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  • Still from film reads "Then came a time when dad came home and said that New York City needed drinking water. What does that have to do with us, I wondered, it is more than 150 miles away."

    Film Screening:

    Indian Summer (2022) and

    The Fall of Cannonsville (2023)

    Thursday, June 29th, 2023


    Walton Theatre

    30 Gardiner St., Walton, NY

    Indian Summer (2022 remastered)

    The film documents the destruction of Cannonsville, NY as its residents are forced out in order to make way for a reservoir that will supply New York City with additional drinking water. The film speaks to many social and political issues that remain highly debated topics throughout American history: environmental justice, eminent domain and property rights, and rural vs urban interests.


    The Fall of Cannonsville (2023):

    In the mid-1960s the remaining residents of Cannonsville, NY departed their homes for the last time. What was once an idyllic valley had now been made unrecognizable as homes and businesses were demolished and burned. The New York City Board of Water Supply, with more than a decade of planning, successfully flooded the valley and a number of nearby villages, displacing nearly one thousand people and permanently altering the course of the lives of the former residents who said goodbye to the place they called home. To date, this was the last in a series of nineteen reservoirs that were constructed, spanning more than a century, each displacing numerous communities and adding to the complex network of interconnected water infrastructure to supply New York City with necessary drinking water from upstate. Amidst political turmoil the families of the valley vacated, but in the sixty years following these events the trauma, animosity and anger has not subsided. Run time 21 minutes.


    At the close of the films, the audience will be invited to a question and answer time with the film maker and producer, Charles Cadkin. Learn more about each film and the film maker at https://www.cadkin.net/.


    This event is sponsored by the Grant Rogers Project, a collaboration between the

    William B. Ogden Free Library and Music on the Delaware.

  • MANHATTAN SHORT film festival poster


    Thursday, September 28th, 2023

    2:00pm & 7:00pm

    Saturday, September 30th, 2023


    Walton Theatre

    30 Gardiner St., Walton, NY

    SAVE THE DATES -MANHATTAN SHORT returns to the WaltonTheatre Thursday, September 28th at 2pm and 7pm and Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at 7pm.

    MANHATTAN SHORT finalists are part of the MANHATTAN SHORT Oscar Qualifying Run. This means all selected films will screen for a full week at a cinema in the county of Los Angeles. This run qualifies every film selected in MANHATTAN SHORT for the Oscars. In the last three years at least one film from the MANHATTAN SHORT’s Oscar Qualifying Screenings has gone on to be nominated for an Oscar.

    MANHATTAN SHORT is a celebration of short films and was established in 1998 on the streets of New York City. Today, it has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. MANHATTAN SHORT screens 9 compelling shorts in 500+ cinemas simultaneously during the week of September 28 through October 8, 2023.

    MANHATTAN SHORT doesn’t have judges award the short films. Instead, they allow the audience (yes, YOU) to be the judge. The audience votes for their choice of Best Film and Best Actor. Then on the last day of the festival, the short films with the most votes are announced as the winners. MANHATTAN SHORT is for film lovers who want to experience unique and riveting stories from all around the world. Learn more and purchase past festival DVDS: manhattanshort.com.

  • MANHATTAN SHORT film festival poster

    Art in the Parlor:

    Patchwork Landscape

    Saturday, October 7th, 2023

    through Sunday, November 5th, 2023


    Walton Theatre

    30 Gardiner St., Walton, NY

    Patchwork Landscape: Paintings by GG Stankiewicz

    October 7 - November 5, 2023


    Opening Reception and Artist Talk:

    October 7, 4-6pm


    Walton's First Friday, November 3, 4-6pm


    Viewing Hours:

    Saturdays, 4-6pm / by appointment

    Contact: ggsartlab@gmail.com


    This project is made possible with funds from the Delaware County Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group. The Walton Theatre Preservation Association is hosting this exhibition.

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