November 24, 2017

Movies in Genre Meet the Filmmaker

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 Their teacher was the constant in their lives, her little house a refuge as the seasons changed, her parties legendary. A group … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

THE END OF THE TOUR

SORRY! THIS FILM HAS BEEN CANCELED. Starting Time: 8:15. Meet the Filmmaker: David Lipsky, upon whose experience this film is based. A tale of two writers, both named David. In 1996, David Lipsky, whose first novel failed to garner notice, accompanied the acclaimed author David Foster Wallace … [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...]

IRIS

Meet the Filmmakers: Producers Rebekah Maysles and Laura Coxson will speak after the film. This film about love, statement eyeglasses, and making the grandest of entrances centers on 94-year-old Iris Apfel. Ms. Apfel is many things: a fashion icon, a late-in-life model, an eccentric collector of … [Read more...]

THE AMERICAN NURSE

Meet the Filmmaker: Director Carolyn Jones and producer Lisa Frank. Through powerful and compelling portraits of five nurses, The American Nurse confronts some of the biggest issues facing America - aging, war, poverty, and prisons. Jason Short drives up a creek to reach a home-bound cancer … [Read more...]

ALTMAN – a special event

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS EVENT - FREE FOR MEMBERS, regular prices for non-members. One free ticket per member, two for dual members. IMPORTANT: Please reserve online. While refusing to adhere to Hollywood conventions or the demands of its executives, Robert Altman's unique style of … [Read more...]

Rivertown Film Sponsors: LAKAY

Drawn back to Haiti by the 2010 earthquake, the filmmakers reveal the tragedy from an intimate and personal perspective. Even in the face of tragedy they find moments of inspiration and laughter, and ways to strike a balance between suffering and joy. Lakay is a story about family, and Haiti, and … [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...]