July 16, 2024

Film Archives

La Chimera

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur, the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, … [Read more...]

The Taste of Things

In 1885, peerless cook Eugenie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years. As time went by, the practice of gastronomy and mutual admiration turned into a romantic relationship. Their association gives rise to dishes, one more delicious than the … [Read more...]

HOWARD SHORE in conversation with Elliott Forrest, presented by ArtsRock and Rivertown Film

ArtsRock and Rivertown Film Society present Oscar and Grammy winning film composer of LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT films, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PHILADELPHIA, MRS. DOUBTFIRE, HUGO, THE DEPARTED, ED WOOD and others: HOWARD SHORE In Conversation with Elliott Forrest Award winning film composer … [Read more...]

Inspired 2024

People who create are inspirations to us all. But what inspires them? Find out at Rivertown Film's Inspired! on Saturday, April 27. Support our future by attending our signature fundraising event. On April 27, fifteen local artists in varied disciplines share the sources of their inspiration, … [Read more...]

AMERICAN RIVER

Mary Bruno spent her childhood along one of the most polluted waterways in America. Decades later, she wrote An American River: From Paradise to Superfund (2012) and eventually teamed with filmmaker Scott Morris and river-guide Carl Alderson to kayak the river of her youth and tell its story with a … [Read more...]

Illuminate the Darkness, Women of Color, Voices for Change

Can you hear me?  Are you listening?  Do you see who I really am?  These are the questions that women of color are asking every day. Rivertown Film welcomes the premiere production of “Illuminate the Darkness, Women of Color, Voices for Change” a unique film-based event. The introduction … [Read more...]

LIVE! Dark Side of the Hudson Presents: Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here

Rivertown Film welcomes Dark Side of the Hudson, the authentic Pink Floyd tribute experience, back to The Nyack Center for a fifth time, on February 24.  Their live performance includes the groundbreaking Dark Side of the Moon and the ethereal Wish You Were Here. Both of those classic Pink Floyd … [Read more...]

Mountain Lion: Healing Film of St. Francis, rough cut streaming at Rivertown Film

Mountain Lion: Healing Film of St. Francis is a local film about family, intimate relationships, connection to the land, and the seriousness of prayer written and directed by Brooklyn Demme. This humble production led by Norris War Turtle Branham (Council Member, Sandhill Band Lenape & Cherokee … [Read more...]

HAVE YOU GOT IT YET? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd

Cult icon, enigma, recluse… the life of Syd Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd, is full of unanswered questions. Until now. Piecing together his comet-like rise to pop stardom, his creative and destructive impulses, breakdown, exit from the band and subsequent life alone, this feature length … [Read more...]

RENATA, a 15 minutes film by Nancy Sovoca, streaming 1/18 – 2/24

Nancy Savoca’s first student film, made alongside husband Rich Guay at NYU in the early ’80s, deftly explores the struggles of a young mother living in The Bronx. Marianne Leone gives life to their character of Renata and her plight—weighing her own well-being against her commitment to her family. … [Read more...]

Household Saints – restored and rereleased

Nancy Savoca's magical and mysterious 1993 feature film has been unavailable for many years — it was never even released on DVD or Blu-ray – so we are excited to be able to show this brand new restoration. Household Saints, based on the novel by Francine Prose, stars Vincent D’Onofrio as Joseph … [Read more...]

GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME

Directed by Daniel Wolff Produced by Bonnie Elder Yassky and Brooklyn Demme Cinematography by Jonathan Demme Edited by Marta Renzi 2023, USA, 70 minutes Undeterred by decades of prejudice, post-Katrina neglect, and ongoing appropriation of their traditions, three generations of the … [Read more...]

JONATHAN DEMME: CLOSE UP

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...]

TORI AND LOKITA

A young boy (Tori) and a teenage girl (Lokita), who have left their home countries of Cameroon and Benin to make a new life in Belgium, navigate a range of challenging experiences. Whether finding jobs on the black market or working to send money back to their families, their friendship provides a … [Read more...]

CHILE 76

Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Chile ‘76 builds from a character study to a suspenseful thriller as it explores one woman’s precarious experience with political engagement. Carmen (Aline Kuppenheim) lives a sheltered life. She heads to her summer house in the … [Read more...]

SHOWING UP

A sculptor preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in Kelly Reichardt's vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art and craft. It is a deceptively simple drama about an artist's life. 2022, USA, 107 minutes, rated R for brief … [Read more...]

PAST LIVES

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life. 2023, USA/South Korea, 105 … [Read more...]

THE INDIAN IN THE CUPBOARD – Outdoors and Free in Memorial Park, Nyack

A children’s fantasy that acknowledges the power of media and the danger of stereotyping. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. On Omri's ninth birthday, he receives a skateboard, a helmet, a Skeleton Warrior action figure, an old wooden cupboard, and a miniature plastic Indian. Omri soon discovers that … [Read more...]

Summer of Soul – Free outdoors in the Artopee Way Drive In, Nyack

Summer of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer for The Roots and bandleader for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. USA, 2021, 118 minutes, documentary. This … [Read more...]

FILM NIGHT AT GARNER ARTS CENTER – SAVE THE DATE

An evening of classic silent comedy shorts with live original score performed by Hervé and Skyler Alexandre. Titles will be announced soon. $12 general admission $10 for members and tenants of GARNER Arts Center, seniors, students, veterans, and members of Rivertown Film (Rivertown members, use … [Read more...]