December 10, 2022

Movies with Art

Hopper: An American Love Story, presented by The Edward Hopper House Museum and Rivertown Film

Filmmaker Phil Grabsky's new documentary Hopper: An American Love Story been released in October 2022 to coincide with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s exhibition, "Edward Hopper’s New York" and Edward Hopper House Museum's "Edward Hopper’s Hudson River Boyhood and Emerging Artistic Vision." The … [Read more...]

INSPIRED! 2022: The Recording

A free streaming. For the very first time, Rivertown Film is exhibiting a recording of our signature fundraising event, the widely acclaimed Inspired! We are making it available for FREE, thanks to the agreement of the participants, as a thank you to our community for supporting us for twenty years. … [Read more...]

BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS

Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in Alabama, and after the Civil War he farmed as a sharecropper. In the late 1920s, aging and alone, he moved to Montgomery and worked odd jobs until, in his 80s, he became homeless and started to draw and paint scenes from plantation … [Read more...]

GUSTAV STICKLEY: AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN, streaming from March 5

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

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...]

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...]

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT, held over

Art history is being rewritten. Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works … [Read more...]

KUSAMA— INFINITY, streaming online only for Rivertown Film

Yayoi Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was shameful. In spite of it all, she has created a legacy that … [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...]