Feature Film Program

El Planeta

Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter grift to keep up their lifestyles.


Sun Aug 29 8:00 PM

The Films

El Planeta

Amalia Ulman | Spain | 80

El Planeta is a dark comedy exploring contemporary poverty, female desire, and the always complicated filial relationships of mothers and daughters. A daughter forced to return home after the death of her father, reconnects with her eccentric mother, hustling to maintain the semblances of their middle-class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction. Over the course of the week, we watch as the daughter’s hopes are tested as she attempts to use her sexuality as a means of escape. Meanwhile the mother grifts her way to certain security — the care of a jail cell. Courtesy of Utopia.

Co-presented by The RIZOMA Festival. RIZOMA is a concept-based international film festival based in Madrid, specializing in US independents and spanish-language auteur filmmaking. Born in a mountain village and quickly transplanted to Madrid, RIZOMA has been growing steadily since 2010, intricately combining film with art, music and performance. Some American films that have had their European, Spanish or Madrid premiere with RIZOMA are Detropia, Frances Ha, Whiplash, I Play with the Phrase Eachother, The History of the Human Beat Box, First Winter, Rat Film, Skate Kitchen, A Space Program, The Sound of Silence, RBG and Kajillionaire and some of the artists that have participated in RIZOMA include John Waters, David Lynch, Laurie Anderson, Crystal Moselle, Tom Sachs, Christine Hallquist, Yuko Shimizu, Theo Anthony and Dan Deacon. This special screening of El Planeta marks the first of hopefully many collaborations between RIZOMA and Rooftop Films.

Kiss of the Rabbit God (兔兒神)

Andrew Thomas Huang | US | 14

A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self discovery.



Gisela Fullà-Silvestre formed the alias NOIA to create separation between her profession as a celebrated composer and mix engineer for film and TV, and her experimental pop productions. After graduating from Berklee, the Barcelona-bred artist relocated to Brooklyn and started writing music that channeled her early attachments to sound, which were formed osmotically as a child in the home of her activist parents. Shortly thereafter, she released her inaugural EP, Habits, which was a lush, romantic affair anchored by singles “Nostalgia Del Futuro” and “Itaca Tropical.” Her LP debut, gisela has been praised by Pitchfork, NPR, NY Times and Stereogum. Structured to unfold like a dream, it combines an array of languages—Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, English—and traditional sounds from her childhood in southwestern Europe to process her personal transformations over the past two years. Glitch and hyperpop productions and field recordings were also central to the creation process. Everywhere Gisela went, so did a recording device—dinners with friends, weekends in the park, voicemails, city sounds. The resulting body of work is deeply autobiographical, yet instantly recognizable. The context uniquely NOIA’s, but the stuff of life visits us all. Find her on Instagram and Spotify!

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music from NOIA
9:00 PM
Films Begin
10:30 PM
Q&A with director Amalia Ulman and Tae Markey (Assistant Programmer, Rooftop Films)
10:45 PM
Post-Screening Reception, presented by Ketel One & Corona Extra


The Old American Can Factory

232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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