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  APRIL 2013   TOP
SATURDAY APR 27, 2013
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MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2
Rockaway Beach, Queens

Join Tribeca Film Festival and Rooftop Films for a special screening of Stand Clear of the Closing Doors at Rockaway Beach.

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  MAY 2013   TOP
FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Opening Night of Rooftop Films 17th Annual Summer Series will feature grand stories in little packages, with some of the greatest new short films from all around the...

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SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Rooftop kicks off the year with the latest neurotic comedy from acclaimed writer-director Noah Baumbach, which stars co-writer Greta Gerwig in the title role. Noah...

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FRIDAY MAY 17, 2013
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

For the eight members of the electrifying Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, brotherhood is more than an idea, it’s a literal fact, and music is more than something they...

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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...

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Romantic short films that express the beauty and anguish of love, with animation, drama and dark sexy comedy.

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SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

“The Kings of Summer” is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe, Patrick and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio - who, in the...

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FRIDAY MAY 31, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Short films about people, babies and bunnies trapped in unusual situations, with dark dramas, weird comedies and even more surreal documentaries set to confound and...

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  JUNE 2013   TOP
SATURDAY JUN 1, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Matt and Owen are high school best friends, constantly bullied by a group they call “The Dirties.” When an assignment goes awry, the friends hatch a plan for...

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

World-renowned pianist Bruce Levingston performs the Philip Glass’ “Dracula Suite” to presage a night of eerie and mysterious short films.

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SATURDAY JUN 8, 2013
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Flatbush Gardens
New York City

Rooftop Films teams up with Council Member Jumaane Williams to present a community screening of "Soul Food Junkies."

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SATURDAY JUN 8, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Rooftop Films present a special sneak preview of 20 Feet From Stardom, featuring a live performance by pop music...

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WEDNESDAY JUN 12, 2013
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

A collection of new short films featuring datamoshed moments and postmodem lifestyles, accompanied by new interactive works from the Brooklyn Experimental Media...

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FRIDAY JUN 14, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

It’s your city. Take a look.

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Outlandish animated creatures in outrageous situations.

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THURSDAY JUN 20, 2013
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Pier 15
Financial District, Manhattan

Rooftop and River to River present Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green, teaming up with two local musical outfits, the Quavers and yMusic, to create a night...

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SATURDAY JUN 22, 2013
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Director Frank V. Ross' chatty story of a young married waiter who flirts with his co-worker is simultaneously sad, funny, sweet and above all uncomfortably familiar.

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TUESDAY JUN 25, 2013
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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York City

Free screening presented with the Ford Foundation and Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

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FRIDAY JUN 28, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

The road to self-discovery is paved with a rude tourist, a crazy hippie, a psychedelic cactus and the beautiful beaches in Chile. Presented by Rooftop Films and...

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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The roof of New Design High School (formerly Open Road)
Lower East Side, Manhattan

Leading into the 4th of July, Rooftop takes an honest look at authentic Americana, in all its absurd glory.

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  JULY 2013   TOP
WEDNESDAY JUL 3, 2013
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Culled from Nixon White House home movies, whether you like or dislike him, this engaging documentary is a wrenching portrait of a fallen man, and a unique and...

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FRIDAY JUL 5, 2013
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Southpoint Park on Roosevelt Island
Roosevelt Island, New York

Rooftop Films heads to Roosevelt Island with a special FREE program of short films by and about New Yorkers. Join us at beautiful South Point Park for a scenic night...

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SATURDAY JUL 6, 2013
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

NY Premiere! It’s easy to block out memories that hurt us. It’s fascinating to watch someone pulled back in, as with this intimate documentary about an...

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MONDAY JUL 8, 2013
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Rooftop fittingly brings to Coney Island this emotional documentary about a man searching within himself for a true old time carnival strongman. Step right up,...

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Highlights from the vital Sundance 2013 selections include wild, weird and wonderful short films that define the genre, at the forefront of cutting edge storytelling.

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SATURDAY JUL 13, 2013
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Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Financial District, Manhattan

A testament to the glorious power of music to bring people together, Rooftop takes you straight to the heart of Balkan music with this kinetic documentary and our...

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THURSDAY JUL 18, 2013
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The Roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Brooklyn residents Lyle and Nina blaze away the stress of living in New York City, but what should be a match made in stoner heaven turns into a love triangle gone...

