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TUESDAY JAN 31, 2012
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Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, David Beilinson

A group of people in Rooftop’s beloved Brooklyn come together to fight the Atlantic Yards Project—a massive real estate development that threatens to destroy...

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Katie Dellamaggiore

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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Jacob Krupnick

Set to music by mashup musician Girl Talk, this feature-length dance video is a tale of urban exploration following three dancers across New York as they turn...

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FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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Mark Read

A call to action from the rooftops to the 99%.

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Ornano

Robo Elephant vs. the world! It’s not even close.

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TUESDAY AUG 14, 2012
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Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat

When his son Gibreel is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village of Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built on the villagers'...

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FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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Jyoty Mistry

An extraordinary documentary about a South African entrepreneur who takes a ten-day trip into outer space and discovers a poetic nothingness that fills him with...

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SATURDAY JUL 28, 2012
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Magali Charrier

Dance experiments in animation and editing exploring the spaces where nothing happens.

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Kangmin Kim

Caution: Prolonged bathing in too-hot water can induce surrealistic flashbacks

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Courtney Pure

The outro bumper features potty training advice and more.

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FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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Henry Joost

An American icon breaks down the nitty-gritty of his place in history in a dashing documentary narrated by Tom Waits.

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Jonas Carpignano

An intimate epic of race riots and liberation.

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THURSDAY MAY 17, 2012
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Sean Dunne

For some, a gathering of Insane Clown Posse fans might seem like an apocalyptic nightmare, but for those in attendance, it’s a welcoming family. “We have alcohol...

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MONDAY JUL 9, 2012
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Joaquin Perez and Robert Hatch-Miller

Meet Magick Balay, who runs a midtown Manhattan magic shop by day, and at night performs his own legerdemain at clubs and private parties. A close-up portrait of a...

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FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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Grant Orchard

Unusual things are happening all around you, every day, forever.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Jason Shahinfar

Two friends devote a winter afternoon in South Dakota to ice fishing, cold beers, friendly chatter, man’s best friend, guns, dynamite…all on a frozen lake. ...

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Dana O’Keefe

An American revolutionary updates his place in history in this radically inventive and modern bio-pic.

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FRIDAY JUL 13, 2012
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Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio

Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-year-old son Natan before he leaves to live with his mother in Rome. Intent on teaching Natan about their Mayan heritage,...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Alex Meillier

Directed by Alex Meillier, produced by Alex Meillier and Tanya Ager Meillier, and executive produced by Abigail Disney and GiniReticker. One courageous woman risks...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Katy Warner

A reinterpretation of Blackalicious' 'Alphabet Aerobics' in rebus form.

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THURSDAY JUN 21, 2012
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Terence Nance

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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THURSDAY MAY 31, 2012
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Tijana Petrovic

A delicate documentary about the passing of a giant beauty

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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Adele Pham

A quick rhythmic snapshot showing the diversity of the 99%.

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Nash Edgerton

Jack means well, but sometimes good intentions have horrible consequences.

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Julia Pott

Oscar is coming of age, against his better judgment. In doing so he must experience the necessary evil of leaving something behind, but can still feel it in the pit...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Stephen Silha and Eric Slade

Directed by Stephen Silha and Eric Slade; produced by Stephen Silha, Eric Slade, and Max St. Romain, and executive produced by Stephen Silha and Jok Church. “Big...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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Jari Vaara

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.

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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Bastiaan Schravendeel

A little boy with a playful crush on his teenage neighbor. The faceless, unspeaking animated characters prove the emotional power of reading between the lines.

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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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Ülo Pikkov

A traumatic animation that presents a parable in which our bodies remember the sorrow and pain of our predecessors.

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Topaz Adizes

In this gentle but stark narrative, a child’s enthusiasm for father-son bonding has brutal and haunting consequences.

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Talibah Newman

Featuring stellar performances and a smart script, a girl seeks to reconcile her relationship with her estranged father. Wandering into a hustler’s life, she...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Josiah Signor

Written, directed and produced by Josiah Signor, produced by Mike Rossetti, Robert Profusek, Ryan Silbert, and Gigi Dement, and executive produced by Alexandre...

