Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series 2020
Despite the fact that our beloved factory is 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 the fifth consecutive year, the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series forms 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: WOMEN IN BLUE
Thursday, July 23, 2020
2020 Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series launches with a screening of filmmaker Deirdre Fishel‘s can’t-miss documentary that offers an unprecedented view into the inner workings of the Minneapolis Police Department, with Fishel and Producer Beth Levison in conversation following the screening.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Directed by Cheryl Haines, human rights become profoundly personal when Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art focused on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated. With an opening short film from ALL ARTS’ The “C” Files with Maria Brito.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: JAMES BALDWIN – TAKE THIS HAMMER
Thursday, September 24, 2020
This 1964 documentary shows James Baldwin discussing racism in housing with San Francisco’s Black community. With an opening short film from ALL ARTS’ series Box Burners: “How We Stay”.
BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES: 2040
Thursday, October 8, 2020
Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. With an opening short film from ALL ARTS’ series Climate Artists.
These free screenings are made possible by Leigh and Dwight of the Greenville Drive-in and our partners at the Berkshire International Film Festival and ALL ARTS. 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.