March 23, 2023

2022 programming


A selection of flyers, photographs and video from Rivertown Film’s 2022 programming.

Ira Deutchman, one of the central participants of American independent film distribution, discussed his film on Zoom, Monday, January 24, at 6:00 PM, with two of the founders of Rivertown Film, Director Nancy Savoca and Producer Richard Guay.

On August 19, Rivertown Film presented Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey, a documentary about a local interracial skateboard team in the 1970s, following the member’s lives to the present day. The filmmaker and team members participated in a Zoom discussion on August 23.

The free screening of Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey was in a park by the Hudson River, with the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in the background. Community Partners were: The Nyack Film Festival, Village of Nyack, Visit Nyack Chamber of Commerce, The Nyack Center, The Nyack NAACP, Nyack Merchants United and the Art, Craft and Antique Dealers Association.

Rivertown Film presented a selection of short films from Bessie Award winning choreographer and prolific filmmaker Marta Renzi on August 24 in the backyard garden of the Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center.

After Marta Renzi’s films were shown she discussed them with Laura Harrison, President of the Bogliasco Foundation. The Edward Hopper House was a Community Partner.

On September 8, a plaque was placed outside the one time home of Actress Helen Hayes and her husband Charles MacArthur acknowledging their accomplishments. The evening before, Rivertown Film presented a program of film clips and commentary by film historian John DiLeo.

Helen Hayes on Film: When the First Lady of Broadway conquered Hollywood was presented seven blocks down the road from the Home of Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur. The Community Partners was Celebrating Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County.

On November 16, Rivertown Film presented a new documentary Hopper: An American Love Story, to coincide with the Whitney Museum’s exhibition, “Edward Hopper’s New York” and the Edward Hopper House Museum’s “Edward Hopper’s Hudson River Boyhood and Emerging Artistic Vision.” The photograph above captures a moment when the audience is seeing Hoppers “New York Movie.” Hopper grew up six blocks away from this screening.