Upcoming Shows

THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
Free Show!
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Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Financial District, Manhattan

Come out and experience some of the year's best animated short films during the incomparable Animation Block Party!

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
Free Show!
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Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Financial District, Manhattan

With stories as diverse as its inhabitants, this program of short films features stranger-than-fiction documentaries and wholly original visions of life in the city,...

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SATURDAY JUL 26, 2014
Free Show!
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Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Financial District, Manhattan

Special Sneak Preview. Multi-instrumentalist, civil rights activist and worshipper at the church of dreams, Rahsaan Roland Kirk overcame blindness, paralysis and...

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Shows and Schedules

  MARCH 2014   TOP
SATURDAY MAR 1, 2014
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Submit your films and videos and participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world!

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MONDAY MAR 17, 2014
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The Town Hall NYC
New York City

Town Hall presents the very best of Animation Block Party at Rooftop Films.

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  APRIL 2014   TOP
THURSDAY APR 17, 2014
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Tribeca Film Festival
New York City

Rooftop Films co-presents Film Fund Grantee Keith Miller's Five Star at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

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SATURDAY APR 19, 2014
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Tribeca Film Festival
New York City

Rooftop Films co-presents Young Bodies Heal Quickly at Tribeca Film Festival 2014, featuring 2013 Film Fund Grantee Kate Lyn Sheil.

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  MAY 2014   TOP
FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

To launch our 18th annual Rooftop Films Summer Series, we set out to prove once again that the short film is the medium best suited to showcase the power of a...

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SATURDAY MAY 17, 2014
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Industry City (Secret Party Cove)
Brooklyn

Rooftop Films kicks off its 18th season with the international festival favorite Obvious Child, a subversive, modern-day romantic comedy written and directed by...

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WEDNESDAY MAY 21, 2014
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

NY Premiere of Jim Mickle’s Sundance hit! Part of Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand May Indie Film Month. Presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable &...

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THURSDAY MAY 22, 2014
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The Roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Special Sneak Preview. Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson’s (Show Me Love, Together) raucous and ebullient film about three preteen outcasts who form an all-girl punk...

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SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

It’s your city. Take a look.

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SUNDAY MAY 25, 2014
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

New York Premiere. A man's attempts to construct the ultimate romantic weekend backfire when his quest for perfection traps his lover in an infinite loop. Come...

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THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
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Brooklyn Grange (Navy Yard Farm)
New York City

Short films shot far from (or high above) the bustling city.

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FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Presented in Partnership with Time Out New York: Special Sneak Preview with live 80s DJ & Ping Pong Tournament!

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SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Fantastic worlds, abstract emotions, incredible urban myths, and twisted dystopian futures are masterfully animated in this dizzying array of short films.

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  JUNE 2014   TOP
MONDAY JUN 2, 2014
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On the Roof of the JCC in Manhattan
New York City

Celebrated magician James “The Amazing” Randi has made it his life mission to demystify the claims of modern-day charlatans and to reveal the truth behind their...

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FRIDAY JUN 6, 2014
Free Show!
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Highlights from the vital Sundance 2014 selections include wild, weird and wonderful short films that define the genre, at the forefront of cutting edge storytelling.

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SATURDAY JUN 7, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

These fun and frantic short films—comedy, drama, animation, music videos—tell the twisted tales of terrified souls caught in inescapable situations, trapped...

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SATURDAY JUN 14, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Whether you want to or not, you’re going to remember these short films in the morning.

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SUNDAY JUN 15, 2014
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

NY Premiere. In 1926, the Surrealist artist Man Ray created an experimental film titled Emak Bakia, shot along a forgotten stretch of the Basque coast. Today, a...

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THURSDAY JUN 19, 2014
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Brooklyn Grange (Navy Yard Farm)
New York City

NY Premiere. Sara Dosa’s insightful directorial debut introduces viewers to the world of mushroom hunters in Chemult, Oregon, charting the relationships that are...

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FRIDAY JUN 20, 2014
DOOR TIX
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

NY Premiere. Using his trailer park neighbors and homeless friends, former child-actor Giuseppe Andrews (Independence Day, Detroit Rock City) has made 30 underground...

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SATURDAY JUN 21, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

NY Premiere. No script, no plot, just music and gyrating bodies. Living Stars is a sixty-minute dance party and everyone’s invited! Co-presented by Remezcla.

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TUESDAY JUN 24, 2014
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All Across NYC
New York City

The people have spoken! As part of AT&T's first-ever Film For All Campaign, Rob Reiner's classic 1989 film will be screened at locations in all five boroughs...

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FRIDAY JUN 27, 2014
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Free Show. In a blend of fiction and reality, Five Star explores the relationship between two men - Primo, a five star general in the Bloods, and John, a young man...

