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  MAY 2010   TOP
THURSDAY MAY 6, 2010
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Citipark Garage
Toronto, Canada

Landing a job at the Corner Parking Lot is no easy feat. Bossman Chris Farina empowers employees as de facto owners, creating a work environment that privileges...

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Citipark Garage
Toronto, Canada

Mark Hogancamp miraculously survives a senseless beating outside a bar only to emerge from a coma with memory loss and brain damage. Unable to afford therapy, he...

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Citipark Garage
Toronto, Canada

Incredible short documentaries from around the world, screened on a roof in Toronto as part of Hot Docs

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Opening Night of Rooftop Films 14th Annual Summer Series features grand stories in little packages.

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SATURDAY MAY 15, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

The feature debut from director Kevin Asch is an intense drama about Hasidic Jews who get caught up in a drug smuggling ring.

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FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Romantic short films about the sacrifices and struggles we all endure for love. Includes a spectacular new short by Spike Jonze.

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SATURDAY MAY 22, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

US Premiere! On the mean streets of the Philippines, teen gangs run wild trying to survive with the specter of government death squads chasing them. The masterful...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Tales of friendship, love, loss, and coming to terms with one's own mortality.

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Sweet home movies about families and lost love, these range from melancholic to marshmallow sweet.

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SUNDAY MAY 30, 2010
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NY Premiere! A quirky slacker road movie comedy about a man and his hamster. Due to rain, this show was moved from May 27 to May 30. All advance tickets for the May...

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  JUNE 2010   TOP
FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Even in a cultural landscape dominated by semi-scripted "reality TV," sometimes the most insane adventures and outlandish characters are actually real.

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

A fun, frantic program of films about losing your grip on reality . . . and loving it.

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SUNDAY JUN 6, 2010
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One of the world's leading documentary festivals presents short films from this year's edition, including Cambodian karaoke with a social message, Taiwanese mountain...

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FRIDAY JUN 11, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

NY Premiere! A documentary about Tulsa's best-known bicycle-riding, raccoon-feeding, scrapyard-dealing, screaming, motivational philosopher of life.

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SATURDAY JUN 12, 2010
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El Museo Del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan

NY Sneak Preview! A smug designer in a one-of-a-kind Le Corbusier home has to deal with his crass neighbor's new construction project in this dark comedy about...

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SUNDAY JUN 13, 2010
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BAM Cinematek Outdoors
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother's TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who's...

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

New York Non-Fiction (short films) Scratches, beats, and elegies from New York City.

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SATURDAY JUN 19, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

When love curdles, someone has to eat it. A savage comedy about deceit and sibling rivalry.

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SUNDAY JUN 20, 2010
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

A Sundance-winning satirical drama about a young man and his mentally-troubled mother, living on a kibbutz in 1974, presented in partnership with Consulate General...

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THURSDAY JUN 24, 2010
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

An adorable yodeling animal animation, a legendary buck-dancer documentary, a splendid story of spirits in the tropics, plus more magnificent movies from pastoral...

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FRIDAY JUN 25, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

New York Premiere! An organic, mostly vegetarian comedy.

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SATURDAY JUN 26, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

When Leonard's wife Mary was diagnosed with cancer, he thought he could build their house into a healing machine. The magnificent debut feature from Rooftop alum...

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SUNDAY JUN 27, 2010
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indieScreen
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Rooftop Films partners with The L Magazine and the Northside Festival to present a collection of new shorts by some of the most exciting up and coming NY...

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  JULY 2010   TOP
FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

In this striking program of short films, self-constructing buildings battle for fidelity, makers of mold-o-form plastic deer muddle their love, and Werner Herzog...

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SATURDAY JUL 3, 2010
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A collection of films from the Umami Festival whose goal is to use art to increase awareness of the power food has to influence and shape both diners and cooks. ...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 7, 2010
Free Show!
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Live Music-Cinema Event! A ramshackle river raft journey in the midst of ongoing economic and ecological collapse, filmed during Swoon's Swimming Cites of the...

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THURSDAY JUL 8, 2010
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NY Premiere! Two films from the cold edges of the vast Russian frontier, from the hardscrabble life of nomadic reindeer herders to the dangerous life of arctic bear...

