No Escape
Short Film Program
$12 at the door.
Friday May 18, 2012
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Tezeo
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:00PMAfter-party onsite courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. Please visit 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.

Solar One
on the pier along the water
Kips Bay
24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY 10010
R/6 to 23rd St., walk all the way east.


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Solar One

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

You encounter a monster in the mountains, but he’s a charming old codger. You meet a cute guy on the internet, but the scary thing is, he wants to make your fantasies come true. Deep in the woods, you find what you’re looking for, as horrific and cold as you’d ever feared. At one point or another, we all feel trapped, whether psychologically, physically, or politically. But there’s something liberating in watching other people squirm, and this program of masterful short films offers an intellectual and emotional escape for the rest of us.

- Mark Elijah Rosenberg


THE LAST NORWEGIAN TROLL (Pjotr Sapegin | Norway | 12 min.)
In the old days, Norway used to be a safe haven for Trolls, but not anymore. An adorable, melancholy animation about three young goats and a fading tradition.

THE NIGHT OF THE MOON HAS MANY HOURS (Mauricio Arango | 15 min.)
Based on stories from Colombia’s civil unrest, a man rafts into dark waters, hoping desperately to discover the truth about his neighbors and loved ones.

ELKO (Alexander Yan | 14 min.)
“I am 23 and I want to die.” Frighteningly enough, there’s always someone out there ready to help.

BODY MEMORY (Ülo Pikkov | 9 min.)
A traumatic animation that presents a parable in which our bodies remember the sorrow and pain of our predecessors.

LACK OF EVIDENCE (Hayoun Kwon | 9 min.)
An ingeniously animated attempt to prove the tragic story of a father in Nigeria who believes that his twins are cursed and therefore kills one of his sons ceremonially.

The Chinese government has policy of executing dissidents to deter others. This powerful narrative plays out the absurdity of that strategy in reverse.


"I'll never ever get enough of synths, especially when they're lovingly utilized to make amazing music. Brooklyn's Tezeo does just that on the title track from their recently released single. "Friends" is a massive synthpop jam that flows beautifully and is infused with incredibly catchy energy. The video that accompanies the song is a well done nod to cheesy videos from MTV's glory days. Pair everything together and you have a solid package of synthy righteousness." Not Final Music

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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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