Feature Film Program

I Love My Dad

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New York Premiere! A hopelessly estranged father catfishes his son in an attempt to reconnect. Inspired by a true story. Like, this literally happened to me.



Sat Jul 30 7:30 PM

The Film

I Love My Dad

James Morosini | US | 90

Inspired by Writer/Director/Star James Morosini’s true life experience, I Love My Dad follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), an estranged father who desperately wants to reconnect with his depressive son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and concerned for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress (Claudia Sulewski) online and starts checking in with Franklin. But things begin to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary girl and wants nothing more than to meet her in person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his own son. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature and Narrative Feature Competition Audience Award at SXSW. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.


The Velvicks

A bracing combo of the sounds of: QOTSA, Smashing Pumpkins and Julio Iglesias! This is one description that can be given of The Velvicks, New York City’s up n’ coming ‘stadium rock’ band.

To start, singer Vick Nader, from a small Brazilian town in Minas Gerais, finds himself in the big apple surrounded by a group of incredibly talented musician friends. Growing up between Brazil and USA he quickly found that music and guitar became both a therapy, and a social catalyst, connecting both of his cultures. Being a very prolific songwriter, Vick started sharing some tunes with the “Brazilian gang” (Vinny and Ed) that besides being Berklee alumnus, they were old time friends from Brazil. They started writing songs for fun and playing them at parties they were constantly throwing in a basement in Brooklyn, where it quickly escalated into full on rock concerts. Following a serendipitous encounter with a booking agent at one of these parties, strong support from their Brooklyn music community, and the addition of Dennis D’Angelo and JV Vidopio, the group evolved into what is now known as The Velvicks.

After dozens of East coast shows and two West coast tours the band released their debut EP Run in 2020. Despite their limited financial resources their music reached over half million streams, a mainstream radio exposure in Sao Paulo, Brazil and an increase of 1000% on Instagram (engagement and followers) as well the interest of the industry, resulting in several record label proposals.

In 2021, after their West Coast Summer Tour, The Velvicks are currently mixing their debut full length album, while simultaneously performing their music bicoastal at concerts and festivals.

With an ever expanding fan base, The Velvicks continues to surprise and excite their audience, both by their music and by a dynamic performance that will not let you go till it’s over!

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:15 PM
Live Music from The Velvicks
9:00 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
Q&A with writer/director/actor James Morosini
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.

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New Design High School

350 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

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