Upcoming Shows

MONDAY AUG 3, 2015
free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who form a band of high-tech heroes

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TUESDAY AUG 4, 2015
FREE W/ RSVP
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Special sneak preview of Season 2 of Pivot’s critically acclaimed docu-comedy, and Q&A with cast members, plus brilliant short films from around the world.

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WEDNESDAY AUG 5, 2015
FREE
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on various elicit relationships

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Shows and Schedules

  APRIL 2015   TOP
FRIDAY APR 17, 2015
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North American Premiere. Jabz and September are two twenty-something suburbanites drifting through a day of drugs, sex, and philosophizing in their privileged...

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  MAY 2015   TOP
WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2015
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Rooftop Films and Gawker will co-present a special preview screening of the Safdie Brothers’ raw and uncompromising Heaven Knows What, courtesy of RADiUS.

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FRIDAY MAY 29, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

OPENING NIGHT! Rooftop launches our 19th year with spectacular short films about cinematic escapes.

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SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Bob Byington’s latest hangdog comedy, starring Jason Schwartzman and his trusty sidekick, Arrow

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  JUNE 2015   TOP
THURSDAY JUN 4, 2015
FREE
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Highlights from Sundance 2015 include wild, weird and wonderful short films

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FRIDAY JUN 5, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

An intimate cinematic portrait of two Roma children forced to become their parents’ parents

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SATURDAY JUN 6, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Brothers locked away from society find a window to the outside through their love of film

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WEDNESDAY JUN 10, 2015
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Uncanny short films about images that burn themselves into our minds.

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FRIDAY JUN 12, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Aryan militants invade a small North Dakota town. The town fights back.

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SATURDAY JUN 13, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

These strangely funny, lovingly sexy, romantic short films are sure to turn you on (to something).

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TUESDAY JUN 16, 2015
FREE
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Loft and Rooftop Films present the classic 80's comedy, Sixteen Candles, FREE, outdoors at Solar One, as part of Loft's LOL Movie Series. Everyone loves catching a...

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WEDNESDAY JUN 17, 2015
FREE
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Elevated Acre
Financial District, Manhattan

Playful short films about games and pranks as part of the Water Street “Game On” program

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FRIDAY JUN 19, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

It's your city. Take a look.

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SATURDAY JUN 20, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Animation like a fun-house mirror, reflecting our daily lives in ways uniquely strange.

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MONDAY JUN 22, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Special FREE screening courtesy of VIMEO. A fascinating, fun-to-watch chronicle of hip-hop and urban fashion. Fresh Dressed will be released on Vimeo on Demand on ...

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TUESDAY JUN 23, 2015
FREE
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River to River Festival: Pier 15
New York City

Krai (край) is the Russian word for edge, limit, frontier or hinterland. Present‐day Russia is divided into a myriad of ‘federal subjects’, including nine...

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WEDNESDAY JUN 24, 2015
FREE
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River to River Festival: Liberty Plaza
New York City

“Their singing is fiercely beautiful and bravely, utterly exposed… It’s just these eight voices gleefully filling up a huge amount of space, and drawing upon a...

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THURSDAY JUN 25, 2015
FREE
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Loft and Rooftop Films present the Noah Baumbach's brilliant comedy Frances Ha, FREE, outdoors at Solar One, as part of Loft's LOL Movie Series. Everyone loves...

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FRIDAY JUN 26, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A free-wheeling and non-fiction portrait of an extra-ordinary nobody, 35 years in the making. Courtesy of Visit Films

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TUESDAY JUN 30, 2015
FREE
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Loft and Rooftop Films present the instant-classic comedy, Bridesmaids, FREE, outdoors at Solar One, as part of Loft's LOL Movie Series. Everyone loves catching a...

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  JULY 2015   TOP
THURSDAY JUL 2, 2015
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The Roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

A program of dazzling documentaries that challenge our understanding of every observation

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FRIDAY JUL 3, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A Civil War epic of intimate proportions, written & directed by Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees

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MONDAY JUL 6, 2015
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a...

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TUESDAY JUL 7, 2015
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The Jay Walk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City

Sean Baker’s rowdy tale of a transgender prostitute searching for the pimp who broke her heart

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WEDNESDAY JUL 8, 2015
FREE
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Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park
Chicago

Loft and Rooftop Films present the instant-classic comedy, Bridesmaids, FREE, outdoors on the roof of Whole Foods Market in Chicago, as part of Loft's LOL Movie...

