April 25, 2017

Upcoming Films

IN DEFENSE OF FOOD, presented by Rockland Farm Alliance

  Based on author and food advocate Michael Pollan’s 2008 book, In Defense of Food explores the risks of diet-related diseases, and the value of eating healthy foods. That book was inspired by a speech that writer and Piermont resident, Joan Gussow shared with Michael in 2003. This film screening is presented by Rockland Farm Alliance and sponsored […]

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

This documentary about the novelist, playwright and essayist James Baldwin speaks to the present moment with enormous clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing lessons from within history’s shadows in its discussion of what was once called “race relations.” Much of the narration is drawn from notes and letters reflecting on the lives […]

GROWN-UP ANGER

Meet the Author: Daniel Wolff, and at a post-presentation discussion, music critic and historian Dave Marsh. What’s Bob Dylan got to do with Gene Autry movies? Did James Dean come from the Big Rock Candy Mountain? What can Woody Guthrie teach us about political resistance? Join local author Daniel Wolff as he uses film and […]

THE SALESMAN

  Emad and Rana need to evacuate their decrepit apartment in Tehran. Both are actors in a production of Death of a Salesman, which affords them a certain status. When they move into a new apartment, they discover clues about the previous tenants that point to a mystery. Soon the former tenants’ life invades their […]

BACK TO THE FUTURE, in Memorial Park, Nyack

  1980s teenager Marty McFly steps into a tricked out DeLorean time machine owned by the local mad scientist and ends up in 1955. Now he has to make sure his parents meet and fall in love so he can get back to the future safely. It gets complicated. 1985, USA, 116 minutes, rated PG A […]

DON’T THINK TWICE

The six members of the Commune, an improv troupe struggling to stay afloat in Manhattan, dream of breaking into television. When one of them is cast in a Saturday Night Live-like program, anxiety and competitiveness threaten to destroy their cozy unity. Concerns about their “expiration dates” in the business coupled with the performers’ insecurities about […]