Upcoming Shows

THURSDAY MAY 26, 2016
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House of Vans
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Los Punks: We Are All We Have is an intimate documentary about the teens and young adults who find meaning in the thriving punk rock scene in the backyards of L.A.

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FRIDAY MAY 27, 2016
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A young French woman hires a man to document her self-imposed political asylum in Argentina after supposedly leaking highly confidential government information.

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TUESDAY MAY 31, 2016
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Elevated Acre
Financial District, Manhattan

Rooftop Films and Lululemon present 2015 FIlm Fund Grantee The Fits on the green at Elevated Acre. The event is Free with an RSVP and includes a live performance by...

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Shows and Schedules

  MAY 2016   TOP
WEDNESDAY MAY 18, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: join Rooftop Films for a special sneak preview of Weiner. Sundance Selects will be releasing Weiner in theaters in NY and L.A. on May...

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FRIDAY MAY 20, 2016
Door Tix
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The Bushwick Generator
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Celebrate the opening of our 20th festival with dark, oddball comedies and exhilarating documentary experiences

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SUNDAY MAY 22, 2016
DOOR TIX
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

What would you believe to sustain your greatest happiness? 22 years in the Buddhafield cult.

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TUESDAY MAY 24, 2016
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House of Vans
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

An intimate, behind-the-scenes adventure with famed rapper Danny Brown as he plays his hometown, Detroit.

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THURSDAY MAY 26, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
Play
House of Vans
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Los Punks: We Are All We Have is an intimate documentary about the teens and young adults who find meaning in the thriving punk rock scene in the backyards of L.A.

Tickets
FRIDAY MAY 27, 2016
Play
The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

A young French woman hires a man to document her self-imposed political asylum in Argentina after supposedly leaking highly confidential government information.

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TUESDAY MAY 31, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
Play
Elevated Acre
Financial District, Manhattan

Rooftop Films and Lululemon present 2015 FIlm Fund Grantee The Fits on the green at Elevated Acre. The event is Free with an RSVP and includes a live performance by...

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  JUNE 2016   TOP
FRIDAY JUN 3, 2016
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Strangely-funny, loving, sexy, romantic short films that are sure to turn you on (to something).

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TUESDAY JUN 7, 2016
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

The extraordinary story of the renowned musical collective created by Yo-Yo Ma. Presented in Partnership with: The Orchard

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THURSDAY JUN 9, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Shorts about glitches in reality, monsters under the bed and things lost in the edits of life

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FRIDAY JUN 10, 2016
FREE
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Highlights from Sundance 2016 include these wild, weird and wonderful short films

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SATURDAY JUN 11, 2016
Free
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Firefighter's Field
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

Stories of the (sometimes) shared (sometimes) human space.

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WEDNESDAY JUN 15, 2016
FREE
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Family, for better and for worse: the protagonists of these films are the people we wish our family would be and sometimes are.

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THURSDAY JUN 16, 2016
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

The shadowy world of competitive tickling is exposed in this stranger than fiction tale. Presented in Partnership with: Magnolia Pictures

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FRIDAY JUN 17, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A young man with autism discovers a way to make sense of world via classic Disney animated films. Courtesy of The Orchard.

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THURSDAY JUN 23, 2016
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Driving all night, packed in one car, five high school friends avoid their final destination - home.

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FRIDAY JUN 24, 2016
FREE
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Metrotech Commons
Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Thrilling and unsettling and frighteningly true.

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SATURDAY JUN 25, 2016
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

No script, no plot, just music and gyrating bodies. Living Stars is a sixty-minute dance party and everyone’s invited! Co-presented by Remezcla.

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THURSDAY JUN 30, 2016
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s deeply poetic memoir, culled from footage shot for other films. Presented in Partnership with: The Film Collaborative

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  JULY 2016   TOP
THURSDAY JUL 7, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

These bold animations explore uncomfortable corners, dark spaces, and places we fear

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FRIDAY JUL 8, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

It's your city. Take a look.

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SATURDAY JUL 9, 2016
COURTYARD
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

The origins, influence and ultimate closure of one of Brooklyn's best DIY music venues

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MONDAY JUL 11, 2016
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The Bushwick Generator
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Go behind the scenes of renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins in a revelatory cinema verite by renowned director Joe Berlinger (the PARADISE LOST...

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FRIDAY JUL 15, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Rising rents & family ties collide in a changing south Brooklyn; the latest from Ira Sachs

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WEDNESDAY JUL 20, 2016
FREE
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

18-year-old rapper Sonita looks for a better life outside Iran in this complex and layered doc. Presented in partnership with Women Make Movies.

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THURSDAY JUL 21, 2016
VENUE TBA
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These ground-breaking and creative films highlight Dutch shorts from IDFA, the world’s largest doc fest

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FRIDAY JUL 22, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

A 4-sided love triangle, complete with autism & neuroses in the Russian city Nizhny Novgorod. Presented in partnership with IDFA.

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THURSDAY JUL 28, 2016
FREE
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

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

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SATURDAY JUL 30, 2016
Free
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

"In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative flm that explores our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives."

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  AUGUST 2016   TOP
WEDNESDAY AUG 3, 2016
FREE
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Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, Queens

Greta's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw a surprise 15th b-day party with her whole school! Presented in partnership with Oscilloscope...

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THURSDAY AUG 11, 2016
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The Bushwick Generator
Bushwick, Brooklyn

Summer, New York City. A college girl falls hard for a guy she just met. After a night of partying goes wrong, she goes to wild extremes to get him back.

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FRIDAY AUG 12, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

After a 3-year stint in prison, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged man returns to his stagnant neighborhood to win back his girlfriend

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SATURDAY AUG 13, 2016
Free
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Storm King Art Center
New Windsor, New York

A special night of short films sited among the sculptures and meadows of the Storm King Art Center.

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THURSDAY AUG 18, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Outed as “it” boy JT Leroy, Laura Albert, a former punk rocker and new mom tells her story.

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SATURDAY AUG 20, 2016
CLOSING NIGHT!
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

CLOSING NIGHT! Short films-sweet, somber, melancholic and funny-about things we leave behind

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