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TUESDAY JAN 31, 2012
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Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, David Beilinson

A group of people in Rooftop’s beloved Brooklyn come together to fight the Atlantic Yards Project—a massive real estate development that threatens to destroy...

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison

“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...

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Julie Delpy

A comical insight into the trials and tribulations of two women in Los Angeles who have to deal with love, herbs and random crime. A classic from the Sundance vault.

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Frederick Tremblay

A grim fairy tale in a dying forest.

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Alexandre Moors

Written and directed by Alexandre Moors, written by R.F.I. Porto, produced by Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof, Ron Simons, Kim Jackson, Stephen Tedeschi, and Brian...

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THURSDAY MAY 31, 2012
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Emmanuel Gras

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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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Oakley Anderson-Moore

Directed and written by Oakley Anderson-Moore; produced by Alexander Reinhard. In 1950′s America, social outcasts risk their lives to start a revolution: climb...

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Ryan O'Nan

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,...

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Katie Dellamaggiore

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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Isabella Rossellini

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,...

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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Ritesh Batra

A simple conversation unearths troves of meaning as cultural taboos test a budding relationship in a crowded café in Cairo.

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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Seth Keal

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.

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FRIDAY JUL 13, 2012
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Michael Langan

A chorus of women emerge from the movements of a single dancer in this dreamlike pas de trente-deux.

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THURSDAY MAY 17, 2012
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Jon Rafman

A legendary arcade video gamer questions the significance of his legacy, and the tradition itself, in this fascinating hybrid of documentary and machinema .

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Nirvan Mullick

9 year old Caine Monroy spent his summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, and invited the world to play.

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SATURDAY JUN 30, 2012
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Yung Chang

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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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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David Prosser

Clocks tick, men toil, life drudges on, darkly.

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Stacie Passon

Written and directed by Stacie Passon, produced by Rose Troche, and executive produced by Anthony Cupo and Cliff Chenfeld. By day, as her kids sit in school, a...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Mike Plante

A short note about Earth and a gentleman of our times.

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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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Wu Zhi & Alexej Tchernyi

Doctor Rao passed away. Family and friends are celebrating his last journey.

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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Joseph Pelling

Creativity has never been easier! Or scarier! (Kids, don’t try this at home.)

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Kristopher Avedisian

Returning to his hometown to retrieve his grandmother’s ashes, Peter must rely on his only local contact, estranged buddy Donald. Awkwardness ensues as the men...

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Stephen Neary

One day at breakfast, a man's soul bursts out of his eyeball. Two wild deer caretake his catatonic body in this meditation on the quirky, but rejuvenating, nature of...

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THURSDAY MAY 17, 2012
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Ania Winiarska

A touching and enjoyable portrait of an outsider teen whose only religion is heavy metal.

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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David Buob

Dreaming to care for her grandmother, a little girl is restricted by her aunt and mother

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Daniel Fricke

A lone crustacean’s watery world is hopelessly polluted. Here’s what he’s doing about it.

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FRIDAY JUL 13, 2012
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Hyun-Suk Seo

A collage of sensually charged moments from Korean horror films of the 2000s. Found footage showing faked surprise expressions, quick head-turns, sudden awakenings...

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SATURDAY AUG 11, 2012
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Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

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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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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Alexander Yan

“I am 23 and I want to die.” Frighteningly enough, there’s always someone out there ready to help.

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Felipe Echavarria

Written and directed by Felipe Echavarria, produced by Maggie Drayton and executive produced by Dawson Peden and Egon Stephan Jr. While on vacation in the Florida...

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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Georgia Gruzen

A documentary about a 77-year-old Staten Islander fighting for the survival of his family and looking for gold in the most unexpected of places in a story of...

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Cutter Hodierne

A story of pirates in Somalia—told from the perspective of the pirates.

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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Rumur Inc.

On November 15th, after protesters had been violently evicted from Zucotti Park, tension rose about the desire to reenter the park. One protester and one cop found...

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FRIDAY JUN 8, 2012
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Matthew Lillard

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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FRIDAY AUG 3, 2012
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Stevan Riley

Breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history. In a...

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FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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MK12

A classic visit to the refreshment stand before we begin our mind-bending year of revolution.

