February 20, 2018

Film Archives

LUCKY

Advance sales have closed but additional tickets will be available at the door. LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and other characters who inhabit his off-the-map desert town. Having outlived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds … [Read more...]

LOVING VINCENT

ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED but tickets will be available at the door. Doors will be open by 7:30. Come early to get a good seat. An animated film composed of 65,000 oil paintings in the style of Vincent van Gogh that tells the story of the painters’ final days, and, through his art, the story of his … [Read more...]

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH

Online ticket sales close at 3:00 PM but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Meet the Filmmakers: Sarah Mondale, Vera Aronow, Roger Grange Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on … [Read more...]

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. ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END AT 3:00PM. Tickets will still be available at the door. Their teacher was the constant in their lives, … [Read more...]

ANIMALS and DARK SIDE OF THE MOON: played by Dark Side of the Hudson

Online advance sale tickets are CLOSED. A very few tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:45. The ten-piece band Dark Side of the Hudson returns to the Nyack Center to perform Pink Floyd's 1977 release Animals and 1973 release Dark Side of the Moon, just as you remember them, with … [Read more...]

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...]