May 23, 2019

Movies with Documentary

MEGAMALL

If you don’t know the story of the Palisades Center in West Nyack, don’t miss this! If you do know the story, you might want a refresher, because the Town of Clarkstown may be voting on permission to let the mall expand. In 1985 a mall developer came to Rockland County to build its biggest mall on a … [Read more...]

COUSIN BOBBY, a seldom-seen film by Jonathan Demme

This film made by Jonathan Demme in 1992 may be primarily about his cousin Robert Castle, an Episcopalian priest who served in a Harlem church, but it is also a family reunion and his most personal film. While profiling Cousin Bobby and his mission to help the poor and dispossessed, it provides … [Read more...]

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL, presented with ROSA

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival celebrates the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect it. The largest environmental film festival in the US launches in Nevada City, then tours the country, while making its way to the historic Lafayette … [Read more...]

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES

Roger Ailes was a news media pioneer who changed the nature of political discourse. In the process of creating a devoted audience, he angered both the right and left. An unquenchable, irrational thirst for power drove him; allegations of sexual harassment and of fostering a misogynistic culture at … [Read more...]

MARIA BY CALLAS

ONLINE TICKET SALES have ended. Additional tickets will be available at the door. This film is presented at the Rockland JCC, 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack. Doors open at 7:00. Film at 7:30.   A compendium of interviews, performances, and writings from Maria Callas that proves she was … [Read more...]

BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

Online sales will end at 3:00 on February 27. Tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. How did New York City, the era, the people, and the movements that surrounded Jean-Michel Basquiat, a teenager of Haitian and Puerto Rican decent, form an artist who came to define late … [Read more...]

STUDIO 54

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70’s hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamour. It not only redefined the nightclub; it symbolized an entire era. Thirty-nine years later the velvet rope has been lifted, offering audiences a look inside through never before seen footage shot by Rockland County filmmaker … [Read more...]

TEA WITH THE DAMES

Advance sales end at 3:00, but tickets will be available at the door. Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith are four of the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and countless of the world’s highest honors between them. … [Read more...]

IN THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF: A Celebration of Verdi, and Italy’s Opera-Crazed Town

ADVANCE SALES ONLINE CLOSE AT 3:00 on Wednesday. Tickets will be available at the door, but please arrive a few minutes early. The Italian city of Parma and its magnificent Teatro Regio enjoy fame— some would say infamy— as the “toughest,” most passionate and best-informed opera audience in the … [Read more...]

LOVE, GILDA

One of the first and brightest stars of Saturday Night Live, Gilda Radner played a critcal role in establishing SNL’s standing as the most important comedy showcase on television. An affectionate reminder of her brief and brilliant career, cut short by her death from cancer at 42, the film … [Read more...]

TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: United States v. Windsor, presented with Rockland County Pride and Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED, BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7:30 After the death of her spouse, Edie Windsor was presented with a huge estate tax bill because federal tax benefits given to opposite-sex couples were denied to same-sex couples. Offended by this, Edie and … [Read more...]

LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor whose work is nature-based and ephemeral. His self-described way of approaching the world is either to walk on the path or walk through the hedge. … [Read more...]

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

ONLINE ADVANCE SALES have ended, but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Once known as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Hedy Lamarr was a study in contradictions. Arriving from Vienna in the 1930’s she appeared in a series of films that ranged from her first, … [Read more...]

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

Enjoy the great outdoors in one of the great movie palaces, at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Earth Day (Sunday, April 22). Celebrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. This is the largest environmental film … [Read more...]

Short Films by Award Winning Rockland Filmmakers

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, which opens at 7:15. We advise you to come early as many tickets have sold.    Short films by five acclaimed filmmakers:  Susanna Styron (House of Teeth), Deborah Kampmeier (Peel), Gabrielle Lasnsner (The Birch … [Read more...]

FACES PLACES

ONLINE TICKETS are no longer on sale, but tickets will be available at the door. 89-year-old legendary documentarian Agnès Varda, an inveterate risk-taker, sets out in the company of the 34-year-old French photographer and environmental artist known as JR. Their road trips through agricultural … [Read more...]

TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’

In June 1964 hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi for Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of obsessed blues fans—from different coasts and unknown to each other—traveled to Mississippi to find two blues musicians and coax them out of retirement. Thirty years earlier, Son … [Read more...]

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH

Online ticket sales close at 3:00 PM but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Meet the Filmmakers: Sarah Mondale, Vera Aronow, Roger Grange Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on … [Read more...]

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...]