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Mike Ambs

Directed and produced by Mike Ambs, written by Mike Ambs and Erica Hampton. A story of a young man split between two lives, struggling to feel at home after a 60-day...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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János Richter

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...

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Jonathan Lisecki

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.

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SATURDAY JUN 23, 2012
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Jonathan Lisecki

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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Jacob Krupnick

Girl Walk//All Day is a feature-length dance music video and tale of urban exploration that follows three dancers across New York City. They turn the city's...

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Jacob Krupnick

Set to music by mashup musician Girl Talk, this feature-length dance video is a tale of urban exploration following three dancers across New York as they turn...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Aaron Schimberg

Written and directed by Aaron Schimberg, and produced by Vanessa McDonnell and Caroline Oliveira. A frail schoolboy, a sinister doctor, a disfigured outcast,...

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SATURDAY JUL 28, 2012
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Orri Jónsson, Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir, Ingibjörg Birgisdóttir

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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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Kat Candler

Hell breaks loose when seven-year-old Petey is left with his brothers. Things go from bad to really bad when Dad gets home.

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THURSDAY MAY 31, 2012
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Ezra Wube

An adorable animation about domestic animals taking to the streets of Ethiopia.

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THURSDAY MAY 17, 2012
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Nathalie Bettelheim and Sharon Michaeli

This stark and poignant animation expresses every parent’s fear that their child might somehow be unknowable, and every parent’s ideal of accepting the unusual.

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SATURDAY JUL 28, 2012
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Salise Hughes

Practice in the art of digital sky sketching.

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WEDNESDAY MAY 23, 2012
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Axel Ranisch

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 JUL 13, 2012
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Helena Frank

Monika is attempting to seduce a housefly when a sad stranger suddenly surprises her by entering through the wrong door. A minimalistic black comedy about loneliness...

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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
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Craig Macneill

Ted Henley lives with his father in their run down motel on a desolate stretch of road. He earns his tiny allowance by collecting the roadkill that litters the...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 25, 2012
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Nina Conti

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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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Daniel Carbone

Written, directed and produced by Daniel Carbone, and produced by Matthew Petock, Zachary Shedd, and Jordan Bailey-Hoover. An atmospheric exploration of nature,...

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Casimir Nozkowski

Dallas Penn and Rafi Kamm (the Internets Celebrities) return to Rooftop with their serio-comic investigation of the legendary hypothesis that the cost of a subway...

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MONDAY JUL 9, 2012
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Christina Choe
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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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Joshua Z. Weinstein

In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer shocked the world, beating Mike Tyson. Then he disappeared. Rooftop alum Weinstein rediscovers Kevin McBride in a gritty Boston...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Leah Meyerhoff

Written and directed by Leah Meyerhoff, produced by Heather Rae, and executive produced by Allison Anders. A teenage girl avoids caring for her disabled mother by...

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Yuri Ancarani

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...

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Erik Bafving

In this heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting documentary, the filmmaker uses a lifetime of anguished drawings and photographs to address his father’s suicide.

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky

Signs of life for this man may very well exist on the Moon.

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SATURDAY JUN 16, 2012
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Joshua Moore

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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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Samuel Blain

An experimental documentary focusing on the most vivid dreams of normal individuals.

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Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine

At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be undermined by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine...

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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Don Hertzfeldt

Academy Award winner (and Rooftop grantee) Don Hertzfeldt presents the third and final chapter to his masterful mixed media opus, “Everything Will Be OK,”...

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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Ingvild Soderlind

A visually bold piece of suburban surrealism in which a lonely teen who is ostracized from the animalistic sexuality of her peers finds entry to their rituals.

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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Kiro Russo

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.

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SATURDAY JUL 21, 2012
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Jonathan Langager

"Josephine and the Roach" is a surreal, offbeat short film about a cockroach who falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests. They make beautiful music...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Kelly Sears

A haunted meteorologist dreams of storms that are both closer and further away than he thought. His unshakable bravado is undone through fast winds and high pressure...

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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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Jens Assur

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

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Visra Vichit Vadkan

Written and directed by Visra Vichit Vadkan and produced by Pornmanus Rattavanich and Samina Akbari. Balancing fact and fiction, dream and reality, “Karaoke...

