It’s Basic

Movies on Mainstreet

Wednesday, February 28 at 6pm


It’s Basic (dir. Marc Levin, 1hr 16min)
Presented in partnership with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood, and the City of Hudson
Screening and panel discussion with Mayor Kamal Johnson, HudsonUP cofounder Susan Danziger, HudsonUP Ambassador and participant Lira Campbell, and Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood Executive Director Joan Hunt
Free; reservations recommended

It’s Basic profiles several pilot programs launched in the US and the effects of providing everyday people with an extra $500 to $1,000 monthly, with no strings attached. Directed by Marc Levin and executive produced by Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) founder Michael Tubbs, the film explores the power of money, the importance of dignity, and the ongoing work of providing an income floor through the eyes of guaranteed income recipients who have witnessed firsthand the life-altering effects of financial stability. 

Since 2020, HudsonUP – The Spark of Hudson’s flagship initiative for the City of Hudson – has launched three UBI cohorts and currently serves 128 Hudson residents who receive $500 a month, guaranteed.

Movies on Mainstreet is made possible with support from The Law Office of John K. Friedman, LLC

This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

A special thank you to our community programming funders: The Spark of Hudson, The Dyson Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Bank of Greene County Charitable Foundation, Children’s Foundation of Columbia County, Alexander & Marjorie Hover Foundation

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.