Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project NiM this week! And upcoming films...

Be sure to book your tickets for the wonderful film Project NiM this Friday at the Depot Theatre.  Click here to get tickets: Project NiM at Depot Docs this Friday.

Upcoming Films (mark those calendars!!):

Jan 20th: To Be Heard.  Special guest, director, Deborah Shaffer
March 23rd: Page One. Special guest, producer, Josh Braun

Click the film titles to see trailers and learn more about these extraordinary films Depot Docs is bringing to us this season!  Below are descriptions of the films.  Mark those calendars, and hope to see you there!


Lives and language on the edge: Three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, and show how a radical poetry class can ignite change.

To Be Heard is the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry.   As writing and reciting become vehicles for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration, and hope, we watch these three youngsters emerge as accomplished self-aware artists, who use their creativity to alter their circumstances.

A verité film, intimately shot over four years, To Be Heard is the story of three friends and the love that develops between them as they evolve as artists. This “tripod,” as they call it, is bound by proximity, circumstance, and poetry. To Be Heard is also the story of how language links people. Pearl is the support and soul of the three; Karina is the passion and heart; and Anthony is the energy and physicality.  In a community where friendships are kept tenuous for many reasons, these three build a bond based on language, respect, and the need to survive.

What will happen to these three kids?  Will they find a way to articulate their dreams?  Will that articulation manifest meaningful change? Does language contain the power to transform? Perhaps this film is simply about the lives of three kids from the ghetto and their struggle to survive. Perhaps it is also about the poet in all young people, the struggling artist in all of us, seeking to emerge. Embedded in the story of these three teens is the tale of their path as writers and a look at the source of their inspiration. That seed of inspiration comes in the form of a radical poetry class, called Power Writing, taught by a trio of outsider teachers.  Early on we meet Joe, Amy and Roland. Given the heightened volume of the educational debate these days, their message and approach merits close attention. Not a part of any school faculty or formal curriculum, these three come bearing a simple gift in the form of a motto—If you don’t learn to write your own life story, someone else will write it for you. There are very few secrets to their teaching methods, very few tricks.  Their style of committed pedagogy is less about instruction and more about empowerment—simply stated, they are there to listen closely, if the writer wants to be heard.

About PAGE ONE: 

PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, PAGE ONE chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. It gives us an up-close look at the vibrant cross-cubicle debates and collaborations, tenacious jockeying for on-the-record quotes, and skillful page-one pitching that produce the “daily miracle” of a great news organization. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of journalists continuing to produce extraordinary work under increasingly difficult circumstances.

At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Project NiM, Friday, Nov. 18th, 7:30pm

The story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Check out the trailer

And book your tickets Project NIM at Depot Docs now at!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

to reserve tickets (845) 424-3900

Correction, the phone number for the Depot Theatre is (845) 424-3900 .  Or you can always use and pick your own seat.  Don't miss this great film, our season opener, "If a Tree Falls"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Buy Your Tickets ONLINE, Season VI Begins!!

We hope you can join us on September 30th at 7:30pm for the Season VI opener, IF A TREE FALLS.  The director, Marshall Curry, will be there for the Q&A and reception.  You can buy your tickets now at

Friday, August 19, 2011


Coming soon to Depot Docs, Marshall Curry's electrifying new film, IF A TREE FALLS

Friday, June 10, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 piece about BUCK's Alison Rooney has written a lovely article about the film Buck and Toby Shimin, the genius editor behind the magic of this film.  Your humble DD blogger apologizes that she didn't even realize that the inimitable Peter Rundquist, another DD committee member was also involved in the film, writing some of the haunting music that makes the film so beautiful.

Hope we see you there!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Trailer for BUCK


Great quotes from this beautiful film:

"A lot of times, rather than helping people with horse problems, I'm helping horses with people problems..."

"It'll make you better in ways you didn't think related to horses."

"God had him in mind when he made a cowboy."
Check out the trailer and more info here:

Trailer for BUCK

BUCK the film's Facebook Page

BUCK official website

Get your tickets now!  424-3900   BUCK, July 8th, 7:30pm

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Films for the Rest of the Season!

our brand new state-of-the-art projector and screen will be graced by three great films for the rest of the 2010-2011 Season!
Watch this space for more about these great films:
Crude for April 1st
For Once in My Life April 29th
Buck NEW DATE: July 8th, 7:30pm