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Jillian Mayer and Lucas Leyva

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...

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THURSDAY AUG 8, 2013
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Lotfy Nathan

For the respectable citizens of Baltimore, the 12 O’Clock Boys, a notorious urban dirt bike pack, are a nuisance. They dangerously — yet magnificently — make...

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WEDNESDAY SEP 4, 2013
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Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read, Nina Krstic

In Zuccotti Park, at the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests, amid the black baklava-clad protestors, a man in a suit proclaims “This is the proudest I’ve...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Taylor Armstrong

An animator gets his fest submission ready in the 2013 ABP fest intro bumper.

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Greg Condon

Watch the seasons change in this 2013 outro bumper.

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FRIDAY JUL 5, 2013
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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 31, 2013
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Evan Morgan

After witnessing a neighbor's embarrassing antics, a bored family man is eager to report the story back to his office chums, but before he can he’s ensnared in a...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Deb Shoval

Weeks before her deployment to Afghanistan, Joey, 19, returns home to rural, post-industrial Pennsylvania on a short assignment: hometown recruitment in the local...

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FRIDAY JUL 5, 2013
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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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THURSDAY AUG 15, 2013
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David Lowery

There is a hypnotic power in David Lowery’s films, as with his debut feature, St. Nick (Rooftop 2009, leading to his receiving the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund and...

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Benjamin Cady

A different type of animation invades a minimalist world, lightly mocking the human compulsion to meddle, probe and fiddle with things that are better left alone.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Amanda Wilder

Given uncommon freedom and individual rights, a group of young children enroll in a newly opened ‘free school,’ where rules are created democratically –...

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FRIDAY MAY 31, 2013
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Xavier Legrand

“Before Losing Everything,” a young boy pretends to go school, a teenage girl in tears waits at a bus stop, a woman picks them up and races to a shopping mall,...

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FRIDAY AUG 9, 2013
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Todd Sklar

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...

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Remy Busson, Francis Canitrot, Aurelien Duhayon, Sebastien Iglessias, Maxence Martin, and Paul Monge

A small group of cruise-ship revelers find themselves alone on a tropic island. Forced inland, their exploration reveals the mystery that lies at its heart...

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SATURDAY JUL 6, 2013
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Mia Engberg

What do you do when an ex-boyfriend calls you after mysteriously disappearing years before? What do you do if you’ve moved on from that painful loss, happily...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Garrett Bradley

Including the New Orleans music scene as its backdrop and verite style visuals, this neorealist hybrid speaks to the vulnerability of three individuals who are...

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MONDAY JUL 8, 2013
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David Carroll

Chris Schoeck is a pint-sized powerhouse of a personal trainer. He spends his days pushing others to push themselves, but rarely challenges himself. In his mid-40s,...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly

Beneath the Harvest Sky tells the story of Dominic, a headstrong teen working his final potato harvest to earn enough money to escape the pitfalls and boredom of his...

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FRIDAY MAY 31, 2013
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Kat Chandler

A dark drama that follows Ian, a husband, father and heavy metal musician struggling with the guilt and blame of a tragic and senseless murder.

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SATURDAY JUL 27, 2013
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Eva Weber

Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund / Chicken & Egg Grant Recipient. An evocative documentary about the haves and have-nots for a most elemental commodity: light.

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Frances Bodomo

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...

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Peter Millard

I once lived in a Boogodobiegodongo and I felt better.

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Adam Butcher

The story of Bradley Manning, not as a Wikileaks ‘hacktivist’, but as a young American soldier simultaneously going through a crisis-of-conscience and a...

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SATURDAY JUL 13, 2013
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Meerkat Media Collective

They say that when the festival begins, time stands still, as once a year half a million brass fanatics descend upon the sleepy valley town of Guča, Serbia for the...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Jonathan Hance

A couple's attempt to display their love on the Brooklyn Bridge turns into an argument.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Tenzin Tsetan Choklay

Tibetan artist Tenzing Rigdol sets out on a mission to bring Tibet closer to Tibetan exiles through an unprecedented art project, inspired by his late father’s...

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FRIDAY MAY 17, 2013
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Reuben Atlas

Sunrise, somewhere in New York City. Eight young men raise eight brass horns to the brightening sky. A thrilling harmony of single notes spills forth. “Long tones...

