Actor Peter Falk, a native son of Ossining who made roughly 50 films, will be remembered this week at a special screening of his movie “The In-Laws” at the Ossining Public Library.
He grew up on nearby Prospect Avenue. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 23, 2011 at the age of 83. Falk was known for a range of movies from comedies to dramas and he appeared in stage productions as well. He was particularly known for his police detective character, Columbo where he wore a tattered khaki raincoat.
The film evening is at 5 p.m. Thursday and will feature an introduction to the film by John Farr, who analyzes movies and stars at bestmoviesbyfarr.com. Farr has appeared on PBS, CNN and NBC, is A wine and cheese reception follows the film and there will be a display of Falk memorabilia, including the infamous Columbo raincoat and some of Falk’s excellent art work.
The event is co-hosted by the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough, and Ossining Historical Societies. Members of either group will be admitted for $12; friends for $15.
Library rules require all payments to be made in advance. Please send checks to “BMSHS”, Box 11, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. 10510 or call 941-4393.
The event will be held in Budarz Theater in the lower level of the Ossining library at 5:00 p.m.