September 24, 2017

Upcoming Movies at Nyack Center

Off and Running

Showing: October 27, 2010 - 8:00 PM
Title: Off and Running
Year: 2009
Country: USA
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Meet Avery Klein-Cloud, an African-American teenager at the center of this powerful, intimate documentary about family and identity. Raised in a household with white Jewish lesbian parents and two adopted non-white brothers, Avery’s curiosity about her biological mother and her search for racial … [Read more...]

Winter’s Bone

Showing: Wednesday, November 3 – 8:00 PM
Title: Winter's Bone
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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One of the year’s most critically acclaimed films, this riveting crime thriller follows 17-year-old Ree’s quest to find her father, a convicted methamphetamine dealer who disappeared after posting the family homestead for bail. If she fails, her impoverished family will be turned out into the Ozark … [Read more...]

Camp Victory, Afghanistan

Showing: Wednesday, November 17 – 8:00 PM
Title: Camp Victory, Afghanistan
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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Assembled from 300 hours of footage shot in Afghanistan over three years, this remarkable documentary follows several US National Guardsmen, the Afghan officers they worked with, and the new Afghan battalion to be trained. Their stories – of frustrations and friendship across cultural, political and … [Read more...]

Soul Kitchen

Showing: Wednesday, December 15 – 8:00 PM
Title: Soul Kitchen
Year: 2009
Country: Germany
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Celebrated filmmaker Fatih Akin’s oddball comedy of food, friends, music, and Hamburg’s multicultural, bohemian/grunge subculture. Zinos, owner of a scruffy restaurant, is struggling to stay in business amid a series of calamities and the eccentric characters around him – including an ex-con brother … [Read more...]

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Showing: Wednesday, January 12 – 8 PM
Title: Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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DIG OUT AND COME ENJOY A GREAT EVENING. THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AS PLANNED. After the film, join Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) in a discussion led by Francis Wilkinson (Executive Editor, The Week magazine). Gibney’s film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room was also … [Read more...]

White Irish Drinkers

Showing: January 19 – 8:00 PM
Title: White Irish Drinkers
Year: 2011
Country: USA
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Special pre-release screening and Q&A with director John Gray and, schedules permitting, film stars Stephen Lang (Avatar, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Public Enemies), and Peter Riegert (Traffic, Crossing Delancey, Animal House). 1/18 UPDATE: The guest line-up is changing, and Stephen Lang is … [Read more...]

Soundtrack for a Revolution

Showing: Wednesday, February 9 – 8:00 PM
Title: Soundtrack for a Revolution
Year: 2009
Country: USA
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Featuring a post-screening performance by The Male Chorus of The First Baptist Church of Spring Valley. The story of the American civil rights movement, told through the powerful music sung on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells. The infectious energy of these freedom songs, which … [Read more...]

HOWL

Showing: Wednesday, February 23 – 8:00 PM
Title: HOWL
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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Post-screening HOWL Happening: discussion about the film, Ginsberg and poetry. It’s San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. The film recounts this moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as … [Read more...]

THE JONESES, (Directors Cut)

Showing: Wednesday, March 9 – 8:00 PM
Title: The Jonese (Directors Cut)
Year: 2009
Country: USA
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Join two-time Oscar nominee Kristi Zea for the “not-Hollywood-enough” director’s cut of The Joneses, never before shown in the U.S. A "jaw-dropping" premise (Rex Reed), great performances and a strong festival kick-off gave this fun satire of consumer culture early momentum. Then it stalled. After … [Read more...]

WASTE LAND

Showing: Wednesday, March 23 – 8:00 PM
Title: WASTE LAND
Year: 2010
Country: Brazil, UK
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Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary (2011). Join us afterward for "A Screenwriter's Perspective" with J.D. Zeik. Waste Land follows the journey of renowned artist Vik Muniz to the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, outside Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band … [Read more...]

