Basilica Hudson’s Free Film Programs for Youth + Teens

School’s out for the summer, but learning doesn’t stop!

Banner image for the New York International Children's Film Festival Kid Flicks

Do you have children who would be interested in film?
Do you have field trip groups that could utilize our space?
Join us in introducing young audiences to the power of film!

Basilica Non Fiction Screening Series: BLOWIN’ UP

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 7PM

// FREE //

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal
Presented by Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series in collaboration with NeXt Doc
Learn more about Basilica’s 2018 film program

“It’s called blowin’ up when you leave your pimp…so i blew up.” – Kandie

Working within a broken criminal justice system, a team of rebel heroines work to change the the way women arrested for prostitution are prosecuted. With intimate camerawork that lingers on details and brings the Queens criminal courtroom to life, ​BLOWIN’ UP​ celebrates acts of steadfast defiance, even as it reveals the hurdles these women must face.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Thursday, August 9 2018 | 7PM

// Advance tickets $25 //

Legendary Montreal musical collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will return to Basilica Hudson on Thursday, August 9th. The band, who last performed at Basilica in 2015, recently released their seventh full-length album Luciferian Towers on their own self-run record label Constellation. The show will mark the band’s third performance at Basilica Hudson.

Guerrilla Basilica Improvisations 2018

Sunday, August 12 | 3PM

// FREE //

We are pleased to be working with Art Omi once again to present a free afternoon of fully improvised music, performed by the 2018 Art Omi: Music residents.

Basilica Back Gallery: SJLA

Opening party Wednesday, August 8, 2018 | 6PM – 9PM

// FREE //

Participants in 2018’s Social Justice Leadership Academy – comprised of Hudson youth ages 12 – 20 – will be the August artists in residents in Basilica’s Back Gallery with an exhibition which explores meaning-making through Afrofuturism.

Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series: August

Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 8PM

// FREE //

Presented by Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series in collaboration with NeXt Doc
Learn more about Basilica’s 2018 film program

Explore the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors with a season of FREE public screenings, programmed in collaboration with NeXt Doc – a program of Youth FX and the Logan Non-Fiction Program.

Basilica FREE Family Matinee Series: ¡Viva Kid Flicks!

Sunday August 26 | 3PM

// FREE //
SHORTS: 79 min
in English / no dialogue / with English subtitles

Pioneering People 2018

Saturday, October 27

// Tickets will be released soon //

Basilica Hudson’s Pioneering People fundraiser celebrates groundbreaking artists across a range of disciplines by hosting and honoring a one-of-a-kind person in our raw industrial church.

Past Pioneering People to grace our factory fundraiser were the incomparable singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and the visionary filmmaker aka “Pope of Trash” John Waters.

This bi-annual special fundraising event provides crucial support for Basilica’s mission to present independent and innovative voices in arts and culture while fostering sustainable community.

Stay tuned for details of this year’s event.