|6:30 PM||VIP Reception|
|7:30 PM||Gala Begins|
325 Park Ave. New York, NY 10022
St. Bartholomew’s Church, a warm, vibrant and growing parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 325 Park Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.
Join us in celebrating art, film and community at our first-ever Gala!
Rooftop Films is excited to hold our first Annual Gala to be held at the breathtaking St. Bart's Church in the heart of Midtown Manhattan on Park Avenue! The evening will raise funds for our vital community programs as well as celebrate the gifted, creative and fearless artists who have made a contribution to the art of filmmaking this past year.
This isn't going to be your run-of-the-mill fundraising party: no black tie or gown required (unless you want to wear one!). This will be a spectacular, unique and fun Rooftop Films style party celebrating art, film and community, with live performance, food, drinks, music, special guests and more!
Honoring the works of Kirsten Johnson and Taika Waititi.
Featuring a Live Cinema Performance from Brent Green and Sam Green!
Live Cinema from Brent Green and Sam Green (Brent Green and Sam Green)
A boundary breaking live performance from animator Brent Green and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green combining cinema, musical accompaniment, and live narration.
"The 'live documentary' form is something we came to separately, but both of us see it as an important kick in the ass to cinema. In an age when people are often watching films under the most diminished conditions — on laptops while checking Facebook, for example — this form is a reminder of the value to be found in unique experience, in the hand-crafted, the ephemeral, and things that are never experienced the same way twice.
But there's also a broader politics to live cinema. At this moment when there are so many forces pushing us into private and mediated experiences, the simple act of getting together with other people to talk, catch up, drink, and have a collective experience is a radical, and, dare we say, even utopian gesture. "
— Brent Green and Sam Green