Divine Location
$15 at the door

Saturday Aug 8, 2015
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:30PMQ&A with filmmakers Ulrike Franke & Michael Loeken
11:00PMAfter Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED. PLEASE VISIT WWW.ROOFTOPFILMS.COM FOR RAIN DETAILS. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
(On the roof)
Roof and Courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
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A subtly delightful comic portrait of a small German town undergoing huge changes


THE FILMS

Divine Location (Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken | Germany | 99 min.)
Not many people wake up in the morning and have “build a lake” on their to-do list. But for a group of real estate developers in Dortmund Germany, this seemed to be the logical solution for attracting buyers to a 650 acre plot of contaminated landscape. As a result Phoenix Lake rises from the ashes of a decaying industrial region near the river Ruhr. Divine Location is a portrait of progress.

Bouncing from the comic-tragic experiences of those involved and dipping into the lives of those being changed by it; local shopkeepers, former steel mill workers, budding families, rowdy teens, intrusive geese. Wryly following the absurdity and rare rationality at the heart of gentrification, the film is a hilarious exploration of human endeavor. Is building nature now man’s greatest industrial achievement?

– D.K.

MUSIC

Novelty Daughter
"As a core part of the growing Stereocure collective, Faith Harding has been making music for years. As Novelty Daughter, Faith weaves her singer/songwriter expertise with an adventurous spirit of pop experimentation to create something wholly unique sounding."
-Portals

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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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