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  JANUARY 2012   TOP
TUESDAY JAN 31, 2012
NEW DATE
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a...

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  FEBRUARY 2012   TOP
WEDNESDAY FEB 29, 2012
FREE SHOW!
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The IFC Center
New York City

Rooftop Films is proud to partner with Fangoria, IFC Midnight, and Films in Australia to present a special free screening of this exciting new thriller, a...

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  MARCH 2012   TOP
THURSDAY MAR 1, 2012
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Submit your movies! In May 2012, Rooftop will begin celebrating our 16th year of bringing the best underground films in the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New...

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MONDAY MAR 26, 2012
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The IFC Center
New York City

On-stage conversation with Don Hertzfeldt at all shows! Acclaimed animator Don Hertzfeldt will appear in person to present his newest film and a selection of his...

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TUESDAY MAR 27, 2012
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The IFC Center
New York City

On-stage conversation with Don Hertzfeldt at all shows! Acclaimed animator Don Hertzfeldt will appear in person to present his newest film and a selection of his...

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  APRIL 2012   TOP
SATURDAY APR 21, 2012
FREE SHOW!
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Celebrate Earth Day under the stars. BBC AMERICA and Rooftop Films present a special screening of episode one of the uncut, David Attenborough-narrated original...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
Austin TX
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Fusebox (Austin TX)
Austin, TX

An omnibus of short films about our solar system, commissioned and created by Cinemad and Rooftop Films.

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  MAY 2012   TOP
FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

At Rooftop, we have always envisioned our Opening Night show as a rebellion against stale cinematic forms and status quo stories. This year, revolution is in the...

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SATURDAY MAY 12, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.

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THURSDAY MAY 17, 2012
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Dekalb Market
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

In this dynamic program of comedy, animation, drama and documentary, people on the mad margins of society express a creative vision of the world that is alluring and...

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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Spooky folk tales, harrowing home movies, and daring documentaries about people (and creatures) caught in complex webs.

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SATURDAY MAY 19, 2012
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

An evening of health care activism based around a character-driven documentary, going inside a hospital struggling to care for a community of uninsured patients as...

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WEDNESDAY MAY 23, 2012
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Heavy Girls is a comedy of sorts that follows the lives of Sven, his dementia suffering mother Edeltraut and her married male home care worker Daniel; touching on...

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Enjoyably evil animation.

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SATURDAY MAY 26, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Special Sneak Preview. In 2010, Indian-American filmmaker Virkam Gandhi went to Phoenix and invented a spiritual workshop from scratch. Amazingly enough, people...

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THURSDAY MAY 31, 2012
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

In the fields, one sees them, wide in grass or grazing peacefully. Large placid animals which one believes to know because they are livestock. Lions, gorillas, bear...

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  JUNE 2012   TOP
FRIDAY JUN 1, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

A hit at the 2012 Berlinale,This Ain’t California takes a look at the transformation of Germany over the course of 40 years through the lens of three skateboarder...

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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Every life has its share of hardship, and yet we persevere. Every society encounters disaster, yet we survive. Some people press on stubbornly, ignoring the...

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THURSDAY JUN 7, 2012
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Caveh Zahedi might face a fatwah for this provocative and darkly amusing look at his inability to make a boundary-pushing movie for the Sharjah Biennial.

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FRIDAY JUN 8, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

When depressed fat kid Troy’s attempt to throw himself in front of a bus is thwarted by drug-addicted musical genius Marcus, the two are thrown into an adventure...

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SATURDAY JUN 9, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

A young couple flee a violent past in this visceral road trip through the desolate bywater towns of Florida.

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THURSDAY JUN 14, 2012
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The always-loony Zellner brothers churn out a bizarre southern-fried tale of a young girl who finds a mysterious woman trapped in a hole in the forest.

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

On June 16, the Sundance Institute returns to BAM to host the ShortsLab, an all-day educational workshop. The Sundance-organized seminar of screenings and panels...

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SATURDAY JUN 16, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Starring and featuring original songs by Alexandra Clayton, I Think It’s Raining is a music-infused San Francisco portrait of a woman at odds with who she once was...

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MONDAY JUN 18, 2012
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Nitehawk Cinema
New York City

Co-presented with Oscilloscope and Northside Film Festival . Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best | Dir: Ryan O’Nan | Starring: Ryan O’Nan, Michael Weston, Arielle...

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THURSDAY JUN 21, 2012
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Dekalb Market
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Nance’s explosively creative debut feature documents the relationship between Terence and a woman as they teeter on the divide between platonic and romantic.

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Romantic short films about the unusual nature of love in the modern world

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SATURDAY JUN 23, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

A young, gay New Yorker decides to have a baby with his best friend from college, but neither of them is sure what they really want from the arrangement. Screening...

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WEDNESDAY JUN 27, 2012
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BAM Cinematek Outdoors
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

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...

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

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...

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SATURDAY JUN 30, 2012
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

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...

