August 22, 2017

Movies in Genre Documentary

OBIT.

Call it a morbid fascination, but many people turn to the obituary page in the daily newspaper before reading anything else. This film looks at the fine writers employed by The New York Times, whose mission it is to create these tributes to the recently deceased as they rush to meet deadlines, … [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...]

GROWN-UP ANGER

Meet the Author: Daniel Wolff, and at a post-presentation discussion, music critic and historian Dave Marsh. Read their biographies at the bottom of this page. 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 … [Read more...]

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

ON-LINE advance sales end at 3:00 PM, but a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. 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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by Rockland Organized for a Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer (ROSA) and Rivertown Film

Get high on nature at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on 4/20. celebrates the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. It is the largest environmental film festival held in the US. After the festival launches in Nevada City, … [Read more...]

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

Meet the Filmmaker: Bill Siegel, via Skype Muhammad Ali was the most famous, loudest and baddest of Americans to refuse to serve during the Vietnam War. His embrace of Islam— specifically the Nation of Islam— led to his stance on the war and his journey to the Supreme Court. There is no smoothing … [Read more...]

EVERYBODY KNOWS. . . ELIZABETH MURRAY

Online advance sales have ended, but tickets will be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. An intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray, only the fifth women to have a career retrospective at MoMA. The film explores the relationship between Murray’s family life and her … [Read more...]

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

This study in full force fame concentrates on the years through August 1966, when the Beatles quit touring after a run that left thousands of screaming fans with sore throats. Though other artists – Sinatra, Presley – inspired the same response, the pace and scale of the Beatles is astonishing. … [Read more...]

ZERO DAYS

Meet the Filmmaker: Oscar winning director Alex Gibney This sobering documentary focuses on the spread of computer malware – specifically Stuxnet, which the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility. The nightmare of push-button nuclear annihilation has … [Read more...]

ON MEDITATION

  Meet the Filmmaker: Director Rebecca Dreyfus. Take Part: After the film and discussion, a ten minute group meditation will be led by Linda Fitzpatrick, a meditation teacher for the American Meditation Society. A look at the deeply personal practice of meditation through profiles of … [Read more...]

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

The heiress Peggy Guggenheim’s life was intertwined with art. During her travels, she fell in with the Dadaists in Paris in the 1920s, and is credited with introducing Britain to Modern Art. Back in New York, she gave first shows in her gallery to every major Abstract Expressionist. A shrewd … [Read more...]

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL presented by ROSA for Rockland and Rivertown Film

Wednesday, April 20 – 7:30 PM at the Lafayette Theatre, Suffern Wild & Scenic Film Festival Wild and Scenic celebrates the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. It is the largest environmental film festival held in … [Read more...]

JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE

Janis Joplin died in 1970 at 27, but the hard living, folk-blues singer remains a legend. Growing up, she was the antithesis of the All-American prom queen, and suffered deep emotional wounds. This fueled her talent and ambition, but no amount of artistic success and fame were able to eleviate the … [Read more...]

BUILDING MAGIC

Tickets will stop being sold online after 3:00, but they will be available at the door. Meet Mario “the Magician” Marchese: husband, father, performer, maker, inventor, artist, creator. In some ways reminiscent of old-time vaudevillians, Mario is much more than a throwback. Building Magic is … [Read more...]

Rescheduled for Weather: BACKPACK FULL OF CASH

CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY JANUARY 23 RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27 SPECIAL FINE-CUT SCREENING Provide your input to the Rockland filmmakers who brought you Megamall. BACKPACK FULL OF CASH Directed by Sarah Mondale Produced by Vera Aronow and Sarah Mondale Cinematography by Roger … [Read more...]

STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE

Meet the Filmmaker: Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney Filling the screen with tough questions about the particular modern world the brilliant visionary helped create, this version of the Jobs tale is as much cultural commentary as survey of accomplishments. From the birth of Apple in the … [Read more...]

BEST OF ENEMIES

In the summer of 1968, ABC hired liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley to conduct a series of televised debates during the Republican and Democratic Conventions. The nasty personal volleys between the two Patrician intellectuals made for riveting viewing. These blue-bloods had … [Read more...]

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

A portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, perhaps the pre-eminent “social photographer” of our time. His work is immersed in conflicts, famines, mass migrations, and other man-made catastrophes. The film is based on his book Genesis, which contains photographs covering Antarctica, the … [Read more...]

THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

SOLD OUT! Unfortunately, there are no seats left at this event. The Amazing Nina Simone will open in New York City next Week. Before the film there will be a musical tribute to Nina Simone by Nina’s brother and Music Director, Jazz/Blues legend Sam Waymon, and his band. The life of one of … [Read more...]