PELHAM, N.Y. -- The Picture House in Pelham announced that the Picture House Film Club with Marshall Fine will launch in October.
Fine, a long-time New York film critic and Westchester resident, has also been named The Picture House critic-in-residence, effective June 1, according to a press release. The Picture House Film Club will offer six film screenings in fall, winter and spring, with the first screening scheduled for Wednesday, October 1.
"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," representatives said in the release.
The cost for each six-film series will be $120 per person. Tickets will go on sale for The Picture House members from June 2-13 and tickets for the general public will go on sale on June 14.
Fine will serve as in-house moderator for other exclusive film programs each month and will curate additional film series throughout the year.
“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 200-14. “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.”
Picture House chair John Calvelli said the board was thrilled to welcome Marshall to the community, according to the release.
“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," Calvelli said. "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 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.