MADE IN DAGENHAM

Showing: Wednesday, April 13 – 8:00 PM
Title: MADE IN DAGENHAM
Year: 2010
Country: United Kingdom
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A vintage “girl power” tale based on the true story of 187 female sewing machine operators at a Ford plant sweatshop in 1968, whose threat to strike eventually led the British Parliament to pass an Equal Pay Act. Starring award-winner Sally Hawkins as Rita, their fast-talking, fiery-tempered leader … [Read more...]

TODAY’S SPECIAL

Showing: Wednesday, April 27 — 8:00 PM
Title: TODAY'S SPECIAL
Year: 2009
Country: USA
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Meet the Filmmakers: Indian film star and renown cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, with Rockland County indie producer Declan Baldwin. Aasif Mandvi (cowriter and star of Today's Special has been called to work at his regular job as "International Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and … [Read more...]

VISION: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

Showing: Wednesday, May 11 – 8:00 PM
Title: VISION: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
Year: 2010
Country: German
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Renowned director Margarethe von Trotta’s portrayal of the 12th century Benedict nun, an extraordinary mystic, composer, writer, healer and ecological activist. Barbara Sukowa captures von Bingen’s fierce determination to expand women’s roles within the order, despite outrage from the Church. Lushly … [Read more...]

PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune

Showing: May 25 – 8:00 PM
Title: PHIL OCHS: There But For Fortune
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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MEET THE FILMMAKER: Writer/Director Kenneth Bowser will be interviewed by Declan Baldwin after the screening. A revealing biography of a conflicted truth-seeking troubadour who, with his guitar in hand, stood up for what he believed and challenged us all to do the same. Unyielding in his political … [Read more...]

POETRY

Showing: Wednesday, June 8 – 8:00 PM
Title: POETRY
Year: 2010
Country: South Korea
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Winner, Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival 2010 Mija, a sixty-something woman, makes a living by cleaning house for an elderly man. Faced with the discovery of a monstrous crime involving her sullen adolescent grandson, it is Mija’s poetry class at a local cultural center that gives her … [Read more...]

QUEEN TO PLAY

Showing: Wednesday, June 22 – 8:00 PM
Title: Queen to Play
Year: 2010
Country: Fance, German
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Oscar winner Kevin Kline (in his first French-speaking role) and French star Sandrine Bonnaire shine in this sophisticated dramedy set on the beautiful isle of Corsica. Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène’s newfound obsession with chess—a passion that rankles her husband and teenage daughter—leads her to … [Read more...]

BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK

Showing: Wednesday, July 13 – 8:00 PM
Title: Bill Cunningham New York
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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AFTER THE FILM, join a discussion of what makes Bill Cunningham so unique, with two guests who produced their own short profile of Cunningham over a decade ago: Amy Atkins (news anchor, correspondent, style & fashion specialist and former host of Fox Style News) and award-winning cinematographer … [Read more...]

MEEK’S CUTOFF

Showing: Wednesday, July 27 – 8:00 PM
Title: Meek's Cutoff
Year: 2010
Country: USA
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A Western that captures the immense hardships and strange, frightening lands faced by early pioneers—a far cry from the macho world of John Wayne. Three families, guided by the enigmatic Stephen Meek, are lost along the Oregon Trail, facing hunger, thirst, and exhaustion. When a Native American … [Read more...]

ROCKLAND FILMMAKERS PRESENTS “STEEL EARTH”

Showing: Tuesday, September 20, 8:00 PM – Nyack Center
Title: Steel Earth
Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Country: USA
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STEEL EARTH Episode 1: “Auto Archaeology,” 10 minutes, 2009; Episode 2, “Dodge Coronet,” 17 minutes, 2010; Episode 3, “Tackamack Park,” 22 minutes, 2011; Produced & Directed by Jason Paris, made in Rockland County Tickets: $5, sold at the door. … [Read more...]

PROJECT NIM

Showing: Wednesday, September 21 - 8:00 pm
Title: PROJECT NIM
Year: 2011
Country: UK
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MEET THE FILMMAKERS: Post-film discussion with Rockland actor Bern Cohen and members of Nim’s first adoptive human family, moderated by New York Times “Science Times” editor David Corcoran. Oscar-winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) tells the story of Nim, the “subject” of a 1970’s experiment … [Read more...]