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SATURDAY JUL 27, 2013
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Patrick Bouchard

A mighty ox emerges from the damp earth only to be devoured by the greed and rage of mankind. Inspired by Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Bouchard...

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Jason Willis

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...

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Casimir Nozkowski

The filmmaker parts with his comic book past

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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Santiago GIl

Six people. Three generations. A lake in the forest. A boy disappears. This tragic event, transported from person to person, spawns a collective screen onto which...

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FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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Eva Weber

London (like many modern metropolises) is a city in constant transformation—its skyline animated by “a ballet of cranes.” This gorgeous documentary traces...

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FRIDAY MAY 31, 2013
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Zachary Volker

Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund recipient. A dark comedy about foreclosure, heisting, and makeshift casinos.

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FRIDAY MAY 31, 2013
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Osman Cerfon

“Like Rabbits” follows the fish-headed man’s melancholy ramblings, spreading bad luck and discontent inside a fairground. And if you see this film as a sordid...

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Ian Berry

The mementos of a lost love spark cherished memories and episodes best forgotten.

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FRIDAY JUN 28, 2013
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Sebastian Silva

Jamie (Michael Cera) is the typical 21st Century “Ugly American Tourist”: inconsiderate, not even attempting to speak the language, adorned in a hipster uniform...

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SATURDAY AUG 3, 2013
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Zachary Heinzerling

A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned “boxing” painter Ushio...

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FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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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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WEDNESDAY JUN 12, 2013
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Yung Jake

Find me on the internet, I’m making GIFs…You thought it was an accident, a video glitch.

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SATURDAY JUL 27, 2013
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Jarred Alterman and Paul Sturtz

A New Orleans-style voodoo celebration of a previously unsung piece of architecture.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Hunter Adams

Dig Two Graves is a decade spanning gothic thriller that dramatizes the cycle of violence that perpetuates itself over generations in a small backwoods town. The...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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David Thorpe

Determined to overcome his shame about “sounding gay,” director David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious, poignant, taboo-shattering exploration of the phenomenon of...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 31, 2013
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Adrian Sitaru

Romanian New Wave Cinema is known for finding beauty in stark realism, seeking compassion in bleak circumstances. Acclaimed films such as The Death of Mr. Lazarescu...

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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Ethan Clarke

Three passengers awake on a train which they do not remember boarding in this unsettling animation with existential Western overtones.

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TUESDAY AUG 6, 2013
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Joe Swanberg

Joe Swanberg's unabashedly scrappy profiles tend to focus on perpetually inelegant people in search of meaning in their lives as they often struggle to find romantic...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Afia Nathaniel

Dukhtar (Daughter) is a thriller set in Pakistan. The story follows a mother on the run with her ten-year-old daughter on the eve of the child’s forced marriage to...

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SATURDAY AUG 10, 2013
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Petra Costa

This feature documentary debut from Brazilian director Petra Costa charts her poetic journey in search of her sister, Elena, whose volatile life moves from their...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Abbey Luck

The spirit of Elk Mountain calls to a wandering elk cow.

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FRIDAY MAY 31, 2013
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Anna Frances Ewert

For most people, sleep comes naturally, but for some, the night turns into an ongoing struggle to drift off into oblivion. This trance like documentary explores what...

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Natalie Paul and Terence Nance

An overwhelmed young woman, out on a date, unexpectedly discovers everything she needs in a conversation.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Darius Clark Monroe

Deep in the heart of Texas, what begins as an innocent tale of family, sacrifice, and financial hardship quickly escalates into a true-crime thriller. Fusing...

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FRIDAY AUG 16, 2013
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Michal Marczak

F--- For Forest, the environmental group that lends its name to this documentary, describes itself as an erotic non-profit ecological organization. Underpinned by...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Alix Blair, Jeremy Lange

Watching a chicken hatch makes combat veteran Alex Sutton smile, so he decides to become a farmer. The sense of purpose he once felt as a soldier returns, but his...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Daniel Sousa

A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization.

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Durier Ryan

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...

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SATURDAY AUG 3, 2013
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Riley Hooper

With gritty style and a witty sense of humor, New York photographer Flo Fox has been documenting the streets of New York City since the 1970s. Now in her 60s and...

