to practicalities. Where do you start? If you build it, who will come? How do you make it sustainable? In 2015, we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the founding of The Picture House Regional Film Center. The project started with a dream and, like any building story, its creation was an intensive process. It took open-mindedness, perseverance, willingness to change course. Most importantly, it took the support of community-members like you, builders who preserve the past, who prepare for the future, and who know how to make a community flourish.
This first Annual Report for The Picture House Regional Film Center is the story of the vibrant cultural resource you helped create – not just through rallying to preserve the theater, but through your continued support, membership, and a'endance. You have preserved a piece of history and made it a community hub for the future. You’ve made the dream into a reality, the house into a home. With sincere thanks for your support and excitement about our limitless future,
Laura deBuys, President
James Palmisciano, Chairman of the Board
Our story starts here.
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n any given day at The Picture House, you’ll find something for everyone. Members stroll in to catch the season’s most talked about film. Young people learn the cra( of filmmaking from expert instructors. Seniors enjoy a not-to-bemissed a(ernoon movie with friends. Crowds gather for discussions with industry insiders — award winning directors, actors, and screenwriters at the top of their games. Families enjoy films together in a warm and relaxed se'ing. It’s a place to laugh, learn, experience wonder, and above all, enjoy being together.
TEN YEARS AGO, Westchester residents banded together with a shared vision — a destination to watch great films and talk with their creators; a place where underserved groups could access arts education and culture; a movie theater rooted in community. Today it exists as a cultural center where you can catch the latest movies in a community-oriented se$ing and see independent films you won’t find anywhere else.
THE"PICTURE"HOUSE"MISSION"'"THE!PICTURE!HOUSE!IS!DEDICATED!TO!CREATING!A!SHARED!COMMUNITY!EXPERIENCE!FOR!DIVERSE!AUDIENCES!THROUGH!FILM"!EDUCATION! PROGRAMMING"! 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#
Opposite page, clockwise from top le!: Selma; Nutcracker dancers from Ballet Arts. This page, clockwise from top le!: Marshall Fine and Ryan Reynolds; Picture House members Jason D’Amore and Tracy Breen with Patricia Clarkson; Patricia Clarkson in Cairo Time; Director Dexter Fletcher, Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, and Cool Runnings’ subject Devon Harris
IN"!(%)'"!%&"&&&!VISITORS!!•!!OVER!'"&&&!SCREENINGS!!•!!%"&&&!STUDENTS!!•!!()&!MEMBERS!!•!!*+&,!VOLUNTEER!HOURS!!•!!*-!ADVANCE!SCREENINGS!!•!!%*!SPECIAL!GUESTS!!•!!%-)! DAYS!OF!PROGRAMMING!.THANKSGIVING!OFF!/!!•!!THE!'ST!ANNUAL!WESTCHESTER!INTERNATIONAL!CHILDRENS!FILM!FESTIVAL!!•!!TPH!'&TH!ANNIVERSARY!CELEBRATIONS!!•!!(-0! OF!OSCAR!NOMINATED!FILMS!ONSCREEN
he lights dim, the screen illuminates, the audience se'les into their seats, ready to be catapulted into new worlds. There is nothing quite like a trip to the movies. Films open our minds to diﬀerent perspectives, spark dialogue about critical issues, elicit action.
The movie-going experience is at the core of the buzz of activity at The Picture House. In 2015 we showed over 1,000 screenings of 140 films from every genre — indies, docs, foreign films, classics, popular favorites — in our 308-seat Main Hall and intimate Screening Room. The common thread? They’re all really good. Our track record is undeniably solid. In 2015, we showed 96% of the year’s Oscar nominees
This page, le!: Cate Blanche" in Carol; Hussein Salameh and Jacir Eid in Theeb Opposite page, top le!: Ravi and Geeta Patel in Meet the Patels; Neal Huﬀ in Spotlight
FILMS"SHOWN"IN"!(%)'"WILD!TALES!!•!!YOUTH!!•!!THE!SEARCH!FOR!FREEDOM!!•!!BRIDGE!OF!SPIES!!•!!)+!YEARS!!•!!+!TO!1!!•!!A!MOST!VIOLENT!YEAR!!•!!ABOVE!AND!BEYOND!!•!! ADULT!BEGINNERS!!•!!ALL!THINGS!MUST!PASS!!•!!AMY!!•!!AN!HONEST!LIAR!!•!!ANIMATED!OSCAR!SHORTS!!•!!BIG!HERO!-!!•!!BIRDMAN!!•!!BRAHMIN!BULLS!!•!!BRIDGE!OF!SPIES!!•!! CAIRO!!•!!CHEATIN’!!•!!CINDERELLA!!•!!CLOUDS!OF!SILS!MARIA!!!•!!!COURT!!•!!DANNY!COLLINS!!•!!DARK!PLACES!!•!!DELI!MAN!!•!!DIGGING!FOR!FIRE!!•!!DIOR!AND!I!!•!!DRIVE!!•!!EX! MACHINA!!•!!FAR!FROM!THE!MADDING!CROWD!!•!!FELIX!ET!MARIA!!•!!FORCE!MAJEURE!!!•!!FOXCATCHER!!•!!THE!SEARCH!FOR!GENERAL!TSO!!•!!GEMMA!BOVERY!!•!!HOLMES!!•!!I!AM! BIG!BIRD!!•!!I’LL!SEE!YOU!IN!MY!DREAMS!!•!!INSIDE!OUT!!•!!INTO!THE!GRIZZLY!MAZE!!•!!INTO!THE!WOODS!!•!!IRRATIONAL!MAN!!•!!JANIS2!LITTLE!GIRL!BLUE!!•!!LEARNING!TO!DRIVE!!
