Short Film Program

Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2019

The end’s in sight. It’s our Closing Night!

$16 online or at the door

Fri Aug 23 7:45 PM

The Films

As the Summer Series comes to a close, we celebrate with short films that remind us: when one door closes, another door opens…and aliens are probably going to use that open door to invade the planet and take control of our dogs’ brains. From stories of hazy nights to friendships lost and found, our closing night program looks back on old loves, bittersweet endings and builds to a thunderclap crescendo featuring a pair of storm chasers running down one last thrill. The end is nigh. It might not be apocalyptic, but it will probably be wild and kinda weird. So enjoy it while it lasts.

Tungrus

Rishi Chandna | India | 13

A short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household, which is turned topsy-turvy when they adopt a chicken as a pet.

Acid Rain

Tomek Popakul | Poland | 26

Somewhere in the Eastern Europe. Young runs away from her depressing hometown. That’s how she meets Skinny – a kind of unstable weirdo who lives in a camper and runs his not-so-legal errands. Their journey gradually leads them towards more and more eerie settings.

Father

A99 | US | 6

I talk to my father about the accident.

Guaxuma

Nara Normande | France, Brazil | 14

Tayra and I grew up on a beach in the north east of Brazil. We were inseparable. The sea breeze brings me back happy memories.

Chi Chi

David N. Nessl | US | 10

My dog had a dream and he told me about it. I made a movie about that dream. This is that movie.

The Last Storm

Liam Saint-Pierre | US | 20

Mark, a 60 year old fledgling storm chaser recently diagnosed with lung cancer, sets out across the Midwest with his friend's nephew in search of a tornado before the two month season comes to an end.

Performer

Alsarah & The Nubatones

Alsarah is a Sudanese born singer-songwriter and ethnomusicologist. Alsarah & The Nubatones was born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about Nubian ‘Songs Of Return’, modern migration patterns and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. Under the leadership of Alsarah and with a common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds their sound grew into what they have dubbed ‘East-African Retro-Pop’. Signed to Wonderwheel Recordings, their debut album Silt was released to international acclaim in 2014 and their sophomore release Manara topped the ‘2016 Best of Lists’. Alsarah’s star quality and expressive live performances with her quartet, The Nubatones, have been steadily amassing fans including The Roots’ Questlove with their spellbinding and eclectic East African retro-pop.

Event Details

7:45 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music from Alsarah & The Nubatones
9:00 PM
Films Begin
10:30 PM
Q&A
10:45 PM
After-Party
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. No outside alcohol is permitted.

Venue

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

venue on Google Map

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