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Coming Up: ‘People Places Things’ at Picture House- June 17

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Wednesday, June 17th at 7:30 p.m. The Picture House (TPH) will present an advance screening of the new film People Places Things with a post-film discussion with the film’s director, Jim Strouse.  

People Places Things, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of Will Henry (Jemaine Clement – Flight of the Conchords, Men in Black 3, 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. About the film, which was shot primarily in New York City, The Hollywood Reporter said “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.”

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After the screening there will be a post-film discussion and Q&A with the director, Jim Strouse hosted by TPH critic-in-residence Marshall Fine.

Strouse is an American screenwriter and film director. He 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, Indiana, and was an MFA student at Columbia University for fiction writing.

Tickets to the advance screening of People Places Things and post-film discussion are $12/general admission, $6/members, $10/students and seniors and are available at www.thepicturehouse.org or at the box office, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, NY 10803.

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