November 20, 2019

Movies with Biography

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

Rivertown Film cordially invites you to join us in remembering Toni Morrison (1931–2019), pre-eminent novelist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a longtime local resident. Made before she died, the film includes extensive interviews with … [Read more...]

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

ONLINE SALES CLOSE AT 3:00, but additional tickets will be available at the door. A journey inside the world and mind of Vincent van Gogh who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather … [Read more...]

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES

Roger Ailes was a news media pioneer who changed the nature of political discourse. In the process of creating a devoted audience, he angered both the right and left. An unquenchable, irrational thirst for power drove him; allegations of sexual harassment and of fostering a misogynistic culture at … [Read more...]

MARIA BY CALLAS

ONLINE TICKET SALES have ended. Additional tickets will be available at the door. This film is presented at the Rockland JCC, 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack. Doors open at 7:00. Film at 7:30.   A compendium of interviews, performances, and writings from Maria Callas that proves she was … [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...]

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...]

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...]

PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT

The heiress Peggy Guggenheim’s life was intertwined with art. During her travels, she fell in with the Dadaists in Paris in the 1920s, and is credited with introducing Britain to Modern Art. Back in New York, she gave first shows in her gallery to every major Abstract Expressionist. A shrewd … [Read more...]

JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE

Janis Joplin died in 1970 at 27, but the hard living, folk-blues singer remains a legend. Growing up, she was the antithesis of the All-American prom queen, and suffered deep emotional wounds. This fueled her talent and ambition, but no amount of artistic success and fame were able to eleviate the … [Read more...]

THE AMAZING NINA SIMONE

SOLD OUT! Unfortunately, there are no seats left at this event. The Amazing Nina Simone will open in New York City next Week. Before the film there will be a musical tribute to Nina Simone by Nina’s brother and Music Director, Jazz/Blues legend Sam Waymon, and his band. The life of one of … [Read more...]

IRIS

Meet the Filmmakers: Producers Rebekah Maysles and Laura Coxson will speak after the film. This film about love, statement eyeglasses, and making the grandest of entrances centers on 94-year-old Iris Apfel. Ms. Apfel is many things: a fashion icon, a late-in-life model, an eccentric collector of … [Read more...]

ALTMAN – a special event

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS EVENT - FREE FOR MEMBERS, regular prices for non-members. One free ticket per member, two for dual members. IMPORTANT: Please reserve online. While refusing to adhere to Hollywood conventions or the demands of its executives, Robert Altman's unique style of … [Read more...]

Rivertown Film Sponsors THE BUTLER, with Lafayette Theatre and African American Historical Society

Cecil Gaines was a sharecropper's son who grew up in the 1920s as a domestic servant for a family who casually destroyed his. Striking out on his own, Cecil was a valet of such efficiency and discretion that he became a butler in the White House, where he served numerous US Presidents over the … [Read more...]

Rivertown Sponsors: RUNNING WILD: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde, at the Lafayette Theatre

Benefit screening for ROSA, Ramapo Organized for Sustainability and a safe Aquifer. There will be a discussion with director Suzanne Mitchell, a board member of both ROSA as well as Rivertown Film Society, after the film. Saturday, Oct. 5th, 6:00 at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern. A cinematic … [Read more...]

STORIES WE TELL

Actress/director Sarah Polley sets out to learn more about her mysterious late mother in this moving, intelligent documentary. The relatives and friends she speaks with start digging into a shared past that grows more complex, surprising and touching with each recollection. Polley’s goal isn’t to … [Read more...]

PROJECT NIM

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...]

Coco Before Chanel

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Bright Star

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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

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Il Divo

Sponsored by Cinema Italiano of STAC … [Read more...]