•!!LISTEN!MARLON!!•!!LIVE!ACTION!OSCAR!SHORTS!!•!!LOVE!&!MERCY!!•!!MAD!MAX2!FURY!ROAD!!•!!MANOS!SUCIAS!!•!!MATCH!!•!!ME!AND!EARL!AND!THE!DYING!GIRL!!•!!MEET!THE! PATELS!!•!!MEN!OF!THE!CLOTH!!•!!MERU!!•!!MISSISSIPPI!GRIND!!•!!MOLLY!MOON!!•!!MOMMY!!•!!MONSTERS2!DARK!CONTINENT!!•!!MONTAGE!OF!HECK!!•!!MR#!TURNER!!•!!MUNE!!•!! NASTY!BABY!!•!!NIGHTCRAWLER!!!•!!OF!MEN!AND!WAR!!•!!OSCAR!SHORTS!!•!!PADDINGTON!!!•!!PAN!!•!!PEANUTS!!•!!PEGGY!GUGGENHEIM2!!ART!ADDICT!!•!!PUSHKIN!!•!!RIKKI!AND!THE!FLASH!!•!!ROCKY! HORROR!PICTURE!SHOW!!•!!RUBBLE!KINGS!!•!!SELMA!!•!!SEYMOUR!!•!!SHE’S!BEAUTIFUL!WHEN!SHE’S!ANGRY!!•!!SICARIO!!•!!SPECTRE!!•!!ST#!VINCENT!!•!!STAR!WARS2!THE!FORCE!AWAKENS!!! •!!STEVE!JOBS!!•!!STILL!ALICE!!•!!SUNDANCE!SHORTS!!•!!THE!'&&!YEAR-OLD!MAN!WHO!CLIMBED!OUT!THE!WINDOW!AND!DISAPPEARED!!•!!THE!AGE!OF!ADALINE!!•!!THE!BABADOOK!!
•!!THE!BIG!SHORT!!•!!THE!BLACK!PANTHERS!!•!!THE!END!OF!THE!TOUR!!•!!THE!FORBIDDEN!ROOM!!•!!THE!GRAND!BUDAPEST!HOTEL!!•!!THE!HOMESMAN!!•!!THE!HUNTING!GROUND!!•!! THE!IMITATION!GAME!!•!!THE!INTERN!!•!!THE!LAST!+!YEARS!!•!!THE!LOOK!OF!SILENCE!!•!!THE!MARTIAN!!•!!THE!PENGUINS!OF!MADAGASCAR!!•!!THE!SECOND!BEST!EXOTIC!MARIGOLD! HOTEL!!•!!THE!STANFORD!PRISON!EXPERIMENT!!•!!THE!THEORY!OF!EVERYTHING!!•!!THE!WAY!HE!LOOKS!!•!!THEEB!!•!!TIMBUKTU!!•!!TRAITORS!!•!!TRUMPED!!•!!TRUTH!!•!!TWO!DAYS!!•!!ONE! NIGHT!!•!!WHIPLASH!!•!!WILD!!•!!WOLF!PACK!!•!!ZERO!MOTIVATION!!!(%)"SPECIAL"GUESTS'!A$BALLERINA’S$TALE"!CULTURE!CRITIC!NELSON!GEORGE!!•!!BRAHMIN$BULLS"!ACTOR!SENDHIL!RAMAMURTHY!!•!!CAROL"!PRODUCER!CHRISTINE!VACHON!!•!!DELI$MAN"!DIRECTOR!ERIK!GREENBERG!ANJOU!!•!!DOPE"!CO-PRODUCER!MIMI!VALDES!!•!!DRUNK$STONED$BRILLIANT$
Opposite page, clockwise from top le!: Marshall Fine and Kevin Corrigan, still from Results; Marshall Fine and actress Lorraine Toussaint discussing Selma; Ryan Reynolds; Marshall Fine and Patricia Clarkson. This page, clockwise from top: Spotlight director Tom McCarthy, Marshall Fine, screenwriter Josh Singer, actor Neal Huﬀ; still from Nancy Speilberg’s Above and Beyond; Clayton Bushong and Nancy Spielberg
uests speakers are a critical part of our mission to be a cultural resource for the community. Given our proximity to Manha'an, we are an easy stop in the whirlwind of a film’s New York opening. Our audiences talk with actors, producers, and directors before their films open — a real inside-the-industry sneak peek. Subscribers to our sold-out Picture House Film Club with Marshall Fine get that insider’s view 18 times a year with six films each in the Fall, Winter, and Spring series.