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FRIDAY NOV 30, 2012
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Zoé Chantre

Zoé Chantre offers an intimate and wry self-portrait that celebrates the healing qualities of art and the power of defining one’s own story. Diagnosed as a child...

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THURSDAY JUN 14, 2012
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David Zellner

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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SATURDAY MAY 26, 2012
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Vikram Gandhi

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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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Marat Raiymkulov

A selection of two shorter shorts: The Pianist (1 min.) where a man and his piano make beautiful music together – eventually, and Moi, (4 min.) the portrait of a...

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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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Hayoun Kwon

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...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Kimberly Levin

Written and directed by Kimberly Levin, produced by Kurt Pitzer, and executive produced by Will Battersby and Julia Chasman. As financial pressures mount on her...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Michelle Brost

Burly lumberjack has visit from an unexpected friend

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Brent Hoff

For thousands of years, humanity has watched the sun with a mixture of fear and awe, believing without knowing why, that our lives depend on its mysterious...

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FRIDAY AUG 17, 2012
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Florian Habicht

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

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Laura Checkoway

Directed by Laura Checkoway and produced by Laura Checkoway and Neyda Martínez. Orphaned as a child, Lucky Torres is a defiant survivor. Masked in tattoos, the...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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Matt Lenski

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...

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Micheal Galinsky and Joanna Arnow

A dynamic and compelling overview of the Occupy Wall Street beginnings.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Patrick Désilets

Mulvar's shallow understanding of human politics does not keep him from running for office. This is his campaign TV ad.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Mohammed Yakub

The filmmaker, a Bengali-American teenager, is strikingly honest in expressing his internal conflicts between his Muslim heritage and his desire to lead a...

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovita

In this artfully oblique animated home movie, the filmmaker recollects the her mother’s struggles, discovering one moment of clarity.

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MONDAY JUL 16, 2012
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Woody Allen

A delightful comedy and a passionate and gentle love song to New York City and its inhabitants. Filtering his unique wit through impeccable black and white...

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Andrew Gellner

A puzzle inside an enigma, inside a lonely old man.

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David Prosser

A man goes out fishing. He should have taken a bigger boat.

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Ben Coonley

A mercurial cine-opera set to visuals gathered by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft. Lyrics composed in collaboration with the International Astronomical Union (IAU)...

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MONDAY AUG 6, 2012
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Brad Bird

The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name.

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FRIDAY MAY 11, 2012
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Nick Fox-Gieg

"They gave me a gun, a pick, and a hand grenade, and said 'Win at any cost,' and I said 'Right.' There's nothing I love more than winning..." From a story by Susan...

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Stephen Irwin

One darkly fateful week in the life of the world’s most disturbed little bear.

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SUNDAY OCT 28, 2012
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Jeremy Saulnier

A random invitation to a Halloween party leads a man into the hands of a rogue collective intent on murdering him for the sake of their art, sparking a bloodbath of...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Rauch Bros

Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother begrudgingly dragged into a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Sadly, Kay passed away weeks after this...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Sara Zia Ebrahimi

Supported by the Rooftop Filmmakers Fund / Chicken and Egg Grant for Women Filmmakers. A mixed media film that recounts how "Stormin'" Norman’s life has influenced...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Poseidan

Neptune, in a true display of his personality, prank calls the other planets.

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Theodore Ushev

Take a trip into the memories, and the fields of current realities

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Todd Sklar

Jim and Dave are brothers. They don't like each other, but are forced to come together when their dad dies. Alonzo Mourning was drafted by the Hornets in 1992 and...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Mark Elijah Rosenberg

A little robot born on Mars. The introverted scientist who created it. A meta-fictional re-telling of NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission, discovering a story about...

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Alex Lora

A gambit is a chess opening in which a player sacrifices a pawn with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position. The film follows Saravuth Inn, a...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Leah Shore

Charles Manson has refused to communicate to the outside world, until now.

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TUESDAY AUG 14, 2012
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Jonathan Kalafer

Public School 22 in NYC has more than just an amazing chorus, they have an amazing story. These 5th graders went from performing in their school auditorium on Staten...

