|8:30PM||Live music by Banda Magda|
|11:00PM||After-party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka|
PARTIES MUST ARRIVE TOGETHER TO ENSURE SEATING IN THE SAME AREA. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL GO ON INDOORS IN THE SAME LOCATION.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
(North Roof & South Roof)
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St
OPENING NIGHT! Rooftop launches our 19th year with spectacular short films about cinematic escapes.
Cinema can be an adventure, an obsession, a way of life. We immerse ourselves in movies, and there we play and we prance, we dance and we die—we are free. We can hack ourselves back in time, we can conjure alternate storylines for our lives, we can pretend to be a badass even if we’re just a banana. The astonishing, exciting, award-winning movies in this program are a microcosm of the many magical worlds Rooftop Films will bring you to this summer. Join us on the journey. Join us on the roof.
All Your Favorite Shows! (Danny Madden | USA | 5 min.)
Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hand! Crazy convenient! ...crazy.
La nuit américaine d'Angélique (Joris Clerté, Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet | France | 7 min.)
When she saw François Truffaut’s La nuit Américaine (Day For Night), Angelique discovered that it was possible to dream up her life.
Actor Seeks Role (Michael Tyburski | NY | 18 min.)
An aspiring method actor (Alex Karpovsky) in New York City resorts to medical acting, a part-time gig performing the symptoms of various illnesses for student doctors. Although his talents are overlooked for traditional roles on stage and screen, they catch the attention of a medical instructor (Dylan Baker) with a flair for the theatric.
Butter Ya'Self (Julian Petzchek | USA | 4 min.)
A banana and a hot dog bun are famous.
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.
Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day! (Christian Larrave | USA | 4 min.)
Lesley the Pony goes on a fun-filled adventure through the town of Merryville while making lasting memories with his friend, The Duke.
Kung Fury (David Sandberg | Sweden | 30 min.)
KUNG FURY is an over-the-top action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The movie features: arcade-robots, dinosaurs, nazis, vikings, norse gods, mutants and a super kung fu-cop called Kung Fury, all wrapped up in an 80s style action packed adventure.
Thank Ewe (Keith Wilson | USA | 1 min.)
A barrage of whiteness and niceness, Thank Ewe is too much of a good thing.
Led by greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from baiao to jazz manouche, from Greek dance rhythms to samba beats. Their songs, sung in French (with forays into six other languages), hearken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging, and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band’s global background.
Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. The New York-based group unites an Esquivel-loving vibes player from Japan; an Argentinean jazz guitarist, a Nagasaki-born percussionist with contemporary classical cred; a hand drummer with every South American rhythm at his fingertips; and a rock-solid Greek multi-instrumentalist/bassist, all led by the sweet-voiced Giannikou.