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FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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Todd Bieber

While skiing in Prospect Park – after THE blizzard - Todd Bieber found a lost roll of film in the snow, and made it his mission to find the owner. His wry...

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SATURDAY MAY 11, 2013
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Noah Baumbach

Shot in black-and-white that lends this New York odyssey an enjoyably scrappy feel, Frances Ha foregrounds a characteristically endearing Greta Gerwig performance...

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John Mattiuzzi

"Frankenstorm: From Across The East River" is a visual and emotional account of the night that ended in the horrifying Con Edison explosion, darkening half of...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Lou Howe

Gabriel is convinced that finding his childhood girlfriend will solve all of his problems. But as he obsessively searches for her, reality shatters his idealized...

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SATURDAY AUG 17, 2013
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Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen

Spectacular and strange brief moments of life stolen from passing-by strangers form a sequence of events hidden in plain sight.

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Nellie Kluz

Gold is a commodity that thrives in uncertain economic climates, and rising gold prices have created a boom industry around precious metal scrap. There’s a harvest...

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WEDNESDAY JUN 12, 2013
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Rhio Unt

History’s top scientists have created an all-powerful robot, but mankind still worships Jesus. A final battle of ping-pong may determine our future.

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Timothy Reckhart

After years of marriage, Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she on the ceiling. A little glimmer of hope that love can prevail through the...

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Peter Millard

What’s more American, or absurd, than Hulkamania?

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Colin Healey

After jeopardizing her young career with an onstage tantrum, rootless and reckless Austin musician Irene McCabey arrives in Pittsburgh to claim her inheritance: her...

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John Wilson

Seems like a great day for a walk. Seems like a good-- hey doggy!

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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Eamonn O'Neill

The indignities of life add up, so much that your head might feel ready to explode, shrieking with colors and shaking jaggedly. But we’ll be fine. Sure we will.

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Ainslie Henderson

A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Meghan O’Hara, Mike Attie

War is hell. Why would anyone want to spend their weekends there? “In Country” is a cinematic feature documentary following a “platoon” of historical...

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SATURDAY JUL 27, 2013
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Tony Donoghue

An animated documentary about repair and recycling in rural Ireland, where beautiful objects preserve everyday history.

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FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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Nicolas Steiner

Helmut celebrates his 60th birthday on the day he is actually turning 57 (his wife miscalculated) as a façade of petit-bourgeois domesticity peels away.

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Iria Lopez

Jose is a teenage pig. He starts understanding himself when a new neighbor moves in

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Hisko Hulsing

A man is being robbed and stabbed by a junkie and in the last second before he dies, a youth friendship flashes before his eyes

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Reda Bartkute

A lonely fox desires to isolate herself from the outer world.

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Andrew Renzi

The city provides distraction as a young man avoids his problems.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Yuki Kokubo

Shaken by the tsunami and nuclear disasters, a grown daughter returns to her rural Japanese artist community to reconnect with her estranged parents and hometown....

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Gary Huggins

Setting out to purchase a bunny for his daughter, well-meaning guidance counselor Santiago Vasquez veers into scruffy Kansas City, Kansas to help a troubled student,...

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Ying Ping Mak

When breathing becomes unfashionable, how can one remain cool?

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Amy Lee

Memories are triggered as a young woman shares her experience of adolescence.

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THURSDAY JUN 20, 2013
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Sam Green

Sam Green first showed a film with Rooftop in 2000, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004 for his documentary The Weather Underground. In recent years,...

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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Micah Gallagher

Inspired by the uncanny animations of Jan Svankmajer and the Quay Brothers, a man travels through rooms haunted with ephemera, on a journey of self-discovery, diving...

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Sam de Jong

A talented gymnast makes a life-changing discovery as she prepares for an important tournament, which is her last chance to reach the top.

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WEDNESDAY JUN 12, 2013
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Kyle Armstrong

Past technology once seemed ready to conquer the world, but in the end nature prevails, as seen in this artful documentary film contrasting the Northern Lights with...

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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Phillip Barker

In a roadside diner, a sick woman rediscovers herself, and her world turns upside down (in magnificently created real-world effects).

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Tom Schroeder

Marcel survives the bird flu, sleeping pills and his son Max. Greek tragedy as acted out by Belgian roosters.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Aaron Naar

Mateo follows L.A.’s most notorious troubadour, Matthew Stoneman, as he fulfills his most recent obsession, “Una Historia de Cuba,” a record of original...

