Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
Feature Film Program
RSVP Required

Tuesday Sep 18, 2012
7:30PMDoors open
8:00PMLive music
8:30PMFilm begins
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED OR MOVED INDOORS. PLEASE VISIT WWW.ROOFTOPFILMS.COM FOR RAIN DETAILS. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. PHYSICAL SEATS ARE LIMITED. THIS MEANS YOU MAY NOT GET A CHAIR. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
DGA Theater
Indoors
Midtown
110 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
IFP Labs
AT&T
Widmer Brothers
Drifter Pale Ale
Smartfood
New Location
Limited amount of tickets are available. To RSVP, email brooklynbrothersrsvp@rooftopfilms.com.

Tickets are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Email brooklynbrothersrsvp@rooftopfilms.com to RSVP.


Co-presented with IFP and Oscilloscope. Opens Friday, September 21.


THE FILMS

Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best (Ryan O'Nan | Brooklyn, NY | 97 min.)
During a tumultuous break-up with his girlfriend, Alex Logan (Ryan O’Nan), a singersongwriter
on the verge of giving up his childhood dream of being a musician, has a bizarre and violent run-in with Jim (Michael Weston), a self-appointed music revolutionary. Through unconventional ways, Jim begrudgingly convinces Alex to make one final attempt to pursue his life goal, so the two set off on a cross-country tour culminating with a Battle of the Bands concert in Los Angeles.

With both their band and their set list formed within 24 hours (Alex playing acoustic guitar while Jim wields an arsenal of children's instruments), The Brooklyn Brothers fall upon a sultry small-town promoter named Cassidy (Arielle Kebbel) at their inaugural gig in rural Pennsylvania. She joins them on the road, and as an attraction emerges between Alex and Cassidy, the three explore how lying, stealing, and relentless passion are useful tricks of the trade on this seemingly impossible journey. But as is often with the hard knocks of life on the road, the band winds up stranded both literally and figuratively – with no money, no gas, and no hope – playing music for spare change. Galvanized by the realization that their music means everything to them, The Brooklyn Brothers attempt to navigate through the dangerous waters of friendship, love, heartbreak, and family, as the waves of responsibility and adulthood swell higher and higher around them – backed by the beat of a cheap Casio keyboard.

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