Hudson Rising: Stories of Revival to be Screened in Various Hudson Valley Cities
Poughkeepsie, NY—A documentary film “Hudson Rising: Stories of Revival from the Hudson Valley” will premiere at the arts space Basilica Hudson in the City of Hudson on Oct. 26 at 6PM, the start of a series of screenings from Yonkers to Troy culminating in its broadcast on WMHT and other PBS stations in the summer of 2014.
The documentary has been in production since 2010 and features stories about individuals and projects that exemplify the revival of the Hudson Valley over the last two decades and the promise of a renaissance of its cities and towns, farms and open spaces, centers of culture, creativity and education, and a thriving economic hub for the New York State and the entire nation.
The stories include the efforts to revitalize Poughkeepsie and Beacon’s Main Streets, the initiative to convert the Poughkeepsie-HighlandRailwayBridge into the Walkway Over the Hudson, the new HudsonValley branded dairy farms and many others. The documentary features Pete Seeger, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Albany scientist Alain Kaleyoros and others who have had a profound impact upon the Hudson RiverValley.
“There has been a HudsonValley renaissance in recent years,” observed Joan Davidson, Chair of the 2009 Hudson Valley Quadricentennial Commission and a founder of OurHudson . “But despite heroic efforts everywhere it’s not yet finished. Many of our towns, cities and farms have been left behind. This movie is intended to inspire more citizens to make that renaissance complete”.