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As the situation progresses, we’ll continue to gather resources and information as it becomes available for artists, filmmakers, freelancers, film festival and cinema workers, and the greater NYC community affected by COVID-19.

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ROOFTOP @ HOME: Queen of Lapa

Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, rivalries, and quests for love of trans sex workers in Brazil, a city full of hostility towards its LGBTQ community. Bring the Rooftop experience home tonight with Theodore Collatos & Caroline Monnerat's deeply intimate, massively impactful documentary, courtesy of our friends at Factory 25!

Rooftop Films to Socially Distance With

Need something to watch while social distancing? Try one of these beauts on for size (all of 'em are either alumni works from Summer Series past or previous Film Fund grantees, so you know that means they're also incredible!).
Rooftop @ Home: Queen of Lapa

Rooftop @ Home: Queen of Lapa

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