Short Film Program
Docs on the Edge
PLEASE NOTE: Online RSVPS are now closed, but walk-ups are welcome!
Find light in darkness and meaning in struggle with this program of non-fiction films presented on the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier.
In a modern world full of falsehoods, documentary filmmakers are essential purveyors of unfettered truths, so join us on the pier of Brooklyn Army Terminal for a program of new documentaries that upend expectations, uncover past horrors, dispel official fabrications, and take us to perilous and under-explored corners of the world. Videographers hawk Satanic prevarications, Romanian poetry draws a young man to an unknown land, interpreters translate atrocities, prison walls are pierced by calls of the wild, and an artist embarks on a new artistic journey to escape a creative stockade of his own… Join us on the dock to witness these perilous moments, and people dangling between worlds.
Merete Mueller | US | 11
In Flow of Words
Eliane Esther Bots | Netherlands | 22
The Joys and Sorrows of Young Yuguo
Ilinca Calugareanu | US, UK | 31
The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults
Scott Calonico & Harmon Leon | US | 11
Shut Up and Paint
Alex Mallis & Titus Kaphar | US | 20
What the Pier Gave Us
Luna X Moya | US | 7
Muchos inmigrantes pasan su atardecer pescando en un muelle en la ciudad de Nueva York. En este cortometraje experimental y poético, el día ordinario de un pescador mexicano se convierte en una metáfora de la brutal belleza de la experiencia migratoria en Estados Unidos.
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
How will it work?Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions, as well as conducting a temperature check. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will be provided.
Can I bring food and drinks?No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages! Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.
Do I need to wear a mask?Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff outdoors.
What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?In addition to vaccination requirements, COVID-19 safety measures include: options for socially distanced seating, and masks encouraged. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen.
COVID-19 safety measures and requirements may be updated or changed based on current guidance at the time of the event.
Where will the screening take place within The Brooklyn Army Terminal?Check in will be through the entrance at 80 58th Street, but the screening location will be down at the end of the pier. Please contact us if someone in your party will need assistance getting to the location.
How accessible is this venue?This venue will be entirely one level, with the exception of a ramp at the entrance, making it very accessible. The venue is approximately a 15 minute walk from the nearest subway station. If this brings up any concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?Rooftop Films are open to all ages.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions, click here.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?It is not necessary to print your ticket. Our team will check the name on your RSVP at will call.
Brooklyn Army Terminal
80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220