05/25 | Watcher

Join us on Wednesday, May 25th, for Chloe Okuno's terrifying new thriller, in which a woman (Maika Monroe) moves into an apartment with her fiancé (Karl Glusman) and is tormented by the feeling that she is being stalked by someone in an adjacent building.

05/26 | The Way of the Dragon | Free with RSVP

Join us on Thursday, May 26th, for a free community screening of Bruce Lee’s classic 1972 directorial debut, which found him playing a rigorously trained martial artist who travels from Hong Kong to Rome to help his cousin, whose restaurant is being threatened by a gang of thugs.

05/27 | Neptune Frost

Join us on Friday, May 27th, for Saul Williams & Anisia Uzeyman's Afrofuturist sci-fi punk musical—an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.

2022 Summer Series: First Batch of Programming Announced!

Get your party shoes on! Our 26th Annual Summer Series officially begins this month, and we've announced the first batch of programming!

Become a Member

Annual memberships are the lifeblood of our organization: a great way for you to save money and have special access to our screening events, all while supporting independent filmmakers and their work! This year, we’re launching a new series called Rooftop Selects, highlighting a special indie gem once per month—and the best part? Members attend free!
This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2022 SOLD OUT
Fri May 20 7:45 PM

This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2022

Short Film Program

Green-Wood Cemetery, Greenwood, Brooklyn

Wed May 25 7:30 PM


Feature Film Program

Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The Way of the Dragon
Thu May 26 7:30 PM

The Way of the Dragon

Feature Film Program

Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Become a Member

Annual memberships are the lifeblood of our organization and a great way for you to save money and support independent filmmakers and their work. Benefits include discount tickets, early access to tickets, priority entry, and invitations to exclusive member events, virtual film programming & special screenings all year long. Memberships also make great gifts!

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Unique Venues

Rooftop Films travels around the city presenting events on rooftops, parks, and other scenic spots--celebrating and exploring film, music, art and the spectacular locales themselves, and giving you the chance to explore hidden corners of the city.

For Filmmakers

Rooftop Films is more than a film festival—we are a film community. When a filmmaker is selected to screen with us, they become part of that community forever. From then on, we'll support that film and filmmaker in every way we can.

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