October 30, 2020

Movies with Drama

THE UNIVERSITY, presented by Rivertown Film and the Center for Safety and Change

This premier screening is free, but registration is required in order to receive a link to the film and to the discussion with the filmmaker. Abbey is a college freshman with hopes of starting a life away from home, traveling the world, and falling in love. Within the first few months of being on … [Read more...]

TAPE, presented online by Rivertown Film and Center for Safety and Change

Based on true events, TAPE is the story of two aspiring actresses who cross paths with the darker side of the entertainment industry. In order to inspire her own courage, Rosa pierces her tongue, cuts her wrists, and shaves her head, as a ritualistic homage to Shakespeare’s Lavinia from Titus … [Read more...]

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

A former laborer and his home-attendant wife—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When a job comes up as a delivery driver they sell their only asset, a car, to buy a van and the dream of someday owning a delivery franchise. Instead, … [Read more...]

CLEMENCY – CANCELED

CANCELED. An absorbing character study that pulls us into the various ways in which people facing impossible ethical circumstances strive to achieve some state of grace. This is a dense, emotional film crafted with restraint and precision, drawing performances that illuminate the internal … [Read more...]

THE FAREWELL

A woman born in China but raised in the U.S. returns for a visit, to find that the beloved matriarch of the family has only a few weeks left to live. Not wanting to upset the elderly woman, the entire family has agreed to keep this a secret from her. To explain why family members are gathering they … [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 LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Online sales end at 3:00, but tickets will be on sale when the doors open at 7:30.  Jimmie Fails is trying to hold onto a sense of home in San Francisco. His parents are MIA, his old house is now lived in by others. He flops with a friend, while searching for home— both literal and existential. … [Read more...]

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

A film about how the world changes, how individual actions and the forces of fate together bring glory and ruin to a hero and his family.  A Homeric tale revolving around the Colombian drug trade from the sixties to the eighties, shady deals, double-crosses, and miscalculations, it becomes a … [Read more...]

THE WIFE

Joan Castleman has been married to celebrated, egotistical writer Joe for years, subjugating her own talents. When he wins the Nobel Prize, they travel to Stockholm, where Joan keeps Joe in line while he and the other all-male winners prepare to receive their glory. Another writer—hoping to be Joe’s … [Read more...]

CAPERNAUM

In Beirut, 12-year-old Zain is suing his parents for bringing him into the world and failing to care for him or his siblings. Prior to the suit, Zain finds relief from his disorderly home by running errands for shopkeepers. After his parents marry off his younger sister, Zain flees, moving into the … [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...]

Rockland ReelAbilities Film Festival: NATHANS KINGDOM

ONLINE TICKETS END AT 3:00 PM ON FRIDAY, but additional tickets will be available at the door. A coming-of-age drama/fantasy about Nathan, a 25-year-old autistic man who depends upon Laura, his younger, opiate-addicted sister, for help navigating the challenges of life. Rather than surrender to … [Read more...]

BLACKkKLANSMAN

It’s the early 1970s, and the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department sets out to make a name for himself by infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon teams up with a more seasoned colleague for the undercover investigation of a lifetime, … [Read more...]

THE HATE U GIVE, presented by Nyack Center, OCADA’s Teen Council, and Rivertown Film

A FREE SCREENING, Presented by Nyack Center and OCADA’s Teen Council, with Rivertown Film. Highly recommended. Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy … [Read more...]

COLUMBUS

When a renowned architecture scholar falls ill, his son finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana, where he strikes up a friendship with a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops they explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: his … [Read more...]

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

The winner of the 2018 Best Foreign Language Oscar, the film introduces us to Marina, a waitress and occasional cabaret singer, who lives in Chile with her lover, Orlando. Marina is transgender, and strives for her dignity despite enormous odds. When Orlando dies, Marina’s identity is called into … [Read more...]

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Online advance sale tickets have closed, but tickets will be available at the door tonight. Doors open at 7:30. Six-year-old Moonee lives in a rundown motel in Florida near Disney World. Her young mother does what she can to provide the essentials but Moonee and her friends are kids at risk. … [Read more...]

Short Films by Award Winning Rockland Filmmakers

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, which opens at 7:15. We advise you to come early as many tickets have sold.    Short films by five acclaimed filmmakers:  Susanna Styron (House of Teeth), Deborah Kampmeier (Peel), Gabrielle Lasnsner (The Birch … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]