Heaven Knows What
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Wednesday May 27, 2015
7:30PMDoors Open
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10:00PMQ&A with Josh and Benny Safdie

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Rooftop Films and Gawker will co-present a special preview screening of the Safdie Brothers’ raw and uncompromising Heaven Knows What, courtesy of RADiUS.


On Wednesday, May 27, Rooftop Films and Gawker will co-present a special preview screening of the Safdie Brothers’ raw and uncompromising Heaven Knows What, courtesy of RADiUS. The film stars Arielle Holmes and is based on her on soon-to-be-published memoir Mad Love in New York City. After world premiering in Venice (where it won the CICAE award), Heaven Kows What subsequently screened at NYFF, Toronto and SXSW among other prestigious festivals. The event will take place on May 27th at an undisclosed, exclusive rooftop location in lower Manhattan, and includes pre-show drinks courtesy of Ommegang Brewery.


THE FILMS

Heaven Knows What (Josh & Benny Safdie | USA | 94 min.)
Harley loves Ilya. He gives her life purpose and sets her passion ablaze. So, when he asks her to prove her love by slitting her wrists, she obliges with only mild hesitation, perhaps because of her other all-consuming love: heroin.

Directed by celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie (Lenny Cooke, Daddy Longlegs), Heaven Knows What blends fiction, formalism and raw vérité as it follows a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who finds mad love in the streets of New York. The film—which world premiered at Venice (where it won the CICAE award) and subsequently played NYFF, Toronto and SXSW among other prestigious festivals—is based on Holmes’ soon-to-be-published memoir Mad Love in New York City. Co-starring Caleb Landry-Jones, Heaven Knows What also features street legend Buddy Duress and gore rap phenom Necro.

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