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FRIDAY AUG 10, 2012
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Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mims

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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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Penny Lane and Brian Frye

Directed by Penny Lane and Brian Frye, produced by Penny Lane, and executive produced by Dan Cogan and Jenny Raskin. Never before seen Super 8 home movies of Richard...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Matthew Gustafson

A naturalistic, light drama about sex, tractors, and the forces we exert upon each other.

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Laura Emel Yilmaz

Mixed media exploration of the relationship between memory and place.

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SATURDAY APR 21, 2012
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Vanessa Berlowitz, Mark Brownlow, Andy Byatt, Huw Cordey, Jonny Keeling, Mark Linfield

This uncut original “Planet Earth” series comes to BBC AMERICA in a special weekend marathon this Earth Day weekend - Saturday April 21 & Sunday April 22 -...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
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Travis Wilkerson

Restore the classical definition of planet!

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Rodrigo Reyes

Directed and produced by Rodrigo Reyes; executive produced by Hugo Perez. Purgatorio brings together a universe of stories into a compelling cinematic experience...

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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Alexis Dos Santos

Rocky and Lulu bump into each other on Chatroulette.com and create a place where they can truly be themselves. But how real is their world, and their relationship?

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SATURDAY JUL 14, 2012
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Jeremiah Zagar and Nathan Caswell

Zagar returns to Rooftop with this tenderly personal hybrid of documentary and fiction, reflecting back through years of voice messages on a relationship slipping...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Nicholas Kallincos

The tale of a celebrated Entomologist who is being haunted by his insect collecting past.

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Kibwe Tavares

London’s new robot workforce inhabits Brixton.

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Rob Munday

Henri Rousseau looks down on earth and the mysterious figure of the Salmon Man

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Peter Larsson

The trees alongside the road, everything was blurry. There was a faint electrical buzz coming from somewhere. It was damp and raw, like the Stone Age.

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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Bradford Willingham

Through the Freak’s nihilistic, drug-induced musings, this doc/fiction hybrid chronicles the last days of the iconic and abrasive Coney Island attraction as an...

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Anthony Sherin

On a cold winter morning, a lone piano stands curbside in New York City. Passersby slow, stop, and play. Plinking slightly out-of-tune over the white noise of...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Daniel Zimmerman

A contemplative walk spurs a desire to escape via a bizarre climbing tour.

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Yan Giroux

On another quiet summer day in Park Dufresne, neighborhood youth loiter until a new park monitor appears. Two universes clash, and a territorial struggle begins.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 25, 2012
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Henri Desaunay

A wayward, ironic adaptation of the fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Bears

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FRIDAY AUG 17, 2012
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Alex Wolfe

Singer-songwriter Luis Vargas is a bachatero — meaning he plays Bachata, a genre of music once maligned by the Dominican Republic’s elite as the soundtrack of...

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SUNDAY OCT 28, 2012
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Spencer Parsons

A hilariously bloody parody of mystery cartoons and the consequences of meddling with the supernatural.

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
Austin TX
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Jacqueline Goss and Michael Gitlin

The most beautiful planet deconstructed, played with, put back together again.

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SATURDAY SEP 15, 2012
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Dylan Southern, Will Lovelace

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM played its final show at NYC's legendary Madison Square Garden. Frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Alessia Travaglini

'Metaphor of vision' that shows the shapes of the world beyond realism.

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FRIDAY MAY 25, 2012
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Dan Ojari

It’s just another workday for office drone Derek. Then everything changes.

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Fernando Perez

A poetic and symphonic homage to the city of Havana, this breathtaking film portrays Cuba’s capital as no other art form has before. A loving picture over a 24...

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SATURDAY JUN 9, 2012
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Amy Seimetz

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

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MONDAY JUL 9, 2012
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Rauch Bros

Nicholas Petron remembers family dinners at his grandfather's place and how everything changed when the city made new plans for their neighborhood.

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Benjamin Greené

Directed and produced by Benjamin Greené. Survival Prayer celebrates the modern lifeways of a remote indigenous community against the backdrop of cultural loss and...

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Carl Skelton and Luke DuBois

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...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Jessica Bardsley

Based in the Florida Everglades, Rooftop alum Bardsley has crafted an autobiographical study of history and myth, decaying in the swamps. The mixed materials that...

