2017 Summer Series

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

7/22: Menashe

A loving Hasidic father struggles to maintain custody of his son after his wife passes away. 2016 Rooftop Films/Brigade Festival Publicity Grantee
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7/27: Animation Block Party

Experience the year’s best animated short films at the incomparable Animation Block Party!
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7/28: Dayveon

In the wake of his older brother's death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming his rural Arkansas town. When he falls in with a local gang, he becomes drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world. FREE, WITH A SUGGESTED PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN DONATION

7/29: Net Positive - Internet Health Shorts

FREE W/ RSVP: Thought-provoking short films about our largest shared resource, the Internet. Brought to you by Mozilla.

8/01: The Road Movie

Take a wildly unpredictable trip down a Russian-dash-cam rabbit hole.
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The Incredible Jessica James Sold Out
Tue Jul 25 7:00 PM

The Incredible Jessica James

Feature Film Program

The William Vale, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Animation Block Party
Thu Jul 27 8:00 PM

Animation Block Party

Short Film Program

Courtyard 5-6 of Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Dayveon Pay What You Can
Fri Jul 28 8:00 PM


Feature Film Program

Courtyard 5-6 of Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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