Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? How about a cucumber? Join Rooftop Films for a night of leather-clad, cucumber-skinned, effluence-soaked intrigue. These ardorous short films offer sticky surprises, unexpected temptations and wild self-discoveries. Bring that special him/her/them/any/all, because an evening of uncomfortable eye-contact awaits.
Dressed for Pleasure (Je fais où tu me dis)
Marie de Maricourt | Switzerland | 17
Sarah, a disabled girl aged about twenty, lives with her parents. She is increasingly subject to many fantasies and sees her sexuality taking up more and more of her attention. The arrival in the house of a new cleaner, Victoria, a transsexual woman, will upset the family balance.
Ghosting The Party
Carlos A.F. Lopez | USA | 8
A gang of gal pals conjure up a frenzy at a Halloween party after a drug-fueled dare exposes the true nature of a mysterious guest.
Céline Devaux | France | 15
Give it time. You’ll get over it. Jean celebrates his birthday, gets drunk and recalls the dreadful weekend that led to his break-up with Mathilde.
High Summer (Plein Eté)
Josselin Facon | France | 6
A troubling moment in the balminess of a summer in the countryside. While gardening, a young man sees his mother as a women for the first time.
Genis Rigol, Pau Anglada, Marc Torices | Spain | 5
Two men accidentally exchange briefcases. One contains a videotape that will lead the new owner to embark on an unexpected journey to figure out what is in it.
The Mangina Exit
Byron Brown | USA | 5
Blake is having relationship problems. His older brother Sebastian has an unorthodox solution that has been used for generations.
My Cucumber Inside the Fridge
Austin Hamilton | USA | 7
A black philosopher's life falls apart once he starts worshiping a cucumber.
Sean Pecknold | USA | 1
She wants to hang out, he does to. But they can't seem to figure how to.
Trevor Jimenez | USA | 16
A young boy shuffles between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal, dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980's Toronto.
Welcome to Bushwick
Henry Jinings | USA | 6
On the heels of a successful first date, Evan and Marceline end up back at her place.
Who's the daddy
Wong Ping | Hong Kong | 9
A Tinder tragedy.An unexpected child.A journey finding my root of shame.
Queen of Jeans
Crockpot Pop. It’s not a term you’ll be instantly familiar with, but it is a somewhat perfect descriptor of Philadelphia quartet Queen of Jeans. Intentionally tongue-in-cheek, the self-ascribed term was coined by the band to chronicle the haphazard nature of their core ingredients. They are a slew of sounds and influences in a juxtaposition that somehow strikes balance, sculpted over time into the refined and tenacious outfit they are today.