December 17, 2018

Movies with Drama

COLUMBUS

When a renowned architecture scholar falls ill, his son finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana, where he strikes up a friendship with a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops they explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: his … [Read more...]

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

The winner of the 2018 Best Foreign Language Oscar, the film introduces us to Marina, a waitress and occasional cabaret singer, who lives in Chile with her lover, Orlando. Marina is transgender, and strives for her dignity despite enormous odds. When Orlando dies, Marina’s identity is called into … [Read more...]

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Online advance sale tickets have closed, but tickets will be available at the door tonight. Doors open at 7:30. Six-year-old Moonee lives in a rundown motel in Florida near Disney World. Her young mother does what she can to provide the essentials but Moonee and her friends are kids at risk. … [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...]

LUCKY

Advance sales have closed but additional tickets will be available at the door. LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and other characters who inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Having outlived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds … [Read more...]

HER MAGNUM OPUS

Our annual holiday celebration, free admission for members but PLEASE reserve in advance via the online ticket page! Meet the Filmmaker: director and editor, Marta Renzi. ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END AT 3:00PM. Tickets will still be available at the door. Their teacher was the constant in their lives, … [Read more...]

3 GENERATIONS

Ramona is a teenage girl in the wrong body. On her way to becoming “Ray” she is bullied, and, though her mother is supportive, she’s also full of doubts. Ray’s gay grandmother wonders why she just isn’t a lesbian. When the consent form for Ramona’s transition requires signatures from both parents, … [Read more...]

THE SALESMAN

  Emad and Rana need to evacuate their decrepit apartment in Tehran. Both are actors in a production of Death of a Salesman, which affords them a certain status. When they move into a new apartment, they discover clues about the previous tenants that point to a mystery. Soon the former … [Read more...]

1984: A Special Screening Sponsored by Rivertown Film

"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." On that bright cold day, April 4, 1984, Winston Smith began rebelling against his government – by keeping a diary - in George Orwell’s warning of things to come. On this same day in 2017, cinemas, arts groups and … [Read more...]

McCullers Centennial: A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD and A DOMESTIC DILEMMA

The reservation list for the Carson McCullers Centennial screening is completely full. There may be cancellations, in which case new reservation will be taken, so check the ordering fields below regularly. An evening in honor of Carson McCullers, a resident of Nyack from 1945 to 1967. After … [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...]

MIA MADRE

While shooting a difficult film and dealing with an outsized American actor, Margherita learns that her mother is dying. The narrartive shifts between her different states of consciousness— reveries and reminiscences. Her life, her mother and her movie may be falling apart, but Margherita holds on, … [Read more...]

LITTLE MEN

Meet the Filmmaker, via Skype: director Ira Sachs Jake and Tony are two middle school boys from very different backgrounds whose paths cross in Brooklyn: Jake, is from an upscale family, and Tony, a working class Latino who is being raised mostly by his mother, Leonor. Leonor runs a dress shop in … [Read more...]

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC, at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern

  Meet the Filmmakers: Executive Producers Nimitt Mankad and Declan Baldwin. In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six children with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the modern world, challenging … [Read more...]

PIONEERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA

SPECIAL EVENT HELL-BOUND TRAIN (1930, 60 min.) HEAVEN-BOUND TRAVELER (1932, 15 min.) VERDICT: NOT GUILTY (1933, 8 min.) Directed by James and Eloyce Gist ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED, BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7:30. Silent films with new scores written by … [Read more...]

THE NEW GIRLFRIEND

  This serio-comic exploration of cross-dressing, gender fluidity and desire is by turns mischievous, sentimental and silly. Claire’s best friend Laura dies, leaving behind a baby and grieving husband, David. Soon after, Claire discovers David’s secret: that he cross-dresses in Laura’s … [Read more...]

KRISHA

This family drama—alternately hilarious and appalling—centers on Krisha, who has arrived in Texas for Thankgiving. The house becomes the site of her undoing, as she furtively swallows pills and contends with the yelling, yammering relations who swarm through the McMansion. The director’s impressive … [Read more...]

CHI-RAQ

The war in this film is waged by black men upon other black men. Set in present day Chicago, with a nod to the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata,” the combatants are rival gangs who violently run their respective ‘hoods. Their women decide to end the bloodshed by refusing to have sex, leaving the men … [Read more...]

45 YEARS

A sensitive and devastating portrait of a long, happy marriage in sudden crisis. Retirees Kate and Geoff live a comfortable life until the past intrudes in an unnerving manner, forcing them to reassess how well they really know each other. When the body of Geoff’s old girlfriend is discovered, the … [Read more...]

YOUTH

In an Alpine resort, two aging male artists - and best friends - confront their twilight years. Fred, a prominent composer, is being wooed out of retirement by the British royal family, while Mick, a filmmaker, is working on what he hopes will be his final masterpiece. A poignant meditation on the … [Read more...]