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Rooftop Films 2012

Submitted by on June 26, 2012 – 3:01 pm

 Rooftop Films Summer Series is in full swing. Here are a few of the events coming up.

Wednesday, June 27  

The Comedy

(Rick Alverson | 96 min.)

Tim Heidecker stars in this black comedy about a self-absorbed, filthy-rich, obnoxious hipster, insulting his friends and condescending to strangers, and yet somehow appearing compelling, pitiable, perhaps even likeable. Co-presented with BAMcinemaFest. Filmmaker Rick Alverson will be in attendance for a Q and A following the screening.

Venue: BAMcinematek Outdoors (Outdoors across from BAM)

Address: Fulton Street and Ashland Place, Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/B/Q to Atlantic Ave or D/M/N/R to Pacific St.

8:00PM: Doors open

8:30PM: Live music

9:00PM: Film

11:00PM-12:00AM: Reception 

Tickets and more info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/the-comedy/

Friday, June 29  

New York Non-Fiction Shorts Program (60min.)

Some things can only happen in New York: people coming together from different walks of life, a humble worker becoming a living legend. Here, some things always go together: pizza and subways, street hustlers and chess. And here, one person’s decay is another person’s garden, one’s junk is another’s gold. This program is a salutation to everyone who hustles to “make it right,” a celebration of those who make the most of every nook and cranny and opportunity, and an unsentimental memorialization of all the people and places, present and past, that make New York the most amazing city in the world.  

Venue: On the Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School

Address: 350 Grand St. @ Essex, Lower East Side, Manhattan, F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street

8:00PM: Doors open

8:30PM: Live music

9:00PM: Film

11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party at R Bar (218 Bowery @ Rivington) courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner 

Tickets and more info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/new-york-nonfiction-2

Saturday, June 30

China Heavyweight

(Yung Chang | 89 min.)

In rural China, young, poor students are recruited for national boxing academies. Given the chance to become Olympic champions, they must choose to fight for the common good or fight for themselves. Filmmaker Yung Chang will be in attendance for a Q and A following the screening. 

Venue: On the Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School

Address: 350 Grand St. @ Essex, Lower East Side, Manhattan, F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street

8:00PM: Doors open

8:30PM: Live music

9:00PM: Film

11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge @ Grand)

Tickets and more info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/china-heavyweight/   

Rooftop Films also has  free screenings in all 5 boroughs including the Bronx Terminal Market, Tompkins Square Park,Dekalb Market and the Coney Island Boardwalk. To see an upcoming schedule click here.

 

 

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