Thursday, September 24, 2020 | Doors 6:30 PM | at the Greenville Drive-In

// Suggested donation $15 per car // 
at the Greenville Drive-In
10700 NY-32, Greenville, NY 12083

With an opening short film from ALL ARTS’ Box Burners: “How We Stay”

Doors at 6:30 PM
Screening at 7:30 PM

Basilica Hudson returns for its third installment of the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series at the Greenville Drive-In with James Baldwin – Take This Hammer (59 minutes), presented in partnership with ALL ARTS.

This event is free, with a suggested donation of $15 at the box office or made online to help sustain Basilica Hudson and support filmmakers. Capacity is limited to 125 cars, first come first serve.

This 1964 documentary shows James Baldwin discussing racism in housing with San Francisco’s Black community. His conversations are interspersed with poetic scenes of everyday life in neighborhoods that are about to be lost to gentrification. Baldwin presciently describes the impact of job and housing discrimination, which remain relevant to today’s conversations around racial equity.

The film will begin with an introductory short film from ALL ARTS’ series Box Burners: “How We Stay”. “How We Stay” shows us that placekeeping can take many forms. For the young organizers of New York’s Chinatown community, it’s an act of resistance. As higher rents and unfamiliar businesses made their way into their neighborhood, locals turned to community gatherings, art and education in a shared solidarity to stay. “How We Stay” sees this change through the lens of Wing on Wo and the Chinatown Art Brigade.

James Baldwin – Take This Hammer was originally produced and directed by KQED (TV)’s Richard O. Moore for National Educational Television.


This screening is part of Basilica Hudson’s Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series, which explores the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors. Despite the fact that Basilica Hudson has closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, we remain committed to bringing independent film to the Hudson Valley. Basilica Hudson is thrilled to partner with the Greenville Drive-In to move the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series OUTDOORS. 

Now in its ninth year, Basilica’s film program has displayed a long-standing commitment to bringing independent and innovative voices in film to the Hudson waterfront, through new and repertory film and video art, often with filmmakers and special guests in conversation.

This free screening is made possible by Leigh and Dwight of the Greenville Drive-in and our partners at ALL ARTS. Basilica Hudson’s Film and Media program is generously supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation.