Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oscar Buzz

Catch a screening of hit film—and Golden Globes winner—The Social Network. Then listen in as film writer Mark Harris and New York Times critic Janet Maslin discuss this year’s Oscar race. Get the inside scoop on how Oscar campaigns are waged and the chances of the other contenders—True Grit, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, The Fighter, and more. Tuesday, 7:30 pm. Jacob Burns Film Center

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Announcing Collaboration with Emerging Pictures and
Launch of New Film Series!

Saturday February 19 at 3:00pm; Sunday February 20 at 7:00pm;
Monday February 21 at 3:00pm

Sunday February 20 at 3:00pm; Monday February 21 at 7:30pm;
Sunday February 27th at 2:00pm

Wednesday February 23 at 7:30pm; Thursday February 24 at 8:00pm

THE DRESS (Visiting Film Maker Series and Reception):
Produced by Ossining resident, Kristen Hester and Hesterhouse Productions
Sunday February 27 at 2:00pm

Just in time for “Oscar Fever” - films are back at the Paramount! A new series, On Screen @ PCA, will begin on February 19th with the inauguration of the Paramount’s partnership with Emerging Pictures, the largest all-digital Specialty Film and Alternate Content theater network in the United States. To celebrate this exciting venture, beginning February 19th the Oscar-themed month-long launch includes: Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action (5 short animations from US, Australia, Germany and France); and Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation (5 short films from US, Ireland, Belgium and the UK); and Waste Land, nominated in the Outstanding Documentary Feature category. Additionally, February 27th, immediately following the 2 PM showing of the Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action, the Paramount will preview The Dress, produced by Ossining resident, Kristen Hester and Hesterhouse Productions complete with a red carpet reception and the announcement of the winner of the Paramount subscribers’ choice Oscar Award! For details and tickets, log onto http://www.paramountcenter.org/screen or call 914 739 2333. Paramount Center for the Arts is located at 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill, NY 10566. On Screen @ PCA is sponsored by Franzoso Contracting.

For the February launch, Paramount will offer a varied schedule of showings and the opportunity for subscribers to screen these hard to find films and to participate in Paramount’s Oscar voting - with prizes for those who pick the winner who will be announced on Oscar Night on February 27th.

The February 27th Visiting Film Maker Series features the screening of The Dress, produced by Ossining resident, Kristen Hester and Hesterhouse Productions. Shot entirely on location at Tarrytown's historic Lyndhurst estate, this 20 minute comedy about modern day weddings explores the themes of family, identity and absolute truth. It is destined for success, and the audience will have a chance to meet the filmmakers with a Q & A and reception during intermission with live music by the Sabatino Brothers.

According to Pat Braja, Acting Executive Director of the Paramount, “The Paramount’s collaboration with Emerging Pictures offers a rare opportunity to expand our film programming with presentations of first run independent and foreign-language films, documentaries, as well as stunning HD presentations of operas, ballets, and Shakespeare plays from the world over. We are thrilled to continue bring the pubic the best in cultural entertainment.”

In the coming months, the Paramount will present opera from the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the Royal Opera House in London, taped performances from Russia's Mariinsky Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, and the ballet company of the Royal Opera House, and Shakespeare plays from the Globe Theatre in London through the Emerging Pictures network.