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Margaret Emily MacKenzie

Hailed as the “godfather of Brooklyn pizza,” for forty five years Domenico DeMarco, Italian émigré and father of seven, has been slinging pizzas in his...

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MONDAY JUL 9, 2012
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Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie

While trying to move 40 kids six New York City blocks all by himself, a stressed man accidentally loses a bouquet of a hundred balloons. In that bouquet, a lone...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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Nowak Till

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...

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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Grainger David

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...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Andrew Renzi

A boy builds a fort in the woods. A man appears to help. The mist and chill are palpable, and the air is filled with eerie disquiet.

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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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Igor Drljača

Personal home movies follow how a young boy's attempts to avoid a bad grade in school in 1990's Sarajevo may have contributed to a civil war.

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Ivana Laucíková

It’s the start of the hunting season. The animals of the forest board a small bus and flee to safety.

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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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Pjotr Sapegin

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.

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FRIDAY JUN 15, 2012
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Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva

A remake of La Jetée, set in Miami and starring Uncle Luke of the 2 Live Crew.

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FRIDAY JUL 20, 2012
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Sarah Daggar-Nickson

In the woods, in the middle of the night, a woman finds refuge with a dangerous man in an eerie mansion. But she has a secret that will save or destroy him....

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THURSDAY MAY 17, 2012
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Fla

In an isolating world of products and materialism, sometimes you just need a little pink blob.

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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Brent Hoff

The Stanford MRI Lab hosts the world’s first ever love competition, in which seven contestants have five minutes to neurochemically love someone as hard as they...

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FRIDAY MAY 18, 2012
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Mauricio Arango

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.

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Joseph Pierce

A day of afternoon drinking can make anyone seem as ghoulish as the patrons in this darkly comic animation about a typically odd community

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Iva Radivojevic

Mesmerizing images show a group of Pakistani Americans battling kites in Dyker Park, a home away from home that helps them hold on to the threads (literally) of...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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Matthias Hoegg

The quotidian rituals of a mechanized, uber-orderly animated future begin to break down when a last surviving bit of nature intercedes.

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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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Ben Russell

From the Maroon village of Malobi in Suriname, this hypnotic single-take film moves into and out of a mysterious ritual. Deliberately offering no explanation, the...

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SATURDAY JUL 7, 2012
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Ben Russell

The worlds of production and perception blur and crack apart. Part of a series examining “physical voyages, psychedelic journeys, and a phenomenological...

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SATURDAY JUL 14, 2012
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Wojciech Staron

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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WEDNESDAY JUN 27, 2012
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Rick Alverson

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 JUL 27, 2012
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Laura Helt

A turn into the psyche of projected shadows, fleeting lights and ethereal vocal incantations.

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Iva Radivojevic and Sarah Enid Hagey

Kick off this celebration of NY summer with the floating trance-like harmonies of a steel drum orchestra, gathering in panyards across Brooklyn to gear up for the...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Andrew Mudge

Written and directed, by Andrew Mudge, produced by Cecil Matlou and TR Boyce, and executive produced by Terry Leonard. Returning to Lesotho to bury his father, a...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Marieka Walsh

A boy goes missing in the snow-covered wilderness, feared taken by wolves. A hunter undertakes a journey to find the him, but as he tracks the boy into the...

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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
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Emily Carmichael

A mythical romance forged in fantasy comes apart under the scrutiny of a Brooklyn dinner party.

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THURSDAY JUL 5, 2012
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Bart Layton

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 27, 2012
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Sarah Beeby

Philip meets strange and dangerous creatures in the desert.

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SATURDAY AUG 4, 2012
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Brian Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky

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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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Florian Piento

Visual fantasy about moving crowds.

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Marat Raiymkulov

A man and his piano make beautiful music together – eventually.

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FRIDAY JUL 13, 2012
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Sophie Letourneur

Laetitia and Sophie decide to spend the weekend in Brittany, the birthplace of Laetitia, in the town of Quimper. Throughout their stay punctuated by pancakes, walks...

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THURSDAY JUN 7, 2012
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Caveh Zahedi

Presented by Rooftop Films and SXSW Caveh Zahedi might face a fatwah for this provocative and darkly amusing look at his inability to make a boundary-pushing movie...

