7:15 pm | $5 | 40 min + Q&A


“As the digital revolution continues to threaten the existence of small movie theaters across the country, residents in the town of Rosendale prove there are alternatives to surrendering and good reason to preserve the spaces that bring us closer together.”


You may have seen Teresa Torchiano (Director/Editor) and Jack Davis (Director of Photography) around town in early spring filming the theater inside and out, conducting interviews and researching the archives with town historian, Bill Brooks. Since then, Teresa has been in post-production and will show her first cut at the Artist’s New Work Forum.


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Teresa Torchiano is a director, editor, and cinematographer. Her career in film began in 2006 when she was Assistant Editor on “Trouble the Water” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Teresa’s interest in the preservation of single screen movie theaters emerged from her own efforts to preserve the local single screen movie theater in her hometown when it was threatened with closing in 2002. A community group similar to that of the Rosendale Theatre Collective formed, but their efforts were unsuccessful in saving the local movie theater from development. Teresa is interested in collective organizing models in local communities and how residents and communities can create creative solutions through acts of cooperation. Teresa came to appreciate Rosendale’s rich community as a resident and former employee of the Rosendale Cafe.


The Artist’s New Work Forum provides an opportunity for artists to present new work or works-in-progress to the public. Admission is only $5, and audiences are asked to provide feedback and participate in a Q&A immediately following the presentation with the artist(s). Gauging audience reaction is a key element to work-shopping the piece and is at the core of this program.