New York Mayhem (Short Films)
Short Film Program
$13 at the door

Saturday May 18, 2013
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by maundrie fox
9:00PMFilms
11:30PMAfter 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
AT&T
Squarespace
Industry City
Red Stripe Lager
Bulleit Bourbon

In NYC, you’re always on the edge of adventure. Rooftop heads to the wilds of Industry City (just two subway stops from Manhattan) for local filmmakers’ danger and chaos, dark humor and gritty beauty.


New Yorkers take trouble in stride, dodging it when they need to, running with it when they want. As Rooftop moves into a impressive new venue -- multiple roofs in an industrial badlands (with spectacular views of Manhattan) -- we know our audience will thrill to this show, as New York filmmakers channel the city’s hectic energy, creating worlds of chaos, some real, others imagined or untrue.

- Mark Elijah Rosenberg


THE FILMS

The Apocalypse (Andrew Zuchero | 6 min.)
Four uninspired friends try to come up with a terrific idea for how to spend their Saturday
afternoon.

Pilgrims (Ricky D'Ambrose | 14 min.)
In a city afflicted by a series of increasingly violent protests, a dying young man is visited
in his apartment by a refugee, a political radical, and a priest.

We Will Live Again (Josh Koury, Myles Kane | 12 min.)
Everybody dies. Some people will try to come back. New York filmmakers Koury and Kane take a look at the surprisingly matter-of-fact operations at the Cryonics Institute.

Sea Pig (Andrew Gilchrist and Jesse Allen | New York, NY | 11 min.)
A man's re-occurring sexual fantasies about a mermaid tear his world apart and reveal disturbing insights into the object of his desire.

The Earthquake (Danielle Lessovitz | 10 min.)
In a cramped Brooklyn apartment nine days after the earthquake in Haiti, a pregnant refugee fears she's carrying a stillborn while Haitian children play a dangerous game in the next room.

Karaoke! (Andrew Renzi | 14 min.)
The city provides distraction as a young man avoids his problems.

Five Years (Durier Ryan | 13 min.)
On the first day of a five-year probation sentence, a teen gets a desperate call for help from a friend in crisis, and moving through the city has never been so risky.

Teardrop (Damian John Harper | 15 min.)
A young thug learns the hard way that neighborhood gangs draw sharp boundaries in NYC, and through his dynamic first-person view we’re implicated in his forced revenge and initiation ritual.

MUSIC

maundrie fox
"Maundrie Fox‘s self-titled, electronic release is glitch in its most civilized form. The American expat crafts, expertly, wandering beats with such a deep pocket that the potential to ignore the rest exists. In brief moments, the thumping subsides, letting you wipe the sweat from your brow, and in those moments, melodic clarity proves that it’s all there. Similarly, the supporting pad sounds truly feel designed rather than used, setting a living background for the lead samples to inhabit. In entirety, Maundrie Fox has delivered pure gold, a standard for DIY music." - Dingus

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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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