June 12, 2021

Movies with Documentary


Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in Alabama, and after the Civil War he farmed as a sharecropper. In the late 1920s, aging and alone, he moved to Montgomery and worked odd jobs until, in his 80s, he became homeless and started to draw and paint scenes from plantation … [Read more...]


An insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of a generation of youth leaders determined to take the reigns and fight for justice at a most critical time in our nation’s history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over the … [Read more...]


Rivertown Film is pleased to bring the Oscar-Nominated Short Films to our audience in 2021. Streaming will begin on April 2. For the 16th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered in separately purchased programs – … [Read more...]

STRAY, streaming from March 5

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished … [Read more...]

WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL recording available through 4/28

Rivertown Film and ROSA4Rockland, the grassroots environmental non-profit, once again teamed up to present this creative evening of award-winning shorts that combine poignant story-telling and gorgeous cinematography. As in 2020, this year’s festival will be online, but live and with local content, … [Read more...]


The rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement is chronicled in Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman, which offers an unprecedented look at the life and works of Stickley as told through interviews, archival materials, and a close examination of his most iconic … [Read more...]


M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity is the story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher ( -1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, … [Read more...]

THE PRATT IN THE HAT, held through Sunday, Feb. 28. Free!

THE  PRATT IN THE HAT A Film by Susan Hillary – starring Frances Pratt 2021, 12 minutes, documentary Streaming from February 19 through 25 This is a fine-cut, pre-release streaming for Black History Month. Donations made during the streaming will benefit the Nyack NAACP. View the film … [Read more...]

MUSEUM TOWN, presented by Rivertown Film and the Arts Council of Rockland

MUSEUM TOWN tells the story of a massive museum, MASS MoCA, the town of North Adams that is its home, and the great risk, hope, and power of art to transform a post-industrial city. MASS MoCA is now the largest museum for contemporary art in the world, and it houses some of the largest works of art … [Read more...]

CITY HALL, streaming at Rivertown Film Online

City government touches upon almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us take for granted necessary services like sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing bureaus, recordkeeping, as well a myriad of other activities that support the citizenry. In City Hall, through a series of … [Read more...]


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...]


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...]