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FRIDAY JUL 10, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A charming drama about a housepainter in love from one of the midwest’s finest indie auteurs. Preceded by a Short Film

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SATURDAY JUL 11, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

In a downtrodden region of northern California, the youth of a city mount an urban adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

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MONDAY JUL 13, 2015
free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend

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WEDNESDAY JUL 15, 2015
FREE
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Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park
Chicago

Loft and Rooftop Films present Ghost World, FREE, outdoors on the roof of Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park, in Chicago, as part of Loft's LOL Movie Series. Everyone...

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FRIDAY JUL 17, 2015
FREE
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Join one of NYC’s preeminent urban photographers/filmmakers for a night of unforgettable imagery

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SATURDAY JUL 18, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

The fascinating life of a bureaucrat restoring ancient ruins at the expense of his own career. Featuring a plush JUUL vapor lounge, in which attendees will be able...

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MONDAY JUL 20, 2015
free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure

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WEDNESDAY JUL 22, 2015
FREE
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Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park
Chicago

Loft and Rooftop Films present the classic 80's RomCom, When Harry Met Sally... FREE, outdoors at Solar One, as part of Loft's LOL Movie Series. Everyone loves...

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FRIDAY JUL 24, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

THE SKIN DEEP presents an interactive social experiment that explores the labyrinths of human intimacy.

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SATURDAY JUL 25, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Romantic short films about heartbreak, foolish devotion, and the ephemeral flash of love

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MONDAY JUL 27, 2015
free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone

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WEDNESDAY JUL 29, 2015
FREE
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

A compelling and hypnotic glimpse into one of India’s wildest carnivals. Courtesy of UniFrance Preceded by a Short Film

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THURSDAY JUL 30, 2015
free
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

Experience some of the year's best animated shorts at the incomparable Animation Block Party!

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FRIDAY JUL 31, 2015
Free
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

Filmmakers of The Cove bring you the latest environmental exposé.

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  AUGUST 2015   TOP
SATURDAY AUG 1, 2015
FREE
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

Follow the Talking Heads during their three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.

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MONDAY AUG 3, 2015
free
Play
On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who form a band of high-tech heroes

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TUESDAY AUG 4, 2015
FREE W/ RSVP
Play
Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Special sneak preview of Season 2 of Pivot’s critically acclaimed docu-comedy, and Q&A with cast members, plus brilliant short films from around the world.

Tickets
WEDNESDAY AUG 5, 2015
FREE
Play
Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Swedish cinema’s vitality shines in these shorts centered on various elicit relationships

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THURSDAY AUG 6, 2015
FREE
Play
Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Two vehicles. One road.

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FRIDAY AUG 7, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Swedish teen pop band Vulkano grapples with fame and adolescence in this energetic documentary. Presented in partnership with the Swedish Film Institute.

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SATURDAY AUG 8, 2015
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A subtly delightful comic portrait of a small German town undergoing huge changes

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MONDAY AUG 10, 2015
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife

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FRIDAY AUG 14, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A bone-chilling Austrian thriller about two young boys and their mysteriously altered mother. Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC.

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SATURDAY AUG 15, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A man finds a dismembered foot in an auctioned meat smoker. Then things get strange. Courtesy of The Orchard.

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MONDAY AUG 17, 2015
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe

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TUESDAY AUG 18, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Jake Johnson digs for answers in Joe Swanberg's latest indie-star-studded drama. Courtesy of The Orchard.

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WEDNESDAY AUG 19, 2015
FREE
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Westchester's Ridge Hill
Yonkers

Join Rooftop Films in Westchester for a FREE screening of this Academy Award nominee, outdoors at Ridge Hill. A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero,...

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THURSDAY AUG 20, 2015
FREE w/RSVP
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The Bushwick Generator
Bushwick, Brooklyn

A special Sneak Preview of this SXSW winning film, presented by Rooftop Films and Indiewire as part of our joint 19th Birthday Party celebration. When Krisha returns...

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SATURDAY AUG 22, 2015
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

CLOSING NIGHT! Rooftop concludes our 19th year with stunning short films about saying goodbye.

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THURSDAY AUG 27, 2015
FREE
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Westchester's Ridge Hill
Yonkers

Join Rooftop Films in Westchester for a FREE screening of this Academy Award nominee, outdoors at Ridge Hill. A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music...

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