2017 Summer Series

Our 21st Annual Summer Series! May 19 - August 19. Independent Films...Live Music...Multiple Venues...After-Parties.

7/01: Quest

An intimate documentary capturing 10 years in the lives of a Philadelphia family. Free, with a suggested pay-what-you-can donation.

7/07: Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. Free, with a suggested pay-what-you-can donation.

7/14: The Strange Ones

Mysterious events surround two travelers, seemingly brothers, as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. 2015 Rooftop Films/Eastern Effects Equipment Grantee
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7/15: L.A. Times

Sophisticated 30-somethings pursue an urban myth of happiness in this classically styled comedy.
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Brigsby Bear Sold Out
Fri Jun 30 7:30 PM

Brigsby Bear

Feature Film Program

New Design High School, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Quest Pay What You Can
Sat Jul 1 7:30 PM


Feature Film Program

New Design High School, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Whose Streets? Pay What You Can
Fri Jul 7 7:30 PM

Whose Streets?

Feature Film Program

New Design High School, Lower East Side, Manhattan

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