Our programming is as varied as the community we serve. Every Tuesday seniors from single family and group homes, recreation centers, and assisted living facilities stop by for a free matinee. Teens gather for late-night movies, and throughout the year schools and camps expose students to new films and ideas. The excitement is palpable as people connect with issues and concepts that expand their horizons.
DEAD2!THE$STORY$OF$NATIONAL$LAMPOON"!DIRECTOR!DOUGLAS!TIROLA!!•!!LEARNING$TO$DRIVE"!DIRECTOR!ISABEL!COIXET!&!ACTRESS!SARITA!CHOUDHURY!!•!!MEET$THE$PATELS"! SCREENWRITER!&!ACTOR!RAVI!PATEL!!•!!MEN$OF$THE$CLOTH"!FILMMAKER!VICKI!VASILOPOULOS!!•!!MISSISSIPPI$GRIND"!ACTOR!RYAN!REYNOLDS!!•!!RUNOFF"!ACTOR!NEAL!HUFF!!•!! WRITER/DIRECTOR! KIMBERLY! LEVIN! &! PRODUCER! KURT! PITZER! ! •! ! SAMBA"! ACTOR! OMAR! SY! &! DIRECTORS! ERIC! TOLEDANO! &! OLIVIER! NAKACHE! ! •! ! SELMA"! ACTRESS! LORRAINE!TOUSSAINT!!•!!SPOTLIGHT"!DIRECTOR!TOM!MCCARTHY!&!SCREENWRITER!JOSH!SINGER!!•!!THE$OVERNIGHT"!WRITER!&!DIRECTOR!PATRICK!BRICE!!•!!TRUTH"!DIRECTOR! JAMES!VANDERBILT!&!PRODUCER!BRAD!FISCHER!!•!!VERY$SEMI$SERIOUS"!NEW!YORKER!CARTOON!EDITOR!BOB!MANKOFF
Our education programs — oﬀered onsite at TPH and in residencies at schools and community groups throughout the county — spark students’ creativity and help them discover their artistic voices. The 3,000 learners enrolled in our programs annually develop tangible skills — how to arrange lighting, capture sound, or create a shot list — plus essential intangibles like teamwork and leadership.
tep into the Satellite Film Lab on any given day and you’ll find elementary school students learning how to simulate special eﬀects using a green screen, a group of high schoolers plo'ing out a documentary about a local nonprofit, or tweens trying their hands at sketch comedy. Or visit one of our oﬀ-site locations where TPH teachers are artists-in-residence. These partnerships with public schools and community groups o(en bring arts education to students at schools with li'le arts funding.
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2015 Evening Film Club !(%)" RESIDENCIES'! BOYS! AND! GIRLS! CLUB! OF! NEW! ROCHELLE! –! DOCUMENTARY! FILMMAKING! ! •! ! BOYS! AND! GIRLS! CLUB! OF! MT#! VERNON! —! DOCUMENTARY! FILMMAKING! ! •! ! ! COLONIAL! SCHOOL! ELEMENTARY! —! ACTING! AND! ANIMATION! WORKSHOPS! ! •! ! THE! MILTON! SCHOOL! —! A! TASTE! OF! FILMMAKING! ! •! ! PROSPECT! HILL! ELEMENTARY! —! NATIVE! AMERICAN!PROJECT!&!A!TASTE!OF!FILMMAKING!!•!!!SIWANOY!ELEMENTARY!-!PERSONAL!NARRATIVE!&!+TH!GRADE!GRADUATION!PROJECT!!
At The Picture House, education centers around film but reaches so much further. Teamwork, storytelling, creative collaborations. Budgets, logistics, camerawork and editing. Acting, directing, leadership. We’re in the business of developing future filmmakers…and also global citizens, visually literate audience members, problem solvers — engaged members of a diverse community with a commitment to art and ideas.
ur partnership with the Ma'hew S. Hisiger Film Foundation helps recognize and nurture young artists: The annual Westchester Future Filmmakers Festival highlights the creative talent of Westchester’s teens—high school students from across the county create shorts for the festival, vying for one of three “Chesters” awarded to the top three submissions. Evening Film Club — oﬀered free to area high school students thanks to the Hisiger Foundation — allows teens to delve deeply into the art of cinema and gives an insider’s view of the industry. Students explore all aspects of film, work with visiting artists, and take field trips to nearby movie sets and studios. Recognizing that one of the great challenges in access to the arts is actually transportation, the Picture House Board of Directors underwrote transportation to free screenings of Selma. Area high schools were thrilled to oﬀer students this powerful opportunity to connect with history through film.
Inset: 2015 Chester Award Winners
Community & Special Events
osted in partnership with local organizations, thematic events like Songs that Made the Movies, Still Alice, and The Hunting Ground oﬀer a shared experience for film goers and spark dialogue.
