Monthly Thursdays and Sundays throughout summer 2018

In collaboration with NeXt Doc and Hudson Area Library

// FREE //

Basilica’s expanded 2018 film program will mark our our first FREE public screening series. The program will include monthly documentary screenings and monthly Sunday family matinees. All screenings will be FREE and open to the public.


Launching June 14 with This Is Congo, Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series will return for its third year. The series will explore the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors.

The series was developed in partnership with Chris Boekmann of Colombia MO’s acclaimed True/False Film Fest. The 2018 series will be produced in collaboration with NeXt Doc, a program of Youth FX and the Logan Non-Fiction Program, and newly formalized partners of True/False Film Fest.

The series has previously included documentary films including Oscar nominee Abacus: Small Enough To Jail and is part of Basilica’s long-standing film program.


Cultivating the voices of young people is more crucial than ever. New for 2018, Basilica’s film program will also see the launch of Watch + Talk, a new FREE series focused on introducing young audiences to the power of film. Watch + Talk is open to all local youth organizations. Interested youth organizations may contact Basilica Hudson for more information.

Watch + Talk will be presented in partnership with the Hudson Area Library and Youth FX to bring free and accessible matinee screenings to the region’s young people. The program is designed to engage communities without regular access to a forum for discussion and exploration through film and will engage young people in a shared viewing experience, offering an important counterbalance to the typical solitary small-screen experience.

Watch + Talk will include two threads of programming, documentary films for teens and adults focusing on films exploring some of the most pressing issues and themes of our times as part of the regular Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series, and more family-friendly films focused on creative process and magic of film, as part of Sunday Family Matinees.

Basilica Non-Fiction Screenings will take place on select summer Thursdays and will be programmed in collaboration with NeXt Doc.

Sunday afternoons will host a monthly family-focused matinee screening series. In partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival, the matinee screenings will include their Kid Flix best of the festival shorts.

The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series will continue through summer 2018 on selected Thursdays. Basilica’s Family Matinees will take place on select Sundays throughout the summer.

Watch + Talk is supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Basilica Film Screenings are made possible, in part, by a generous in-kind projector loan from Second Ward Foundation.