The Independent Film Channel and Rooftop Films Present
The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman
The Business

Sneak previews of two exciting new series premiering this summer on IFC

$2 beers for sale
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
8:30PM - beautiful live music by Hopewell (details)
9:00PM - The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman
and The Business

On the East River at Solar One (@ 23rd St), just north of Stuyvesant Cove Park, Manhattan | DIRECTIONS
The show will go on rain or shine, so bring an umbrella.

Join us along the East River on Thusday, August 9th, for fantastic music by one of New York's best new bands, inexpensive beers, and a sneak preview of a couple of IFC's hottest new shows, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman and The Business

The Business stars Kathleen Robertson (Hollywoodland, Beverly Hills, 90210) as an uptight, brainy producer, and follows the team at Vic’s Flicks – an unlikely indie film company – as they navigate the industry and manage their unexpected success. After changing gears from smut peddling to authentic indie filmmaking in the first season, Vic’s Flicks’ respectability and reputation are on the rise. Following their surprising box-office hit, House of Fear, producers Julia Sullivan (Robertson) and Vic Morgenstein (Rob deLeeuw) move their team into stylish new offices and go to work as they try to prove, against steadily increasing odds, that House of Fear wasn’t a fluke - in the film business, you’re only as good as your next hit.

Last year, the New York Post declared The Business “pitch perfect.” Now back for a second season, the eight episode IFC Original scripted-improv hybrid is filled with more of the same…an entertaining look at the motley crew of characters at Vic’s Flicks and the underbelly of The Business.

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman follows two ‘thirty-something’ women, Jackie Woodman (Laura Kightlinger; Will & Grace, Lucky Louie, Roseanne) and her best friend Tara Wentzel (Nicholle Tom; The Nanny, The Book of Ruth) whose willful ignorance, fleeting confidence, poor judgment and self-loathing constantly get in the way of their success.

When we first met Jackie, a surly magazine writer and aspiring screenwriter, and Tara, an underling at a film production company, the duo was navigating their way through the gritty reality of Hollywood. From the latest celebrity cults, to stolen movie scripts, backstabbing relationships and mounds of coke, our modern-day, nihilistic Laverne and Shirley managed to pull each other out of the Tinsel Town gutter – and now they are ready to do it all again. Back for another season, the girls – always their own worst enemy – face new obstacles, including the arrival of Jackie’s meddling mother Jeanette (Mary Kay Place), a brief stint as lesbians for personal gain and surviving L.A.’s state of emergency with the help of some potent brew. Can Jackie and Tara find fame and fortune, or are they destined for only minor accomplishments?

Highlighting the chemistry between veteran writer Kightlinger and co-star Nicholle Tom, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman was deemed “the kind of drawling feminist sarcasm rarely seen since Roseanne left sitcomdom” by Time Magazine. The eight-episode IFC Original scripted series is packed with a sardonic view of sex, relationships and “The Industry.”

THE MUSIC: Hopewell

Before the show, Rooftop is proud to present a live performance by one of the best new bands in New York. Hopewell's new album, Beautiful Targets, went on sale a couple of weeks ago and has been getting rave reviews across the board, some of which are listed below. Check out their songs on MySpace, watch the video clip of their live performance and read a few excerpts from reviews below, buy their album and come see them perform at Solar One!

"Hopewell is a group with grand aspirations for rock music, and for the most part Beautiful Targets realizes all of them and more, with quiet homespun emotion, thrilling bombast, and everything in between, tied together by a playfulness and sense of fun that are entirely genuine."
--Josh Madell, OTHER MUSIC

"The wistfulness of the arching melodies and general conscientious attention to production and songwriting craft will bring to mind British aces in those departments like Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne, and (more faintly) Ray Davies." --Richie Unterberger, ALL MUSIC

"The New York quintet offer soaring psych rock as they plug their latest album Beautiful Targets as part of the regular Health & Happiness night. Frontman Jason Russo, who boasts former links with Mercury Rev, layers his undulating vocals over trumpets, crashing cymbals and a riotous blend of keys and guitar resulting in a punky Americana that'll drive you to the dance floor."