Animation Block Party (Short Films)
Short Films Program
FREE

Thursday Jul 30, 2015
6:30PMDoors Open
7:30PMLive Music
8:45PMFilms Begin
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL GO ON INDOORS IN THE SAME LOCATION. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

VENUE
Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Ground level, along the water between West Street and the Hudson River
Financial District
230 Vesey Street, New York City, NY, 10281
A, C to Chambers Street; E to World Trade Center, 2, 3 to Park Place

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Experience some of the year's best animated shorts at the incomparable Animation Block Party!


Rooftop Films is proud to co‐present the opening night of Animation Block Party, the premier animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world's best independent, professional and student animation.


THE FILMS

Dreamworks TV Sneak Peak: Swamp Talk

Almost There (Julia Glassman | 6 min.)
A family endures an arduous journey on their way to a much-needed vacation.

Meanwhile (Stephen McNally | 5 min.)
Four people traversing a city, each lost in their own separate worlds, trapped in their memories, regrets and frustrations.

Dreamworks TV Sneak Peak: Fishstick and Honeybear

Bendito Machine 5 (Jossie Malis | 12)
An exotic traveler comes from far away to discover the beauty of a supposedly unexplored territory. Instead, he finds himself in the middle of a turbulent conflict. Trapped against his will, he must wait patiently until the storm has passed.

Dreamworks TV Sneak Peak: Extreme Craft Stick Mayhem

Beach Flags (Sarah Saidan | 14 min.)
Vida is a young Iranian lifeguard swimmer. Popular in her team, she is determined to fight in order to be the one to participate in an international competition in Australia.

Aubade (Mauro Carraro | 5 min.)
A black sun rises on Leman Lake. In a surrealist backlit scene, swimmers and birds witness the spectacle of the dawn, hypnotized by the music of a cellist.

Little Doorman (Matt Marblo | 2 min.)
Face to face with a fiery crisis - can the Little Doorman sacrifice his own happiness to help others?

Stella Nova (Ted Wiggin | 4 min.)
Red blue green, circle square triangle, dog star man. The life and death of a star.

Positronic (Ryan Mauskopf | 4 min.)
A new sock-puppet-rock-saga about positrons and electrons, available on VHS now.

Itch (Su-An Ng | 2 min.)
Itch is an abstract expression of what it feels like to experience an eczema flare-up.

Harvey Beaks (C.H. Greenblatt | 11 min.)
Tired of seeing Princess unfairly win at everything, Harvey and his friends try to teach her a lesson.

MUSIC

Kid in the Attic
Kid in the Attic is a Brooklyn band lead by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Maia Macdonald (Mitten, Mirah), featuring Hans Hsu, Krystine Summers, Cici Harrison and Kelly Rudman. KITA is a box of notes, tapes under the floorboards, and constant hunger in a wistful loop.

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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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