Friday, September 20 at 10:00 pm
From 1999, this film was shot locally, and is the subject of the opening night documentary, Narrowsburg. Gambling debts, a new bride, and a baby on the way force New York City street hustler Bobby Venuti (Richard Castellano), to rethink his lifestyle and move upstate.
Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 pm for a cocktail party celebrating the filmmakers of this year’s festival. Rub elbows with the directors, actors, composers, writers, and other creative people behind the documentaries, shorts, and features screening throughout the weekend.
Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 pm
Joseph Harris (Jeff Daniels), a legendary but troubled playwright arrives at a small Michigan town at Christmastime to mount his latest play. Greeting the cynical New Yorker is a young aspiring writer who challenges his literary hero to be the icon he’d hoped for.
Sunday, September 22 at 11:00 am
As a pioneer of integrative medicine, veterinarian Dr. Marty Goldstein has been called everything from “maverick” to “miracle-worker.” Attracting four-legged patients from around the world, Dr. Goldstein’s practice, Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, provides holistic treatment for animals after other vets have given up hope.
Sunday, September at 1:00 pm
In the 1970’s, as the boroughs of New York City burned, Martha Cooper worked as a photographer for the New York Post, seeking images of creativity and play where others saw crime and poverty. As a result, she captured some of the first images of New York graffiti, at a time when the city had declared war on this new culture.
Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm
When legendary talent agent Frank Barsalona handpicked promoters around the country to feature his musical acts beginning in the 1960s, he changed the shape of live music performance forever and helped launch the likes of the Rolling Stones, Simon & Garfunkel, David Bowie and Bon Jovi into superstardom.
See the entire weekend’s schedule of films and special events at a glance.
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program In 2017, mysterious stone figures began to appear, along the banks of the Hudson River in Upper Manhattan. Director: Deborah Peretz 2018, 19 min.
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program At 94 years of age, Joan Anderson has waited 60 years to set the record straight on the history of the hula hoop. Director: Amy Hill and Chris Riess 2018, 10 min.
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program Over 850,000 children in California have a parent in prison. Once a year, a charity buses children to remote prisons to visit their mothers. Director: Elizabeth Lo, R.J. Lozada 2018, 8 min.
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program The Catskills was a bustling community in the 1950s; 86-year-old dancer Jackie Horner reflects on the region that has defined her life. Director: Ben Kitnick 2018, 7 min.
Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 am Screens in New Nonfiction Shorts program A short film about Milton Glaser, the creator of the famous I Heart NY symbol and his struggle to find love for the city in a trying time. Director: Andre Andreev 2018, 5 min.