COMMUNITY"PARTNERSHIPS'!THE!ALZHEIMER’S!ASSOCIATION!!•!!ECOPEL!!•!!THE!JUNIOR!LEAGUE!OF!PELHAM!!•!!THE!LT#!JOSEPH!G#!LEAVEY!FOUNDATION!!•!!BOYS!&!GIRLS!CLUB! OF!MT#!VERNON!!•!!BOYS!&!GIRLS!CLUB!OF!NEW!ROCHELLE!!•!!PELHAM!PUBLIC!LIBRARY!!•!!THE!MATTHEW!S#!HISIGER!FILM!FOUNDATION!!•!!MERCY!COLLEGE!!•!!THE!MILTON!SCHOOL!! •!!PACT!!•!!PELHAM!INTERFAITH!COUNCIL!!•!!PELHAM!PUBLIC!SCHOOLS!!•!!PELHAM!WOMEN’S!EMPOWERMENT!CLUB
It all comes down to community. How can we use film to bring people together? It’s not just about seeing the movie, it’s about understanding film, and each other — about valuing the mastery of cra7 behind a film, about making a home for the arts in our community, about the new friendships and meaningful conversations that bubble up in the theater a7er the credits roll.
Opposite page: le!, the cast of Mark and Dawn Sidgwick’s Songs that Made the Movies; inset, The Hunting Ground; This page, le!: Co-founders Ann Sorice and Tom Peer; Jane Alexander and Ma"hew Heineman
icture House fundraisers, like Picnic in the Park and our annual gala honoring film industry luminaries, are a way that community members can mingle and have fun, while simultaneously supporting TPH’s work.
HONOREES"AND"PRESENTERS'! JANE! ALEXANDER! ! •! ! MATTHEW! HEINEMAN! ! •! ! AMY! PAULIN! ! •! ! RYAN! REYNOLDS! ! •! ! ANN! SORICE! THE"TENTH"SPONSORS'! MARTIN! ROGOWSKY! &! STEPHEN!ROGOWSKY!!•!!MCCLELLAN!SOTHEBY’S!INTERNATIONAL!REALTY!!•!!MERIDIAN!RISK!&!JOAN!SOLIMINE!REAL!ESTATE!!•!!LOUISE!&!TOM!MIDDLETON!!•!!R&S!WASTE!SERVICES PICNIC" SPONSORS'! OWEN! R#! BERKOWITZ! -! DOUGLAS! ELLIMAN! WESTCHESTER! REAL! ESTATE! ! •! ! MERIDIAN! RISK! MANAGEMENT! &! JOAN! SOLIMINE! REAL! ESTATE! ! •! ! MCCLELLAN! SOTHEBY’S!INTERNATIONAL!REALTY!!•!!BRONX!BREWERY!!•!!CAPTAIN!LAWRENCE!ALE!!•!!WESTCHESTER!COLLISION!AND!RECOVERY
embers get early access to special programming — like those hard-to-get seats for the sold-out Picture House Film Club with Marshall Fine — plus invitations to members-only events and screenings.
When we think about the foundation of The Picture House, we think of our members. They are the heart of our community and the key to sustainability. Members join as individuals, couples, or families, at special levels for teachers, students and seniors, or at the philanthropic Leadership Circle levels. They all show, through their support, that they believe in the programming at TPH. They help make our house a home.
This page: Julia Kelling, Samba star Omar Sy, Jean Ippolito, Julia Brown; John Sorice Opposite page, clockwise from top le!: Ani Murphy; Jeanne and David Radvany; Shayan Ahmad, Claire Allen, Lisa Argre"e Ahmad, Davis Allen
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HINCHCLIFFE!!•!!JOELLEN!AND!JEFF!HOWARD!!•!!URSULA!HUFF!!•!!HAINA!JUST-MICHAEL!!•!!PAISLEY!KELLING!!•!!SHEILA!AND!MARK!KINDIG!!•!!PETER!KOHNSTAMM!!•!!KAREN!DUKESS AND!STEVE!LIESMAN!!•!!PETER!J#!MADONIA!!•!!NORA!AND!MARC!MAZUR!!•!!LOUISE!AND!THOMAS!MIDDLETON!!•!!JUDITH!FISHLOW!AND!MARK!MINTER!!•!!CRISTYNE!AND!NICK!NICHOLAS!! •!!ANN!AND!PETER!NICHOLSON!!•!!MICHELLE!AND!JIM!O’CONNOR!!•!!DAREUSCHA!AND!EDWARD!OPPEDISANO!!•!!MISSY!AND!JAMES!PALMISCIANO!!•!!MARIA!AND!ED!PENBERTHY!!•!! BERRY!AND!JOHN!RAVITZ!!•!!MILDRED!PINOT!AND!ERIC!SALMERON!!•!!ELLEN!LASCH!AND!ALEX!SADE!!•!!KRISTEN!SCARLETT!!•!!CATHRYN!AND!JON!SHORT!!•!!MARIA!AND!BRIAN!SHYDLO!! •!!KATIE!AND!JOHN!STEVENS!!•!!LORRIE!AND!MARK!STRAUSS!!•!!LEAH!AND!CHRISTOPHER!TAHBAZ!!•!!DANA!AND!SYD!THAYER!!•!!GEORGE!VARINO!!•!!MELINA!VOURLEKIS!!•!!BILL!WISE
A Community of Support
he Picture House, like any arts organization, depends on a wide community of support to make its vision sustainable and mission achievable. We cover 50% of our costs with earned revenue — everything from ticket and popcorn sales to birthday parties and on-screen advertising. Additionally, each year, corporations, foundations, government, individual donors, and volunteers contribute the energy, passion, and funding to keep TPH thriving. This equal split between earned-revenue and donor support is considered healthy in the non-profit cinema world. It’s a sign of community buy-in and long-term viability; an indication that we’re delivering on our mission to entertain, educate, and inspire. The Picture House community finds creative ways to give. In 2015, retired ad executive George Cohen donated his extensive film and advertising library to TPH. The Natalie and George Cohen Film Library is now a rich research tool for TPH students.
It’s all about the mission: The Picture House is dedicated to creating a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming, 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. This is the focus of every decision we make and every penny we spend.
CORPORATE"FOUNDATION"AND"GOVERNMENT"SUPPORT'!!ALFRED!P#!SLOAN!FOUNDATION!!•!!ARTSWESTCHESTER!!•!!BALL!CHAIN!MANUFACTURING!!•!!BENCHMARK!EDUCATION! COMPANY! ! •! ! THE! BRIGHTWATER! FOUNDATION! ! •! ! CON! EDISON! ! •! ! DOUGLAS! ELLIMAN! ! •! ! HOULIHAN! LAWRENCE! ! •! ! THE! JFM! GROUP! LLC! ! ! •! ! JOAN! SOLIMINE! REAL! ESTATE! ! •! ! LA! GRAVINESE! JEWELERS! ! •! ! LONE! PINE! FOUNDATION! ! •! ! THE! MATTHEW! S#! HISIGER! FILM! FOUNDATION! ! •! ! MCCLELLAN! SOTHEBY’S! INTERNATIONAL! REALTY! ! •! ! MERIDIAN! RISK! MANAGEMENT!!•!!NEW!YORK!BUILDING!CONGRESS!!•!!NYSCA!!•!!R&S!WASTE!SERVICES!!•!!RUTH!AND!SEYMOUR!KLEIN!FOUNDATION!!•!!STEFANO!LASALA!FOUNDATION!!•!!STIEFVATER! REAL!ESTATE!!•!!WESTCHESTER!COLLISION!AND!RECOVERY
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2015 Supporters ,!)-((("AND"UP
The Brightwater Fund The Ma'hew S. Hisiger Film Foundation Mildred Pino' and Eric Q. Salmeron
ArtsWestchester Kelly and Josh Brown Sue and Nick Childs Kathy and Michael Corton Maria Gordon and Brian Shydlo Jenny and Shaun Heelan Lisa Hord and Peter Kohnstamm McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty Louise and Thomas Middleton New York State Council on the Arts Dareuscha and Edward Oppedisano Tobi and Martin Rogowsky Robert Ruocco Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Kathryn and John Stevens
Anonymous Paula and Thomas Canning Con Edison Judith Fishlow and Mark Minter LaGravinese Jewelers Inc. Katy and Nick Loria Missy and James Palmisciano Carla Romita and Brian Eccleston Ann and John Sorice
Lisa and Zubaid Ahmad Claire and Geoﬀrey Allen Lisa and John H. Banks III Tracy Breen and Jason D’Amore Carolyn and Tim Cassidy Ellen and Michael Chandler Tracie and Jason Cohen Jessica and Craig DeDomenico Douglas Elliman Dale and James Hisiger Brenan and Mary Hefner Ellen Lasch and Alex Sade Ann and Peter Nicholson Lone Pine Foundation Meridian Risk Management Cristyne and Nick Nicholas R&S Waste Services Berry and John Ravitz Augusta and Richard Turner Janine and Jesse Yorio
Anonymous Michael Bakwin Benchmark Education Company Barbara and Arthur Bratone Christina and Brendan Cahill William Cavanagh Laura and Fred Chapey Be'y Cuervo and Michael Bernstein Sheri and Kevin Danehy Karen Dukess and Steve Liesman Diane and Mitchell Essig Linda and Andrew Franks Annie and George Freeman Sandy and Andy Horan Kim and Gregory Howells Mimi and Sco' Humphrey
Melina Vourlekis and Cynthia Brown
Anne and William Jacobi Danielle and Theodore Johnson Paisley Kelling Sheila and Mark Kindig Chris and Alex Koundourakis Jennifer Monachino Lapey and John Lapey Pamela and John Lent Mary and Brian Loughman Susan and Vincent Marchewka Theresa Mohan and Peter Moskowitz Beth Mullaney Cecilia K. Mullen Mary Lynn and Raymond Murphy Jr. Susan and Herb Myers
Katharine O’Callaghan and Bruno Walmsley Kristin Van Ogtrop and Dean Robinson Sandra and Daniel Orlando Christina and Jeremiah Reen Jeanne and Mike Robertson Susan and Stephen Rooney Ruth & Seymour Klein Foundation Raylene Salthouse and Thomas Wertimer Catherine Samuels and Jeremy Henderson Kristen and Beecher Scarle' Catherine and Arthur Scinta Tracy and Steven Shekane Cathryn and Jonathan Short Annsley Rosner Slawsky and Greg Slawsky Martha E. Solinger Leah and Christopher Tahbaz Catherine Warwick Westchester Collision and Recovery Paula Wood and Josh Wallach Lorraine and Hank White
Jennifer and Marshall Anderson Dawn A'wood Ann Auwarter and Sally Preston Patricia and Clark Azuolay Ball Chain Manufacturing Company, Inc. Elena Barnabei Sara and Ma' Benson Leslie and Dan Berkery Betsy and Grant Brady Cynthia and David Brown Carol Brown and Bill Bortree Kristen and Sidney Burke John and Rachel Cahill Sophie and Paul Caminiti Catherine and David Carlson Lori and Daniel Carlton Michael Caruso Judith and William Clements Leslie and Dan Cohen Amy and Andrew Cole Sallie and John Colucci Jane Cooke Mark Crane Livia Curti and Mason Morjikian
