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.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: BRAINIAC
Thursday, May 30, 2019
2019’s Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series launches with a screening of filmmaker Eric Mahoney‘s vibrant, explosive music documentary Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero, with Mahoney in conversation following the screening.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: OUR NEW PRESIDENT
Thursday, June 20, 2019
A film about the news that is entirely devoid of true statements – with filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin in conversation following the screening. The story of Donald Trump’s election told entirely through Russian propaganda.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: GIFT
Thursday, June 27, 2019
An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Robin McKenna and musician and author of The Art of Asking Amanda Palmer
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: GHOST FLEET
Thursday, August 1, 2019
A small group of activists risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Followed by a Q&A with producer Jon Bowermaster
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: WHO GOT NEXT
Thursday, August 15, 2019
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.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: DREAMING OF A VETTER WORLD
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Presenting a selection of documentary films and filmmakers from Berkshire International Film Festival 2019 program. Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Bonnie Hawthorne. On the Vetter farm, their most important crop is the soil.
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 2019 film and media program will also include 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.