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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
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Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein

A man and a boy, traveling to an unknown destination, find respite in a motel swimming pool. But an unseen tension begins to mount, exposing a complicated,...

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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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Lucy Walker

Survivors from Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of...

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Peter Nicks

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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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Chris Thomas

In the aftermath of an alien occupation of Britain, a lone man devotes his life solely to a myth that salvation can be found in the water. However, he must avoid the...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Bassam Tariq and Omar Mullick

Directed by Bassam Tariq and Omar Mullick and produced by Bassam Tariq, Omar Mullick, and Valentina Canavesio. A portrait of contemporary Pakistan is created through...

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SATURDAY MAY 12, 2012
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Bryan Wizemann

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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FRIDAY JUN 1, 2012
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Marten Persiel

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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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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Brett Underhill

In a cold, bleak field there lays a lonely scarecrow. But he won't be alone for long.

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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David Levy

A poor kid from Brooklyn fights the fates for a chance to change his life.

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SATURDAY JUN 2, 2012
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Ethan Knecht

In this dark and adorable short comedy, a bored goldfish flees to the Coney Island beach.

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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Malcolm Sutherland

An intergalactic explorer falls into the shadow of an unknown world, perhaps destined to repeat his fateful adventure eternally.

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Juan Gil Garcia

A young man from rural Mexico with secret aspirations of being a drag performer is forced to choose between helping his hard-working farm parents and running for his...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
Austin TX
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Bill Brown

It is 2003. A spaceman takes a trip to Uranus. He is fleeing from the Earth in the month before a big, rich country invades a little country of little consequence...

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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Todd Bieber

Todd decided to illegally grow a vegetable garden on a neglected patch of land in Brooklyn.

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FRIDAY JUN 29, 2012
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Todd Beiber

Todd returns to the garden and encounters a thief, a dirty old man, and God.

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
Austin TX
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Jessica Oreck

Jessica explores the inner-workings of our sister planet. Examining the atmospheric composition of Venus, this piece, narrated by Jackie Reynal, exposes a reminder...

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Bryan Boyce

Where would Travis Bickle fit in with the Disney-fied New York City?

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SATURDAY AUG 18, 2012
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Sanne Rovers

A lyrical and delightful documentary about a girl who must live somewhere other than the woods for the first time in her life.

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FRIDAY JUL 13, 2012
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Mihai Grecu

Dry landscapes are filled with the traces of meta-conflict, beyond any visible political or ideological issues. An unexplainable state of crisis takes over the...

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THURSDAY AUG 9, 2012
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Keith Miller

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 JUL 27, 2012
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Michael Ribeiro

A meditation on domesticity and addiction.

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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
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Whitney Dow

Documents the Haitian band, Septentrional. For 60 years this 20 piece band has been making beautiful music — a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian vodou beats –...

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MONDAY SEP 17, 2012
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Nicolas Hudak and Anna Hudak

Directed by Nicolas Hudak and Anna Hudak, and produced by Anna Hudak “Where God Likes to Be” portrays young Native Americans’ struggle to find their place in a...

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FRIDAY JUL 27, 2012
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David Chai

An animated poem about a little stinker I love.

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MONDAY JUL 9, 2012
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FRIDAY JUL 6, 2012
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Zachary Volker

“(Indecipherable.) (Indecipherable.) Check his left pocket.” Two career criminals debate the merits of letting an associate bleed to death in a motel bathroom....

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FRIDAY JUN 22, 2012
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Nancy Schwartzman

A modern day love documentary about a home-schooled Christian boy from small-town Illinois who takes a chance and Facebook messages Jiyun, a beautiful NYC art...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 4, 2012
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Matt Bockelman

Two young public defenders in the Bronx strive to resolve hundreds of cases while facing the emotional burden of working in a system they consider fundamentally...

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SUNDAY AUG 5, 2012
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Nellie Kluz

A rare look into a pastime fading from popularity, this intimate documentary exposes the obscure nuances and amusing cultural details among the flyers at New...

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MONDAY APR 30, 2012
Austin TX
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Deborah Stratman

Since comets have been recorded, they’ve augured catastrophe, messiahs, upheaval and end times. 
This will be a little film about these meteoric ice-cored...

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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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