Weiner
Feature Film Program

Wednesday May 18, 2016
8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Boulevards
9:00PMFilm Begins
10:30PMQ & A with filmmakers, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
10:45PMAfter party sponsored by Stella Artois
FOR THIS SHOW WE WILL BE SCREENING ON TWO ROOFTOPS SIMULTANEOUSLY. THE SOUTH ROOF WILL BE FILLED FIRST, FOLLOWED BY THE NORTH ROOF.

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.

VENUE
Industry City
Sunset Park
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Industry City
Stella Artois
Sundance Selects

Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: join Rooftop Films for a special sneak preview of Weiner. Sundance Selects will be releasing Weiner in theaters in NY and L.A. on May 20th.


THE FILMS

Weiner (Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | USA | 100 min.)
It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner—still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier—is back in the spotlight as he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it’s not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down.

Presented in Partnership with: Sundance Selects. In theaters on May 20th.

MUSIC

Boulevards
Boulevards is Jamil Rashad, a modern funk songwriter and performer from Raleigh, NC. The son of a jazz radio DJ, Jamil grew up in a house where jazz, blues, R&B and funk was played constantly, and encouraged him to get involved in music at an early age. Branching out into punk, hardcore and metal in his teenage years (a self-confessed “scene kid” in the NC area), those sounds would later go on to influence Rashad for their technical precision and tight, economic power.

After a couple stints in local bands and an art school education, the time had come for Jamil to return to his first love: funk—because Boulevards is first and foremost a funk act. As Jamil says “party funk jams for the heart and soul to make you move.” Following in the footsteps of pioneers like Prince, Rick James and Earth, Wind & Fire, Boulevards synthesizes that with the adventurousness of Talking Heads and Grace Jones, and finally modernizes it with current production values, nodding to Pharrell and Breakbot along with both modern and vintage hip hop.

This 4-track EP looks back at the post-disco boogie sound while steadfastly looking to the future. Working with producers Isaac Gálvez, Taste Nasa and Rollergirl!, Boulevards has delivered on his promise for party jams. The infectious two-minute incessant bass hook of “Got to Go,” the future electro of “Forgot to Mention,” the mid-tempo groove of “Honesty” and the Bootsy Collins-meets-Quincy Jones-in-2015 attack of “Sanity” lay down the template for the Shape of Funk to Come. And the funk to come will be Boulevards.

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