Rooftop Shots
Short Film Program
$12 At Door COURTYARD ONLY
Saturday Aug 18, 2012
8:00 PMDoors Open
8:30 PMLive Music by Beacon
9:00 PMFilm Starts
11:00PM–12:30AMReception in Courtyard
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE VISIT WWW.ROOFTOPFILMS.COM FOR RAIN DETAILS. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO HEELED SHOES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ROOF, UNLESS THEY ARE WEDGED. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
on the roof and courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
AT&T
New York Magazine
Vulture
Radeberger
Courtyard Tix Avail
ROOF TICKETS SOLD OUT. COURTYARD SEATING TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE AT DOOR AT 8 PM. CASH ONLY. The film screens simultaneously down in the courtyard at the same location—still outdoors, still beautiful, but at street level

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


We celebrate and mourn the passing of another Rooftop season with a program of astonishing short films about death (and rebirth), about the disappearing wild (and the salvation found in community), and about endings (which lead to eternal new beginnings). Just as the days get shorter but summer memories are long, these films are brief but they’ll leave a lasting impression.

- Mark Elijah Rosenberg


THE FILMS

Sweet Stream Love's River (Carl Skelton and Luke DuBois | Brooklyn, NY)
Developed by multimedia artists Carl Skelton and R. Luke DuBois, Sweet Stream Love’s River displays words of love, glowing in the rippling surface of a real-time animation of a virtual pool of water. Audience members are invited to share their own warm-to-hot feelings by sms from their smartphone directly to the screen. As one message dissipates, the next appears. Presented by AT&T.

DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED (Joseph Pelling | 3 min.)
Creativity has never been easier! Or scarier! (Kids, don’t try this at home.)

UMBRA (Malcolm Sutherland | 4 min.)
An intergalactic explorer falls into the shadow of an unknown world, perhaps destined to repeat his fateful adventure eternally.

WILD LILLY (Sanne Rovers | 16 min.)
A lyrical and delightful documentary about a girl who must live somewhere other than the woods for the first time in her life.

THE CHAIR (Grainger David | 13 min.)
A boy tries to comprehend the loss of his mother amidst a mysterious outbreak in his small town. Filled with expressive imagery, this poetic parable of growing up and passing on won the grand jury prize at SXSW.

CAT CAM (Seth Keal | 15 min.)
Mr. Lee is an itinerant photographer, snapping pictures on the margins of society, interacting with people only when he needs a bath, or a tummy rub.

It’s Such A Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt | USA | 21 min.)
Academy Award winner (and Rooftop grantee) Don Hertzfeldt presents the third and final chapter to his masterful mixed media opus, “Everything Will Be OK,” exploring the psychology of modern existence. Herein, stick figure Bill finds himself in a hospital struggling with memory problems, but moves toward a liberating eternal forgetfulness.

Bear 71 (Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison | Canada | 20 min.)
“There aren’t a lot of ways for a grizzly bear to die. At least, that’s the way it was in the wild.” This groundbreaking interactive documentary makes imaginative use of Canadian forest service photos and tracking devices to tell the intimate and insightful story of one bear, observing the way the loss of genuine wilderness affects us all.

MUSIC

Beacon
"Sporting a signature dark sound rooted in undulating bass and highly satisfying electronic textures, Beacon is the pairing of Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett. Their debut on Ghostly International will be an EP entitled For Now, and is set to drop on October 2nd.The first single from For Now is the moodily percolating “Feeling’s Gone,” which you can hear without waiting courtesy of Pitchfork. Beacon’s 2011 EP No Body is what got them on the map, a four-track collection of “atmospheric vocals, pulsating synth layers and minimal drum beats.” Sonic Scoop

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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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