Five Times Rooftop Films Got Political

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Filmmakers Maple Razsa and Milton Guillén walk the activist audience through events in a rapidly escalating protest, asking them to chose the direction of the film and to consider crowd mentality and group decision-making.


At our screening of 2017 Gala honoree Sean Baker’s Tangerine, the audience was urged to take action on the yet-unpassed GENDER EXPRESSION NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT (GENDA) bill. Find out more and take action with the NYCLU.

Net Positive: Internet Health Shorts

With the FCC’s then impending decision on Net Neutrality looming large, we tackled the subject of a healthy internet over the summer of 2017. Below, the makers of the short films talk with Chris Lawrence of the Mozilla Foundation.

Find out was can still be done to save net neutrality on

PittsburgH screening of Gasland

We took the acclaimed documentary back to one of locations in which it was filmed. Find out about their ongoing screenings and events on the Gasland website.

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

We brought the folks from the movement back to the streets of Manhattan for a screening of this 2013 film. Learn more about the topic on the Human Rights Watch website.