July 15, 2024

Movies with Jonathan Demme


Jonathan Demme: Close Up Saturday, November 18 At The Nyack Center An evening of film clips and discussion, curated by Brooklyn Demme Tickets will go on sale soon! Here are three common observations about Jonathan Demme: he was well known to be liked and admired by all who met him; … [Read more...]

COUSIN BOBBY, a seldom-seen film by Jonathan Demme

ONLINE SALES will close at 3:00 on 5/29, but remaining tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:30. This film made by Jonathan Demme in 1992 may be primarily about his cousin Robert Castle, an Episcopalian priest who served in a Harlem church, but it is also a family reunion and his … [Read more...]


ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED. There are a few tickets left that will be sold at the door. Doors open at 7:30. This event will sell out, so arrive early. Short films by Jonathan Demme. Discussion with Brooklyn Demme, moderated by Daniel Wolff. Jonathan Demme was one of the most respected filmmakers … [Read more...]

Stop Making Sense | Free, outdoors at the Artopee Way Drive-In

Join the nationwide celebration of Jonathan Demme on July 19, when theaters all over the country are showing Stop Making Sense. In honor of our home town filmmaker, Nyack will show this film for free in the Artopee Way Drive-In (normally known as the Artopee Way Municipal Parking Lot). Stop … [Read more...]


Meet the Filmmaker: join director Jonathan Demme for a discussion after the screening. As the film opens, architect Halvard Solness, a despicable megalomaniac, lies dying. It soon becomes clear that Halvard is also a paranoid control freak who terrorizes everyone he comes in contact with. Halvard … [Read more...]

I’M CAROLYN PARKER: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful

Meet the Filmmakers: Producer/Director Jonathan Demme and Producer Daniel Wolff, in a discussion moderated by author James McBride. Within months of Hurricane Katrina, Jonathan Demme and Daniel Wolff began documenting New Orleans’ residents who were demanding their “right to return” to the city … [Read more...]