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by Nicholas Camacho
July 25th, 2014

On Saturday, August 9th, Rooftop Films and Storm King Art Center will co-present a special night of short films sited among the sculptures and meadows of the Art Center. This first-ever film ramble features films screened on five separate screens. Walking from one screen to the next under an August super moon, audience members are invited to discover beautifully curated collections of new short films.

In 2013, we worked with Storm King to present a screening of Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001) outdoors at the Art Center. Expanding on the concept of site-specific film screenings amidst the sculptures, Rooftop this year will present some of the most visually exciting short films of 2014 in an unforgettable location.

“For 18 years, Rooftop Films has been presenting new, independent films in uniquely scenic locations all across New York City and beyond,” said Dan Nuxoll, Program Director here at Rooftop Films. “Whenever possible we strive to match our films to the venue in some special way, to create a conversation between art and the environment. As one of the most thoughtfully curated sculpture parks in the world, Storm King seemed to us a great location for a program of beautiful, non-narrative short films, and we are excited to have our films curated amongst the hills and grass of the park next to some of the most amazing sculptures on earth.”

Films will include works by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and artists, including Allison Schulnik, Gomez Salamanca, Wendy Morris, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro, Donato Sansone, and Lois Patino. There will also be live musical performances throughout the evening at various locations.

Details:
Short Films at Storm King
Saturday, August 9th
Venue: Storm King Art Center

Tickets: Free with regular admission. Visit http://conta.cc/1re4W0d to purchase and register.

7:30PM: Live Music
8:30PM: Films begin
10:00PM: Closing Short Film and Live Musical Performance

Transportation:
• Bus: Coach USA has special packages from NYC, including admission: http://bit.ly/1mJZDBJ
• Train: New Jersey Transit/MetroNorth provides service from Penn Station to the Salisbury Mills train station, three miles from Storm King by taxi.
• Car: For navigation systems, Mapquest, or Google maps, use the following address:
1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553

THE FILMS

Flesh (CARNE) (Gomez Salamanca)
Flesh reveals the sacrifice of an animal during a countryside celebration in Colombia. This animated short film proposes various readings around the body and the memory thru moving paintings.

Salvation Project:Perth+6hrs (Wendy Morris)
Salvation Project:Orlando’s Book (Wendy Morris)
A visual artist and animated filmmaker, Wendy Morris taps into her fascination with marginalized histories, religious dissent, and family archives to create her work.

Beauty (Rino Stefano Tagliafierro)
A path of sighs through the emotions of life. A tribute to the art and her disarming beauty.



Portrait (Donato Sansone)
A slow and surreal video slideshow of nightmarish, grotesque and apparently static characters.

Eager (Allison Schulnik)
Created as part of Allison Schulnik’s second solo exhibition, the artist’s latest animated film is a celebration of traditional materials, used in untraditional ways. Her longest film yet, Eager follows a band of voiceless, faceless entities as they traverse unusual environments, reenacting a tribalistic ceremony along their journey.

Mountain In Shadow (Lois Patino)
A contemplative experience, the spellbinding Mountain in Shadow offers a poetic view on the relationship between the immensity of the landscape and the insignificance of the human being, through a hypnotic ballet of night-time skiers on a snowy slope.

In the event of rain, the screening will be rescheduled for Sunday, August 10th.

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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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