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  JULY 2012   TOP
MONDAY JUL 2, 2012
Free Show!
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach kicks off with a free screening of this classic New York City film. Join Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and the Coney Island...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

On America’s birthday, we celebrate the diversity, daring, and charm of our country, in a program of short films that is funny, revelatory, dramatic and...

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THURSDAY JUL 5, 2012
UPDATED
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Rooftop Films, indieWIRE, and Snag Films celebrate our 16 year anniversaries with a special sneak preview of The Imposter. An engaging investigation into a bizarre...

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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Many of the most innovative films and filmmakers in the world are coming out of Brooklyn. Kicking off our series in Downtown BK, we present daring shorts by local...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Rooftop Films and XO Projects’ annual INDUSTRIANCE™ show presents visually astonishing and intellectually stimulating films that examine the changing landscape...

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MONDAY JUL 9, 2012
Free Show!
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

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FRIDAY JUL 13, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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FRIDAY JUL 13, 2012
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Dekalb Market
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

As long-time supporters of the short as its own distinct medium, Rooftop is proud once again to collaborate with Clermont-Ferrand on a program of genre-bending...

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SATURDAY JUL 14, 2012
Free Show
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Join Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and the Coney Island Development Corp. every Monday for amazing films, music and more on the beach. All screenings are free!...

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SATURDAY JUL 14, 2012
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Captured in breathtaking 16mm film, an eight-year-old traveling from Poland to Argentina meets Marcia, a beautiful and brave young girl, 11 going on 30.

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MONDAY JUL 16, 2012
Free Show
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Join Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and the Coney Island Development Corp. every Monday for amazing films, music and more on the beach. Coney Island Flicks on the...

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
Free Show!
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

It’s never easy to go home, but this program of spirited black comedies, fraught animations and intimate documentaries offers hope for reconciliation.

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SATURDAY JUL 21, 2012
Sold out
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Castle tells the story of I.S. 318 - an inner-city school where most students come from low-income homes - that also happens to have the most winning chess...

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TUESDAY JUL 24, 2012
FREE SHOW!
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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York City

Opening theatrically on Wednesday, Sept 26 at IFC Center located at 323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street. For more information: IFC Center

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WEDNESDAY JUL 25, 2012
Free show
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

In this gutsy and sidesplitting self-examination, conflicted ventriloquist Nina Conti takes the bereaved puppets of her mentor on a pilgrimage to the resting place...

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THURSDAY JUL 26, 2012
Rescheduled
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Richmond County Bank Ballpark
New York City

Movies and baseball…what a great combination! Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and The Staten Island Yankees present the St. George Film Series. Head to Staten Island...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
Door Tix
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside, NYC-based Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast.

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SATURDAY JUL 28, 2012
Door Tix
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Sigríður Níelsdóttir started making music in her living room at age 70, recording 59 albums and becoming an Icelandic cult hero. It’s never too late to do what...

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MONDAY JUL 30, 2012
Free Show
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Join Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and the Coney Island Development Corp. every Monday for amazing films, music and more on the beach.

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TUESDAY JUL 31, 2012
Free show
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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York City

A series of free screenings, plus art workshops and exhibitions, centered on this inspiring and lovely documentary, made by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, about...

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  AUGUST 2012   TOP
FRIDAY AUG 3, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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FRIDAY AUG 3, 2012
free show
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

A series of free screenings, plus art workshops and exhibitions, centered on this inspiring and lovely documentary, made by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, about...

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SATURDAY AUG 4, 2012
Door Tix
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A darkly humorous glimpse into the everyday goings-on in a typical American nursing home, poignantly capturing the realities of growing old. Supported by the Rooftop...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
Door tix avail
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Brooklyn Grange Farm
Long Island City, NY

Once again, Rooftop teams up with the amiable folks at the Rural Route Film Festival to bring a little slice of the countryside into the city, and up to an expansive...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
Door tix avail
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Brooklyn Grange Farm
Long Island City, NY

Once again, Rooftop teams up with the amiable folks at the Rural Route Film Festival to bring a little slice of the countryside into the city, and up to an expansive...

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MONDAY AUG 6, 2012
Free Show
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Join Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and the Coney Island Development Corp. every Monday for amazing films, music and more on the beach. This show is also sponsored...

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TUESDAY AUG 7, 2012
Free Show
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Bronx Terminal Market
New York City

A series of free screenings, plus art workshops and exhibitions, centered on this inspiring and lovely documentary, made by Academy Award-nominated filmmakers, about...

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THURSDAY AUG 9, 2012
Free Show
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Richmond County Bank Ballpark
New York City

Movies and baseball…what a great combination! Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and The Staten Island Yankees present the St. George Film Series. Head to Staten Island...

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THURSDAY AUG 9, 2012
Free Show!
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Fort Greene Park
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

A recently reformed drug dealer working as a claims adjuster receives earth-shattering news that compels him to make peace with his past and search for freedom...