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FRIDAY JUL 9, 2010
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Rooftop Films joins forces with Kickstarter to present a selection of film, video and art projects supported on the new crowd-source funding website kickstarter.com.

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SATURDAY JUL 10, 2010
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El Museo Del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan

Sneak Preview! A lyrical documentary about small town Mexican circus, balancing precariously on the brink of disappearance.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 14, 2010
Free Show!
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

A free screening of this Academy Award nominated animated feature film on the lawn at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens.

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THURSDAY JUL 15, 2010
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Rooftop Films, indieWIRE and Snag Films are pleased to present this special sneak preview as a joint celebration of our birthdays. Three New York City organizations...

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FRIDAY JUL 16, 2010
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NY Premiere! In this stunning and engaging documentary about the avant-garde music scene in Japan, everyday objects are transformed into musical instruments and...

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SATURDAY JUL 17, 2010
FREE SHOW
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Fort Greene Park
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Transformations (short films) Presented by Rooftop Films in cooperation with Brooklyn Arts Council's Scene: Brooklyn and ActNow Local filmmakers deal...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 21, 2010
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Rooftop Films and The Swedish Film Institute present SWEDISH CINEMA Magicians skewer their assistants, bank robberies go awry, trains fall off their tracks and...

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FRIDAY JUL 23, 2010
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NY Premiere! A man awakens on the floor, covered in blood and apparently unaware of how he got there. He heads off to work, and we follow...

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SATURDAY JUL 24, 2010
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

NY Premiere! With a mixture of playful precision, humour and melancholy Mikel Cee Karlsson captures the dreams, relationships and everyday life of the denizens of...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 28, 2010
Free Show!
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

A free screening of the Czech New Wave masterpiece on the lawn at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens.

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Crazy characters who make their own rules, as cake-addicted cranks, Rambo-revering detectives, and an actual filmmaking monkey. Plus a live performance by fabulist...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside, NYC-based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world's best independent,...

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SATURDAY JUL 31, 2010
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

NY Premiere! A documentary about cold wars and hot desires, about how the totalitarian Soviet regime in Estonia went head to head with J.R. Ewing and the heroes of...

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  AUGUST 2010   TOP
WEDNESDAY AUG 4, 2010
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

This acclaimed independent animated feature depicts the personal narrative of the filmmaker's marital breakup through a reinvention and modernization of the Indian...

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FRIDAY AUG 6, 2010
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Spectacularly failing romances, including an alcoholic comedy, some stunning facts about the sexuality of one of the founding fathers, and a luscious documentary...

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SATURDAY AUG 7, 2010
RSVPs Closed
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Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure, Norman "Sailor...

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WEDNESDAY AUG 11, 2010
Free Show!
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Set during a sweltering holiday weekend in Rome, this utterly charming comedy is about a middle-aged man living with his mother who suddenly finds himself caring for...

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FRIDAY AUG 13, 2010
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Every New Year, 130 million people leave China's industrial cities to return to their rural homelands--the largest human migration in the world. This overwhelming...

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SATURDAY AUG 14, 2010
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El Museo Del Barrio
East Harlem, Manhattan

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has valuable pieces in museums worldwide (including El Museo del Barrio), but his most inspiring work might be made by garbage pickers who...

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WEDNESDAY AUG 18, 2010
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

A retired musician and his initially unwelcome teenage companion go on a journey across Northern Colombia to return a cursed accordion. Filled with heartfelt...

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

The official Closing Night of Rooftop Films 2010 Summer Series includes short films all about endings. Films so sharp we call them shots, fired from the roof one...

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FRIDAY AUG 27, 2010
Free Show!
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Frick Park
Pittsburgh, PA

As part of Rooftop Films ongoing expansion to new cities, this stop on the Gasland tour rolls into Pittsburgh, PA, where mining upstate is already affecting the...

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  SEPTEMBER 2010   TOP
FRIDAY SEP 3, 2010
Free Show!
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The Piazza at Schmidt's
Philadelphia

Join us at the Piazza at Schmidt's for a special FREE screening of Josh Fox's extraordinary and impactful documentary Gasland. As part of Rooftop's ongoing expansion...

