Awful Nice
Feature Film Program
$13 online or at the door
Friday Aug 9, 2013
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by the Oakwood Boys
9:00PMFilm Begins
11:00PM- 12:30AMAfter-Party courtesy of Red Stripe and Bulleit
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will go on indoors at the same location. For this show we will be screening the same film(s) on two rooftops simultaneously. Roof #1 will be filled first, then roof #2. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

VENUE
Industry City
on the roof
Sunset Park
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
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Squarespace
SXSW
NYSCA New York State Council of the Arts
Industry City
Red Stripe Lager
Bulleit Bourbon

Presented as part of Rooftop Film’s SXSW weekend. When their father dies, leaving them the family lake home to fix up and sell, two estranged brothers are sent careening from one hilarious misadventure to the next in this comic tour de force.


Branson comes to Brooklyn on August 9! Come see Awful Nice in it's natural setting as we bring Branson, Missouri to you for one night! Known for it's signature show-tunes & colorful characters, Branson, Missouri is the “Las Vegas of the Midwest” (If it was run by Ned Flanders) And since it provides the setting & Location for Awful Nice, we're turning our Rooftop screening into A true Branson Jubilee! Come see a Brooklyn
warehouse fully transformed into a country grandstand while enjoying Branson inspired cocktails from the film (for FREE!) after the screening! PLUS we've got Branson's "The Oakwood Boys” to Emcee & perform their live show before the movie!


THE FILMS

Awful Nice (Todd Sklar | USA | 86 min.)
When a movie opens with a naked guy passed out in a tent, you know you’re in for a treat. This is where Jim (the responsible one) tracks down his brother Dave (the lovable loser), to tell him that their father has died. After the brothers ruin the funeral with an epic battle of one-upsmanship that ends in a fist fight (based on elements from the Sklar’s popular short ’92 Skybox Alonzo Morning Rookie Card, Rooftop 2012), Dave convinces Jim that they need to work on their relationship, and that the best way to do it is to drive to Branson, Missouri to fix up their inherited lake house. Together.

When they arrive, the place is in shambles, and as they sift through the remnants of their childhood, they manage to break more than they put back together. They hurtle from one bad idea to the next. As they do, the film vigorously revives the dying art of physical comedy and takes a stand in the name of pure, unadulterated silliness. The gleeful bad behavior stems from Dave at first, but as the film progresses, responsible Jim seems to absorb more and more of his brother’s chaotic lust for living. So much so, that he, and the audience, begin to question his sensible life choices. Alex Rennie (Dave) and James Pumphrey (Jim) give ferociously funny performances, as the brothers collide with small-town Russian mobsters, poorly-toupeed lawyers, dangerously unprofessional cops, and over and over again, each other.

Awful Nice is that rare modern comedy that manages to have a lot of heart, without ever veering off into maudlin sentimentality. As such, it is sure to delight anyone who has a brother, and everyone who loves to laugh.

- Lela Scott MacNeil

MUSIC

The Oakwood Boys
BROTHERS HOSS & DONNY OAKWOOD ARE TWO CHRISTIAN COWBOYS FROM BRANSON, MISSOURI HERE TO BRING YOU THEIR RENOWNED GRAND COUNTRY JAMBOREE. RECENTLY DUBBED "LIKE HEE-HAW, BUT FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM…SORT OF", THEIR FAMILY-FRIENDLY SONG & DANCE ROUTINE, HILARIOUS JOKES, AND HARDCORE CONSERVATIVE VALUES, WILL HAVE YOU LAUGHING ALL NIGHT LONG! COME ONE, COME ALL, AND SINNERS WELCOME!

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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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