Music Fan Film Series


…surrounded by people who love

music just as much as you do

The Music Fan Film Series started on the July 4th weekend of 2014 when John Wackman helped organize the Music Invasion Weekend which consisted of A Hard Day’s Night 50th Anniversary Edition, Stop Making Sense, The Last Waltz, and Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me. To compliment the event an enthusiastic group of local record collectors curated an exhibit in the Rosendale lobby titled: “50 Years of Classic LP Covers”–drawn from the collections of fans throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. A programming sub-committee has been curating the Music Fan Film Series ever since. (Scroll down to read more about our Co-Producers)





Take Me to the River
Tuesday, April 11 & Wednesday, April 12

7:15 pm | PG | 1 hr 35 min | Documentary, Music

“Take Me to the River” is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together.

Following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.

Chasing Trane: John Coltrane Feature Documentary
Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10

7:15 pm | 1 hr 39 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld.

Monterey Pop

Tuesday, June 20th – Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

7:15 pm | 1 hr 18 min | Documentary, History, Music

Monterey Pop is a 1968 concert film by D. A. Pennebaker that documents the Monterey Pop Festival, a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Join us at the Rosendale Theatre in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival with a restoration of the legendary concert film.


Check out our previous screenings…


A Hard Day’s Night: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend
Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Stop Making Sense: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend
Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend
Saturday, July 5th, 2014

The Last Waltz: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend
Sunday, July 6th, 2014


The Wrecking Crew
March 24

Lambert and Stamp
July 28 & August 1


Love and Mercy
July 31 – August 3 and August 6


September 1 & 5


Paradise is There, Natalie Merchant
November 3 & 7


Heart of a Dog
December 15 & 16


January 19 & 20, 2016


The Amazing Nina Simone
February 16 & 17

Ornette, Made in America
March 8 & 9

April 5

Purple Rain
May 7

Sing Street
June 3-6, 8-9

Queen: A Night in Bohemia & Heavy Metal Parking Lot
July 12-13

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory
August 2-3

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
September 15


Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
October 4-5

The Music of Strangers
November 1-2

Miles Ahead
December 2 -5 and 8

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith
January 10-11

The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
February 7-8

Gimme Danger
March 7-8

Take Me to the River
April 11 – 12

Chasing Trane: John Coltrane Feature Documentary

May 9 – 10







Local record collectors curated an exhibit in the Rosendale lobby titled: “50 Years of Classic LP Covers”

ABOUT our Co-Producers:

John Wackman worked in television as a writer, producer and executive producer for 28 years in New Hampshire and New York City. He is a musician and music fan.

Rob Norris is best known as the bassist for The Bongos–the founding fathers of the ’80’s Hoboken indie-music scene. He also plays with Blue Paradox, East Of Venus, Tulula!, Living With Elephants, and OmU (who twice toured in Cuba). Over the years Rob has played with Donovan, Damo Suzuki (Can), The B-52’s, Garth Hudson (Band), Steve Holley (Wings), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), David Johansen (NY Dolls), IMG_2004wMarshall Crenshaw and Moby–as well as members of R.E.M., The Feelies, Yo La Tengo, Throbbing Gristle, Television, Osibisa and The Velvet Underground. He has played in hundreds of venues from San Francisco to New York to London to Berlin and appears on dozens of recordings. Rob’s solo CD “Morning Becomes Electric” is available at all online digital outlets. He has also been a holistic healer for over twenty-five years, with a private practice in New York’s Hudson Valley.

PamMusic Invasion Weekend- Lobby Album Show Kray is a film/video artist and writer. She has exhibited in the United States and internationally through numerous solo screenings and festival participation and has collaborated artistically with film and video makers, audio composers, painters, sculptors, and dancers.