Part 1 of 4. For a short review of our whole season, please click here.
2016 was a landmark year for film + media at Basilica. From 24-HOUR DRONE once again warming up projectors and 1980s CRT TV monitors at the start of the season, to the wide variety of feature films in our annual Summer Screenings series (including a five-hour documentary about the US-led Iraq invasion of 2002 and visits from celebrated filmmakers), to a brand-new fall documentary series featuring timely takes on global issues alongside a story that hits close to home, to two new and FREE community screening series that brought Bollywood and classic kids’ flicks to local audiences, to Kiln Films, our steadfast-and-strange collection of under-the-radar films and videos installed inside Basilica’s former forge and foundry brick kiln, paid homage to cultural monoliths of the human and nonhuman variety. All that and more below…
Ah 2016, what a year it was…
We introduced three brand-new Film + Media screening series alongside the return of our summer flicks; Music reverberated louder and longer than ever in our industrial church; Art of all disciplines from all walks of life was on view and ready for interaction; and we redoubled our dedication towards our Food + Community, supporting environmental and economical sustainability. Stay tuned in early 2017 for a full recap of all that went down in our industrial church this past year. In the meantime, here are some highlights…
Save the dates for our 2017 annual programs
24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC — Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30
Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market — Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7
(FREAK) FLAG DAY — Saturday, June 10
Summer Screening Series — June / July / August
Basilica SoundScape — September 15, 16 + 17
Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series — September / October / November
Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market — November 24, 25 + 26
Photo by Eric Harvey Brown
Saturday, December 10, 2016 | 7pm
Open to the public | Suggested donation
Basilica welcomes Oscar-nominated director Fidel Moreno to our North Hall for a special rough-cut screening of his work-in-progress documentary, STANDING WITH STANDING ROCK, this Saturday, December 10 at 7pm. Admission is pay-what-you-wish, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds will go towards wintertime supplies for the Standing Rock encampment, with any leftover funds supporting this documentary project directly.
Culled from 18 hours of interviews with 33 people at Standing Rock — including youth, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, First Nation people and non-Indian supporters — STANDING WITH STANDING ROCK is an ongoing documentary project, still being shot on location, chronicling the story of the protesters at Standing Rock and their connection to the history of the American Indian Movement on their treaty-given lands of the American west.
A Q&A with the director will immediately follow the screening. All are welcome. Please RSVP on our facebook event page here.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 4PM
Open to the public | FREE!
GATHER FOR UNSILENT NIGHT @ BASILICA HUDSON
Basilica Hudson is excited to be the launch pad for the Unsilent Night procession!
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Winter Walk, the Hudson Opera House is very proud to present the Hudson-debut of Unsilent Night, a magical community musical parade composed by Phil Kline. Participants walk together as Kline’s original four-part composition plays from their personal devices, creating a unique and luminous soundscape (“one of the loveliest communal new-music experiences you’ll ever encounter” – Time Out). Kline himself will conduct the event, meeting revelers at Basilica Hudson for a 4pm prep. Participants will be assigned their parts to play through their own portable sound system before proceeding to Front and Warren Street for the 5pm step off. The parade leads us to the 7th Street Park for its crescendo, and will be broadcast live on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7FM and streamed online at wgxc.org. Find out how to participate at the official Unsilent Night website and learn more at the Hudson Opera House website.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES
CO-CURATED WITH CHRIS BOECKMANN OF TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST
PETER AND THE FARM
SPECIAL HOMETOWN SCREENING WITH PETER AND DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE!
Image Credit: PETER AND THE FARM, Tony Stone
Sunday, October 30 | 7PM
PETER AND THE FARM, Tony Stone, 2015, 1hr 31min
//$5- $10 sliding scale at the door
Basilica Hudson is proud to announce the expansion of its Screenings Series through a new collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, a pioneering film festival dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film. The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors. The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors, featuring films by Brett Story, Kristen Johnson, Zhao Liang, Mehrdad Oskouei, and Tony Stone.
November 25 – 27
Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as the Anti-Black Friday big sister goddess, Basilica Farm & Flea is part timeless flea and farmer’s market and part 21st century craft and design fair, showcasing the wealth and splendor of the Hudson Valley’s artisanal talents. Basilica Farm & Flea is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson Valley.
Saturday, October 22 | 8PM
General concert tickets begin at $50. Ticket packages including preferred seating, special gifts, and bar options are also available.
Join Basilica Hudson for a special fundraising event featuring extraordinary singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performing live in our raw industrial church. The event will begin with a conversation between longtime friends Wainwright and Basilica Hudson Director and Co-Founder, musician Melissa Auf der Maur, who grew up together in the vibrant culture of Montreal.