Photo: Still image from The Cat Rescuers


Not Rated
Directed by Tom Jones | In English
With Steven van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon, David Sancious, and Bruce Springsteen
90 min | Documentary | 2019

Thursday, May 23, 7:30 pm

Ticket prices: general admission $10; seniors, students, and military $9; Downing members $8.

About the Film

Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n Roll tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once-storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years….The riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.

Asbury Park returns Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after-hours club where they got their start, featuring never-before-seen interviews and performances. Shuttered for four and a half decades, the Upstage remains a perfect time capsule of the Club which united both sides of the tracks in Asbury and acted as a crucible for young talent. Now, as Asbury Park enjoys its long awaited renaissance, it is music which has brought it back from the dead.

This major theatrical event will also include a bonus feature of never-before-seen footage, as Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, and Springsteen play a now legendary concert to a sold out Paramount Theater and trade guitar licks with the future of music in Asbury, a group of 11-year-old rockers who prove the best days for the town may just lie ahead.

Trafalgar Releasing


Not Rated
Directed by Rob Fruchtman and Steven Lawrence | In English
Featuring Claire Corey, Tara Green, Stuart Siet, and Latonya ” Sassee” Walker
87 min | Documentary | 2018

Monday, June 3, 2:00 and 7:15 pm

Ticket prices: general admission $9, students and military $8, seniors and children $7, Downing members $6.

About the Film

With over 500,000 streets cats struggling to survive in NYC, and the city unwilling to address the problem, spirited volunteers like Sassee, Claire, Stu and Tara have come to their aid. Their beat is Brooklyn, where the problem has exploded. Combing the borough’s alleys, backyards and housing projects, they trap the cats, get them fixed and returned to their colonies, or adopted. The Cat Rescuers shows the skill, resilience and humor they bring to this challenging but rewarding work, and how their mission to reduce animal suffering, often at great sacrifice to themselves, has changed their lives.

Presented by Ann LaGoy of Sound Earth and Mara Farrell of Pure Food Workshop and hosted by the Downing Film Center.


Not Rated
Directed by Keegan Kuhn and Kip Anderson | In English
97 min | Documentary | 2017

June 17, 7:30 pm

Admission is $10. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come first-served basis.

About the Film

What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick.

What The Health is a surprising, and at times hilarious, investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it.


…there’s no doubt that you’ll have a lot to think about by the time What the Health‘s credits roll.

—Jade Budowski, The Decider

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