PELHAM, N.Y. – The Picture House is presenting an advance screening of “People Places Things” with a post-film discussion with the director, Jim Strouse, on Wednesday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m.
"People Places Things," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of Will Henry, (played by Jemaine Clement of “Flight of the Conchords,” “Men in Black 3” and “What We Do in the Shadows”), a newly single graphic novelist balancing parenting his young twin daughters and a classroom full of students, while exploring and navigating the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him.
“Funny, charming and just a bit cute, 'People Places Things' is a warm and knowing romantic comedy about the lingering after-effects of a split when it involves kids, constant contact with exes and hopeful future mates,” said The Hollywood Reporter.
The Picture House critic-in-residence Marshall Fine will host the post-film discussion with Strouse. Strouse is an American screenwriter and film director who wrote the film “Lonesome Jim” (2005), directed by Steve Buscemi, and made his own directorial debut with “Grace Is Gone” (2007) starring John Cusack.
Strouse won an Audience Award for most popular dramatic feature and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival for “Grace is Gone,” which he also wrote. He next wrote and directed the film “The Winning Season,” starring Sam Rockwell and Emma Roberts.
Strouse is a native of Goshen, Ind., and was a master of fina arts student at Columbia University for fiction writing.
Tickets to the advance screening of “People Places Things” and post-film discussion are $12 for general admission, $6 for members and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available here or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham.