Rooftop Films is turning 25! Get your party shoes on, because we’re out of the drive-in and ready for walk-up events.
Our 2021 Summer Series will run from June 17th through mid-September and include more than 40 outdoor screenings featuring new independent feature films, short film programs, and episodic events. Programming highlights include the New York premieres of Janicza Bravo’s Zola and Jane Schoenbrun’s We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, a screening of the documentary October Country featuring the world premiere of a live score by filmmakers Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher, live music curated by Jazz At Lincoln Center, short film programs at SummerStage in Central Park, and so much more. Tickets to select shows are available below, and additional programming, dates, venues and partnerships will be announced throughout the summer!
In an effort to make our events more accessible and see some new faces, we’re offering a special anniversary pricing for new members this year: $25 gets you two free tickets (a $32 value) to any in-person Summer Series screening, early access to all events, exclusive member access to select in-person events, and access to members-only, year-round virtual programming. Click here to get your membership today, so you don’t miss out on any part of the celebration!
2021 Rooftop Films Summer Series Programming
Additional films and programs to be announced soon
651 ARTS Presents Juneteenth Celebration: (RE)VISION Co-presented in association with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and Rooftop Films
June 18th and June 19th at The Plaza at 300 Ashland | TICKETS
This inaugural Juneteenth Celebration features a weekend of live “silent” outdoor film screenings (headsets to be provided) highlighting films that look through the lens of futurism and movement to illuminate stories about the Black perspective and the Black experience in America. With pre-show music provided by Soho House resident DJ Qool DJ Marv.
All Light, Everywhere
June 19 at New York Hall of Science | TICKETS
(dir. Theo Anthony | Documentary Feature | US | 109 mins. | Courtesy of Super LTD. Free community screening co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image and New York Hall of Science)
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed
(dir. Joshua Rofé | Documentary Feature | US | 92 mins. | Courtesy of Netflix)
(dir. Amalia Ulman | Fiction Feature | Spain | 79 mins. | Courtesy of Utopia. Co-presented by Festival Rizoma)
(dir. Heiward Mak | Fiction Feature | Hong Kong | 120 mins. | Free community screening co-presented with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy )
(dir. Graham Mason | Fiction Feature | US | 84 mins. | Courtesy of Factory 25)
(dir. Natalie Morales, written by Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales | Fiction Feature | US | 91 mins. | Courtesy of Shout! Studios and Duplass Brothers Productions)
(dir. Samuel Kishi Leopo | Fiction Feature | Mexico | 95 mins. | Courtesy of FiGa Films. Free community screening co-presented with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy)
Not Going Quietly
(dir. Nicholas Bruckman | Documentary Feature | US | 96 mins. | Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment)
October Country (with Live Score)
July 19th in Green-Wood Cemetery | TICKETS
(dir. Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher | Documentary Feature | US | 80 mins. | Courtesy of Oscilloscope. Co-presented with Museum of the Moving Image)
Once Upon a Time in Queens
(dir. Nick Davis | Documentary Series | US | Courtesy of ESPN Films)
Playing with Sharks
(dir. Sally Aitken | Documentary Feature | Australia | 90 mins. | Courtesy of National Geographic Documentary Films)
(dir. Aneil Karia | Fiction Feature | UK | 105 mins. | Courtesy of FilmRise)
(dir. Todd Stephens | Fiction Feature | US | 105 mins. | Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)
The Last Days of Gilda (Os últimos dias de Gilda)
(dir. Gustavo Pizzi | Fiction Series | Brazil | 105 mins.)
Taming the Garden
(dir. Salomé Jashi | Documentary Feature | Switzerland, Germany, Georgia | 92 mins.)
This is What We Mean By Short Films
Opening Night Short Film Program
June 17th at Green-Wood Cemetery | TICKETS
- Audible, dir. Matt Ogens | US | 39 mins. | Courtesy of Netflix
- Calabasas 1/26/20, dir. Xavier Rotnofsky | US | 11 mins.
- Liberty, dir. Faren Humes | US | 17 mins.
- Melting Snow, dir. Janah Elise, Sue Ariza | US | 9 mins.
- Moving, dir. Adinah Dancyger | US | 8 mins.
- Pussymask, dir. Leah Shore | US | 3 mins.
- Writing on the Wall, dir. Miya Lee | US | 6 mins.
(dir. Logan George, Celine Held | Fiction Feature | USA | 90 mins.)
We Are the Thousand
(dir. Anita Rivaroli | Documentary Feature | Italy | 80 mins.)
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
June 22nd at New York Hall of Science | TICKETS
(dir. Jane Schoenbrun | Fiction Feature | US | 86 mins. | Courtesy of Utopia. Presented in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image and New York Hall of Science)
June 24th in Fort Greene Park
(dir. Janicza Bravo | Fiction Feature | US | 90 mins. | Courtesy of A24)