Monthly Thursdays and Sundays throughout summer 2019

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Basilica’s long-standing film program will return for 2019, allowing audiences to experience the power of the big screen at no cost to attendees.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series will form the bulk of Basilica’s film program, celebrating the cross-cultural potential of documentary filmmaking through free community screenings and discussions with filmmakers. We are dedicated to screening documentary films and to presenting films produced and directed by local emerging filmmakers whenever possible.

The series was developed in partnership with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for True/False Film Fest. In 2018 Basilica partnered with YouthFX, an Albany-based organization committed to training and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers.

The series has previously featured acclaimed documentary films including Oscar nominee Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, Stephanie Wang-Breal‘s Blowin’ Up and Theo Anthony‘s RAT FILM and is part of Basilica’s long-standing film program.

The program will also monthly FREE Sunday family matinees.

Our youth film programs, which in 2018 were produced in partnership with YouthFX, the Hudson Area Public Library, and the New York International Children’s Film Festival, aim to broaden access to free international film and animation screenings while providing mentorship for K-12 students.

All screenings take place in Basilica’s 150-capacity theater room, with free popcorn on offer for all attendees.

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, and the Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation.