September 19, 2017

Film Archives

THE WIZARD OF OZ: Outdoors and Free

A tornado sweeps Dorothy and her little dog Toto away from Aunt Em and Uncle Henry’s hardscrabble farm and drops them in the Land of Oz, a colorful world of munchkins, witches, a brainless scarecrow, a heartless tin man, a cowardly lion, and a powerful wizard. One of cinema’s all-time great coming … [Read more...]

DON’T THINK TWICE

The six members of the Commune, an improv troupe struggling to stay afloat in Manhattan, dream of breaking into television. When one of them is cast in a Saturday Night Live-like program, anxiety and competitiveness threaten to destroy their cozy unity. Concerns about their “expiration dates” in the … [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...]

BACK TO THE FUTURE, CANCELED in Memorial Park, Nyack

  SORRY, THIS SCREENING HAS BEEN CANCELED. CHECK BACK AGAIN FOR INFORMATION ON OUTDOOR SCREENINGS IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.  1980s teenager Marty McFly steps into a tricked out DeLorean time machine owned by the local mad scientist and ends up in 1955. Now he has to make sure his parents meet … [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...]

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...]

NERUDA

This biopic about the hot-blooded Chilean poet and leftist politician Pablo Neruda facing an emerging dictatorship in Chile illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. In 1948, Neruda is engaged in a rhetorical war with Chile’s president, who is moving … [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...]

The 3rd Annual INSPIRED!

  The creative process is a mystery, known only to the artist. Or is it?     Not always. On Saturday, February 25, Rivertown Film gives our guests a peek into this “mystery.” Thirteen artists from various disciplines—photographer, filmmaker, singer, dancer, sculptor, … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

DANCE TO THE MOVIES: a benefit for Rivertown Film

  Dance to some of the great film dance sequences of all time at Rivertown Film’s fourth Dance to the Movies extravaganza. Join us at Nyack’s famous West Gate Lounge and dance to a sensational DJ and great dance clips from films like Saturday Night Fever, Fame, Grease, and Dirty Dancing; … [Read more...]