PELHAM, N.Y. – The Picture House Regional Film Center in Pelham will present an advance screening of the new movie “The Fundamentals of Caring” on Monday at 7:30 p.m. with a post-film discussion and Q&A with director Rob Burnett.
“The Fundamentals of Caring” tells the story of a writer (Paul Rudd) who retires after a personal tragedy and becomes a disabled teen’s (Craig Roberts) caregiver. When the two embark on an impromptu road trip, their ability to cope is tested as they start to understand the importance of hope and friendship. The film, based on Jonathan Evison’s 2013 novel, “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” also co-stars Selena Gomez and was the 2016 Sundance Festival’s closing night film. It will be released on Netflix on Friday, June 24.
After the film, The Picture House’s critic-in-residence, Marshall Fine, will moderate the discussion and Q&A with director Burnett, the director and writer of the film. Burnett is a five-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer of “The Late Show with David Letterman.” He was also president and chief executive officer of Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants Inc., where he oversaw both “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” as well as the development of “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
Burnett began his career with David Letterman in 1985 as a 22-year-old intern. In 1988, he joined the show’s writing staff, and at 29 became its head writer. In 1996, he became the show's executive producer. Burnett made his feature directorial debut on “We Made This Movie” in 2012.
Tickets to the special advance screening and discussion are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and free for members. Click here to purchase tickets or pick them up at the box office at 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.