The Picture House: Commemorating Pelham Civil Rights Workers Murder

17 Jun, 2014

By Polly Kreisman

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theLoop was at the premiere last night of the documentary film “Whitey,” the story of Whitey Bulger’s crimes, capture and trial at the Picture House in Pelham. Was he, in fact, a paid informant of the FBI? You’ll have to see it.


This is a great venue–and the oldest single screen theatre in Westchester. And you have the chance to see other great movies here- often before they are released to the general public.


Here’s the schedule.


And there will be a special FREE event June 22:  As part of an ongoing Pelham-wide commemoration of the 50thanniversary of the deaths of Civil Rights workers Michael Schwerner – a Pelham resident and graduate of Pelham Memorial High School,— and James Earl Chaney and Andrew Goodman, The Picture House will screen the documentary Freedom Summer directed by Stanley Nelson on Sunday, June 22ndat 5pm. The film will be shown at The Picture House ahead of its June 24th premiere on American Experience on PBS and will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with an expert panel moderated by Lawrence Weschler.


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