Downing Adds Two Documentaries to Schedule

Films on beauty pageant for seniors and Joan Rivers to be shown Sept. 21 and 22

The Downing Film Center offers, in addition to its regular scheduled film, two noteworthy films at special screenings on Sunday, Sept. 21, and Monday, Sept. 22.

Pretty Old: When 30 women aged 67 to 84 descend on Fall River, Massachusetts, to compete in the 30th anniversary of the Ms. Senior Sweetheart Pageant, hilarity and heartbreak ensue. Under the doting attention of pageant founder Lenny “Low Price” Kaplan, these women share intimate experiences and stir lifelong insecurities that challenge common misconceptions of aging.

Pretty Old will screen at the Downing Film Center on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 1:15 p.m. only. Tickets are general admission $8.50; seniors and students $7; children and members $6.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work: As a retrospective on the life and work of Joan Rivers, this well-reviewed and award-winning film takes the audience on a year-long ride with legendary comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life. It peels away the mask of an iconic comedian and exposes the struggles, sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer.

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work will screen at the Downing Film Center on Monday, Sept. 22, at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are general admission $7; members $6.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 845-561-3686 and leave a message (if necessary). The Downing is located at 19 Front St., Newburgh.

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