by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
April 22nd, 2010

Rooftop Films screened Lee Isaac Chung’s stunning debut feature Munyurangabo in 2008, and Isaac was the inaugural recipient of the Rooftop Films & Eastern Effects Equipment Grant. The grant, created in partnership with Brooklyn rental house Eastern Effects, provided all the lighting and grip equipment for Isaac’s second feature, Lucky Life. We are thrilled to announce that Lucky Life will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 23.

In the wistful and lovely Lucky Life, a group of friends travels to the beach to encourage Jason, recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. The journey is rooted in nostalgia and desire for a meaningful farewell, although the friends avoid the subject of Jason’s illness. Some time later, as Mark and Karen plan to have a child, the beach trip lingers as a haunting memory in their new phase of life. The film is inspired by the poetry of Gerald Stern.

Screening Info:
Fri, Apr 23, 8:00PM
SVA Theater 2

Mon, Apr 26, 8:30PM
Village East Cinema 3

Wed, Apr 28, 1:30PM
Village East Cinema 7

Fri, Apr 30, 6:30PM
Village East Cinema 6

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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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