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WEDNESDAY NOV 6, 2013
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Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohen

An in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite...

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Bill Brown

9/11 memorials are contested sites, where conflicting visions and voices clash. But most are quiet and deeply personal. This short non-fiction film examines some of...

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FRIDAY JUN 14, 2013
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Cynthia Wade

When your life is at stake, why is losing your hair so hard?

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Kirsten Lepore

A dangerous trek through animation paradise.

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Robert Machoian

Like many Americans, Robert is attempting to keep himself healthy and fit in order to live as long as possible, unaware of what that really means.

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THURSDAY JUL 18, 2013
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Shaka King

Winner of the Rooftop Films and Edgeworx Studios Post-Production Grant, Shaka King’s feature film debut is an insightful dark comedy about love and marijuana. Lyle...

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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Aaron Beckum

As if it weren’t hard enough find a hip chick in these post-modern noir-ish days, imagine if you’re also being stalked by a Night Giant. So uncool.

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FRIDAY AUG 2, 2013
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Meredith Danluck

Four characters, four screens. The audience immersed, as stupefied as in a shopping mall electronics shop. Your attention flickers, trying to take it all in, not...

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Michael Frei

More games of contrasts: if we have a counterpart in a parallel world, can we meet and become entwined?

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels

Willy returns to his naturalist roots as he bungles his way into noble savagery.

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Jenifer Malmqvist

Love is dangerous and powerful, sometimes to the beholder, in this tragic political commentary, stunningly told without words.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 3, 2013
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Penny Lane

As years pass, historic figures appear less human and more legend; Richard Nixon has gone all the way to caricature. For those on the right, Nixon represents the...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Louis Morton

An animated city symphony celebrates the hidden world of background noise.

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Ricky D'Ambrose

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.

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Michael Frei

A playful animation in a black and white world of male and female plugs and cords, where the intermingling of light and dark equal the balance of power and love.

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Ryan Mauskopf

You can call me Professor Soap. I have my doctorate in cool and I run my own private practice.

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Emily Carmichael

Even video games fall in love.

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Eva Weber

A poetic study in movement and sound, this film takes you on a journey to the twilight expanses of the Lappish wilderness to experience the ancient practice of...

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WEDNESDAY JUN 12, 2013
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Jon Rafman

All he discovers is a slipping sense of reality and a series of simulacrums fading into history, as the desert town becomes the old desert town becomes the ancient...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Sara Dosa

If you lose your family, you must build it anew. Amid the desolate Oregon wilderness, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a former US Army sniper in...

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri

Rougarouing is Cajun for "dangerous carousing."

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FRIDAY JUL 5, 2013
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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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Andrew Gilchrist and Jesse Allen

A man's re-occurring sexual fantasies about a mermaid tear his world apart and reveal disturbing insights into the object of his desire.

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Dash Shaw

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...

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn

Sharaf was lucky: he survived. An informative and harrowing documentary about one of the thousands of refugees who risk their lives in rickety boats to immigrate to...

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SATURDAY JUL 20, 2013
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Destin Cretton

Presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Special FREE Sneak Preview “Short Term 12” follows Grace (Brie Larson), a young...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Celia Bullwinkel

A woman’s journey to confront her changing body and learn to love herself.

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Jordana Spiro

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.

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Josh Izenberg

A documentary about life-shifting, philosophy, and slow-motion rollerblading.

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FRIDAY JUL 12, 2013
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Lauren Wolkstein

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.

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Paul Harrill

When her new marriage starts to disintegrate, a would-be suburban mom sets out on her own. But after receiving a postcard from a monk, her life turns upside down...

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FRIDAY JUN 7, 2013
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Nadia Micault

Listen through your eyes.

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Jochen Kuhn

The stress of leading the largest economy in the European Union can make for some strange blind dates.

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SATURDAY JUN 8, 2013
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Byron Hurt

In Soul Food Junkies, Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity.

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Kerri Lendon

When you’re having that talk that no one wants to have, even the most banal clichés and sounds can get a little distorted.

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Ryan Mauskopf

A cosmonaut discovers a psychedelic wormhole in the deepest reaches of space.

