by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 10th, 2010

When Brent Kelly was a sophomore in college, he got dumped. So he did the only thing he could: he went out, bought a bunch of beer and an $139 left-handed guitar and proceeded to pour all of his pain into a song. “A song,” as director Joe Callander describes it, “so overwhelmingly superlative, so suffuse with the ecstasy of raw human torment, he never wrote another.” A song called WINDOWPAIN.

Inspired by an actual song written by an actual heartbroken college sophomore, the film catches up with Brent ten years after the fateful writing of that song. Although Brent is mid-successful corporate career, he is still harboring the hope that WINDOWPAIN will blow up someday, and that somehow SHE will hear it.

As one of the many great rewards for donating, Brent Kelly himself will come perform a private concert for you and your loved one. And it won’t be at all weird or awkward.

Producer and Director of Photography Jason Tippet’s great short film Thompson screened as part of Rooftop’s 2009 Summer Series, and we’re excited about this next project he’s involved in.

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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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