Mary and Palmer Davis Suzanne Despins Odessa Derrick Nina and David Diefenbach Ashley and Stephen Dolan Claire and Peter Doyle Alyson Drew Sing and Kevin Duﬀy Chris and Peter Duncan Brad Flaster Rebecca Ford and Martin Esteverena Sandra and Peter Fradkin Ashley and Dan Gagnier Sunny and Bradley Goldberg Blythe Hamer and Bradley Gewehr Bentley and Steve Hardwick Sunny and Emmanuel Hostin Houlihan Lawrence JoEllen and Jeﬀ Howard Ursula Huﬀ Sarah and Jason Jeﬀries The JFM Group LLC Cindy and Gregory Judge Cheryl Kaeser Michele Sherman-Kalish and Geoﬀrey Kalish
Lisa and John Kiernan Christi and Ma'hew Klossner Susan and John Kraus Solveigh and Jeﬀrey Marcks Evangelina and Thomas Martin Beth Fouhy and Joseph Marty Nora and Marc Mazur Carol and Eric Melnick Tara and Gregory Morselli Ani and Conor Murphy New York Building Congress
Karyn and Todd Nordstrom Michelle and James O’Connor Jill and Phil Orlando Alison and Anthony Orlando Elizabeth Pacia Di Luozzo Maria and Edward Penberthy Mary and Joseph Piscina Jeanne and David Radvany Sera and Tom Reycra( Bonnie Roe and Paul Freedman Camille and Mauro Romita
Brian Eccleston, Carla Romita, Bill Foxx, Jennifer Monachino Lapey, Jeannine Foxx
Mary Lynn and Ray Murphy
Valerie Salwen and Stephen Rogowsky Ellen Rosen and Michael Zuckert Joan and Joe Solimine Sr. Stefano LaSala Foundation Stiefvater Real Estate Inc. Lori Larsen Strauss and Mark Strauss Candace and Frank Taubner Dana and Sydney Thayer Ellen and Mark Tu'le Elizabeth Wagner and Terrence Hults Lisa Wagner and Ma'hew Goldberg Caden Williamson and Dominic Stobart Paige and Chris Winburn
Acura of Westchester Pamela Alabaster Ellen Albert and David Grigg Anne and Richard Anderson Erin and Michael Appman Marti and James Arden Nancy Arnold and Bre' Sylver Emily and Levi Aronoﬀ Kristin and Jeﬀrey Austin Benchmark Home Inspection LLC Kristin and George Bischof Dawn and Christopher Bloise Bosco/Homeowners/ Senerchia Electricians Cara and John Boyce Joanna and John Boyle Robin and Dan Bratone Barbara Burger and Thomas Keith Caﬀe Rega'a Nancy and Joseph Calvaruso Nina and Oliver Cantrell Dana Caputo Sabrina and David Clark
Lisa Clunie and Timothy Fisher Sarah and Keith Connolly CrossFit Westchester Mary Cro'y Rachel and Doug Cullen Maura Curtin Brian D’Amico Nancy Davis and Fred Roﬀman Laura deBuys DeCicco Family Markets James Deighton Jennifer DeLeonardo Keti and Fatos Dervishi Emma and Don Dickson
Maria Di Meo and John Calvelli Aldo DiVi'o Architect PC Nina and Adam Dunhill Richard Ellenbogen Kathryn Ellis and Kelvin Leung Michaela Evans Liz Farrell and Jonathan Lesser Gillian Fassel Elizabeth and Thomas Fear Vanessa and Dan Felgner Xaira and Alessandro Ferrara Cathy and Michael Flanagan Carol and Ma'hew Fleming Emme' Foley
The Tenth honoree Ann Sorice and family
Angelique and James Francis Arete Friedman and Josh Bressler Future Fence Renée and John Gallagher Lauren and Tom Gallivan José Garcia Katy and Christian Garry Ilisa and Robert Gheewalla Edi Giguere Stephanie and James Gilmartin Erin and Jeﬀrey Ginsburg Lois Glazier Adam Gonzalez Chiara and Justin Goodyear Gu'illa Contracting Sara and Omer Haberman Amy Harclerode Sheila and Chris Healy Katherine and David Heires Jennifer and Erik Hellum Livia and John Higgins Lisa and Evan Hill-Ries Samantha and Jeﬀrey Hinton Mia Homan and Bram Fierstein Jessica and Ted Hopper
Missy Palmisciano, Katie Stevens, John Stevens, James Palmisciano
Innovative Air Solutions J Cafe Inc. Anna and Adam Jenner Ilaria and Ma' Johnson Maureen and Claude Johnston Melissa and Adam Kagan Laura and Max Kalehoﬀ Andree and Harvey Kelly Beatrice Kerr Susan Kersting Thomas Kleinberger Shayna Klopo' and Michael Frankel Gretchen Koback-Pursel and Brad Pursel
