October 31, 2020

Movies with Documentary

HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT, DO SOMETHING, presented with ArtsRock HELD OVER

Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (Taxi and Cats in the Cradle) spent his fame and fortune chasing a dream to end world hunger and poverty, and in the process inspired, changed, and saved the lives of millions of people. His lyrics and melodies tell us about ourselves, our lives, and our … [Read more...]

JOHN LEWIS: Good Trouble, 3rd week! Presented by Nyack Center Teen Council, sponsored by OCADA

Held over for a 3rd week! JOHN LEWIS (1940 – 2020) gave 60-plus years of his life to social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using interviews with Lewis last year, when he was 80 years old, John Lewis: Good Trouble … [Read more...]

BEARS OF DURANGO, rescheduled for streaming at 6PM on Sunday, August 16

TICKET SALES END AT 6:00 PM ON SUNDAY. Our region may not be quite as much bear country as Durango is, where this film is shot, but we are increasingly likely to see these large animals on the streets of our villages and suburbs. Why is this happening? Can we coexist? Dive headfirst into bear … [Read more...]

CATNIP NATION, streaming from Aug. 4 at 6PM to Aug. 6 at 6PM, AND August 12, 6PM to August 13, 6PM

The last opportunity for streaming CATNIP NATION will be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 13. The discussion on Zoom begins at 7:30. Would you risk arrest for a cat? A stray cat? Would you disassociate yourself from your longtime political allies and upset your status quo to protect cats? Stray … [Read more...]

QUARANTINE CAT FILM FESTIVAL, held over, through 8/6

Cat enthusiasts from around the world filmed their beloved felines during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, and out of their 1,100 submissions has been compiled the cutest, funniest, bravest and most loving – exclusively filmed during the pandemic. Welcome to the Quarantine Cat Film Festival, which … [Read more...]

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT, held over

Art history is being rewritten. Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works … [Read more...]

KUSAMA— INFINITY, streaming online only for Rivertown Film

Yayoi Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was shameful. In spite of it all, she has created a legacy that … [Read more...]

THE AMERICAN NURSE and MEET THE FILMMAKER, free, in appreciation of the health care community

In acknowledgement of Nurse Appreciation Month, Week, and Day, we salute our health care community. The American Nurse, which Rivertown Film presented in May, 2015, has been made available for free streaming for free. And on Nurse Appreciation Day, May 6, our Artists from the Archive series will … [Read more...]

HELD OVER! THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES, from Rivertown Film and Rockland Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.  In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES … [Read more...]

THE WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL: ONLINE, hosted ROSA 4 Rockland and Rivertown Film

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE CHECK YOU EMAIL SPAM FOLDERS The Wild & Scenic Film Festival WILL GO ON despite Covid-19 social distancing.  For the first time, this two-hour selection of 14, family-friendly short films curated from the nation’s … [Read more...]

VARDA BY AGNÈS: CANCELED

For the health and safety of our audience, tonight's screening of VARDA BY AGNES is being canceled. Hopefully we will be able to schedule it again soon.   The final film by the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of her own career. … [Read more...]

LOST IN THE STARS, presented by Rockland Center for the Arts

Rivertown Film is honored to be a Community Partner for LOST IN THE STARS, a portrait of Maxwell Anderson, the great 20th-century playwright and a resident of South Mountain Road from the 1920s until the 1950s. His plays, musicals, and movies include Key Largo, The Bad Seed, What Price Glory, Anne … [Read more...]

AMAZING GRACE

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. Tickerts will still be on sale at the door, starting at 7:30. Please arrive early. A 1972 concert recording of Aretha Franklin’s best and biggest-selling gospel album, shot at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts. Featuring astounding footage of … [Read more...]

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

Tonight's film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, may sell out. Online ticket purchase is recommended but will end at 3:00. Tickets will be sold at the door, but please arrive early to buy them, and if you have purchased online, arrive early for a good seat. Rivertown Film cordially invites you to … [Read more...]

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 3:00, but tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30. With one of the most stunning voices to ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt emerged in the folk rock scene of the 1960s and went on to create unforgettable music across rock, pop, country, folk, … [Read more...]

A BIGGER SPLASH

Celebrate LGBTQ History Month ONLINE SALES END AT 3:00 on Oct. 23, but tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30. A Bigger Splash dispenses with talking-heads to create an innovative film about the English-born, California-based artist David Hockney that honors its subject … [Read more...]

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT 3:00 ON 10/16, but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. John Chester and his wife Molly left Los Angeles to establish a farm where they could live in anti-corporate harmony with nature. Nature gives but it also takes away, and eventually they … [Read more...]

SATAN & ADAM

This gritty, lovely documentary follows the unlikely musical partnership between Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, a black studio and backup musician for stars like Etta James, James Brown, and Marvin Gaye in the ‘60s and ‘70s, and Adam Gussow, a white Princeton graduate who grew up in Rockland County. A … [Read more...]

MEGAMALL

Online / advance sale tickets will end at 3:00 on Wednesday. Additional tickets will be sold at the door when they open at 7:30. If you don’t know the story of the Palisades Center in West Nyack, don’t miss this! If you do know the story, you might want a refresher, because the Town of Clarkstown … [Read more...]

COUSIN BOBBY, a seldom-seen film by Jonathan Demme

ONLINE SALES will close at 3:00 on 5/29, but remaining tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30. This film made by Jonathan Demme in 1992 may be primarily about his cousin Robert Castle, an Episcopalian priest who served in a Harlem church, but it is also a family reunion and his … [Read more...]