New York Non-Fiction
Short Film Program
$10 online or at the door.
Friday Jun 10, 2011
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:30PMAfter Party at Fontanas (105 Eldridge Street, btwn Grand St. and Broome St.)
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN THE SHOW WILL HELD INDOORS AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO REFUNDS. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. PHYSICAL SEATS ARE LIMITED. THIS MEANS YOU MAY NOT GET A CHAIR. YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING A BLANKET AND SIT PICNIC-STYLE, BUT NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
(above New Design High School)
Lower East Side
350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street

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New York Magazine
IFC

It’s Your City. Take a Look.


One’s a hustler. One’s a magician. Several are men of music. And one’s just a regular guy. But they have two things in common: They’re all New Yorkers, and they all have a story. One that distinguishes them. One that defines them. One that strikes a universal chord, yet is uniquely New York. These New York stories will stick with you.

- Michael Sauter


THE FILMS

Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard (Todd Bieber | NYC | 3 min.)
While skiing in Prospect Park – after THE blizzard - Todd Bieber found a lost roll of film in the snow, and made it his mission to find the owner. His wry voice-over speculations as he tries to decode the lost photos set the tone for this whimsical adventure

A Man Named Magick (Joaquin Perez and Robert Hatch-Miller | Brooklyn, NY | 12 min.)
Meet Magick Balay, who runs a midtown Manhattan magic shop by day, and at night performs his own legerdemain at clubs and private parties. A close-up portrait of a charismatic guy whose greatest feat is how he has transformed himself through his art.

The Bowler (Sean Dunne | NYC | 14 min.)
Rocky Salemmo makes his living as a bowling alley hustler. It’s not for the money. It’s about the feeling of winning. Or so he says in this colorfully candid profile, in which Rocky talks a mile a millisecond about booze, “broads” and the bowling balls he’s left behind while climbing out windows to duck bet collectors. He’s like a Scorsese character, come to life.

Legend: A Film about Greg Garing (Emily Branham | NYC | 8 min.)
By his early 20s, gifted musician Greg Garing had played with all the greats on the Nashville Opry scene. They all called him The Kid. Now he’s 43, and battling a life-threatening condition that he can’t afford to have treated. But he plays on. This film captures the grace and dignity with which he perseveres.

Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard, Part 2 (Todd Bieber | NYC | 3 min.)
Todd Bieber’s quest to find the owner of a lost roll of film becomes a global cause, as thousands who’ve viewed his YouTube video (aka Part 1) connect with him via e-mail – many with amusingly unhelpful hints, insights and suggestions.

125 Franco's Blvd. (Sia Nyokor and Jacob Templin | New York, NY | 21 min.)
With colorful strokes, Franco “The Great” Gastin has been painting murals on the storefront roll-down gates in Harlem’s 125th St. for 40 years. Now rezoning legislation threatens the aging artist’s livelihood and legacy. 125francosblvd.com

White Lines and the Fever: The Death of DJ Junebug (Travis Gutiérrez Senger | NYC | 26 min.)
DJ Junebug was considered the greatest DJ of all, back at the dawn of hip-hop. But he had a sideline dealing cocaine that led to a tragic end. Those who knew him best recall this turntable wizard, who flew high and flashed bright, all too briefly.

Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard, Part 3 (Todd Bieber | NYC | 6 min.)
Todd Bieber’s search for the owner of the famous lost film roll leads to a European road trip that culminates in Paris – and an (almost) Hollywood ending.

MUSIC

Balún
"...Balún makes dreamy, twinkling electro pop. The classically trained musicians use barely-there guitar motifs, mournful accordion swells, and delicate glockenspiel melodies to sculpt gorgeously glitched-up, densely layered arrangements that recall the ethereal, brooding magic of Múm or the "lead-guitarlessness" of shoegaze heroes Slowdive... " - Flavorpill

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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