I’m happy to tell you that on Thursday The Picture House will launch a series of screenings and post-screening conversations called Women On Film, which I’ll be hosting. The Picture House is a beautiful 1921 theater in Pelham (Westchester) that has just reopened after a thorough renovation. The series about women on screen will focus on new, pre-release films, but we’re starting with the 50th anniversary screening of a classic: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the movie that inspired countless women to move to Manhattan and launched the reign of the Little Black Dress.
Our guest will be Sam Wasson, author of the recent book Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., which argues that Holly Golightly anticipated changes in women’s lives; the book is is also filled with delicious behind-the-scenes details about the film.
If you’re near Pelham (and NYC is very near) please join us for Thursday’s reception at 6:30 and screening at 7:00, followed by my conversation with Wasson and the audience. You can find complete details at thepicturehouse.org
The talk should be fun and the movie (except for Mickey Rooney as Mr Yunioshi; ouch) holds up gloriously – much better than the dated, hilarious voiceover in this original trailer.