|8:30PM||Live Music by Mitski|
|10:30PM||After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Brewery Ommegang, featuring DJ Conor C.|
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274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St
CLOSING NIGHT! Rooftop concludes our 19th year with stunning short films about saying goodbye.
All good things must come to an end. Teen friendships end in a dare, adult relationships dissolve in resignation, the love of a bumblebee and a monkey burns out in flames. You might jump off a cliff, disappear into the desert, or fight to the death, because endings bring out powerful emotions and evocative actions. So at Rooftop Films, we close out our year with a program of sweet, silly and somber stories of people saying, “So long.” . . . We’ll see you next year!
Kukka&hauta (Tomi Malkki | Finland | 4 min.)
If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left.
Blobby (Laura Stewart | USA)
A man is followed around by a blob as he goes about his daily life.
Sleepers' Beat (Anastasia Kirillova | UK | 16 min.)
In this cinematic ode to the Trans-Siberian railway, the train staff seem unable to live without the hypnotic beats and rattle of the train.
We Will Stay In Touch About It (Jan Zabeil | Germany | 8 min.)
A man drives through a deserted landscape. Suddenly his car hits a person, seriously hurting or even killing him. The driver searches for the body, cannot find it - and must accept that there is no one. Instead, he does find blood on the broken windshield. What happens when realizing that we kill - without being confronted with the dead?
Bloedhond (Mees Peijnenburg | Netherlands | 8 min.)
Gijs’ aggression is becoming more and more of a problem. If he doesn’t take action now his explosive temper will cause irreversible damage.
Last Base (Aslak Danbolt | Norway | 15 min.)
Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father for the first time, but first he goes on one last adventure with his best-friend Øyvind. When a storm approaches their friendship is put to the test; Øyvind wants to turn back, but Joachim will apparently stop at nothing to pull off his very last jump.
Le Mal du Citron (Jeremy Rosenstein and Kaspar Schiltknecht | Switzerland | 19 min.)
Florence and Etienne, a couple in their 30’s, travel to the South of France to visit Florence’s dead father’s house. Florence’s father has hung himself from a tree. Having not spoken to her father in many years, his death apparently doesn’t affect Florence. How is she gonna mourn someone she was not caring about? Etienne will soon discover that what seems to be indifferent to Florence is not. It is then that the couple’s excursion brings up the challenge to open up to each other about unspoken truths.
Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino | Canada | 17 min.)
Fourteen-year-old Adam is spending the summer in a small beach community on the North shore of Lake Superior. His dull summer routine shatters when he meets local boys Foster and Rizzo, two smart alecks who fill their long days with adventures and reckless stunting. When Adam learns he is competing with Foster for the affection of his crush, Taylor, he is drawn into a dark and unfamiliar world which leads the boys to the top of the infamous Todd's Cliff.
Mitski's classical- and folk-inspired melodies run the wisdom of a hardened romantic and the restlessness of adolescent longing through the shredder with some black humor and punk-leaning instrumentals. It’s warm dream pop, but there’s an angst resting just under the surface.
-Daniel Dorsa, NY Mag.