The Madness of Production
Short Film Program
$12 online or at the door
Saturday Jul 7, 2012
8:00pmDoors open
8:30pmLive Music
9:00pmFilms
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. PHYSICAL SEATS ARE LIMITED. THIS MEANS YOU MAY NOT GET A CHAIR. 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
XO Projects
Burt's Bees
New York Magazine
Vulture

Rooftop Films and XO Projects’ annual INDUSTRIANCE™ show presents visually astonishing and intellectually stimulating films that examine the changing landscape in industry and architecture and the way these changes affect individuals around the world.


The world may be becoming more technological than industrial, but there is a dialectic between man and machine which remains unchanged. These striking films represent that primal conversation in the fierce conflicts between machines and men, in vast landscape changing and city-building. Through these documentaries, animations and comedies, we see the ways humans adapt to their surroundings—sometimes all-too placidly, sometimes with an obsessive madness that becomes absurd.

- 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.

IL CAPO (Yuri Ancarani | Italy | 15 min.)
In the marble quarries of the Italian Alps, men and machines dig the mountain. The Chief manages, coordinates and guides quarrymen and heavy-duty machines using a language consisting solely of gestures and signs.

GUANAPE SUR (János Richter | Peru | 23 min.)
A barren rock island off the coast of Peru. No soil, no water, but hundreds of thousands of birds. For a period of ten years, only two guards may live on Guañape Sur. In the eleventh year, hundreds of workers arrive for the harvest of the birds' excrement.

BIRTHDAY (Jari Vaara | USA | 4 min.)
In a villainously industrial animated world, little kids can’t always get what they want, and need to be prepared for a life of labor.

TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS) (Ben Russell | 10 min.)
The worlds of production and perception blur and crack apart. Part of a series examining
“physical voyages, psychedelic journeys, and a phenomenological experience of the world.”

THE CENTRIFUGE BRAIN PROJECT (Nowak Till | USA | 7 min.)
The centrifuge brain project is a scientific experiment that started in the 1970s. It involves an amusement park to enhance people’s brain capacity. Dr. Laslowicz explains the project.

THURSDAY (Matthias Hoegg | USA | 7 min.)
The quotidian rituals of a mechanized, uber-orderly animated future begin to break down when a last surviving bit of nature intercedes.

MEANING OF ROBOTS (Matt Lenski | USA | 4 min.)
Mike Sullivan has been shooting a stop-motion robot sex film in his apartment for the past 10 years. Now his miniature robot porn stars are threatening to squeeze him out of the space he needs to shoot his epic.

JUKU (Kiro Russo | Bolivia | 18 min.)
About ten thousand people enter daily into Posokoni, the largest tin mine in Bolivia, and make their way into primordial darkness, where mysteries and myths abound.

Burt Talks to the Bees (Isabella Rossellini | USA | 2 min.)
Meet the bees—the queen, the workers and the drones—in this wonderfully fantastic and wildly educational series of short films created by Isabella Rossellini, actress, director and uncanny Burt impersonator. Once you meet them, you’ll want to save them too. Visit www.wildforbees.com to see how.

MUSIC

Trabajo
"If you've ever seen a Bollywood film, you may be familiar with some of the cacophony in Brooklyn's Trabajo. Lending an otherworldly dimension to their brand of psychedlia, in in "Black Practice" swirling vocals are projected through a Bombay percussion and horn arrangement, while the washing machine of the world's folk instruments are blended even further in their latest single 'Monk.' For how strange this band's palette is, you'll find yourself unexpectedly sucked into their peculiar collages. A lot of freaks talk a big game, but Trabajo works it in a way that might have made Olivia Tremor Control proud." - The Deli

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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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