August 19, 2022

Movies with Meet the Filmmaker

VIRGIN BLACKTOP: A New York Skate Odyssey – FREE in Memorial Park, Nyack

“VIRGIN BLACKTOP: A New York Skate Odyssey" is an uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a funky crew of suburban New York City kids. To be specific, they were Rockland kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in common except a passion for skateboarding. Despite their … [Read more...]

GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN, Meet the Filmmaker, presented with Moms Demand Action Rockland

The extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, her fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her life as one of the most effective activists in the battle for gun violence prevention and in promoting understanding of the language condition aphasia. … [Read more...]

THE AUTOMAT, streaming from May 13 through May 26

“The Automat” recounts the lost history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served affordable-priced quality food to millions of New Yorkers and Philadelphians for more than a century. Found by Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart in 1888, it revolutionized the nation’s restaurant … [Read more...]

SEARCHING FOR MR. RUGOFF, streaming from 1/21 through 1/25

Searching for Mr. Rugoff is the story of Donald Rugoff, the crazy genius behind Cinema 5, the mid-century theater chain and film distribution company. Rugoff was a difficult (some would say impossible) person but was also the man who kicked art films into the mainstream with outrageous marketing … [Read more...]

Atomic Cover-Up, presented with ArtsRock, ONLINE from 1/11 through 1/16

Rivertown Film and ArtsRock present the local premiere, with discussion, of "Atomic Cover-up," an award-winning first documentary by Nyack writer/filmmaker Greg Mitchell that tells the story of the US government suppression of motion picture film shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by American and … [Read more...]

ROCKLAND IN MOTION 2021 REDUX

If you were to make a short film, what would it be about? Rockland in Motion provides an answer from eighteen of our Rockland County neighbors. 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 … [Read more...]

Rockland in Motion 2021

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 working independently, and many doing both. Some see themselves as artists, often working in disciplines such as visual art, … [Read more...]

GANJA & HESS

Directed by Bill Gunn, with Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn, Sam Waymon. USA, 1973, 110 minutes, rated R for sex, nudity, and blood. All tickets: $8.00. Sign up to be alerted when tickets go on sale by sending an email to film@jameschingroup.com. Flirting with the conventions of … [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...]

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...]

TAPE, presented online by Rivertown Film and Center for Safety and Change

Based on true events, TAPE is the story of two aspiring actresses who cross paths with the darker side of the entertainment industry. In order to inspire her own courage, Rosa pierces her tongue, cuts her wrists, and shaves her head, as a ritualistic homage to Shakespeare’s Lavinia from Titus … [Read more...]

LOST IN THE STARS, presented by Rockland Center for the Arts

Rivertown Film is honored to be a Community Partner for LOST IN THE STARS, a portrait of Maxwell Anderson, the great 20th-century playwright and a resident of South Mountain Road from the 1920s until the 1950s. His plays, musicals, and movies include Key Largo, The Bad Seed, What Price Glory, Anne … [Read more...]

MEGAMALL

Online / advance sale tickets will end at 3:00 on Wednesday. Additional tickets will be sold at the door when they open at 7:30. If you don’t know the story of the Palisades Center in West Nyack, don’t miss this! If you do know the story, you might want a refresher, because the Town of Clarkstown … [Read more...]

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...]

Short Films by Award Winning Rockland Filmmakers

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, which opens at 7:15. We advise you to come early as many tickets have sold.    Short films by five acclaimed filmmakers:  Susanna Styron (House of Teeth), Deborah Kampmeier (Peel), Gabrielle Lasnsner (The Birch … [Read more...]

BACKPACK FULL OF CASH

Online ticket sales close at 3:00 PM but tickets will still be available at the door. Doors open at 7:30. Meet the Filmmakers: Sarah Mondale, Vera Aronow, Roger Grange Narrated by Matt Damon, Backpack Full of Cash explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on … [Read more...]

HER MAGNUM OPUS

Our annual holiday celebration, free admission for members but PLEASE reserve in advance via the online ticket page! Meet the Filmmaker: director and editor, Marta Renzi. ONLINE ADVANCE SALES END AT 3:00PM. Tickets will still be available at the door. Their teacher was the constant in their lives, … [Read more...]

McCullers Centennial: A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD and A DOMESTIC DILEMMA

The reservation list for the Carson McCullers Centennial screening is completely full. There may be cancellations, in which case new reservation will be taken, so check the ordering fields below regularly. An evening in honor of Carson McCullers, a resident of Nyack from 1945 to 1967. After … [Read more...]

LITTLE MEN

Meet the Filmmaker, via Skype: director Ira Sachs Jake and Tony are two middle school boys from very different backgrounds whose paths cross in Brooklyn: Jake, is from an upscale family, and Tony, a working class Latino who is being raised mostly by his mother, Leonor. Leonor runs a dress shop in … [Read more...]

ZERO DAYS

Meet the Filmmaker: Oscar winning director Alex Gibney This sobering documentary focuses on the spread of computer malware – specifically Stuxnet, which the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility. The nightmare of push-button nuclear annihilation has … [Read more...]