BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: WORK SONGS
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021 | DOORS 7:30 PM | AT THE GREENVILLE DRIVE-IN
// FREE //
at the Greenville Drive-In
10700 NY-32, Greenville, NY 12083
Doors at 7:30 PM
Screening at 8:45 PM
Ft. visiting director Mark Street & two opening short films by Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 Films on Ulster County’s Green New Deal
Basilica Hudson returns to the Greenville Drive-In for our opening installment of the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series with Work Songs (68 minutes).
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.
Director Mark Street, a local Bard College graduate, will be in attendance to introduce the film and give a brief Q&A following the screening. Jon Bowermaster’s Oceans 8 Films will also present two short films on the growing green economy in neighboring Ulster County, featuring Green Careers Academy at SUNY Ulster and Green Business Champion Bread Alone.
Work Songs is a kaleidoscopic portrait of the United States at work. Interviews with cab drivers, longshorewomen, a farmer, a barista and others discuss threats from automation, the gig economy and the decline of unions. Each section reveals a different aspect of our evolving relationship to labor, and allows the viewer to reflect on their own negotiation of economic concerns, satisfaction and a larger social good.
ABOUT THE BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES
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 our screening room has temporarily 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 for 2021.
Now in its 10th 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. 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.