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Early Dinner & Rivertown Film; “Stories We Tell" at The NYACK CENTER

Lets' add a little "Arts & Entertainment" to the middle of the week!


Showing: Wednesday, September 25 – 8:00 PM
Year: 2013
Country: CanadaGenre: Biography,Documentary,Family
Director: Sarah Polley
StoriesWeTell1webActress/director Sarah Polley sets out to learn more about her mysterious late mother in this moving, intelligent documentary. The relatives and friends she speaks with start digging into a shared past that grows more complex, surprising and touching with each recollection. Polley’s goal isn’t to settle scores or indulge in self-mythology but rather,to unearth the details of a seemingly ordinary life and it’s many hidden layers. 2012, Canada, 108 minutes, documentary, rated PG-13 for sexual references, language

“Sarah Polley’s memoir is a poignant, funny and engrossing film, challenging our notions of memory and family mythology.” – Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Stories We Tell has a number of transparent virtues, including its humor and formal design, although its most admirable quality is the deep sense of personal ethics that frames Ms. Polley’s filmmaking choices.” – Manohla Dargis,The New York Times

NY Times Critics’ Pick

“With its ingenious structure, seamless visual conceits and mordant humor, Stories We Tell is a masterful film on technical and aesthetic values alone. But because of the wisdom and compassion of its maker, it rises to another level entirely.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“An invigorating powerhouse of a personal documentary, adventurous and absolutely fascinating.”  – Kenneth Turan,Los Angeles Times

Homemade delicacies and refreshments are usually available for purchase as are some trinkets and treasures!  A per centage of these sales goes to the Rivertown Film organization.

Dinner at 5:15 at Tarantellas at 128 Main St. corner of Main and Bridge St. across from M & T Bank [masked]) PLEASE BRING CASH to make checkout quicker and easier for everyone.  Thanks for your consideration and continued support. The DEADLINE for dinner is Wed. Sept. 25th at 11am.

For the movie only:

Meet us by the front doors of the Nyack center (corner of Broadway & Depew) BETWEEN 7:15- 7:30 weather permitting.  Afterwards find us seated.  We will reserve seats, for those who sign up til 7:30 or later if possible. EVERYONE IS WELCOME, NOT FOR SINGLES ONLY!

The MOVIE STARTS at 8:00. Tickets are: general admssn. $11.00, $8.00 for students, srs. and adult Rivertown members $9.00.

You may want to call ahead or order on line to assure your seat. For advanced tickets which a slight fee is charged  go to  or or call[masked]-3006.

There is metered parking, near the center and free parking is also available, at several locations, such as on Depew, pass the Nyack center, or after turning rt, on Depew, take the next left and park behind the post office, or take Rt 59 (Main st) cross over Broadway and take the next left into a small street, where there is free parking. Metered parking during the weekdays is 11am- 6pm, then starts again at 11pm-6am. For more info go to: or call[masked]-2568. Always check the day of an event, for any changes.



The Nyack Center is on the NW corner of Broadway and Depew Avenue, just north of the Nyack Post Office and Nyack Library. There is parking on surrounding streets (some streets have metered parking) and in a large metered parking lot two blocks away. Nyack parking meters are in effect 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Monday through Saturday. Parking is 75 cents per hour.

Driving from the east (Westchester) on the NY State Thruway

• Driving north on the NY State Thruway, take exit 11, the second exit after the Tappan Zee Bridge.
• The off ramp will end at a stop sign.
• Continue straight to a stop light at Route 9W.
• Make a right turn onto Route 9W.
• At the next traffic light turn left onto Main Street.
• Go down hill toward the Hudson River.
• At the third traffic light turn right onto South Broadway.
• The Nyack Center is at the next stoplight, Depew Ave, on the right.

Driving from the north (Orange) on the NY State Thruway or north (New Jersey) or South on the Palisades Parkway

• Driving South on the NY Thruway, take Exit 11
• From the Palisades Parkway, take Exit 9E to the NY State Thruway,
to Exit 11.
• Turn left onto Route 59.
• Route 59 becomes Main Street.
• Proceed down hill toward the Hudson River.
• At the third traffic light turn right onto South Broadway.
• The Nyack Center is at next stoplight, at the corner of Depew Avenue, on the right.

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  • Louis W.

    I had a good time and thought the movie was interesting. The message I got out of the movie was, if you love somebody nothing else matters. So although her father was not her biological father it didn't matter to him. He still loved his daughter. And even if she had an affair he still loved his wife...and then the most significant statement was at the end.....and he continues to go on.

    September 26, 2013

  • Harvey S.


    September 26, 2013

  • michael y.

    I had a great time with great people

    September 26, 2013

  • Lorraine

    Wonderful. I enjoyed the walk by the Hudson and seeing some old friends and meeting new ones. The Restaurant had delicious food and the portions were more than generous - was able to take a little doggy bag back for my Mom. The movie was interesting, but I need to remember to bring a thick seating cushion with me if I go there again.
    Thanks Susan, for another wonderful day - it was nice to see everyone again and meet new friends.

    September 26, 2013

  • Susan

    Delicious dinner, company and well performed movie with an interesting twist. As for the daughters getting divorced, once they realized their Mother had not been able to fulfill her dreams before the end of her life, I believe they decided to escape from their own disillusioned lives and seek their own happiness while they still had time as life they learned is so fleeting. Thats; my take on it anyway!

    September 25, 2013

  • Jerry C.

    Tarantella's is a nice informal dinner setting with good service. Movie was interesting take on a family wrestling with difficult issues. Didn't descend into schmaltzy sentiment. Why was it all the daughters got divorced? Didn't quite get that part.

    September 25, 2013

  • Louis W.


    Tempting and I may be interested because I will be in Nyack on Wednesday. I have an appointment in Nyack near there at 6:30 for an hour. So I can meet for dinner, leave at 6:15 in a rush and then meet you guys at the movie around 7:45.

    September 23, 2013

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