Upcoming Shows

SATURDAY FEB 20, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Join us at Industry City for a screening of The Book of Life. The event will include a performance and puppet show by the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl.

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SATURDAY FEB 27, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Spend your Saturday at Industry City with the Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids. This weekend we'll be watching the classic Disney/Pixar film UP, and dancing with...

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SATURDAY MAR 5, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Head over to Industry City for a morning of fun with BRIC arts (and crafts)! Then enjoy a free screening of Shaun the Sheep Movie

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Shows and Schedules

  APRIL 2015   TOP
FRIDAY APR 17, 2015
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North American Premiere. Jabz and September are two twenty-something suburbanites drifting through a day of drugs, sex, and philosophizing in their privileged...

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  MAY 2015   TOP
WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2015
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Rooftop Films and Gawker will co-present a special preview screening of the Safdie Brothers’ raw and uncompromising Heaven Knows What, courtesy of RADiUS.

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FRIDAY MAY 29, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

OPENING NIGHT! Rooftop launches our 19th year with spectacular short films about cinematic escapes.

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SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Bob Byington’s latest hangdog comedy, starring Jason Schwartzman and his trusty sidekick, Arrow. Part of Rooftop Films' SXSW Focus.

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  JUNE 2015   TOP
THURSDAY JUN 4, 2015
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Highlights from Sundance 2015 include wild, weird and wonderful short films

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FRIDAY JUN 5, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

An intimate cinematic portrait of two Roma children forced to become their parents’ parents

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SATURDAY JUN 6, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Brothers locked away from society find a window to the outside through their love of film

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WEDNESDAY JUN 10, 2015
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Uncanny short films about images that burn themselves into our minds.

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FRIDAY JUN 12, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Aryan militants invade a small North Dakota town. The town fights back.

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SATURDAY JUN 13, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

These strangely funny, lovingly sexy, romantic short films are sure to turn you on (to something).

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WEDNESDAY JUN 17, 2015
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Elevated Acre
Financial District, Manhattan

Playful short films about games and pranks as part of the Water Street “Game On” program

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FRIDAY JUN 19, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

It's your city. Take a look.

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SATURDAY JUN 20, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Animation like a fun-house mirror, reflecting our daily lives in ways uniquely strange.

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MONDAY JUN 22, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Special FREE screening courtesy of VIMEO. A fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop and urban fashion. Fresh Dressed will be released on Vimeo on Demand on ...

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TUESDAY JUN 23, 2015
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River to River Festival: Pier 15
Financial District, Manhattan

Krai (край) is the Russian word for edge, limit, frontier or hinterland. Present‐day Russia is divided into a myriad of ‘federal subjects’, including nine...

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FRIDAY JUN 26, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A free-wheeling and non-fiction portrait of an extra-ordinary nobody, 35 years in the making. Courtesy of Visit Films

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  JULY 2015   TOP
THURSDAY JUL 2, 2015
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The Roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

A program of dazzling documentaries that challenge our understanding of every observation

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FRIDAY JUL 3, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A Civil War epic of intimate proportions, written & directed by Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees

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TUESDAY JUL 7, 2015
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The Jay Walk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Midtown West, Manhattan

Sean Baker’s rowdy tale of a transgender prostitute searching for the pimp who broke her heart

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FRIDAY JUL 10, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A charming drama about a housepainter in love from one of the midwest’s finest indie auteurs. Preceded by a Short Film

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SATURDAY JUL 11, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

In a downtrodden region of northern California, the youth of a city mount an urban adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

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FRIDAY JUL 17, 2015
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Join one of NYC’s preeminent urban photographers/filmmakers for a night of unforgettable imagery

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SATURDAY JUL 18, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

The fascinating life of a bureaucrat restoring ancient ruins at the expense of his own career. Featuring a plush JUUL vapor lounge, in which attendees will be able...

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FRIDAY JUL 24, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

THE SKIN DEEP presents an interactive social experiment that explores the labyrinths of human intimacy.

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SATURDAY JUL 25, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Romantic short films about heartbreak, foolish devotion, and the ephemeral flash of love

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WEDNESDAY JUL 29, 2015
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

A compelling and hypnotic glimpse into one of India’s wildest carnivals. Courtesy of UniFrance Preceded by a Short Film

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THURSDAY JUL 30, 2015
free
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

Experience some of the year's best animated shorts at the incomparable Animation Block Party!

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FRIDAY JUL 31, 2015
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

Filmmakers of The Cove bring you the latest environmental exposé.

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  AUGUST 2015   TOP
SATURDAY AUG 1, 2015
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

Follow the Talking Heads during their three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Jonathan Demme's new film, Ricki and the Flash, opens in theaters...

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TUESDAY AUG 4, 2015
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Special sneak preview of Season 2 of Pivot’s critically acclaimed docu-comedy, and Q&A with cast members, plus brilliant short films from around the world.

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WEDNESDAY AUG 5, 2015
FREE
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on various elicit relationships

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THURSDAY AUG 6, 2015
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Two vehicles. One road. Part of Rooftop Films SXSW Focus and co-presented with The Swedish Film Institute.

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FRIDAY AUG 7, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Swedish teen pop band Vulkano grapples with fame and adolescence in this energetic documentary. Presented in partnership with the Swedish Film Institute. Check in...

