August 22, 2017

Movies in Genre Comedy

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 … [Read more...]

BACK TO THE FUTURE, CANCELED in Memorial Park, Nyack

  SORRY, THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELED. CHECK BACK AGAIN FOR INFORMATION ON OUTDOOR SCREENINGS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.  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 … [Read more...]

WIENER-DOG

The “hero” of this film is a dachshund who goes by several different names and has a variety of owners. This anthology of darkly comic vignettes follows the canine through a dizzying array of experiences, from narrowly escaping being euthanized to being strapped with explosives. His dignity provides … [Read more...]

MARY POPPINS (raindate) Free at Artopee Way Drive In

In stuffy old London, a super-nanny descends (from the sky, via umbrella) on a dysfunctional family with precocious children and proceeds to employ some rather remarkable skills, a bit of magic, and a teaspoon of sugar, to improve their lives. This classic musical received a record (in its day) 13 … [Read more...]

SHAUN THE SHEEP: WEATHER CANCELLATION

HOT, STORMY AND GENERALLY UNSTABLE WEATHER is keeping the sheep in the barn and forcing a cancellation of BOTH the screening on 8/12 AND the publicized rain date of Saturday, 8/13. We will reschedule soon.   All is well at Mossy Bottom Farm, except for the fact that the animals will do … [Read more...]

THE BIRDCAGE (rescheduled)

NEW DATE! Outdoors under the stars and FREE, presented with Christopher Street Financial, Village of Nyack, Rockland Gay Pride Center and Festoon The American remake of the French comedy La Cage aux Folles about a gay man whose son wants him to play it straight for a few days. Everything goes … [Read more...]

ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

Greg, a gangly, sarcastic teenager, and his best friend Earl share a fondness for movies. They remake classic films using stop motion animation and wacky costumes. At the urging of Greg’s mom, the guys befriend Rachel, a classmate with cancer. In unsentimental fashion, the three embark on a journey … [Read more...]

CLASSIC CARTOONS at the Artopee Way Drive-In,

Sponsored by Wright Bros. Real Estate, Village of Nyack, and Rivertown Film, at the Artopee Way Drive-In (AKA Nyack Municipal Parking Lot) FREE Friday, September 18 - 7:45 Rain Date: Friday, September 25 – dusk Once upon a time cartoons were a standard feature before the main attraction in … [Read more...]

THE PRINCESS BRIDE, outdoors in Nyack’s Memorial Park

Presented by Wright Brothers Real Estate, Village of Nyack, and Rivertown Film. One of the greatest stories within a story ever told and a cult film the whole family can enjoy. It didn’t make a big impression when it came out in 1987 but now you’ll find it on any decent list of  the 100 greatest … [Read more...]

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

Set on a college campus, this comedy is knowing and self-aware. Samantha is a student whose radio broadcasts and viral Internet videos are used to call out the hypocrisies and micro-aggressions experienced by African Americans in their dealings with well-meaning Caucasians. Her campus is a hotbed of … [Read more...]

THE SKELETON TWINS

Meet the Filmmaker: Producer Jared Goldman and Producer/Editor Jennifer Lee A tale of suicidal twins who share an eerie emotional synchronicity, that toggles deftly between comedy and drama. When the married Maggie reluctantly allows her estranged, gay brother Milo to move into her home, their … [Read more...]

OBVIOUS CHILD

Meet the Filmmakers: Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm. Donna is a 28-year-old struggling stand-up comic from Brooklyn, complete with the requisite potty mouth. After what she assumes is a one-night stand, with a guy who is far from a hipster, she finds herself facing an unwanted pregnancy. The … [Read more...]

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: FREE & OUTDOORS

Rivertown Film and the Village of Nyack will convert the Artopee Way Municipal Parking lot into a FREE drive-in theater, to present the beloved Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory as part of the Nyack Art Collective’s monthly “First Friday” in September, this one candy-themed.   Viewers can sit … [Read more...]

IN A WORLD

A late-bloomer who comes of age, Carol, a 30-ish sometime voice-over artist, lives in the shadow of her father, a star in the voice-over firmament. Carol’s efforts to penetrate the “boys’ club” insularity of this Hollywood subset profession are thwarted. A jam-packed farce of romantic confusion and … [Read more...]

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Crackling with a busy, wayward energy, this film draws out the screwball nature of Shakespeare’s comedy. Shot in black-and-white and set in modern day Southern California, the combative courtship of Beatrice and Benedick recalls classic romantic studio films. The knotty double plot is propelled by … [Read more...]

FRANCES HA

Frances is heedlessly skipping along through her 20s when she suddenly falls down and feels the impact. Clever and vaguely artistic, she’s content to drift through jobs and love affairs, using sarcasm to tamp down her anxieties about getting older.  When she finds herself abandoned by her best … [Read more...]

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Seven disparate, financially strapped British retirees are lured for a stay at a new “luxury hotel for the elderly and beautiful” in Jaipur, India. “Luxury” turns out to be a bit of an exaggeration, and these visitors have wildly differing responses to their predicament in this strange land. Slowly, … [Read more...]

2 DAYS IN NEW YORK

This sequel to 2 Days in Paris finds Marion now living with boyfriend Mingus (Chris Rock) and their two kids from previous relationships. They are a happy family. Or at least they were a happy family until her eccentric father, sister and ex-boyfriend arrive from France for a visit that coincides … [Read more...]

CHARLIE CHAPLIN & HAROLD LLOYD: Rivertown Celebrates 10 Years IS SOLD OUT

Happy First Decade and Thank You to our Members. Presented with the support of HSBC Bank. This event has sold out. If you have reserved and cannot attend, please cancel your reservations so that others may attend. If you are looking for tickets, keep checking the "purchase tickets" … [Read more...]

BEGINNERS

A comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments, and how when it comes to relationships, we're all beginners. “Beginners” imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver as he … [Read more...]