March 29, 2017

Film Archives

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...]

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...]

FRANKENSTEIN (1931) With Live Music Score, Presented by ArtsRock, Arts Angels, & Rivertown Film

The 1931 horror classic FRANKENSTEIN was made without any underscoring. Now contemporary classical composer and conductor Michael Shapiro has written music to accompany the entire film. See the Boris Karloff classic on the BIG SCREEN while hearing 15 members of the THE CHAPPAQUA ORCHESTRA conducted … [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...]

MARY POPPINS (raindate) Free at Artopee Way Drive In

In stuffy old London, a super-nanny descends (from the sky, via umbrella) on a dysfunctional family with precocious children and proceeds to employ some rather remarkable skills, a bit of magic, and a teaspoon of sugar, to improve their lives. This classic musical received a record (in its day) 13 … [Read more...]

SHAUN THE SHEEP: WEATHER CANCELLATION

HOT, STORMY AND GENERALLY UNSTABLE WEATHER is keeping the sheep in the barn and forcing a cancellation of BOTH the screening on 8/12 AND the publicized rain date of Saturday, 8/13. We will reschedule soon.   All is well at Mossy Bottom Farm, except for the fact that the animals will do … [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...]

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, outdoors and under the stars in Nyack’s Memorial Park

Presented with Wright Bros. Real Estate, Village of Nyack and Festoon E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Directed by Steven Spielberg With Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote 1982, USA, 120 minutes, rated PG The unforgettable epic of a young boy who befriends an extraterrestrial who is … [Read more...]

Cancellation/Rescheduling: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, presented by the Hopper House Art Center

RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 10, 8:00. Rivertown Film joins the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Kiam Records and Festoon to present a screening of The Man Who Fell to Earth, in tribute to the late David Bowie. SUNDAY, July 10, 8:00 PM, in the Hopper House garden. $12 General Admission $8 … [Read more...]

THE BIRDCAGE (rescheduled)

NEW DATE! Outdoors under the stars and FREE, presented with Christopher Street Financial, Village of Nyack, Rockland Gay Pride Center and Festoon The American remake of the French comedy La Cage aux Folles about a gay man whose son wants him to play it straight for a few days. Everything goes … [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...]