2020 in Film

Season 10: Year in Review

A message from our Co-Founder and Director: “‘Since our founding in 2010, Basilica Hudson has been committed to bringing independent and innovative film to Hudson, NY’s waterfront. The power and magic of a shared viewing experience on the big screen is at the heart of our mission.’ That was always part of my introduction to our film screenings in our North Hall. 

The word ‘screen’ means something very different during a pandemic when many of our lives have shifted to isolation, where human connection has primarily happened through screens. 


2020 Year In Review

2020 was Basilica Hudson’s 10th Anniversary Season. After a decade of presenting innovative and genre-pushing programming, our vision for this transformative season was grand: bigger crowds, a diverse range of visiting artists, new marketplace events and an integration of environmental advocacy into every public program. 

The momentum was palpable; then COVID-19 brought us to a sudden halt. Event postponements turned into cancelations, and like so many other arts organizations, nonprofits and independent venues, we had to completely rethink what was possible in 2020. But our commitment and energy did not recede.


Thanks to Our 2020 Partners and Supporters

We’re beyond grateful for the many friends, artists and like-minded partners who have been with us through our reimagined 10th Anniversary Season. Thank you to our PROGRAM PARTNERS for helping us bring innovative, independent voices to Hudson and to our SUPPORTERS for making our programs possible.

In what turned out to be such an unpredictable year for all, we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for your ingenuity, and for supporting and nurturing Basilica Hudson’s evolution during this remarkable time of change.

The world is ripe for transformation and we are honored to share that opportunity with all of you. May we build a more just, equitable, joyful future together.

Basilica Institutional Donors

Basilica Program Partners

Basilica Supporters

Thank you also to the Basilica Hudson Board Of Directors, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Annie Bielski, Rebecca Borrer, Sarah Van Buren, Joshua M. Cohen, Susan Danziger, Angelina Dreem, Cassidy Ellis, James Esber, Cora Fisher, Rebecca Foon, Hillary France of Wylde Hudson, Anita Glesta, Haley Josephs, Patton Hindle, IMPATV, Mayor Kamal Johnson, Samia Khan, Dylan Kraus, Jim Krewson, Mary Mattingly, Shanekia McIntosh, Sayler/Morris, Moor Mother, Music on the Rebound, Amanda Palmer, Pauline Oliveros Trust, Alex Petraglia of the Hudson Business Coalition, Elvis Perkins, Kris Perry, Patty Schemel, Brandon Stosuy, Rufus Wainwright, Jorn Weisbrodt and Rebecca Wolff.


Basilica Hudson is thrilled to continue our partnership with the New York International Children’s Festival to present three programs of inspiring short films!



Dear Friends of Basilica Hudson (and everyone who misses being at an alternative music, cultural art event in a crowded old factory anywhere on planet earth!),

I am writing to you today because Basilica is launching our first Kickstarter Campaign and because I wanted to talk to you personally about why I hope you’ll support us.


Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: 2040

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Doors 6:00 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’ Climate Artists

Doors at 6:00 PM
Screening at 7:00 PM


Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: TAKE THIS HAMMER

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



This upcoming weekend would have marked our eighth annual Basilica SoundScape: A Weekend of Music + Art. Like so many other arts organizations and venues, we once again had to make the difficult but necessary decision to cancel due to COVID-19. With another Basilica seasonal landmark passed, we wanted to give a special thanks to our collaborator since the beginning Brandon Stosuy of The Creative Independent, and all the artists, partners and attendees – lovers of the emerging, the fringe, the avant-garde, the loud, the beautiful, the weird – who have shared their art and energies with us and believed in our vision.


Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series 2020

Despite the fact that our beloved factory is 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.  


Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY

Thursday, August 20, 2020 | Doors 7:30 PM | at the Greenville Drive-In

// FREE // 
at the Greenville Drive-In
10700 NY-32, Greenville, NY 12083

With an opening short film from ALL ARTS’ The “C” Files with Maria Brito
BASILICA SCREENS THE BIFF:  Summer Series of Non-Fiction Films

Doors at 7:30 PM
Screening at 8:30 PM