by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 1st, 2008

One of the most beautiful shows Rooftop Films ever hosted was our 2007 edition of Dark ‘Toons. The astonishing animator Brent Green showed his films and played live music with Brooklyn locals The Quavers. They are a band whose sound and focus is very much in line with Rooftop–quiet and surprisingly intricate songs about drifting through specific landscapes. I’m a huge fan, and hope to have them back on the roof again.

Vincent Moon on Blogotheque’s “Take Away Shows” created a wonderful video with the Quavers playing two songs while floating down the Gowanus Canal (just one block away from Rooftop headquarters). I think it’s a fantastic and perfectly executed idea (having Brooklyn indie film legend Jem Cohen piloting the boat adds to the mystique). Watch the video (below) and read the exciting story here.

THE QUAVERS – Sea Won’t Take Long
by lablogotheque

Props to Rooftop’s Managing Director Genevieve DeLaurier for digging up this video.


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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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