The Disobedient
$15 online or at the door
Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
8:00PMDoors Open and reception sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits and Bulleit Bourbon
8:30PMLive Music by Eva Salina
9:00PMFilm Begins
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be moved to Building #269, across from the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Please visit www.rooftopfilms.com for rain details. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

VENUE
Brooklyn Grange (Navy Yard Farm)
On the Roof
Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Avenue, Building #3, Roof, Brooklyn, NY, 11205
TO GET TO THE NAVY YARD: Take the G train to Clinton/Washington Avenue. Walk down Lafayette Avenue. Make a left on Clinton Avenue. Continue on Clinton until you get to Flushing Avenue security gate. TO GET TO BROOKLYN GRANGE'S NAVY YARD FARM: Enter the Navy Yard at Clinton Ave and Flushing Ave, and tell the guard at the gate that you're headed up to Brooklyn Grange at Building 3. *Have a photo ID ready to show the guard.*

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NY Premiere. Running through life with wild abandon, lifelong friends Leni and Lazar set out on an improvised countryside bike trip. Like tiny tornadoes they whirl around rural Serbia resulting in the type of destruction that can only come from true, disastrous love.


THE FILMS

The Disobedient (Mina Djukic | 112 min.)
Once upon a time two children laid in a graveyard, passing their imaginary language back and forth in the soft, embracing sun. They danced and played and longed for longer days. An omniscient gray-haired man stood invisibly amongst them, both narrating and dictating the course of their lives, as they unknowingly surrendered to his whims. Years later the children, Lazar & Leni, were reunited at the very same graveyard. This time for a very different reason: the death of Lazar’s father.

Leni has grown into a beautiful woman, but her days are plagued by boredom as she toils away in her family’s pharmacy. Lazar is a scruffy, handsome young man who, upon his return home, quickly reverts to the youthful antics he and Leni found comfort in. They may have aged, but their relationship has not. Longing to reconnect, the duo takes off on a destination-less bike trip through the bucolic Serbian countryside to wreak the same havoc of their childhood. They wander through the world destroying obstacles of adulthood with absolute glee and unreserved affection. But their actions, however liberated, are still strangely and quietly controlled by the mysterious gray-haired man who guides them through feelings of jealously, lust, love, fear and joy.

The Disobedient is a wildly stylized coming-of-age tale of fresh, ebullient love, and this first feature from Mina Djukic immediately marks her as a wholly original voice. Playful, beautiful and bittersweet, her contemplative film recognizes the unavoidable end to everyone’s story: only the narrator knows exactly how long one can run.

-Donna K.

MUSIC

Eva Salina
A native of Santa Cruz, California, Eva Salina Primack has been immersed in Balkan music and culture since she was a young child. She has studied with some of the greatest living singers of Balkan traditional music. Eva’s rich, versatile, agile, deep and powerful voice and her enthusiastic, skillful, inspired and inspiring teaching have led her to quickly become a reknowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of Traditional Balkan Vocal music. Singing primarily through the traditions of Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and the Romani people, Eva has also studied Georgian, Corsican, Traditional American, and Ukrainian singing, and has a BA in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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