Saving Mr. Banks

The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized for moviegoers, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers‘ book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers‘ youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star

 

February 7th- Feb 13th

Main Hall

Saving Mr Banks Rated PG-13 (125 minutes)

 

Sunday 1:30pm, 6:30pm

Monday 6:00pm

Tuesday 2:30pm,  8:30pm

Wednesday 6:00pm

Thursday 8:30pm

January Feb 14th – 20th

Friday  6:30pm, 9:00pm

Saturday 8:00pm

Sunday 7:30pm

Monday 8:00pm

Tuesday 5:30pm,  8:00pm

Wednesday no showing

Thursday 8:00pm

 

2014 Oscar Shorts

Please check showtimes to make sure you are getting tickets for the program you want to see.

 

This year’s release will be hosted by past Oscar® winners and a slew of renowned filmmakers who have made their mark in short films.  For the Live Action nominees the hosts include: Shawn Christensen (“Curfew”), Matthew Modine (“Full Metal Jacket”), Tom Vaughan (“What Happens in Vegas”), Peter Webber (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”), Jim Field Smith (“She’s Out of my League”) and Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (“Inocente”). For the Documentary Shorts, the hosts include: Lucy Walker (“Waste Land”), Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, Eva Orner (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) Peter Webber and Shawn Christensen. The Animated Shorts, in a special treat for audiences, will be hosted by one of the high-diving giraffes of YouTube fame and his ostrich buddy in this special commission by Paris-based Cube Creative and Nicolas Deveaux.

 

This year’s Oscar® Nominated Short Films originate from all parts of the globe, representing the pinnacle of filmmaking from Japan, UK, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Finland, UAE, Yemen, Canada and the United States.

 

A fast-growing genre of film entertainment, ShortsHD’s™Oscar® Nominated Short Films theatrical release has become a key fixture of the awards season while breaking box office records for the genre with each year. “The audience for premium-quality, short form storytelling is exploding with the growth of ‘Constant Content’,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive at ShortsHD. “Shorts films are in the “zone” for today’s fast-paced movie fans, and audiences this year are in for a treat — the Oscar Shorts this year contain some of the best films they’ll see all year, bar none….because the Oscar Shorts is where the REAL ‘American hustle’ is fast underway.”

 

In 2013, the release was one of the most successful independent film releases in the country grossing $2,175,000 up 28% year-on-year, and more than 800% since the release started.

 

Wed Main Hall Screening – buy here

Oscar Shorts Animated (Not rated) 110 minutes

Friday  9pm

Saturday 5:30pm

Sunday 1:30pm,  7:30pm

Monday  10:30am, 8:30pm

Tuesday   10:30pm 6:30pm

Wednesday  5:30pm, 7:30pm

Thursday

Oscar Shorts Docs part A   (Not rated) 95 minutes

Friday   5pm

Saturday  1:30pm, 7:30pm

Sunday 3:30pm

Monday   12:30pm, 4:30pm

Tuesday 2:30am, 8:30pm

Wednesday  1:30pm

Thursday   1:30pm, 5:30pm

Oscar Shorts Docs part B (85 minutes)

Friday   7pm

Saturday  3:30pm, 9:30pm

Sunday 1:30pm,  5:30pm

Monday   2:30pm, 6:30pm

Tuesday 12:30pm, 4:30pm

Wednesday  3:30pm

Thursday   3:30pm, 7:30pm

 

Darkroom Special Event

Late Night @TPH
Presents
Darkroom
With post screening Q&A
Star Christian Campbell
Director Britt Napier
Producer Ron Stein
Hosted by
Tom Vitale from SyFy & ChillerTV

The Picture House Jr. Film Advisory board is excited to welcome the star and director from the horror flick Darkroom on Friday January 31st.  the screening with begin at 9:00pm and will follow with a short Q&A with Actor Christian Campbell, Director Britt Napier and Producer Ron Stein.  All teens and horror movie lovers are invited to this special event.

The movie is about a young woman named Michelle who kills three of her friends in a horrific car accident while driving under the influence. After rehab, Michelle takes a job recommended by her counselor that lands her trapped in a mansion with three psychotic siblings hell bent on physical torture to purge Michelle of her sins.

Late Night@TPH is the brain child of the Picture House’s Jr Film Advisory board which is made of high school students from Mamaroneck, Eastchester and Pelham who meet on the last Friday of the month and show films they feel their peers would enjoy seeing at The Picture House.

 

 

Nebraska

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this black and white road trip drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Missouri father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach costar.

