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Luis Nieto Works His Magic Again

Luis Nieto Works His Magic Again

On July 29 at Rooftop, the filmmaking fabulist Nieto performed a fantastic experiment before a thrilled (albeit mildly frightened) audience. Nieto wowed the crowd by making a deceased chicken dance with just a few 220 volt electro shocks. Watch!

Watch Literal Video: “Safety Dance”

Watch Literal Video: “Safety Dance”

This doesn’t have much to do with Rooftop 2010, but, man, is it funny. A hilarious relatively-recent new literal video.

Watch “Mr. Hypnotism”

Watch “Mr. Hypnotism”

Dr. Dante (aka Mr. Hypnotism) says, “I was a conman. I was a good conman. I say what people want to hear, just like all conmen do.”

Watch “Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No”

Watch “Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No”

Watch an animated documentary that celebrates the greatest athletic achievement ever by a man on a psychedelic journey. Kids, don’t try this at home.

Watch: The Things We Keep

Watch: The Things We Keep

The film consists entirely of objects, and yet it’s surprisingly touching, revealing the character behind it and all the moments, people and places that make up a life. Because of the visual detail, if you saw this film at Rooftop, it’s worth a second, slower look in full screen mode.

Watch: The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

Watch: The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

What if mankind’s greatest predators were just big five-eyed blue puppy dogs looking to play? Would we still try to zap them? This adorable and energetic animated film by Jake Armstrong is a ton of fun, and also speaks to humanity’s wild daring and laughably bold ignorance.

Watch: “N.A.S.A. A Volta”

Watch: “N.A.S.A. A Volta”

This film scares the guts out of me.

Watch: “Drunk History: Tesla and Edison”

Watch: “Drunk History: Tesla and Edison”

We’ve got a few of these playing throughout the summer in unexpected places. Tesla and Edison played at our Opening Night, on May 14, 2010, in “This Is What We Mean By Short Films.” (I.e., what we mean is a simple but brilliant idea.) Starring John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover.

Watch: Star Wars (Retold)

Watch: Star Wars (Retold)

We began Rooftop Films 2010 festival, a celebration of independent films, with this skewed homage to one of cinema’s greatest blockbusters.

8/14 – HOME MOVIES (SHORT FILMS) – TRAILER

8/14 – HOME MOVIES (SHORT FILMS) – TRAILER

FRIDAY AUGUST 14 ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present HOME MOVIES Short films and video about moments in time, capturing and imagining what it felt like to be there. OPEN BAR AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th […]

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