The Frame: Innovation
Free with RSVP

Saturday Nov 21, 2015
11:00amComplementary brunch and films begin



This Show Presented in Partnership With
Lululemon Athletica
Free Event
Free w/ RSVP

Rooftop Films and Lululemon present a program of award-winning short films that feature innovative takes on the themes of play, community, and human interconnectedness. The event will include the films, a complimentary brunch, and a post-screening conversation with the filmmakers.


We Live This (James Burns | NY | 10 min.)
Four boys who make up a dance crew called 'We Live This' perform regularly in the dark underground subway system beneath the vibrant and bold city they love and grew up in. Day after day these boys follow their dreams by dancing in the rail cars that connect New Yorkers to each other and to the city above. Each young man has a personal story to tell. Why they do this is both cathartic and evolutionary. The “in your face” style of these subway performers knock their built in New York audience off it’s center by demanding attention. For some it’s the light of their day, but for others it’s the bane of their existence. For the boys, it’s their freedom of expression and their right to share it.

The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (Kitty Green | Australia | 7 min.)
Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from across a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of gold medal-winning figure skater Oksana Baiul, whose tears of joy once united their troubled country.

The Land (Erin Davis | USA | 23 min.)
The Land is a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in The Land, a Welsh "adventure” playground. At The Land children climb trees, light fires and use hammers and nails in a play-space rooted in the belief that kids are empowered when they learn to manage risks on their own.

Stop (Reinaldo Marcus Green | NY | 9 min.)
A young man's livelihood is put to the test when he gets stopped by the police on his way home from practice.

{THE AND} Marcela & Rock (Topaz Adizes | USA | 13 min.)
{THE AND} Marcela Rock" is a short documentary that brings the viewer into the emotional space of a modern day relationship. This short film is an intimate conversation between a husband and wife over the obstacles in their union, and it’s part of the larger interactive relationship genome project ( {THE AND} is the best couples therapy that you’ll ever witness.

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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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