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The Picture House calendar is overflowing with great events over the next few weeks, but before we even talk about that, there's a very exciting new development we want to share with you: TICKETS ARE NOW CHEAPER!

Tickets to all of our programs are now available for advanced purchase, and if you take advantage of the advance sale option, your tickets will be several dollars less expensive than at-the-door. Advanced sales end 24 hours before each screening.

Now, onto the cinematic goodies!

The 11th Annual Westchester Italian Film Festival runs Oct 14-16. The selection of new films from Italy is phenomenal and this will be your only chance to see them play anywhere in the area. See below for the full schedule and get your tickets today!

We're also thrilled to be hosting John Landis Week from Oct 14-20, with Mr. Landis himself in person on Oct 18. John Landis is responsible for some of the biggest films of the past 35 years, including: Animal House, Blues Brothers, Coming to America, Three Amigos, An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's Thriller! Advanced tickets for the general public are only $13 (and less for members)!

The Guard and Tabloid start their weeklong runs, and much more is below!

11th Annual Westchester Italian Film Festival

October 14-16
Sponsored by the Generoso Pope Foundation

Media Sponsorship provided by The Journal News

Forty-year-old Nanà runs a small bookstore in Florence. Single for years, she has no intention of changing her life. But at her young sister Beatrice's wedding Nanà's life unexpectedly turns upside down.

13-year old Marta gets introduced to the religious climate of a small seaside Calabrian town upon moving from Switzerland. A unique coming of age story fresh off the New York Film Festival.

HAPPY FAMILY - Centerpiece Event with Reception
An innovative and fresh comedy, in which Ezio, a screenwriter, is catapulted into his own story!

When a young Italian antiwar activist heads to Iraq to work on a film, he quickly finds himself a victim of sectarian violence and soon an unlikely media sensation.

Successful architect Marcello (Sergio Castellitto) has just about everything one could desire: a fine career, a beautiful wife, and good friends. Then one weekend, his daughter comes home with a new boyfriend in tow.

All films are in Italian with English Subtitles.
Friday-Sunday, October 14-16

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with John Landis in person on Tue, Oct 18

Beloved director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House, Blues Brothers, Coming to America, Michael Jackson’s Thriller) will present a special 30th Anniversary presentation of AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON at The Picture House, followed by a discussion of the film and his enduring interest in movie monsters. He will also discuss and sign copies of his stunning, just-released book, “Monsters in The Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares,” which will be available for purchase that evening.

The Picture House will also be honoring John Landis’ work all week long with screenings of two other seminal classics by the American auteur: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE and BLUES BROTHERS.

Friday-Thursday, October 14-20

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Dir. John Michael McDonagh (96min, Ireland, 2011)

The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straightlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleason) is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) assigned to the case.

"The Guard" is a pleasure. I can't tell if it's really (bleeping) dumb or really (bleeping) smart, but it's pretty (bleeping) good." -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Playing in the Main Hall: October 7-13

Advance Tickets/At Door Price: General Admission $9 / $12 | Seniors, Students, Child $8 / $10 Members: Everyday low price of $6 (at the door or in advance)

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Dir. Errol Morris (87min, USA, 2010)

Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears were regular gossip fodder, Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney made her mark as a tabloid staple. Morris follows the salacious adventures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168 whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her across the globe, into jail, and onto the front page. Joyce's labyrinthine crusade for love takes her through a surreal world of kidnapping, manacled Mormons, risqué photography, magic underwear, and celestial sensuality-until her dream is finally realized in a cloning laboratory in Seoul, South Korea. By turns funny, strange, and disturbing, Tabloid is a vivid portrayal of a phenomenally driven woman whose romantic obsessions and delusions catapult her over the edge into scandal sheet notoriety and an unimaginable life.

"Errol Morris' latest wild and woolly portrait of human self-delusion, is a scandal-sheet dream come to life." -Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News

Playing in the Media Classroom: October 7-13

Advance Tickets/At Door Price: General Public $8 / $6
Members: Everyday low price of $5 (at the door or in advance)

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Family Flicks presents
Dazzling 35mm Screening of
Dir. Henry Selick (76min, USA, 1993)

Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own.

"The dazzling techniques employed here create a striking look…making this a unique curio that will appeal to kids and film enthusiasts alike."
-Todd McCarthy, Variety

Family Programming at The Picture House is generously supported by SiteLogic.

Saturday, October 22, 1:30pm

General: $10 at the Door | $6 Advanced Purchase

Members: Everyday low price of $5 (at the door or in advance)

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Cinema Essentials presents

35mm Screening of

Dir. Marcel Camus (100min, Brazil, 1959)

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

"A riotous, rapturous explosion of sound and color." -Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

The Cinema Essentials series is sponsored by Bistro Rollin. Enjoy brunch there before the Sunday screening or come for dinner after the Tuesday show for a talk by Rick Lyman, Deputy National Editor at the New York Times, about Black Orpheus.

Sunday, October 23, 1:30pm & Tuesday, October 25, 6:30pm

General: $10 at the Door | $6 Advanced Purchase
Members: Everyday low price of $5 (at the door or in advance)

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World Premiere with Local Filmmaker Bridget Stokes


Directed by Bridget Stokes (75min, USA, 2011)

In this offbeat, quirky romantic comedy, high school chums Herman and Shelly navigate the odd transition from much-hyped youthful art prodigies to overlooked adult artists. In this razor sharp debut from local director and writer Bridget Stokes, ambitions are pitted against lifelong bonds, with the zany mess of the art world acting as an ever-changing backdrop. Beautifully shot, Stokes' story mixes personal experience with biting wit and a fresh take on coming of age, the murky space between lovers and friends, and the personal sacrifices endured for one's art. Writer/Director Bridget Stokes will participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm

Advance Tickets/At Door Price: General Admission $9 / $12 | Seniors, Students $8 / $10

Members: Everyday low price of $6 (at the door or in advance)

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Oct 21 - 27

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Oct 21 - 27

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Oct 28 - Nov 3

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Oct 28 - Nov 3

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77 STEPS (topDOCS)

Nov 2

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Film Education
The Picture House offers an exciting and innovative program for actors, screenwriters, and directors in grades 2-12.

In Fall 2011, The Company will feature workshops in the core disciplines of ACTING, SCREENWRITING, and DIRECTING. CLICK HERE to see what The Company has to offer!

Don't miss The Little Company for early childhood and preschool ages!

For more information, email Beth Manspeizer at