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SATURDAY AUG 8, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A subtly delightful comic portrait of a small German town undergoing huge changes

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FRIDAY AUG 14, 2015
Door Tix
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A bone-chilling Austrian thriller about two young boys and their mysteriously altered mother. Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC.

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SATURDAY AUG 15, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A man finds a dismembered foot in an auctioned meat smoker. Then things get strange. Courtesy of The Orchard.

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TUESDAY AUG 18, 2015
door tix
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Jake Johnson digs for answers in Joe Swanberg's latest indie-star-studded drama. Courtesy of The Orchard.

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THURSDAY AUG 20, 2015
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The Bushwick Generator
Bushwick, Brooklyn

A special Sneak Preview of this SXSW winning film, presented by Rooftop Films and Indiewire as part of our joint 19th Birthday Party celebration. When Krisha returns...

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SATURDAY AUG 22, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

CLOSING NIGHT! Rooftop concludes our 19th year with stunning short films about saying goodbye.

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  SEPTEMBER 2015   TOP
MONDAY SEP 14, 2015
FREE
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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Midtown East, Manhattan

PLANETARY sheds new light on how our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet. The screening is a prelude to the multi-year arts and sustainability...

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WEDNESDAY SEP 23, 2015
FREE
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Elevated Acre
Financial District, Manhattan

A first-look at exciting new films from the 2015 IFP Labs.

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  OCTOBER 2015   TOP
THURSDAY OCT 8, 2015
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The Bushwick Generator
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Special Screening of the Series Premiere of SundanceTV's critically acclaimed "The Returned," plus brilliant, terrifying short films from around the world.

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THURSDAY OCT 15, 2015
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Nitehawk Cinema
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and...

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FRIDAY OCT 23, 2015
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Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side, Manhattan

A replica in China of an idyllic Austrian village poses provocative questions about appropriation and authenticity.

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FRIDAY OCT 23, 2015
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Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side, Manhattan

Rooftop Films co-presents this special screening inside the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, under the Blue Whale! Delve into the lives and culture of the Moken, a...

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THURSDAY OCT 29, 2015
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The Bushwick Generator
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Rooftop Films, SundanceTV and Indiewire present a special FREE screening of the Season 2 Premiere of SundanceTV's critically acclaimed "The Returned," plus...

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  NOVEMBER 2015   TOP
SATURDAY NOV 14, 2015
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IFC Center
New York, NY

DOC NYC Co-Presents with Rooftop Films: Nicolas Steiner’s sublime exploration of lives lived on the fringe is set in a seemingly apocalyptic world that happens to...

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SATURDAY NOV 14, 2015
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SVA Theater
New York City

DOC NYC Co-Presents with Rooftop Films: Three committed fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark, who as kids spent seven years recreating the adventure shot for shot, decide...

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SUNDAY NOV 15, 2015
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SVA Theater
New York City

DOC NYC Co-Presents with Rooftop Films: In post-World War II America, Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer bought an old white Amish plow horse - an investment that became...

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MONDAY NOV 16, 2015
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Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
New York City

DOC NYC Co-Presents with Rooftop Films: A documentary that focuses on the role of water as a potential threat or hope for our existence. A creative expedition to...

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WEDNESDAY NOV 18, 2015
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Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas
New York City

DOC NYC Co-Presents with Rooftop Films: The untold story of two underground drug manufacturers, Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, on their utopian mission to save the...

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SATURDAY NOV 21, 2015
Free w/ RSVP
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HUB Seventeen at Lululemon
Flatiron District, Manhattan

Rooftop Films and Lululemon present a program of award-winning short films that feature innovative takes on the themes of play, community, and human...

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  DECEMBER 2015   TOP
SATURDAY DEC 19, 2015
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HUB Seventeen at Lululemon
Flatiron District, Manhattan

Rooftop Films and Lululemon present a program of award-winning short films about coming to terms with yourself and finding the passion that drives you in unexpected...

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THURSDAY DEC 31, 2015
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Support Rooftop Films as we embark on our 20th year of bringing meaningful film events to the roofs, streets, parks, and waterways of NYC.

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  FEBRUARY 2016   TOP
SATURDAY FEB 6, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The first ever Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids! Join us for an afternoon of activities with Sunset Spark, and a screening of Disney/Pixar's heartwarming Inside Out!

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SATURDAY FEB 6, 2016
Free Event
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HUB Seventeen at Lululemon
Flatiron District, Manhattan

Rooftop Films and Lululemon present a program of award-winning short films about fashion. The event will include the films, complimentary drinks, and a...

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SATURDAY FEB 20, 2016
Free Event
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Join us at Industry City for a screening of The Book of Life. The event will include a performance and puppet show by the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl.

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SATURDAY FEB 27, 2016
Free Event
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Spend your Saturday at Industry City with the Sunset Park Cinema Club for Kids. This weekend we'll be watching the classic Disney/Pixar film UP, and dancing with...

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  MARCH 2016   TOP
SATURDAY MAR 5, 2016
Free Event
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Head over to Industry City for a morning of fun with BRIC arts (and crafts)! Then enjoy a free screening of Shaun the Sheep Movie

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SATURDAY MAR 26, 2016
Free Event
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The last Sunset Park Cinema Club of the year! Build a robot with Sunset Spark, and watch the 1999 award winning The Iron Giant.

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