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SATURDAY JUN 28, 2014
DOOR TIX
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

NY Premiere. A small community theatre in Birmingham, Alabama mounts an original drag musical, “Skanks in a One Horse Town.” The cast of amateur performers bond...

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  JULY 2014   TOP
TUESDAY JUL 1, 2014
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Brooklyn Grange (Navy Yard Farm)
New York City

NY Premiere. Running through life with wild abandon, lifelong friends Leni and Lazar set out on an improvised countryside bike trip. Like tiny tornadoes they whirl...

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THURSDAY JUL 3, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

World Premiere. Alex & Amy are the perfect Brooklyn couple. They have a cat, a Thanksgiving table of bohemian friends, and a glowing future together. Yet the sudden...

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SATURDAY JUL 5, 2014
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Viktor Bout was a Russian entrepreneur, a war profiteer, an aviation magnate, an arms smuggler and strangest of all, an amateur filmmaker. Dubbed the "merchant of...

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THURSDAY JUL 10, 2014
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Special Sneak Preview. Anna Kendrick stars as a newly single woman who crashes with her brother and wreaks havoc on his household in Joe Swanberg’s delicate...

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FRIDAY JUL 11, 2014
Free Show!
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

A collection of short films that look at love from a different angle and gaze longingly into the darker corners of lust and love. Films include the award-winning...

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SATURDAY JUL 12, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Tickets will be for sale at the door. Cash only. Special Sneak Preview. Austin-based filmmakers the Zellner brothers return to Rooftop with a touching absurdist...

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TUESDAY JUL 15, 2014
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On the Roof of the JCC in Manhattan
New York City

These short documentaries are brimming with peculiar characters, brave filmmaking and outright bizarre storytelling and are guaranteed to be some of the most...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 16, 2014
Free Show!
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

International Premiere. Clint and Dwayne are two of a kind. The kind that start a pimped-out pony gang (ponies replete with glitter, oversized sunglasses, and bling)...

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FRIDAY JUL 18, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

NY Premiere, sponsored by Pilot NYC and CoPilot Pictures. Matthew Stoneman, a ‘white guy’ from New Hampshire, learned to play authentic and fluent Spanish songs...

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SATURDAY JUL 19, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Special Sneak Preview. Separated by 10,000 kilometers, Alexandra and Sergi must rely on virtual communication to keep the flame of their relationship alive. But with...

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THURSDAY JUL 24, 2014
Free Show!
Play
Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Financial District, Manhattan

Come out and experience some of the year's best animated short films during the incomparable Animation Block Party!

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FRIDAY JUL 25, 2014
Free Show!
Play
Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Financial District, Manhattan

With stories as diverse as its inhabitants, this program of short films features stranger-than-fiction documentaries and wholly original visions of life in the city,...

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SATURDAY JUL 26, 2014
Free Show!
Play
Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Financial District, Manhattan

Special Sneak Preview. Multi-instrumentalist, civil rights activist and worshipper at the church of dreams, Rahsaan Roland Kirk overcame blindness, paralysis and...

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TUESDAY JUL 29, 2014
Free show!
Play
On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

The Free Coney Island Screening originally set for June 24th has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 29th!

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THURSDAY JUL 31, 2014
Play
Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Special Sneak Preview. Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her...

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  AUGUST 2014   TOP
FRIDAY AUG 1, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their roles as themselves in this follow-up to the acclaimed The Trip in yet another off-the-cuff food adventure. Six meals in...

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SATURDAY AUG 2, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A special Sneak Preview, presented by Rooftop Films and indieWIRE as part of our joint Birthday Party celebration.

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MONDAY AUG 4, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Special Sneak Preview. Filmmaker Charlie McDowell and stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass will be in attendance for the Q and A. A married couple on the brink of...

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WEDNESDAY AUG 6, 2014
Free Show!
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

NY Premiere. Deep within one of the world’s last untouched rainforests lives the Yaka/ Mbendjele tribe, a group of hunter-gatherers from the Congo Basin, who are...

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THURSDAY AUG 7, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp and filmmaker Florian Habicht in attendance. One of the greatest bands to come out of the ‘90s is captured in this intimate and imaginative...

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FRIDAY AUG 8, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

When a mild-mannered Japanese mattress salesman joins a hidden, mysterious S&M club that specializes in surprising its clients in public and applying sadistic,...

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FRIDAY AUG 15, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Special Sneak Preview. Focusing on the life of a sex surrogate working in Manhattan, Anja Marquardt’s impressively assured directorial debut casts a penetrating...

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SATURDAY AUG 16, 2014
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Closing Night! Rooftop’s 2014 season comes to a wild and epic conclusion with poignant, piercing and powerful short films that will surely stick in your mind until...

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