May 6th to june 10th
Second movie of Spring Film Club had us seeing an upcoming film from Norway titled 1001 Grams. Here is Marshall’s review of the film
May 14, 2015
I am a big fan of Norwegian filmmaker Bent Hamer. The Norwegian films of his that have made it to American screens – “Kitchen Stories,” “O’Horten” and now “1001 Grams” – reveal a miniaturist dealing in microcosms that reveal the world.
In the case of “1001 Grams,” it is the world of weights and measures, a subject to which most of us probably More….
Our first movie of Spring Series was the upcoming film Slow West. Marshall’s review for the film follows:
May 11, 2015
Be warned. John Maclean’s directorial debut, “Slow West,” practices truth in advertising.
But “slow” seems harsh as an adjective for this compelling film. “Patient” would be a more apt description; “studied” or “measured” would be two more.
Because, in presenting this Scotsman’s gloss on a tale of America’s Old West, Maclean takes more interest in the journey of his characters than in their destination. The stops along the way are alternately life-threatening, illuminating and abruptly, wildly funny.
The story centers on Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee), a young Brit who is an innocent abroad in the post-Civil War American West. A determined tenderfoot with no outdoor experience of any consequence, he is essentially a victim-in-waiting – until he comes under the wing more….
Spring Film Club
Spring Series is still has a few seats left. Click here to see available seats
Spring Series Dates: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10. The theatre opens at 7PM; screenings start at 7:30 sharp.
What movie are we seeing?
Each movie is a surprise – and so is the guest for the after-screening conversation with Marshall. When you arrive at the theatre, you learn the name of the film for the evening. In the first week of the Fall Series, Film Club subscribers saw the new film Kill the Messenger before its national release and enjoyed a Q&A with acclaimed director Michael Cuesta after the screening.
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Have a great dinner at a Picture House Film Club Restaurant!
Film Club restaurants know your schedule – they’ll get you to the screening on time – and are offering special benefits for Film Club members. AS of 9/29, the following are Film Club Restaurants:
- Bistro Rollin www.bistrorollin.com 142 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, 914-633-0780
Film Club members get 20% off the a la carte menu on Film Club Wednesdays. Open at 5. Reservations recommended.
- Caffe Regatta www.cafferegatta.com 133 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, 914-738-8686
Film Club members get 20% off on food on Film Club Wednesdays.
- La Fontanella www.lafontanella.com 115 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, 914-738-3008
Film Club members get 20% off on food on Film Club Wednesdays.
- Coriander www.corianderny.com, 154 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, 914-235-0134
Modern Indian food. Free appetizer for Film Club members.
- Turquoise www.turqmed.com, 1895 Palmer Ave, Larchmont, 914-834-8888
Turkish and mediterranean restaurant – 10% off for Film Club.
Fine pictured with recent guest Paul Haggis
The Picture House Film Club with Marshall Fine
Fine, a long-time New York film critic and Westchester resident, has also been named The Picture House critic-in-residence, effective June 1. The Picture House Film Club will offer six-film screenings in each of three series— fall, winter, and spring —with the first screening scheduled for Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
The Picture House Film Club’s six-film series will show films prior to their release, with Fine moderating post-screening discussions with stars, directors, producers, and other industry insiders. The cost for each six-film series will be $120 per person. Tickets will go on sale for The Picture House members from June 2 through June 13 and tickets for the general public will go on-sale on June 14. Tickets will be available for the entire six-film series and will not be available on an individual basis.
Fine will also serve as in-house moderator for other exclusive film programs each month and will curate additional film series throughout the year. He will also contribute to The Picture House website (www.thepicturehouse.org), reporting from film festivals around the world, and to other new media forms for the iconic 1921 movie theater.
“I’m excited about the possibilities offered by working with The Picture House,” said Fine, who produced and hosted a sold-out film club at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck from 2005 to 2014. “I’ve had a great time with the Emelin; everyone there has been very good to me. But this opportunity allows me to explore film curating on a broader scale. I hope to help bring wider recognition to The Picture House as the Westchester destination for independent, nonfiction and international film.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Marshall to The Picture House community,” said John Calvelli, Chair of the Board of Directors of The Picture House. “With Marshall as Critic-in-Residence and the launch of The Picture House Film Club, we’re demonstrating our dedication to providing a shared community experience through film to diverse audiences in Southern Westchester, the Bronx, and beyond. Marshall’s vast experience in the film industry is going to help The Picture House continue to grow and expand in the coming years.”
Fine also curates the Thalia Film Club at Symphony Space in Manhattan. He has served as guest host and moderator for screenings at Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the Moving Image, BAM Cinematheque, and the New York branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In Westchester, he created and produced The Journal-News Film Club at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, when it opened in 2001.
Among the guests who have appeared at various films he has presented are: Stanley Tucci (Blind Date, The Lovely Bones), Kevin Costner (Mr. Brooks), Will Forte (Nebraska), Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz (Volver), Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side), Ed Helms and Mark Duplass (Jeff, Who Lives at Home), Melissa Leo (Frozen River), Griffin Dunne (The Discoverers), and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air). Some of the films that film club members have seen before the general public are: The Lunchbox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 127 Hours, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bully, The King’s Speech, The Descendants, City Island, The Departed.
Marshall Fine was long-time film critic for The Journal-News and national film correspondent for Gannett News Service. A three-time-chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle, he is a freelance writer who serves as film/TV critic for Star magazine and as contributing editor to Cigar Aficionado magazine, where he writes cover stories. He also writes about film on a regular basis for his own website, Hollywood & Fine (hollywoodandfine.com), and posts regularly on Huffington Post. The author of biographies of directors Sam Peckinpah and John Cassavetes, he also directed a documentary about film critic Rex Reed. He currently is at work on a documentary about comedian Robert Klein.
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