Sundance Film Festival Shorts
Short Film Program
$13 online or at the door
Friday Jul 12, 2013
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Gospels
9:00Film Begins
11:00PM -12:30PMAfter Party courtesy of Red Stripe & Tito's Vodka
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.

Industry City
Sunset Park
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Industry City
Sundance Institute
Red Stripe Lager

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.

On July 14, the Sundance Institute returns to BAM to host the ShortsLab, an all-day educational workshop. The Sundance-organized seminar of screenings and panels offer filmmakers insight and access into story development, production, and exhibition of narrative short-form storytelling. Rooftop has long been a champion of the short film as its own artistic medium, so to kick off the weekend, Rooftop is proud to co-present an evening of amazing shorts from Sundance’s acclaimed and diverse programming. Much like the emerging filmmakers represented, a coming-of-age theme prevails, as these films blossom into the world.


The Event (Julia Pott | 3 min.)
Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. Hand drawn pencil animation motion tracked to live action footage shot in Montauk

Skin (Jordana Spiro | 13 min.)
A young small-town loner who aspires to be a taxidermist is entranced by a girl who finds his work beautiful, until he gives a gift that changes everything.

Catnip: Egress to Oblivion? (Jason Willis | 7 min.)
Catnip is all the rage with today’s modern feline, but do we really understand it? Once and for all the facts about this controversial substance are frankly discussed, in this long-lost drug educational film.

Seraph (Dash Shaw | 7 min.)
A boy’s childhood scars his life. This haunting animated music video, filled with obscure details and dreamlike theories, is part of Sigur Ros’ celebrated “Valtari Mystery Film Experiment.”

Magnesium (Sam de Jong | 21 min.)
A talented gymnast makes a life-changing discovery as she prepares for an important tournament, which is her last chance to reach the top.

#PostModem (Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva | USA | 13 min.)
A comedic, satirical sci-fi musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists, this bizarre film tells the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, as told through a series of cinematic tweets.

Boneshaker (Frances Bodomo | 13 min.)
An African family, lost in America, travels to a Louisiana church to cure its problem child, played by the now legendary Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild).

Social Butterfly (Lauren Wolkstein | 14 min.)
When a 30-year-old American woman attends a teenage party in the south of France, guests wonder who she is and what she is doing there.

Oh Willy (Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels | 15 min.)
Willy returns to his naturalist roots as he bungles his way into noble savagery.


Gospels is Alex Frenkel, Mike Gordon, Alex Marans, Gabe Garzón-Montano and Owen Murphy. Taking up residence under one roof in Forest Hills, NY, they set about turning their house into a 3-floor recording studio, where they have recorded their first EP, "Animal Feelings."

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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.