September 30, 2023

Film Archives


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...]


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...]


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...]


  A PHOENIX THEATRE ENSEMBLE PRODUCTION WHAT HAPPENED TO JACKSON AVENUE: A Story of Urban Renewal A Documentary Film by Hakima Alem and Rudi Gohl In the summer of 2019 Clara Francesca, Elise Stone, and Craig Smith from Phoenix Theatre Ensemble  were meeting with Bill Batson, Nyack … [Read more...]


JIMMY IN SAIGON begins as a personal exploration into the mysterious death and radical life of Jimmy McDowell, an American 24-year-old Vietnam veteran who died as a civilian in Saigon in 1972, when filmmaker Peter McDowell was only five. While investigating Jimmy’s drug use and sexuality, Peter … [Read more...]


                              Rural Ireland. 1981. Cáit is a nine-year-old girl from an over-crowded, dysfunctional and impoverished family. Quietly struggling at school and at … [Read more...]

LAS ABOGADAS: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis – a benefit to pay for the new 16′ screen!

                              For a group of extraordinary women who practice immigration law, the refugee crisis is a call to action they can’t ignore. LAS ABOGADAS follows a … [Read more...]


                            After being removed from a traveling circus, which is the only life he’s ever known, a gray donkey named EO begins a trek across the Polish and Italian … [Read more...]

RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island

RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island, is an award-winning documentary about the 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear reactor meltdown, the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history. It focuses on never-before-told stories of four intrepid homemakers, two lawyers who took the local … [Read more...]


People who create are inspirations to us all. But what inspires them? Find out at Rivertown Film's Inspired! on Friday, April 21. Now that Rivertown Film is back to presenting live screenings, we hope you will support our future by attending our signature fundraising event. On April 21, fifteen … [Read more...]

THE QUIET EPIDEMIC, streaming from April 7 through 13

After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease. The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a vicious medical debate. What … [Read more...]


In the tumultuous summer of 2020, four entwined New Yorkers tell stories of how their lives have been shaped by the protests, the pandemic, and the unforeseen consequences of both. USA, 2021, 49 minutes "The events of 2020, in particular the explosive summer, had a profound affect on me. The … [Read more...]

THE SEASONS: Four Love Stories

                      Over the course of a year, four sets of intertwined characters are faced with turning points in their romantic lives. Each chapter takes place in a different season, with the central … [Read more...]

PERSONAL PROBLEMS, streaming 2/17 through 2/23

Operating in defiance of the racially exclusive Hollywood studio system, novelist Ishmael Reed, Rockland County based director Bill Gunn and a renegade group of artists banded together to film a “meta soap opera” about the struggles of a working class African American couple in New York City in … [Read more...]


The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished county with a vicious history of racist … [Read more...]


At a fading vacation resort, an 11-year-old treasures rare time together with her loving and idealistic father. As a world of adolescence creeps into view, beyond her eye her father struggles under the weight of life outside of fatherhood. Twenty years later, Sophie's tender recollections of joy and … [Read more...]

Rockland in Motion 2022

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

SHADES OF GRAY: An Evening of Short Films by John Gray

A seventy-minute compilation of supernatural mysteries and psychological puzzles that includes two dramas, a comedy, a spy thriller, a science fiction short, and a horror film, all by local resident John Gray. It is doubtful that anyone in our county has more experience writing and directing … [Read more...]