Edward Hopper has a great quip about hitting a wall professionally—and taking in a movie to remedy it.
"When I don’t feel in the mood for painting I go to the movies for a week or more," the Nyack-born painter said. "I go on a regular movie binge."
This August, Nyackers and other Rockland residents can unwind Friday evenings with a movie, too. on North Broadway is hosting a month-long "Backyard Cinema" series that takes placeoutdoors.
Blankets and food are encouraged, and each classic film screened will in some way allude to Hopper.
August 10: DAYS OF HEAVEN, 1978
Sunset/ 8:30pm, 94 min
Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard
Before the film: MANHATTA, 1921
August 17: REAR WINDOW, 1954
Sunset/ 8:30pm, 112 min
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly
Before the film: HOPPER’S WORLD- a pop-up projection
August 31: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, 1957
Sunset/8:30pm, 93 min
Director: Charles Laughton
Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters, Lillian Gish
Before the film: NYACK FLASH SKETCH MOB
Co-sponsored by: The Village of Nyack’s Public Art Commission, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Rivertown Films