Feature Film Program

Emily the Criminal

Due to weather conditions, the screening will be held indoors, in the auditorium. Box Office check-in begins at 7:00 PM and will take place on Ludlow between Grand and Broome.

PLEASE NOTE: Online tickets are sold out, but there will be an extremely limited number of tickets available at the door on standby.

Join us for the show-stopping Sundance breakout Emily the Criminal, with actors Aubrey Plaza & Theo Rossi and writer/director John Patton Ford appearing live for a post-show Q&A!



Tue Aug 9 7:30 PM

The Film

Emily the Criminal

John Patton Ford | US | 94

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions & Vertical Entertainment.



A D A I R is a Brooklyn based DJ and event producer. As a co-curator of production houses Haute Sauce and Rules Don’t Apply, they work to amplify the voices and visibility of women, POC, and the queer community through the creation of consistent and intentional safe spaces. Their eclectic and unique sound can be described as a mix of house-inspired R&B and Soul, Afro-Latino funk, yesterday’s classics, and today’s hits with a twist.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open and Pre-Screening DJ Set by A D A I R Begins
8:30 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
Q&A with actors Aubrey Plaza & Theo Rossi and writer/director John Patton Ford
11:00 PM
After-Party at DCTV (87 Lafayette St)

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Rooftop Films are open to all ages, but ID and proof of age is required for entry. You must be 21+ to attend the after party.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

No outside alcohol is permitted. Feel free to bring snacks!

Is proof of vaccination required to enter?

Proof of vaccination is not required to attend the screening, but *is* required to attend the after-party at DCTV. Vaccination cards will be checked at box office.

Do I need to wear a mask?

All attendees are required to wear a mask during check in, and while indoors. Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff outdoors. Mask policy may be updated based on current local conditions at the time of the event. Ticket holders will be notified of policy changes via email prior to the event.

Where will the screening take place at New Design High School?

The screening will take place on the roof, on the 6th floor. Attendees will access the roof via stairs – if this is not possible for you or someone in your party due to mobility issues, please email us at tickets@rooftopfilms.com or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring your ticket! Just give your name / name of the ticket holder at the door for entry.


New Design High School

350 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

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