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)




Wednesday, April 18, 7:15 pm
PG-13 | 2h 25m | (2012) | Documentary/Biography/Music

The life story of musician, revolutionary and legend Bob Marley, from the early days to international superstardom. Features rare footage, performances and interviews.


Carole King’s Tapestry Live in Hyde Park
Wednesday 5/16, 7:15 pm
7:15 pm | Music, Live Concert | 1hr31
Recorded in 2016, ‘Tapestry: Live At Hyde Park’ is Carole King’s first performance of her classic 1971 album in its entirety-plus even more classic hits and guest appearances from the cast of ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.’


Mantra: Sounds into Silence
Presented in collaboration with the Bhakti Belt Kirtan Community, Music Fan Film Series, and Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community. 
Sunday 6/3, 2:00 pm and Wednesday 6/6, 7:15 pm | Documentary | 1h 25m |
A feature-length documentary, exploring the new music and social phenomenon of chanting, that focuses on the everyday people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together with others just like them; it also features the artists who are the focus of this new music-based movement. It’s a film about spirituality, not religion, it’s about people reconnecting with their true selves and with others.


Check out our previous screenings…

Music Invasion WeekendA 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


Valley of the Dolls (1967)

Wednesday, June 14

Monterey Pop

June 20 -21

Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back
Tuesday, June 27

Danny Says

July 11


Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
 September 19


 Two Trains Runnin’

October 18

 Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives 

November 8

A Poem Is a Naked  Person

January 17, 2018

Soul Power

February 21

 Concert for George
March 18 & 21


Mantra: Sounds into Silence
6/3, 2 pm & 6/6, 7:15 pm

Carole King’s Tapestry Live in Hyde Park

May 16




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.