Rooftop Shots
Saturday Aug 16, 2014
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by ARMS
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:00PMAfter Party Dance Party
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL GO ON INDOORS AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

PLEASE NOTE SCREENING IS ON THE ROOF AND THE GROUND LEVEL OUTDOOR COURTYARD. ROOF SEATING WILL BE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. PLEASE ARRIVE WITH YOUR GUESTS TO GUARANTEE SEATING IN THE SAME AREA.

VENUE
Industry City
Roof and Courtyard
Sunset Park
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
Take the D, N, or R trains to 36th Street

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Closing Night! Rooftop’s 2014 season comes to a wild and epic conclusion with poignant, piercing and powerful short films that will surely stick in your mind until next spring.


Like all wonderful summers, we begin at the beach. We get roasted alive by the sun and move indoors to watch some sports, but who’s inside…family. Ugh. Of course, everyone starts talking about their problems, which places us literally on the edge of sanity. Our life and the world seems to flash before our eyes. That terrible thing we did stings our soul and we drift outside of our body for an existential experience while George Takei narrates our fear of death. Afterwards, we'll dance and drink the night away at an extended after-party, and hibernate with our hangover until winter breaks and we gear up for Spring 2015! Doesn’t that sound like a good time? Join us and it can be yours.


THE FILMS

Sun of a Beach (Arnaud Crillon | 6 min.)
You’re at the beach. It’s hot. Too hot…

Numbers & Friends (Alexander Carson | Canada | 7 min.)
In his search for happiness in North America, a European man discovers the pleasures of Fantasy Baseball. Using his new appreciation for sports as a metaphor to re-imagine his life choices, he begins to find new meaning in the world around him. Numbers & Friends is a playful and amorphous cine-essay about sports fandom and cultural identity.

Krisha (Trey Edwards Shults | 14 min.)
Krisha has not seen her family for many years. When Krisha decides to join her family for a holiday dinner, tensions escalate and Krisha struggles to keep her own demons at bay.

The Lion’s Mouth Opens (Lucy Walker | 15 min.)
A stunningly courageous young woman takes the boldest step imaginable, supported by her mother and loving friends in this stunning documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Lucy Walker.

Balance (Mark Ram | Groningen | 11 min.)
Two mountain climbers are scaling the extreme peaks when disaster strikes. They are dangling three thousand feet above the ground. What seems certain death becomes a balance between the two, connected by a single rope.

Yearbook (Bernardo Britto | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 6 min.)
A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

Of God and Dogs (Abounaddara Collective | 12 min.)
A young, free Syrian soldier confesses to killing a man he knew was innocent. He promises to take vengeance on the God who led him to commit the murder. Winner of 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

The North Sea Riviera (Joshua Wedlake | 12 min.)
A tale of love, life and lunacy told via an estranged odyssey through the digital uncanny. Set along the East Coast of Britain in the latter half of the 20th Century, two deeply introspective and nostalgic men wander through a melancholic seaside resort as it languishes in its dying throes.

The Missing Scarf (Eoin Duffy | Ireland | 6 min.)
A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei.

MUSIC

ARMS
“I was exhausted,” says Todd Goldstein, reflecting on the years since the release of his band ARMS’ lush, ambitious 2011 album, Summer Skills. “I put everything I had into that album—creatively, emotionally—I had nothing left in me.” After spending his mid-20s playing guitar in New York’s much-loved Harlem Shakes and the ensuing years crafting two albums and an EP as ARMS, Todd took a sharp turn away from music. He went back to school to study design; he spent long afternoons throwing down in the kitchen; he looked elsewhere to find his creative kicks. Eventually though, he remembered why he can’t help but write songs. ARMS’ EP2 is the proof.

The product of a long, slow collaboration with drummer Tlacael Esparza, EP2 feels both urgent and relaxed, its five home-recorded pop songs projecting a lived-in looseness without sacrificing an ounce of tension. “Comfort,” the EP’s opening track, seems at first to be about music—or a girl. But, unlike most love songs that pull this double duty, the message of “Comfort” is unexpected: Neither one is a prescription for the ailments of real life. “Sleepwalker” plays like an insomniac’s wake-up call, dressing a careening rhythm in melancholic guitar figures and peals of glowing distortion, while “Up & Up” is the late-night ripper, an album closing comedown that refuses to land. EP2 is the sound of a kid with a worried mind—a frequent character in Todd’s musical universe—learning to let go at last. It only seems right that ARMS’ leanest, most immediate record would finally arrive after leaving it all behind.

ARMS is Todd Goldstein and Tlacael Esparza. ARMS has shared the stage with Passion Pit, Walkmen, Beach House, White Rabbits, The Long Winters, A Place to Bury Strangers, Japandroids, Hospitality, Caveman, Asobi Seksu, and more.

DJ Shawn Dub
The latest addition to I Love Vinyl crew, Shawn is a seasoned dj and collector with deep crates, from Long Beach, California. He moved to NYC a few years ago after a stint in the Bay Area where he was a vital member of the underground scene.

I Love Vinyl was founded by Ben Goldfarb aka DJ Scribe in the Summer of 2009 with five other seasoned djs hailing from NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and beyond. They had a dream of carving out a sacred space for the music they love and a shared belief in its power. They would play vinyl only because something about that felt special to them, and they bet they weren't the only ones... There were a few more ground rules. This is how it would work. This is how it would go down: All of the available residents would play every party together. No headliner. No "draw". Just the music, and the way it's played.

The wager paid off.

The clubgoing denizens of NYC showed up and made the dream a reality. The parties were equal parts therapy session, history lesson, homecooked meal, and cosmic journey. The music was deep, far-reaching, and always different. And the crowd was unusually diverse, unpretentious, and just downright nice. Everyone was welcome, and truly seemed to feel that way. And so the word spread. The party sprouted a second home in Brooklyn. Then a third in Amsterdam. Special events were held at cultural institutions from Lincoln Center to Celebrate Brooklyn, plus museums, colleges, and more. A podcast was born and continues to grow...

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