November 23, 2017

Film Archives

THE WEDDING PLAN

Michal is blindsided by her fiancé when he calls off their wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to single life, she puts her trust in fate. She enlists matchmakers, books a venue, buys a dress, sends invitations, and resists pleas by family and friends to reconsider her plan. As … [Read more...]

INSPIRED!

ADVANCE SALE TICKETS are no longer available but additional tickets will be sold at the door. Please arrive early for a good seat. Doors open at 7:30 The creative process is a mystery, known only to the artist. Or is it?   Not always. On Friday, November 10, Rivertown Film gives our guests … [Read more...]

NOSFERATU, with Live Accompaniment, presented with ArtsRock and Arts Angels

Live accompaniment on organ by Ben Model, one of the leading silent film accompanists in the world. Nosferatu is one of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces. Building on the unusual design ideas introduced by The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari the previous year, its eerie, gothic look and … [Read more...]

OBIT.

Call it a morbid fascination, but many people turn to the obituary page in the daily newspaper before reading anything else. This film looks at the fine writers employed by The New York Times, whose mission it is to create these tributes to the recently deceased as they rush to meet deadlines, … [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 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...]