Now Streaming

Bookkeeper

Part Time (3 to 5 hours per week)

Hiring immediately! 

Flexible & conscientious/self-starter/experience using QuickBooks/able to complete payroll, state and federal taxes, etc./work experience a plus/enjoys movies helpful!  

Click here for application. Mail completed application to Downing Film Center, 19 Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550, or attach it to an email to downingfilmcenter@gmail.com.

An equal opportunity employer


WHEN WILL THE DOWNING OPEN?

We’re planning to re-open on Friday, September 10—Stay tuned for more information!

VIRTUAL CINEMA SCREENINGS

Although the Downing Film Center remains closed, film distributors are partnering with us to provide online access to their films, so you can indulge your love of cinema from home. In addition, you’ll be supporting the Downing because a portion of each ticket purchase will go to the film center!

Scroll down for information about the films currently available for streaming. Be aware that to support the Downing, you must use the purchasing links in our eNews or on this website. Click here for additional information about this virtual cinema program.


Fri, July 23–Thu, Aug 12

Broken Diamonds

PG-13 | 2h 9m | In English | Drama | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

In the wake of his father’s death, a twenty-something writer sees his dream of moving to Paris put in jeopardy when he’s forced to temporarily take in his wildly unpredictable, mentally ill sister.

—Film Rise


Fri, July 23–Thu, Aug 12

Of Animals and Men

NR| 1h 10m | In Polish with English Subtitles Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

Of Animals and Men is a creative documentary about what happened in the Warsaw Zoo before and during the Second World War. The film’s main characters are Jan Żabiński, the Zoo’s creator and director for many years, and his wife, Antonina Żabińska.

—Outsiders


Fri, July 15–Thu, August 5

The Boys in Red Hats

NR | 1h 27m | In English | Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

It was the smirk heard round the world, igniting a social and mainstream media shitstorm. But what really happened at the 2019 March for Life when MAGA-hat-wearing school boys from Kentucky appeared to mock a Native American elder on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? In this feature documentary, filmmaker Jonathan Schroder investigates how the now infamous confrontation became one of the most polarizing viral moments in history while chronicling his own journey at his former high school, Covington Catholic.

—Sharp Dog Films

Fri, July 15 – Thu, August 5

Out of Death

R | 1h 30m | In English | Drama/Thriller | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

A corrupt Sheriff’s department in a rural mountain town comes undone when an unintended witness throws a wrench into their shady operation.

—Vertical Films

Fri, July 16 – Thu, August 5

The Woman Who Ran

NR | 1h 17m | In Korean with English subtitles | Drama Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

With characteristic humor and grace, Hong takes a simple premise and spins a web of interconnecting philosophies and coincidences. The Woman Who Ran is a subtle, powerful look at dramas small and large faced by women everywhere.

—Cinema Guild

Fri, July 16 – Thu, August 5

The Witches of the Orient

NR | 1h 40m | In Japanese and French with English Subtitles | Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

Textile workers are transformed into an Olympic level volleyball team by their coach, whose unconventional techniques emphasize speed and aggression. The team has a record-setting winning streak and a triumph in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

—Kim Stim Films

Fri, July 9–Thu, July 29

Chasing Childhood

NR | 1h 18m | In English | Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

Chasing Childhood is a feature documentary exploring the unintended consequences of overparenting. What if all this well-intended hovering, fear and over-scheduling has backfired? The film takes us to three communities that are trying to shift culture to create room for play and independence with the hope of raising kids to become competent, healthy, and happy adults.

—Abramorama Films

Fri, July 9–Thu, July 29

The Phantom

NR | 1h 22m | In English | Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

The Phantom tells the story of one of the darkest episodes in the long history of American justice. A story of how the State of Texas knowingly sent an innocent man to his death and left a serial killer at large. A case in which—for the first time—it can be conclusively proven that the US courts executed a blameless man. This film uncovers the shocking truth behind a tale of murder, corruption and lies that unfolded in the dusty, desperate streets of a Texas oil town nearly thirty years ago.

—Greenwich Entertainment

Fri, July 2–Thu, July 29

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over

NR | 1h 15m | In English | Documentary/Music | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over by Beth B is the first career-spanning documentary retrospective of Lydia Lunch’s confrontational, acerbic and always electric artistry. As New York City’s preeminent No Wave icon from the late 70s, Lunch has forged a lifetime of music and spoken word performance devoted to the utter right of any woman to indulge, seek pleasure, and to say “fuck you!” as loud as any man. In this time of endless attacks on women this is a rallying cry to acknowledge the only thing that is going to bring us together—ART…as the universal salve to all of our traumas.

—Kino Lorber Films

Fri, July 2–Thu, July 29

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

NR | 1h 31m | In English | Documentary/Music | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

Fifty years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, two brothers were milking cows on their family farm—but dreamed of making music. They had the audacious idea to build a studio right there—animals were kicked out of barns, and musicians were moved into Nan’s spare bedroom. Inadvertently, they’d launched the world’s first independent residential recording studio. Black Sabbath, Queen, Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Simple Minds, Oasis, The Stone Roses, and Coldplay all recorded at Rockfield. This is a story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’s fight for survival in the face of an ever-changing music landscape.

—Abamorama Films

Fri, July 2–Thu, July 29

Sweet Thing

NR | 1h 31m | In English | Drama/Coming of Age | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

Sweet Things centers around the lives of two children in contemporary New Bedford, Massachusetts, in particular one eventful summer spent in a beach house with their mother and her boyfriend. The story is an intense but ultimately uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of adolescent youth propel the story into a triumph of childhood hope and resilience.

—Film Movement

Fri, June 18–Thu, July 29

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

NR | 1h 26m | In English | Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

Click or tap on the poster for details, including pricing, a trailer, and a link to purchase a virtual ticket

The work, lives, and personal journeys of iconic American artists Truman Capote and Tennesee Williams coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland distills the loves, fears, and artistic achievements of these masters via an array of archival materials, film clips, and vibrant voiceover work from Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto as Capote and Williams, respectively. Packed with pearls of wisdoms and eloquent observations, the film celebrates the sometimes tumultuous friendship of the titular writers through the ages, while honoring the way their queer identity informed their world-renowned artistic achievements and relationships with their family, confidants, and—most significantly—each other.

—Kino Lorber Films


Our Sponsors


Who Are We

The Downing Film Center is 501(c)(3) member-supported nonprofit arts organization dedicated to presenting quality films, not always available locally, and providing cinematic programming from around the world in collaboration with and for the benefit of the Hudson Valley’s diverse communities. The Downing is a free-speech theater that neither censors nor endorses.

Where Are We

The Downing is located at 19 Front Street in Newburgh, New York, on the bottom floor of the former Yellow Bird Gallery building. Our entrance is directly across Front Street from Billy Joe’s Ribworks. Free parking is available in the Newburgh–Beacon Ferry lot, on Water Street, and in the lot behind the theater (access via Carpenter Street). On weekdays, you may find a spot on Front Street.

Seating

Although purchasing an advance ticket guarantees you a seat, it doesn’t guarantee you a particular seat or group of seats—seating is first-come first-served.

The Downing has only 55 seats, so arrive early for the best selection. The screening room opens 30 minutes before showtime. Please don’t save seats for members of your party who have not yet purchased a ticket. 

Accessibility

The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you need our lift and elevator, please let us know in advance. We also ask that you arrive 35–40 minutes before showtime so that we can assist you before the theater gets busy.

We also have assistive listening technology (headphones and closed captioning glasses). Please see our FAQ for details.