PELHAM, NY -- On Friday, March 2nd film lovers from throughout Westchester County will celebrate the biggest night before the biggest night of the year at Marquee Night – The Picture House Regional Film Center’s (TPH) winter party. This year, the popular Academy Awards pre-party will focus on Italian Oscar winners including the films, directors, producers, and actors who have contributed to cinema through the years.
The 2018 Marquee Night will honor longtime Picture House supporter John Calvelli with the Harold Lloyd Commitment to Community Award for his tireless efforts to help communities thrive, both in Westchester and around the world, and his unwavering dedication to The Picture House Regional Film Center, including his previous role as Chair of the board.
In addition, to Mr. Calvelli, Marquee Night will also recognize filmmaker and author Clara Bingham with the Harold Lloyd Industry Distinction Award for her film work. Ms. Bingham is an award-winning journalist and author. Her book Class Action: The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law (Doubleday 2002) was adapted into the 2005 film North Country (Warner Bros.), starring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand. Both actresses received Oscar nominations for their roles. Class Action was a Los Angeles Times best book of the year and won the AAUW Speaking Out for Justice Award.
PURE in partnership with Meridian Risk Management, has signed on as Lead Sponsor, and the Pelham-based Component Assembly Systems has joined The Envelope, Please invitation sponsor Joan Solimine Real Estate and the I’m Ready for My Close Up photo booth sponsor McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty to support the 2018 Marquee Night.
“Awards season at The Picture House is a particularly exciting time, and we see no better way to celebrate than with our community of supporters at Marquee Night,” said Laura deBuys, Executive Director and President of The Picture House. “We’re extremely grateful to all of our sponsors, our tireless committee, and all of our guests for their commitment to helping us fulfill our mission by providing essential film programming and arts education in Westchester. We’re all very excited to welcome our lead sponsor, PURE in partnership with Meridian Risk Management, and new sponsor Component Assembly Systems into The Picture House family. ”
This year’s silent and live auctions feature a number of exclusive items and experiences including two highly-coveted tickets to Springsteen on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater on Tuesday, March 6th, a weekend at a luxurious Nantucket home during the Nantucket Film Festival, and a 4 day/3 night stay at the 5-star Half Moon Resort, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The auction will go online on February 23rd. You’ll be able to stay at home and still win delightful auction items – but for the fun (and some of the more exclusive auction items) you should buy your tickets now!
Tickets to Marquee Night start at $250 per person. All tables and tickets are available for purchase at www.thepicturehouse.org or by calling (914) 738-3161. For more information, please email [email protected].
The Picture House Regional Film Center is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit supported by ticket sales, grants, membership fees – and by special events like Marquee Night. Proceeds from the event will enable The Picture House to further pursue its mission to create a shared community experience for diverse audiences through film, education programming, and unique cultural offerings.