Sunday 4:00pm

Monday 8:30pm

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday

Thursday 8:30pm

 

 

 

Breakfast with Curtis

Screening Room

Syd, an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine, caused a rift five years ago between the freewheeling bohemian residents of his house and the family next door. Now over the course of a balmy summer, he tries to draft the boy next door to make videos for his online book business. Introverted young Curtis is reluctant at first, but soon gets drawn in by Syd’s creative fervor. Their unlikely bond dissolves bad blood between their households, replacing old grudges and repressed secrets with new camaraderie and fresh possibility. The transformative power of forgiveness sparks Curtis’s first seminal summer and a season of change for all.

 

Showtimes
Friday 7pm, 9pm
Saturday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm 9:30pm
Sunday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Monday 6:00pm, 8:00pm
Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
Wednesday Plays in The Main Hall show at 8:30pm (no show in screening room)
Thursday 6:00pm, 8:00pm

 

 

 

Philomena

STARTS FRIDAY MARCH 14th

 

Main Hall

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Friday  6:30pm. 9:00pm

Saturday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm

Sunday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm

Monday 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday 6:30pm

Thursday 6:00pm, 8:00pm

 

 

 

Blue is the Warmest Color

A 15-year-old finds her naïve perceptions of human sexuality challenged upon meeting a blue-haired student who encourages her to assert her individuality in director Abdel Kechiche’s deeply perceptive drama. Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is in the midst of a sexual awakening when a handsome male classmate strives to catch her attention. Meanwhile, Adèle’s daydreams keep drifting back to Emma (Léa Seydoux), a worldly art student she ran into on the street. Later, when Adèle and Emma forge an actual connection, the uncertain younger teen discovers a side of herself that she’s never known, becoming increasingly comfortable in her own skin despite the reactions of her close-minded classmates. Blue Is the Warmest Color was the recipient of the prestigious Palme d’ Or at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

 

Main Hall Showing on Wednesday Jan 22nd – click here for tickets

Friday  9:00pm

Saturday 2:00pm, 5:30pm, 9:00pm

Sunday 1:30pm, 5:00pm, 8:30pm

Monday  8:00pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday  no show in screening room

Thursday  8:00pm

 

12 Years a Slave

Showtimes till January 30th

Monday 6:00pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm
Wednesday 6:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm, 8:30pm

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave stars Chiwetel Ejifor as Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti). As he toils away for the kindhearted but conflicted plantation owner Mr. Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), who recognizes that Platt is both educated and an artist, he butts head with Ford’s underlings, especially the casually cruel Tibeats (Paul Dano). After they have a violent altercation, Ford fears for his slave’s life and sells him to Mr. Epps (Michael Fassbender), an alcoholic sadist who owns a cotton plantation. Though Epps reads from the bible to his property, as he frequently refers to his slaves, he is himself not immune to sins of the flesh. He has taken the young Patsey (Lupita Nyong’o) – his best cotton picker — as his lover, and this doesn’t sit well at all with his severe wife (Sarah Paulson), whose particular hatred for blacks and her jealousy fuels her many degrading actions toward Patsey. Solomon bides his time, attempts to preserve a modicum of self-respect, and waits for the chance to reclaim his rightful name as well as his family.

 

Friday  6:30pm, 9:00pm

Saturday 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

Sunday 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm

Monday 6:00pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm

Wednesday 6:00pm

Thursday 6:00pm, 8:30pm

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky. At the heart of these talks is Chomsky’s theory of the emergence of language. In this intellectual feast, Gondry uses drawings to make complex ideas more accessible and to expand the documentary form.

 

Friday  7pm, 9pm

Saturday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm 9:30pm

Sunday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm

Monday  6:30pm,8:30pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 6:30pm 8:30pm

Wednesday  no show

Thursday  6:30pm, 8:30pm

 

 

 

 

Some Velvet Morning

Misanthropic indie auteur Neil LaBute wades the treacherous waters of male/female relationships yet again with this story of a man named Fred (Stanley Tucci) who reappears in the life of young and beautiful Velvet (Alice Eve) unannounced following a four-year absence. Subsequently, the more Fred reveals about his reasons for leaving in the first place, the greater the tensions between he and Velvet grow until exploding into a thermonuclear game of he said/she said.

 

Friday  7pm, 9pm

Saturday 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm 9:30pm

Sunday 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Monday 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday 2:30pm, 4:30pm

Wednesday  2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm

Thursday  2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm