April 20, 2018

Movies with Jonathan Demme


Short films by Jonathan Demme Discussion with Brooklyn Demme Jonathan Demme was one of the most respected filmmakers of his generation, known for his award-winning feature films, his use of music, and his widely seen documentaries that often chronicled people and causes he believed in. Unseen … [Read more...]

Stop Making Sense | Free, outdoors at the Artopee Way Drive-In

Join the nationwide celebration of Jonathan Demme on July 19, when theaters all over the country are showing Stop Making Sense. In honor of our home town filmmaker, Nyack will show this film for free in the Artopee Way Drive-In (normally known as the Artopee Way Municipal Parking Lot). Stop … [Read more...]


Meet the Filmmaker: join director Jonathan Demme for a discussion after the screening. As the film opens, architect Halvard Solness, a despicable megalomaniac, lies dying. It soon becomes clear that Halvard is also a paranoid control freak who terrorizes everyone he comes in contact with. Halvard … [Read more...]

I’M CAROLYN PARKER: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

Meet the Filmmakers: Producer/Director Jonathan Demme and Producer Daniel Wolff, in a discussion moderated by author James McBride. Within months of Hurricane Katrina, Jonathan Demme and Daniel Wolff began documenting New Orleans’ residents who were demanding their “right to return” to the city … [Read more...]