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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
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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
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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
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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
FREE w/ RSVP
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Elevated Acre
Financial District, Manhattan

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

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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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SATURDAY JUN 18, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
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Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Staten Island, New York

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, a defiant city kid starts fresh in the New Zealand countryside.

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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
FREE w/ RSVP
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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!

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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 dark corners, uncomfortable 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
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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

Tony Robbins and Joe Berlinger in attendance! Go behind the scenes of renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins in a revelatory cinema verite by renowned...

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MONDAY JUL 11, 2016
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Get ready for JURASSIC WORLD at the fifth Coney Island Flicks on the Beach!

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TUESDAY JUL 12, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

As if you'd miss the chance to see Alicia Silverstone portray Cher Horowitz in this hilarious, now iconic adaptation of Jane Austen's "Emma." Plus live music by...

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FRIDAY JUL 15, 2016
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Industry City (Courtyard)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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

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TUESDAY JUL 19, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

We love watching Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson slay with their witty one-liners and heavenly harmonies in this a capella tour de force. Plus, drinks from Stella...

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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 and IDFA.

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THURSDAY JUL 21, 2016
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The Roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

These ground-breaking and creative films highlight Dutch shorts from IDFA, the world’s largest doc fest. Presented in Partnership with IDFA and EYE International.

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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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TUESDAY JUL 26, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

Be prepared to fall in love with Meg Ryan—and NYC— all over again. We'll have what she's having. Plus, drinks from Stella Artois, food from Neapolitan Express...

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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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FRIDAY JUL 29, 2016
Free
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Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Financial District, Manhattan

It's your city. Take another look.

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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." Presented in partnership with...

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  AUGUST 2016   TOP
MONDAY AUG 1, 2016
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Get ready for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON at the fifth Coney Island Flicks on the Beach!

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TUESDAY AUG 2, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
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House of Vans
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

A surreal sonic experience that places you in the front row of a private Toro Y Moi concert.

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TUESDAY AUG 2, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

It's the 30th anniversary of this John Hughes classic, which stars Molly Ringwald as the ever-so-stylish Andie. Plus, drinks from Stella Artois, food from Neapolitan...

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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 4, 2016
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Queens County Farm Museum
Glen Oaks, Queens

Burt Reynolds & Hal Needham recount the strange, wild making of Smokey and the Bandit. Presented in partnership with CMT.

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FRIDAY AUG 5, 2016
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

American teen Morris fancies himself the next Notorious BIG but lives in the EDM world of Germany

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MONDAY AUG 8, 2016
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

See pivotal films from the last 20 years

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TUESDAY AUG 9, 2016
FREE w/ RSVP
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Solar One
Kips Bay, Manhattan

We're thrilled to premiere this hilarious romcom, directed by Sophie Goodhart and starring two of our favorites: Jenny Slate and Zoe Kazan. Plus, drinks from Stella...

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THURSDAY AUG 11, 2016
Door Tix
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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

Explore an evening of music and film at Storm King, presented by Rooftop Films and lululemon athletica. This incredible journey features a performance by Bruce...

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MONDAY AUG 15, 2016
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Get ready for PURPLE RAIN at the fifth Coney Island Flicks on the Beach!

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THURSDAY AUG 18, 2016
door tix
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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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FRIDAY AUG 19, 2016
Door tix
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Industry City
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Stranded in his hometown, a favor from Peter’s old friend becomes a long van ride into the past. Presented in partnership with The Orchard

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SATURDAY AUG 20, 2016
COURTYARD
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The Old American Can Factory
Gowanus, Brooklyn

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

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MONDAY AUG 22, 2016
Free
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Get ready for CREED at the fifth Coney Island Flicks on the Beach!

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MONDAY AUG 29, 2016
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Get ready for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS at the fifth Coney Island Flicks on the Beach!

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  SEPTEMBER 2016   TOP
MONDAY SEP 12, 2016
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On the Beach at Coney Island
Coney Island, Brooklyn

Get ready for INSIDE OUT at the fifth Coney Island Flicks on the Beach!

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SATURDAY SEP 17, 2016
FREE
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The Archway
DUMBO, Brooklyn

On Saturday, September 17, IFP Film Week’s Kick-Off Screening will take place at The Archway, under the Manhattan Bridge. Preceded by a dance party, IFP, Alamo...

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TUESDAY SEP 20, 2016
Free
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
DUMBO, Brooklyn

Hosted annually during IFP Film Week, the IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase gives audiences a first look at 20 exciting new feature films, before their festival...

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WEDNESDAY SEP 21, 2016
Free
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Brooklyn Bridge Park
DUMBO, Brooklyn

For the first time, the IFP Screen Forward Labs Showcase gives audiences a first look at 20 exciting new television and webseries, before their broadcast...

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