Doug Koﬀ Lisa and Lance Koonce Karen Kringel and Jeﬀ Hoeh Melissa Labonte and Peter Romaniuk Beth Lane and Joel Moody Elizabeth and Gavin Leckie Nisa Lee Kristen and Sco' Lehmann Harriet and Martin Levine Lieb’s Nursery Pam and John Li'le Joanna and Clark Logan Lice'e and Anthony Lover M&M Service, Inc. Lara Margarinos
Anaga and Sandeep Maira Kathleen and Warren Mangan Susan and Sheldon Manspeizer Ashley and John Ma's Stephanie and Dan McGovern Mary Kate and Alex McGrath Kara McLoughlin and Christopher D’Angelo Aimee and Darren McSpedon Amy and Kurt Middleton Elizabeth and Ethan Miller Alice and Alan Model Moira and Robert Moderelli Selina and Stephan Molineaux Amy and John Moore Joan Morgan and Roger McDaniel Beth and Kevin Mullaney Barbara Murphy and Peter Fogarty Edna and Greg Mutschler Tracy Naden and Eric Hyde Christina and Andrew Nagorski Melissa and Blake Namba
Martin Nash Sandra Nygaard and Michael O’Connor Penelope and David O’Brien Meredith and Robert Ohmes Jennifer and Christian Oliver Liam and Daniel O’Neil Elizabeth and Patrick O’Shea Michael Palmisciano Lauren and Anthony Passante Jessica Pearson and Shawn Koupal Marni and John Pedorella Elaine and Thomas Peer Lina Perl and Joel Albarella Lucia and Dan Pesce Andre and Andrew Potash Katherine Pringle and John McCormick Eileen Proﬃ' and John Boyer Debra and John Puchalla Mary and Steve Quinton Jen and Joseph Reda Katy and Philip Reed Eleanor and Chris Reich Susan and Kirk Reische Sonia and Paul Ricci
Siobhan and Thomas Rini Faith Ritchie and Richard Menaker Kristen and Jason Roberts Lauren and John Rogener Kathleen and Gary Rothschild Melissa and Peter Ruocco Alexandra and Gerald Russello Tara and Joseph Rutigliano Gabrielle and David Sasson Barbara and David Schimansky Elizabeth and Joel Serebransky Judith Shampanier and Michael Bowen Hope Shanahan Marjorie and Christopher Shaw Susan and Patrick Shiels Donna and Kenneth Shirreﬀs Sime Begonja Contracting Pamela Sloan and Stephen May Patricia and Gibson Smith Suzanne and Van Snyder Colleen Stokes-Reim and Christopher Reim
Donna Tuths and Michael Oppenheimer Kathryn and Eric Soderberg Tyson Newton Stephens and Tim Stephens Judith Summerfield Chenin and Dave Tipple Morgan and Jacob Treves Laurie Ulster Emily Upshur Dee van Eyck Francine VarricchioRookwood
Melina Vourlekis Kate and Harris Vrahimis Fiona Wa' and Harold Neu Jaime and Ryan Webb Pamela and David Weisberger Yvonne Wendland Joanna and Lawrence Weschler Debra Whitman Monica and Oren Yavin Margaret and James Young Colleen Zale
Judith Fishlow Minter, Andy Neubardt, Lisa Neubardt, Molly Minter, Elaine Peer
Christa and Ralph Acampora Diana and Kenneth Adams Stacy Allen and Paul Lee Andrea and David Archibald Cathie Arquilla and Tom Bricker Sahab Aslam Lauren and Avraham Azuolay Diane Bartne' Selina Beaumont Joan Belviso Mort Berkowitz Linda Bethea Katherine Bialo Cori and Ma'hew Blake Marina Braun and William Lang Joan and Paul Brisson Rosemary and Robert Brooke Nicole Brown and Steven Ri+in Susan and Bruce Bryant Nancy and Tom Buchanan Marc Burgess Carla Caccavale and Paul Reynolds J. D. Calder
Rosemary Calligaris Vivian Campbell Patrice and Thomas Carlin Janet and Edward Cavanagh L. Celona Elaine and Jeﬀay Chang Peter Collery Margaret Compton-Bam Computernetics Michele Cone-Chang Julie Choi and Perry Lee Kathryn Conn Nane'e and William Conners Ann Connolly Ravneeta and Manish Consul Mary Lou and Andrew Coronios Irmeli and Lou Corsi Maureen Cross D. Ragno Landscaping Gina and Ralph D’Angelo Elizabeth and Anthony D’Onofrio Christine and Tom Darbyshire Renee Defilippik Claudine Delaney Janique and Martin Delerme
Astrid and Ken Denison Mindy DePalma Dana Diersen-Buehrer Peter DiPaola Nora Lobosco Dodge Carrie and Mike Dolen Barbara Dolensek Kathleen Donahue Allison and William Douglass Thatcher Drew Alex Dufour Mary and Peter Durning Page and Robert Edmunds Monica Erausquin Melissa Eustace Elise Falkinburg and Errol Frank Claudia and Robert Fauber Elizabeth and Kevin Fee Jan and David Feinman Laura Flynn and Christopher Pearlman Virginia Forese Joanne Gambone Donna and Donald Gambon Diana and John Gilbert Marianne and James Gilland Michael Glickman
