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.
BIO: 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 Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an
annual program and year-round schedule of film, music,
and art-related activities that promote artists, culture,
inspired learning, and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film
Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.