Rooftop Shots: Closing Night
Short Film Program
$15 online or at the door
Saturday Aug 20, 2016
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Performance by The Dance Cartel
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:00PMAfter Party sponsored by Stella Artois
No refunds. In the event of rain this show will be rescheduled. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

VENUE
The Old American Can Factory
Roof and Courtyard
Gowanus
232 Third St. at 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
F/G to Carroll St. or R to Union

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COURTYARD
Join us for closing night! Tickets are on sale for our awesome courtyard screen. Same size, quality, sound, and image as the roof, just closer to the after-party.

CLOSING NIGHT! Short films-sweet, somber, melancholic and funny-about things we leave behind


THE FILMS

YúYú (Marc Johnson | France / Spain / USA | 15 min.)
Beekeeper Shé Zuŏ Bīn performs a “rite of spring,” in which queen bees are placed on his body and then summon worker bees. He stands still, covered by bees, allowing the buzzing to dominate all and become a protective shield.

Glove (Alexa Haas, Bernardo Britto | USA | 5 min.)
The true story of a glove that's been floating in space since 1968.

And Nothing Happened (Naima Ramos-Chapman | USA | 16 min.)
A young woman awakens one day to find an inverted black hole sucking all of existence into its vacuous nothingness mounted on her bedroom ceiling. She goes about her morning routine in an effort to return things back to the way they were before the phenomenon appeared. Unfortunately, more curious things happen as she inches closer to leaving her apartment to face the day. A side show of her exasperation seeps into the mundanities of everyday life—eating, getting dressed, grooming—throwing our protagonist into an eternal balancing act as she struggles to juggle the routinized, the melodramatic, the cathartic and the extraordinary in an act, she fears, can last forever.

93 (Laura Stewart | Canada | 1 min.)
A short story about old age, as told by my 93-year-old grandmother.

Home (Daniel Mulloy | United Kingdom, Republic of Kosovo | 20 min.)
As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family sets out on what appears to be a holiday.

The Great Theater (Slawomir Batyra | Poland | 30 min.)
The Grand Theater in Warsaw is the largest opera theatre in the world. Now, thanks to Slawomir Batyra's careful observations, everybody has a chance to see what happens backstage during rehearsals for Madama Butterfly directed by Mariusz Trelinski. This film journey behind the scenes gives us an opportunity to discover this unknown, remarkable world, which is just as fascinating as what is presented on stage. The film is a visually and theatrically sophisticated symphony of images, sounds and light, which enables a metaphorical understanding of how real Art is created.

Dead Ringer (The Manhattan Company (Alex Kliment, Michael Tucker and Dana O’Keefe) | USA | 4 min.)
There are only four outdoor phone booths left in NYC -- this is a late night rant by one of them. Several weeks after filming ended, the booth was torn up.

Hopptornet (Ten Meter Tower) (Maximilien Van der Aertryck and Axel Danielson | Sweden | 17 min.)
A ten meter diving tower. People who have never been up there before have to choose whether to jump or climb down. The situation itself highlights a dilemma: to weigh the instinctive fear of taking the step out against the humiliation of having to climb down.

MUSIC

The Dance Cartel
The Dance Cartel is after a new brand of dance experience. Taking note of a dance community that often serves a niche audience, the Cartel creates dances that are vibrant, immersive and often participatory. Without sacrificing technical rigor or artistic ambition as a dance company, TDC endeavors to employ the social nature of dance, the charge of a party and the sharpness of a music video to a fresh dance vocabulary that any Joe can get down with.

Over the past four years, The Dance Cartel has fine-tuned their all-inclusive ‘shake-it-like-you’ve-got-it’ philosophy and high-octane choreography with their past shows at Ace Hotel NY and Le Poisson Rouge in New York as well as their touring performances around the country from Seattle to LA and from Portland, OR to Portland, ME. As the audiences have grown, they’ve appeared on TV at The Late Late Show and Conan, in music videos for Yoko Ono and Reggie Watts, W Mag's New York Fashion Week party, and more.

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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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