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FRIDAY JUL 19, 2013
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Sex, offensive slam poets, and a naked film editor add to the director’s journey for egoless self-identity in this home movie-style portrait of lilting...

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SATURDAY JUL 20, 2013
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Tonight's screening is delayed because of rain. Please keep checking our website for updates.

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THURSDAY JUL 25, 2013
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The Roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

A harried New York mother struggling as an artist searches for a happy (if slightly unhinged) hybrid of the two. In her debut feature, Shannon Plumb’s charming...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside: New York City-based Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast.

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SATURDAY JUL 27, 2013
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Hanging on to old habits, hoping for new means, humanity begets change through technology and industry, labor and artistry. A striking program of short films,...

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TUESDAY JUL 30, 2013
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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York City

Free screening presented with the Ford Foundation and Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 31, 2013
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Presented with Socrates Sculpture Park. Wonderfully surreal, painfully real, this is a bittersweet comedy about animals that love people unconditionally and people...

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  AUGUST 2013   TOP
THURSDAY AUG 1, 2013
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The Waterfront Museum aboard the 914 Lehigh Valley Barge #79
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Rooftop sets to sea for this spirited documentary about a three-mast sailboat full of daring artists and off-beat scientists exploring territory only recently...

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THURSDAY AUG 1, 2013
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The Waterfront Museum aboard the 914 Lehigh Valley Barge #79
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Rooftop sets to sea for this spirited documentary about a three-mast sailboat full of daring artists and off-beat scientists exploring territory only recently...

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FRIDAY AUG 2, 2013
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

This fun and feverish four-channel movie, shown on screens surrounding the audience, is a remarkable achievement in multi-linear storytelling and pop-culture black...

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SATURDAY AUG 3, 2013
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Special Sneak Preview. This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko....

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TUESDAY AUG 6, 2013
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BAM Cinematek Outdoors
Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

Rooftop and BAMcinemaFest present the latest from Joe Swanberg, who has rapidly developed a substantial body of intimate films about the nuances of communication....

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THURSDAY AUG 8, 2013
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Greenpoint High School For Engineering and Automotive Technology (Formerly Automotive High School)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Presented as part of Rooftop Film’s SXSW weekend. Thirteen-year-old Pug wants nothing more than to join the 12 O’Clock Boys, the notorious Baltimore dirt bike...

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FRIDAY AUG 9, 2013
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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...

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SATURDAY AUG 10, 2013
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

SXSW WEEKEND. A stunning, poetic, experimental documentary hailing from Brazil that sends the director on a search for her sister, through image, sound, emotion and...

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TUESDAY AUG 13, 2013
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The Roof of The Residences at W New York - Downtown
New York City

An evening honoring many of the rising stars from Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund on the spectacular 57-story rooftop of the W New York Downtown The Residences.

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THURSDAY AUG 15, 2013
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Queens County Farm Museum
Glen Oaks, Queens

A nuanced and powerful post-modern Western romance from one of independent cinema’s bold young visionaries, Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund recipient David Lowery.

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FRIDAY AUG 16, 2013
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Berlin's Fuck for Forest is one of the world's most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental...

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SATURDAY AUG 17, 2013
DOOR TIX
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Closing Night! Rooftop concludes with the sharpest shorts in the world, fired into the night sky one last time, the films fading like fireworks. Stick around for an...

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TUESDAY AUG 20, 2013
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Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
New York City

Free screening presented with the Ford Foundation and Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

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  SEPTEMBER 2013   TOP
WEDNESDAY SEP 4, 2013
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

A panel discussion will follow the screening featuring Naomi Wolf, founding directors/producers Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, director Nina Krstic; Pam Brown of Move to...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Exclusive excerpts from the 20 projects participating in the 2013 Documentary and Narrative Independent Filmmaker Labs – see them before their festival premieres!

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  OCTOBER 2013   TOP
FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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Empire Drive-In
Flushing Meadows, Queens

Empire Drive-In is a large-scale temporary installation built from junked cars and salvaged materials. Installation features a sound program about cars and...

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  NOVEMBER 2013   TOP
WEDNESDAY NOV 6, 2013
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Angel Orensanz Foundation
New York City

Rooftop Films and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne proudly present a special sneak preview of the documentary film MEDORA at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on November 6th....

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  DECEMBER 2013   TOP
TUESDAY DEC 31, 2013
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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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