Homecoming Week: NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½

Join us in Rockefeller Park for a Homecoming Week screening of Spike Lee & HBO’s epic chronicle of life, loss, and survival in the wake of 9/11.

Wed Aug 18 6:30 PM

The Film

NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½

Spike Lee | US | 115

Produced and directed by acclaimed director Spike Lee, NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½ is a rich tapestry of New York City in the 21st century, weaving together the stories, memories and insights of those who were eyewitnesses to New York’s greatest challenges. Lee conducted over 200 interviews for the documentary series which features first-hand accounts from residents of all walks of life, including first responders, politicians and journalists alongside Lee and his own family and friends, complemented by a treasure trove of visual imagery. The quintessential New York filmmaker uses his unique sensibilities to craft a multi-faceted mosaic of the city as it deals with some of the most life-changing events of the last twenty years. Beginning with the ongoing global pandemic and the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement, Lee traverses through time to the devastating terrorist attacks of 9/11. This provocative series is an epic chronicle of life, loss and survival in what Lee calls “the greatest city on this God’s earth.” The series captures the flavor and heart of New York City, exploring its resilience and grit and affirming its innate ability to rebound, rebuild and endure.

NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½ debuts Sunday, August 22nd on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

The four-part documentary series consists of eight chapters in total. Chapters 1 and 6 will be shown at this screening.

NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22, is a citywide celebration featuring live concerts, free movie screenings, cultural activities, iconic events, public art, and more. This five-borough week of events drives support for the mom-and-pop businesses that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:45 PM
Introductions with director Spike Lee
8:00 PM
Screening Begins
PLEASE NOTE: NYC Epicenters: 9/11→2021½ contains graphic imagery related to 9/11 that may be disturbing to viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
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PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY—INCLUDES AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF AN APPROVED COVID-19 VACCINE, SUCH AS PFIZER, MODERNA, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, OR ASTRAZENECA/OXFORD.

RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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FAQs
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. Upon arrival, we will be checking proof of vaccination. All children 12 and under can attend with a vaccinated adult. Masks are strongly recommended for children. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will not be provided, but we suggest bringing picnic blankets for seating!

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.

I’m vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?
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.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?
Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern. Our COVID-19 safety measures include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. 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. You may sit in your pod with up to 4 people, but we ask that you remain socially distanced from anyone not in the group you have chosen to sit with.

Where will the screening take place within Nelson A. Rockefeller Park?
The entrance closest to the screening site will be located at the walkway on 41 River Terrace at Chambers Street.

How accessible is this venue?
This venue will be accessible to all. If you have any questions or concerns, please email tickets@rooftopfilms.com 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 visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues

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.

Is there anything else I can't bring to the venue?
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, backpacks, bicycles or scooters, blankets, CamelBak backpacks, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), chairs, coolers, drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, glass or metal containers (including reusable water bottles such as Swells), illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, cigarettes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

Venue

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park

41 River Terrace at Chambers Street, New York, NY 10280

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