Basilica Screening Series is a long-standing film program, now in its eighth year, committed to presenting an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings. Film has been at the center of Basilica Hudson’s programming since its founding, and Basilica has been committed to bringing independent films to Hudson with each season.

Basilica Hudson’s screening series is an opportunity to discover a world of moving images outside the mainstream in our very own 150-seat North Hall cinema. We have been thrilled to host Albert Maysles, John Waters, Barbara Hammer, Kidlat Tahimik, Marie Losier, and many more over the years. Programmed by Basilica Co-Founder Tony Stone in partnership with Chris Boekmann of True/False film fest.

A belief in cross-disciplinary exhibition models motivates us to include film and video work in many other events, including a special screening series in an out-of-service iron kiln during Basilica SoundScape.

Basilica Hudson also created an entire weekend devoted to film. BasilicaScope was an intimate festival celebrating the furthest extremes in motion picture accomplishment, which celebrated the work of Alex Cox, Deborah Stratman, Jem Cohen, Jacqueline Goss and others. This project was made possible with funds from the Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film Program, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Wave Farm.

Learn more about our film events

Cinema Conservancy, a program of Artists Public Domain
The Film Desk

Still from SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE, William Greaves, 1968