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More than a film festival, Rooftop Films screenings are innovative, once-in a lifetime film events. We've refreshed the old traditions-taking the drive-in and turning it into an urban phenomenon on rooftops; taking the old concept of a film festival and turning it into a vibrant, thrilling event; taking independent film and bringing those works to new audiences that wouldn't otherwise be exposed to them.
This summer Rooftop Films will celebrate our 20th summer dedicated to creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Join our community today! This summer we're going further, we're doing more, and we can only do it with you. We'll screen more than 25 feature films, all of them sneak previews or world premieres. You will experience the latest works by rising directors, future stars, and acclaimed auteurs; filmmakers who are taking chances and redefining the form.
This year's Summer Series features an astonishing array of independent films, including sneak previews of Joe Berlinger's outrageously entertaining Tony Robbins, I Am Not Your Guru, Jesse Moss' Burt Reynolds bio doc The Bandit, a Sundance-winning look into the life of Anthony Weiner, Rooftop Filmmakers Fund winners The Fits and Jacqueline, Argentine and many more. Of course, the 20th Summer Series also includes exceptional fiction films, such as Elizabeth Wood's self-reflective and provocative White Girl; Taika Waititi's riotously off-kilter comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople; Matthew Brown's understated and intimate teen drama In the Treetops; and many more.
This season you'll be able to check out 130+ short films, chosen from more than 3,000 submissions from all corners of the globe. Rooftop's short film curation is acclaimed worldwide because we craft our shows thematically and build our programs like a carefully planned mix tape, featuring highs and lows, evoking laughs and gasps in equal measure. This year we will be returning with time-honored programs like our night of New York Non Fiction, as well as showcasing some of the greatest short films from our twenty year history.
In addition to feature and short film programming, this year's series will include a number of unique events and partnerships, including: the return of the Rooftop Films & Storm King Art Center Cinema Ramble. Rooftop and House of Vans in Greenpoint are teaming up for multiple shows featuring music docs followed by live musical performances, including a first look at Andrew Cohn's new Danny Brown concert doc, followed by a live performance by Danny Brown, and the NY premiere of Los Punks: We Are All We Have, featuring live performances by multiple Latino L.A. punk bands.
As a Rooftop Films member not only will you receive access to more than 40 Summer Series events, you also receive access to members only pre-screening receptions, and VIP Screenings and Sneak Preview events year-round. Some of this year's offerings have included special sneak previews of Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room at Nitehawk Cinema, Duplass Brothers' Televison's Animals at the HBO screening room, a special audio-visual presentation at Carnegie Hall featuring acclaimed pianist Bruce Levingston and Filmmakers' Fund Grantee Jarred Altermann, screenings at the Metrograph, discount tickets to Tribeca Film Festival, and more.
Beyond screening the hottest, most talked about films, Rooftop further enhances our events with live music and other unique elements. For the 20th anniversary season, we are proud to continue our tradition of introducing audiences to the most current and dynamic new artists and bringing a new crop of unforgettable live performances to the rooftops. Past highlights include: Reggie Watts, Sharon Van Etten, Toro Y Moi, Kurt Vile, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Chairlift, TV on the Radio, Members of Fugazi and Califone, Deer Tick, Phosphorescent, and more.
We create post-screening energy and enthusiasm by putting together after-parties for many of the screenings in which you can celebrate the works you have just seen and interact with the filmmakers, stars, bands, and one another.