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Rooftop Films Opening Night Tomorrow!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 by

Rooftop Films is known internationally as one of the most dynamic film festivals in the world. In 2011, we screened more than 25 feature films, almost all of which are New York, U.S. or World Premieres. We showed over 150 short films in themed programs which have received accolades for being smart, entertaining, and filled with astonishing movies. This combination of brilliant, original programming and stunning outdoor venues makes Rooftop Films one of the best-attended film festivals in New York. We have also begun to expand to other cites. In recent years, Rooftop screened films outdoors in Los Angeles, Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Camden (Maine) and others. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors.

Don’t miss their opening night this Friday, where they will be showing a host of short films! The event is titled “This Is What We Mean By Shorts” with doors opening at 8:00 PM. You’ll have live music by Crinkles and an after party to look forward to also, so check it out tomorrow at 8!

About the films:

FOLLOW THE SUN (MK12 | USA | 4 min.)
A classic visit to the refreshment stand before we begin our mind-bending year of revolution.

#OCCUPY BAT SIGNAL FOR THE 99% (Mark Read | USA | 5 min.)
A call to action from the rooftops to the 99%.

MONTH ONE (Micheal Galinsky & Joanna Arnow | USA | 10 min.)
A dynamic and compelling overview of the Occupy Wall Street beginnings.

A MORNING STROLL (Grant Orchard | USA | 7 min.)
Unusual things are happening all around you, every day, forever.

A CHJÀNA (Jonas Carpignano | Italy, USA | 21 min.)
An intimate epic of race riots and liberation.

AARON BURR, PART 2 (Dana O’Keefe | USA | 8 min.)
An American revolutionary updates his place in history in this radically inventive and modern bio-pic.

MORE THAN WINNING (Nick Fox-Gieg | Toronto, Canada | 3 min.)
“They gave me a gun, a pick, and a hand grenade, and said ‘Win at any cost,’ and I said ‘Right.’ There’s nothing I love more than winning…” From a story by Susan Murray.

An American icon breaks down the nitty-gritty of his place in history in a dashing documentary narrated by Tom Waits.

MATTER FISHER (David Prosser | 8 min.)
A man goes out fishing. He should have taken a bigger boat.

9:21:25 (Jyoty Mistry | USA | 10 min.)
An extraordinary documentary about a South African entrepreneur who takes a ten-day trip into outer space and discovers a poetic nothingness that fills him with understanding.


“These guys make music I would listen to in my home or on my headphones for pleasure. There’s a lot to be said for that, especially since these songs don’t ever succomb to the cheap tricks or half-truths to get in your ears. That’s what I call style!

Crinkles do dreamy jangle pop, their hazy hooks comparable to those of acts like Real Estate and Youth Lagoon. Originally from Burlington, VT, the five-piece — featuring Jonathan Campolo, Nicholas Campolo, Daniel Crosby, Kyle Kabel, and Andrew Chugg — moved to Brooklyn in 2009. Since then, they’ve amassed a number of tracks, many of which are on their debut full-length entitled Loss Leader.” – BreakThru Radio

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