The Nyack-based group “Rivertown Film” is marking 15 years of cinema appreciation this month.
To celebrate, Rivertown has curated a program for this fall that organizers describe as “unlike anything else you’ll see in the county.” A mélange of documentary and narrative, culminating on Friday, October 28 with a Halloween screening of the 1931 version of “Frankenstein” accompanied by a new musical score performed live by the 15-piece Chappaqua Orchestra at the Nyack High School.
In addition to “Frankenstein,” which Rivertown Film is presenting along with ArtsRock and Arts Angels, the anniversary slate includes a free screening of “Mary Poppins” at the Artopee Way “Drive-In” on September 9, and two Meet-the-Filmmaker events: “Captain Fantastic” on Wednesday, September 21 at Suffern’s Lafayette Theater, with producers Declan Baldwin (a Rockland resident) and Nimitt Mankad present, and “On Meditation,” on Saturday, October 1 at the Nyack Center. Director Rebecca Dreyfus (also a Rockland native) will participate in a post-film discussion, and there will be a 10 minute group meditation geared to first-timers.
Rivertown Film has several celebrities from Rockland County on its advisory board including Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme and actor Stephen Baldwin.
More information about Rivertown Film’s anniversary season can be found at www.rivertownfilm.org, or by calling 845-353-2568. Doors to the screenings open at 7:30 p.m. and the films begin at 8 p.m. Tickets to “Frankenstein” are $20 or $15 for members of Rivertown Film and Arts Angels, and $10 for students. Tickets to “Captain Fantastic” and “On Meditation” are $12/General admission, $9/Rivertown Film Members, students and seniors, and $8/Rivertown Film Senior Members. Tickets can be purchased in advance from www.rivertownfilm.org and will also be available at the door.