March 24, 2019

Film Archives

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...]

BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

Online sales will end at 3:00 on February 27. Tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. How did New York City, the era, the people, and the movements that surrounded Jean-Michel Basquiat, a teenager of Haitian and Puerto Rican decent, form an artist who came to define late … [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...]

SHOPLIFTERS

After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a young girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her when she learns of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money through petty … [Read more...]

STUDIO 54

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70’s hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamour. It not only redefined the nightclub; it symbolized an entire era. Thirty-nine years later the velvet rope has been lifted, offering audiences a look inside through never before seen footage shot by Rockland County filmmaker … [Read more...]

TEA WITH THE DAMES

Advance sales end at 3:00, but tickets will be available at the door. Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, and Maggie Smith are four of the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and countless of the world’s highest honors between them. … [Read more...]

LIVE: Dark Side of the Hudson presents Pink Floyd’s ANIMALS and WISH YOU WERE HERE, with the original visuals

Rivertown Film welcomes Dark Side of the Hudson, the authentic Pink Floyd tribute experience, back to The Nyack Center for a fourth time, on December 27th.  The show is an exposition of the ethereal record Wish You Were Here as well as the unique and darker album Animals. Both records will be … [Read more...]

IN THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF: A Celebration of Verdi, and Italy’s Opera-Crazed Town

ADVANCE SALES ONLINE CLOSE AT 3:00 on Wednesday. Tickets will be available at the door, but please arrive a few minutes early. The Italian city of Parma and its magnificent Teatro Regio enjoy fame— some would say infamy— as the “toughest,” most passionate and best-informed opera audience in the … [Read more...]

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Cassius, an African American striver living in Oakland, works at a telemarketing firm. He’s told to “stick to the script” but soon his rise, fall and bizarre sideways bounces take him on a Faustian journey, trading his integrity for professional and material gain. A satirical portrait of a young man … [Read more...]

LOVE, GILDA

One of the first and brightest stars of Saturday Night Live, Gilda Radner played a critcal role in establishing SNL’s standing as the most important comedy showcase on television. An affectionate reminder of her brief and brilliant career, cut short by her death from cancer at 42, the film … [Read more...]

DRACULA (1931) with live musical accompaniment, presented with ArtsRock and Arts Angels

Dracula is the first and one of the most famous of a storied and long line of horror films made by Universal Studios. It is eclipsed perhaps only by Frankenstein, which began our Halloween series of classic horror three years ago. Despite numerous remakes this remains the definitive Dracula, thanks … [Read more...]

NEIL BERG’S 100 YEARS OF HOLLYWOOD

ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 ON SATURDAY. A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, STARTING AT 7:00. Composer/lyricist/producer Neil Berg brings to Rivertown Film a live musical revue of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's greatest musicals and classic films … [Read more...]

TO A MORE PERFECT UNION: United States v. Windsor, presented with Rockland County Pride and Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED, BUT TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7:30 After the death of her spouse, Edie Windsor was presented with a huge estate tax bill because federal tax benefits given to opposite-sex couples were denied to same-sex couples. Offended by this, Edie and … [Read more...]

WEATHER CANCELLATION!!! COCO, Main Street Movies presented by the Village of Nyack, FREE

COCO HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE EXPECTATION OF RAIN BEGINNING AT 8:00. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on performing music, Miguel dreams of becoming a musician. Desperate to prove his talent, he enters into the stunning Land of the Dead through the tomb of his ancestors, … [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...]

HISTORIC HAUNTINGS OF ROCKLAND: A Benefit for Rivertown Film

ADVANCE SALE TICKET ONLINE HAVE ENDED. A very few tickets will be available at the door. On June 29th Rivertown Film salutes the movies’ long fascination with ‘life on the other side’ at Historic Hauntings of Rockland, an otherworldly evening led by one of the region’s foremost leaders in … [Read more...]

THE DEATH OF STALIN

An eccentric, comic shocker about the iron-fisted Soviet ruler who racked up countless crimes against humanity, and his world of ashes and blood. When he falls ill and hovers near death, his toadies—Khrushchev among them—scurry around, organizing his funeral and engaging in a theatre of sycophancy, … [Read more...]