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SATURDAY APR 27, 2013
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Sam Fleischner

When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Shelli Ainsworth

Based on the writer/director’s personal experiences as a mother of a child with autism, Stay Then Go is an authentic and nuanced portrayal of a woman whose life...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Simon Wilches-Castro

Under the lights of a Colombian stoplight a beautiful circus act becomes a freak show.

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SATURDAY JUL 27, 2013
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Isaac Gale

A stark and haunting look at some of the realities surrounding the ongoing oil boom in the Bakken region of North Dakota, cold and bleak but intimate and fascinating.

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FRIDAY JUL 19, 2013
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Talibah Newman

A young boy seeks unconventional ways to help his mother through her grief.

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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H. Kristen Campbell

Fia wants to traverse the forest, but it seems everything is moving so much faster than her.

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WEDNESDAY JUN 12, 2013
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R. Luke DuBbois

Synaesthetic Object (Coltrane) is a live audio-visual performance that uses computer analysis of John Coltrane's Ascension (1965) as the basis for a real-time 3D...

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FRIDAY JUN 14, 2013
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Drew Henkels, Chelsea Mose

You know that feeling of coming up out of the dark subway into the lights and noise and movement of Times Sq.? That’s what life is like for NY author Maureen...

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Damian John Harper

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...

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Pendleton Ward and Tom Herpich

A snow golem is attacked in the forest by his species' mortal enemy, a pack of fire wolves, who accidentally leave a cub behind after their retreat. From the creator...

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Andrew Zuchero

Four uninspired friends try to come up with a terrific idea for how to spend their Saturday afternoon.

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SATURDAY AUG 17, 2013
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Mark Columbus

A son’s tribute to his father (a once famous jazz guitarist from Fiji) goes awry when the son can't help but shed light on dark areas of their past. Humorous,...

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FRIDAY JUN 14, 2013
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Jessie Auritt

With CDs, VHSs, and old cassette tapes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarder's paradise, but its quirky owner knows exactly where everything is. Amidst all...

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Jessica Bardsley

An evocative and intimate essay film made of stolen materials, mediating on shoplifting, depression and Winona Ryder.

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Nash Edgerton and Spencer Susser

Nobody wakes up after a hard night and finds everything's just worked out, do they?

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TUESDAY JUL 30, 2013
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Sarah Burns, Ken Burns, Dave McMahon

Throughout New York’s highs and lows, the legendary Central Park has remained, as Mayor Ed Koch says, "Holy.” But on April 19, 1989, a 28-year old white woman...

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Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley

In 1890, a wealthy eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin collected every bird ever mentioned by Shakespeare and released them into Central Park. The only one to survive...

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SATURDAY JUN 1, 2013
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Matt Johnson

Matt and Owen are high school best friends and social outcasts whose only salvation and saving grace is film. They constantly quote, watch, and re-enact scenes from...

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Danielle Lessovitz

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...

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Julia Pott

Love and a severed foot at the end of the world. Hand drawn pencil animation motion tracked to live action footage shot in Montauk

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Daniel Dencik

In the north east of Greenland, permafrost has encased the earth for thousands of years. Now the ice is melting, exposing some of the last uncharted land remaining...

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FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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David O'Reilly

A boy learns to play the piano.

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TUESDAY JUN 25, 2013
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Banker White and Anna Fitch

Pam White is amazing at everything she puts her mind to — from modeling to social work to parenting. For years, she’s been the spark plug at the center of a...

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SATURDAY AUG 17, 2013
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Astrid Bussnik

A tender and playful portrait of four boys, ages 11 and 12, growing up and growing apart.

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Cem Kurtulus and Jake Nelson

In order to find his way to the family supper, a boy lives a whole life in seconds.

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SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts

In a landscape filled with sprawling meadows, rocky rivers, and a giant evergreen forest, the beautifully-crafted The Kings Of Summer- a unique coming-of-age comedy...

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MONDAY SEP 16, 2013
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Gabriel London

Mark DeFriest is an American prison legend, an escape artist who has spent 32 years behind bars, most of it in long-term isolation, with little light, hope, or human...

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FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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Leon Ford

This brilliantly conceived and gorgeously photographed film provides a clever metaphor for just how substantially the white-collar class still relies on Labor.

