October 16, 2018

Movies with Documentary

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

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 world. At the heart of tonight’s multi-media presentation is a screening of the “lost” 1963 film, In the Mouth of the Wolf (55 … [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...]

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...]