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FRIDAY AUG 10, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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FRIDAY AUG 10, 2012
Door Tix
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Kevin, Garrison and Skye are three Californian teenagers who live for skating, hanging out and Jesus. This luscious documentary follows them through their last...

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SATURDAY AUG 11, 2012
Courtyard Tix
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A cinematic tapestry of a city and its people who refuse to leave the building, even as the flames are rising.

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MONDAY AUG 13, 2012
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Join Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and the Coney Island Development Corp. every Monday for amazing films, music and more on the beach.

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TUESDAY AUG 14, 2012
Free Show
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Richmond County Bank Ballpark
New York City

Live performances by former PS22 Chorus member Clive Baird accompanied by Corey Powell and current members-and two of the best-remembered soloists from the...

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TUESDAY AUG 14, 2012
Free Show!
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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York City

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

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THURSDAY AUG 16, 2012
FREE SHOW!
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Richmond County Bank Ballpark
New York City

Movies and baseball…what a great combination! Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, and The Staten Island Yankees present the St. George Film Series. Head to Staten Island...

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FRIDAY AUG 17, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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FRIDAY AUG 17, 2012
Door Tix
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

New York City is the backdrop, inspiration, and co-creator of this funny and passionate meta-fictional romance.

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
Courtyard Tix Avail
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Closing Night! The sharpest short films—Award-winning comedy, drama, animation and documentary—fired from the roof one last time.

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FRIDAY AUG 24, 2012
Free Show
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Queens Museum of Art
Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art co-presented with...

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  SEPTEMBER 2012   TOP
SATURDAY SEP 15, 2012
Free Show!
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The Well
New York City

Presented by Rooftop Films, NYC & Company, FLAVORPILL, Dubspot and SCORED music in film, BIKE IN MOVIES is back at a new fresh venue THE WELL with delicious foods,...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
Free Show!
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

The Labs are a year-long mentorship program supporting narrative and documentary directors throughout post production and the completion, marketing and distribution...

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TUESDAY SEP 18, 2012
New Location
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DGA Theater
New York City

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

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FRIDAY SEP 28, 2012
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The IFC Center
New York City

This special primetime screening is co-presented with Firelight Media & The Black Documentary Collective and features a Q&A with director Pete Nicks and sSpecial...

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SUNDAY SEP 30, 2012
Free Show
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Glenwood Playground
Flatbush

Councilman Jumaane Williams and Rooftop Films presents this free screening of Brooklyn Castle.

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  OCTOBER 2012   TOP
SATURDAY OCT 6, 2012
Waitlist open!
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The Feast Pavillion
New York City

Come dance the night away after dark at The Feast Pavilion on Saturday, October 6th presented by Rooftop Films. Starting at 8 p.m. and going late into the night,...

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SUNDAY OCT 28, 2012
STILL ON
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Brooklyn Lyceum
New York City

Rooftop Films Presents: Sunday Night Indie-Horror Marathon powered by NVIDIA Rooftop Films and NVIDIA are excited to announce our first ever indie-horror-film...

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SUNDAY OCT 28, 2012
STILL ON
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Brooklyn Lyceum
New York City

The Rooftop Films Sunday Night Indie-Horror Marathon continues all night long. At 7:00 PM we screen a program of new horror shorts from around the world. The...

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SUNDAY OCT 28, 2012
STILL ON
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Brooklyn Lyceum
New York City

The Rooftop Films Sunday Night Indie-Horror Marathon continues all night long. At 8:30PM we will screen Rooftop alum Spencer Parson's award-winning, creepy new...

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SUNDAY OCT 28, 2012
STILL ON
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Brooklyn Lyceum
New York City

The Rooftop Films Sunday Night Indie-Horror Marathon concludes with a spectacularly horrifying collection of short films. The horror continues all night long, and...

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  NOVEMBER 2012   TOP
WEDNESDAY NOV 14, 2012
Fundraiser
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Brooklyn Music School
New York City

NYFVC and Rooftop Films are proud to host a benefit evening of Brooklyn Animation to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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FRIDAY NOV 30, 2012
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Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side, Manhattan

An intimate, wry, and whimsical self-portrait that incorporates collage and animation to celebrate the healing qualities of art and the power of defining ones own...

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  DECEMBER 2012   TOP
FRIDAY DEC 7, 2012
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Rooftop Films has grown tremendously over the last few years, and we are looking for a Development Director to take a creative role in ambitiously expanding our...

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THURSDAY DEC 13, 2012
RSVP Closed
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The LGBT Center
New York City

Rooftop Films has teamed up with Brigade Marketing to present a free screening of Any Day Now, followed by panel discussion led by Alan Cumming.

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THURSDAY DEC 20, 2012
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We wanted to extend our deepest gratitude to you for helping us surpass our goal. Our work is just beginning and we cannot wait to continue providing unique...

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  JANUARY 2013   TOP
TUESDAY JAN 15, 2013
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Starting in May 2013, we will begin to celebrate our 17th year of bringing the best independent films from around the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New York.

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