Angela Nesbi", Melina Vourlekis, Lisa Argre"e Ahmad, Mary Davis
Gloria and Arthur Goldstein Lynn Green Arabinda and Krishnaveni Guha Diane and Michael Gutch Brian Hartman Zoe Henriquez Mary and William Henson Peter Hoﬀman Julie and Ted Howard Laura and James Hupprich Theresa and Thomas Imperato Kim Jacobs and Marshall Fine Amanda Jaskiewicz and James McLellan Lone Jessen and James Elkind
Sharene and Ma'hew Jones Junior League of Pelham Karen and David Kabet Polly and Robert Kerrigan Rhonda Kost and Alfred Spector Judy Larch Allison and Blinn La'a Carole Leavey Pam Leibow June Lewis Jennifer Lewis Vincent Lisanti Leslie Long Randi and Brian MacColl Ellen Macdonald and Richard Gagnon Susan Macdonald and Ted Stein
Rosemary Maggiore Larry and Sara Mallach Manor Market Christine Manzi Norma and Anton Martinez Barbara Matas Joseph and Kate McDonough Jaye and Ma' McLaughlin Stuart McLean David Miller Darby and David Mingey Andrea and Tai Montarella Chris Morris Noel and Stephen Mosche'a Bri'ney and Mark Mothner Erin O’Neil Bethany and Thomas Ow Christine and Gabriele Palmieri Peridot Fine Jewelry Julie Persily Lisa and Kevin Petrello Kathleen and PJ Pierce Daniela Pino Linale and Walter Wright Mildred Polera Tom Price
Wendy and Chris Rackley Anne'e and Steve Reich Jacqueline and Jonathan Reichman Julie Reid Geralynn and David Reifer Andrea Reinke and Roger Sadler Ani and Brian Resnick Muriel Reynard and Brian Delaney Ann and Edward Rial Julie and Dennis Roche Melissa and Christopher Ronan Joanne Rooney Joanne and Donald Rose Maria and Frank Rosell Laurie and Eric Roth Sylvia and Ian Rowe Cris Russell Marjorie and Daniel Sachs Laurie Salanitre and Peter Bass Susan Sales and John Pachuta Harriet Savage Pa'y Schumann and Dave Steck
Gunbir Sethi Eileen and John Se'ineri Christine Sheppard Jill Sigelbaum and Jamie Weydling Jill Simpson Erica and Michael Sisk Madeline Smith and Bill Elbery Diane and Jeﬀ Solomon Lisa Spielvogel Eva and Ron Stein Clinton Stinger Karen and Cliﬀord Teller Catherine Testorf Jennifer Thomas Frank Wall Claudia Wallis and Hugh Osborn Sally and Harold Weisman Maria and Soren White Robert Wise Meg and Kevin Woods Kathleen and Bill Yost Rich Zahradnik
The Picture House Staﬀ Laura deBuys President & Executive Director Francile Albright Director of Education Claire Allen Director of Membership Clayton Bushong Director of Programming, Marketing, and Theater Operations Amy Cole Director of Communications Jovan Perez Theater Manager Rashaun Providence Membership Coordinator and Oﬃce Manager Phyllis Sabin Controller
TPH CRITIC-IN-RESIDENCE Marshall Fine TEACHING ARTISTS Frank Fanelli Beth Manspeizer A. Sayeeda Moreno Karilyn Morris Joan Roman Stephanie Schleicher Luke Carney, Caitlin Kindig, Shuh-kun Thomas
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— plus a talented team of filmmakers, ushers, projectionists, and concessionistas.
And that’s our story.
The Picture House Board of Directors James Palmisciano Chair Ellen Chandler Vice Chair Tracie Cohen Secretary Brian Eccleston Treasurer
Lisa Ahmad John H. Banks III Kelly Brown Carolyn Cassidy Nick Childs Nadine Barne$ Cosby Jason D’Amore John C. Gallagher III Amy Harclerode Shaun Heelan Mary Hefner Erik Hellum Peter Kohnstamm Katy Loria Peter J. Madonia Mark Minter Cristyne Nicholas Peter Nicholson
Edward Oppedisano John Ravitz Eric Q. Salmeron George Varino Melina Vourlekis Bill Wise
On hiatus until 1/1/2016: Louise Middleton
BOARD"EMERITUS Richard T. Anderson Barbara Bratone Carol Brown John Calvelli Thomas M. Canning Leslie V. Cohen John Colucci Kathy Corton Robin Dracos John Dunn David Eichler Richard Funess Steve Hardwick Dale Hisiger Leslie Holleran Stephen F. Huﬀ Anne Jacobi
Bill Love Thomas Middleton Joel Moody Susan Cohen Myers Sean O’Connor Thomas Peer Dianne Renwick Robin Roger Camille Romita Ann Sorice Harri Taranto John Verni Gia Walsh G. Warren Whitaker Michael S. Zuckert
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