The Cineaste: The Witch

20 Terry Street (one block south of Main Street/Montauk Highway)
Patchogue, New York 11772

Premiering The Cineaste on April 12 with THE WITCH

If you are a true movie buff this is the right film series for you!

The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center is teaming up with faculty and students at St. Joseph’s College for exciting discussions after each film. Films are a combination of current critically acclaimed independent films and American Classics.

THE WITCH – 4/12 and 4/21 at 7:45PM with a 30 minute post-screening discussion after the film.

MUSTANG – 5/3 and 5/14 Times TBA

The Witch (R) Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival—winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition—painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin—in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy—and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, THE WITCH is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.

Directed by Robert Eggers
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

Chief Curator, Peter Mascuch, Ph.D.
A tenured Associate Professor of English and American Studies and Coordinator of the Cinema Studies Program, Peter Mascuch, Ph.D. has taught at St. Joseph’s College since 2003. He specializes in Film Studies, with a particular focus on American cinema since 1945. Together with Campbell Dalglish, Peter Mascuch has co-hosted The Plaza’s Annual Oscar Party in 2015 and 2016. Dr. Mascuch has conducted many Q&A at The Plaza and previously moderated two other film series.

Guest speakers include: Campbell Dalglish, Tom Petriano, Jennifer Gagliardi and Gregory Bruno