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands

Cowboys still exist, competing for a spot in the Vegas finals and standing on horseback in convenience store parking lots.

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Sean Pecknold

An Argument. Fleet Foxes and fire gods.

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SATURDAY AUG 17, 2013
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Phillip Yuryev

In this drama as vast as a novel by Tolstoy and as poignant as a story by Turgenev, an old fisherman who lives in a remote village in the Far North receives a letter...

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Simon Cottee

When love blossoms, it isn't always comforting, as a melancholy boy sheds his memories of his estranged father’s wedding on a cramped boat in shark-infested waters.

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SATURDAY JUN 22, 2013
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Frank V. Ross

Frank V. Ross is a true American independent: his playfully meandering films are blatantly low-cost affairs with a precise style that reflects the filmmaker's...

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SATURDAY AUG 17, 2013
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Ian Savage

In honor of women's history week in Pheasant Crest, the 'Timeless Seasons' hosts are visited by a living legend: makeup mogul Raven Williams!

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FRIDAY AUG 16, 2013
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Joe Callander

Through taking council with a local village elder, Tina discovers the benefits of a goat, delivers the goat, says hi to mama and papa and behbeh, takes a photo, and...

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Anna Eijsbouts

An old man is torn between the memory of his wife, a fish in a jar, and the reality of his lonely existence.

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THURSDAY JUL 25, 2013
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Shannon Plumb

Pink slippers on her feet, fuzzy snake in her hand, Penelope counts the minutes till she needs to collect her kids from school, her adventure for the day. The...

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SATURDAY JUN 8, 2013
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Morgan Neville

In pop music the background singer is both an unseen presence and a very much on-display performer. Often uncredited on recordings and on stage, she stands just...

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FRIDAY JUN 14, 2013
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Jan Ijas

Two former waste dumps, hidden islands within the city: here NYC maintains a separate public burial ground for its strangers.

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Stephen Neary

A 2D computer animated short about a unicorn that has an umbrella for a horn.

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FRIDAY JUL 5, 2013
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Lila Place

To thousands, the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster was a Coney Island icon, but for Mae Timpano it was home. This enchanting film examines the true-life experience of one...

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Khalil Joseph

In LA’s Nickerson Gardens housing projects, a violent death becomes a surreal dance, featuring music from the Flying Lotus album.

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TUESDAY AUG 20, 2013
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Ben Nabors

In a tiny village in Malawi, a teenage boy decided to do something himself. Though forced to drop out of school for financial reasons, the boy hungered for...

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FRIDAY JUN 14, 2013
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Garret Harkawik

The true story of Staten Island resident Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140K on subway ads and a book that warned of the apocalypse. The film follows him up to May...

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SATURDAY MAY 18, 2013
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Josh Koury, Myles Kane

Everybody does. 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...

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FRIDAY MAY 10, 2013
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Dustin Bowser and Brie Larson

She wants to go. He wants her to stay. Neither gets exactly what they want.

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FRIDAY OCT 11, 2013
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Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons of The Goggles

Imagine your hometown never changed. Part book, part film, part family photo album, Welcome to Pine Point unearths a place frozen in time and discovers what happens...

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SATURDAY JUN 29, 2013
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Jon Hurst

Small-town big-box-store employees kill time by plotting to kill zombies, warping the way they see the store and its customers.

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FRIDAY MAY 24, 2013
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Amy Seimetz

A hypnotic short about a woman struggling to keep her family from falling apart, filmed during the fallout of a real hurricane.

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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St. John Mckay Smith

The Buddha and his son, Kurt Jr., fly through the brownness of space on a rescue mission, but perhaps humans cannot be saved from themselves. An animated music video...

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FRIDAY JUL 26, 2013
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Alex Horan

A father prepares his son for a world without him.

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SATURDAY AUG 17, 2013
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Tomasz Popakul

For one teenager living in a small sea-side down, facing the challenges of growing up is especially severe, as he is different from all others: he is half boy, half...

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SATURDAY JUN 15, 2013
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Emily Hubley

An artist struggles to navigate the territory between despair and epiphany.

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FRIDAY JUL 19, 2013
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Joanna Arnow

A lot of documentary filmmakers think they are interesting subjects, confidently turning the lens on themselves. Joanna Arnow challenges that paradigm. Seemingly...

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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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