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SUNDAY SEP 5, 2010
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Delaware Youth Center
Callicoon, NY

As part of Rooftop Films' expansion to new cities, our ongoing Gasland tour offers a free screening in Callicoon, NY, a town potentially affected by natural gas...

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TUESDAY SEP 7, 2010
Free Show!
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Reservoir Park
Harrisburg, PA

On this fourth stop on the tour, part of Rooftop's ongoing expansion to new cities, we bring Gasland to Harrisburg, PA. In Harrisburg, the effects of hydraulic...

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THURSDAY SEP 9, 2010
FREE SHOW!
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Thornden Park
Syracuse, NY

DUE TO RAIN, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED INSIDE TO THE JOYCE HERGENHAN AUDITORIUM IN THE S.I. NEWHOUSE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, 215...

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SATURDAY SEP 11, 2010
TIX AT DOOR!
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

When a natural gas mining company offered Josh Fox and his upstate New York neighbors $100,000 each for the right to drill for gas on their land, Fox decided to...

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MONDAY SEP 20, 2010
SOLD OUT
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

James Franco stars as the young Allen Ginsberg--poet, counter-culture adventurer, and chronicler of the Beat Generation. Tonight's show is totally FULL. There will...

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TUESDAY SEP 21, 2010
Free Show!
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

The IFP Labs Showcase presents short scenes from each of the documentary and narrative feature works in progress participating in IFP's 2010 Independent Filmmaker...

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WEDNESDAY SEP 22, 2010
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High Line
Chelsea, Manhattan

World Premiere! Amid a rural landscape and disappearing communities, the residents of Allegany County, NY are living the working-class American story. This luscious...

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  OCTOBER 2010   TOP
SUNDAY OCT 3, 2010
Free Show!
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Cellardoor Winery
Lincolnville, Maine

Rooftop Films is excited to announce that we are partnering with The Camden International Film Festival, one of the best documentary festivals in the Northeast. For...

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SATURDAY OCT 23, 2010
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Basilica Hudson
Hudson, NY

A program of short films presented by Rooftop, The Film Desk and the new owners of the Basilica Hudson.

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FRIDAY OCT 29, 2010
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One of our favorite docs from the 2010 Summer Series is hitting theaters starting Friday, October 29, and there are a number of special screenings featuring...

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  NOVEMBER 2010   TOP
SUNDAY NOV 14, 2010
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Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side, Manhattan

For the second straight year, Rooftop Films is proud to partner with The Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. The Mead showcases the best in non-narrative...

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  DECEMBER 2010   TOP
THURSDAY DEC 2, 2010
Free Sceening
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Bruckner Bar & Grill
South Bronx, Bronx

For the second year in a row, Rooftop Films is pleased to collaborate with Councilmember Maria Del Carmen Arroyo and Uptown Film Locations to bring some of the best...

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SATURDAY DEC 11, 2010
Cancelled
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Atlantic Avenue Tunnel
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Unfortunately we must announce that late this evening we received a phone call from Battalion Chief Martorana of the New York Fire Department telling us that they...

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SUNDAY DEC 12, 2010
CANCELLED
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Atlantic Avenue Tunnel
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Love is blind, especially when you are in an abandoned tunnel 10 feet underground. Join us on December 12th for an afternoon of tragic puppy love, ill-advised...

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  JANUARY 2011   TOP
THURSDAY JAN 6, 2011
Free Show!
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Bruckner Bar & Grill
South Bronx, Bronx

Rooftop Films returns to the Bruckner Bar and Grill for a special FREE screening of short films from the inner-city. You'll meet princesses and ex-cons, follow a...

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THURSDAY JAN 6, 2011
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BAM Cinematek Theater
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Please join BAM, A&E IndieFilms and Rooftop Films as we present one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of the year, The Tillman Story. An exclusive...

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SUNDAY JAN 9, 2011
Free Show!
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Ace Hotel
Chelsea, Manhattan

Rooftop Films heads to Chelsea for our first ever screening in Ace Hotel's Liberty Hall, and we kick off our monthly screenings there with Aaron Katz's intelligent...

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