April 12, 2021

Film Archives


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...]


Piermont based writer and director Kathleen Collins (1942 – 1988) made two groundbreaking films, both available for streaming: The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (50 minutes; 1980) and the feature film, Losing Ground (1982), which was just selected for the prestigious National Film Registry for their … [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...]

MARTIN EDEN, at Rivertown Film Online

Martin Eden is a sprawling, enthralling, narrative that sweeps though Italy in the 20th Century. Martin is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica … [Read more...]

ROCKLAND IN MOTION REDUX. Programs 1 & 2, and the two conversations with the filmmakers, for one week only

As the year comes to an end and many are unable to return safely home to the county for the holiday season, we are revisiting our two part short film series from earlier this year highlighting the work of artists with Rockland roots: ROCKLAND IN MOTION. For one week only, you can rewatch our program … [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...]


  INTRODUCING RIVERTOWN FILM ONLINE Stay Inspired and Artists From The Archive   What inspires you? Check out how local artists answered that question at our 6th Annual Inspired! in February, and Stay Inspired! The latest excerpts from Stay Inspired! are Musician and … [Read more...]


    Program 2 of Rockland in Motion begins on Wednesday, September 30, and streams continuously through Tuesday, October 13. VIEW PROGRAM 2 HERE   Sponsored by   There will be a Zoom discussion on Wednesday, October 7, at 6:30. The discussion host is Nana Kwame … [Read more...]


  Part 1 of Rockland in Motion begins on Wednesday, September 16, and streams continuously through Tuesday, September 29. VISIT ROCKLAND IN MOTION PROGRAM 2 HERE LEARN ABOUT PROGRAM 1, BELOW   Sponsored by   There will be a Zoom discussion hosted by Travis Stever on … [Read more...]

ROCKLAND IN MOTION: Short Films with Roots in Rockland

 A series of 20 short films made by filmmakers with roots in Rockland County Sponsored by Emerald Medicare   Filmmakers have been living and working in Rockland County since early in the silent era, some providing their talents to the commercial film and television industries, others … [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...]

BAND OF OUTSIDERS, streaming 7/2 through 7/8

Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile (Anna Karina). When Odile lets slip that a stash of cash is ineptly hidden in the isolated villa where she lives, the men hatch a plan to … [Read more...]

RIFIFI, streaming from 6/26 through 7/2

After five years in prison, a thief is invited by his dear friends and fellow criminals to steal jewels from a famous jewelry store, and he declines. But when he discovers that his former girlfriend has become the lover of a nightclub owner, he proposes to his friends a burglary of the nightclub … [Read more...]

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...]