In New York City change is constant and memories are long. The yearning, heartening and defiant stories of the annual New York Non-Fiction program offer snapshots of a churning city via the remembrances of its (sometimes very long term) residents. The short films in this program offer the scoop on scarily cheap apartments and reunite Subway passengers with items once thought irredeemably lost to the tunnels as their protagonists journey from defunct gay cruising hotspots to crusading libraries fighting injustice by all means virtual. New York legends guide the way, offering advice on navigating everything from sex in public stairwells and the city bureaucracy to unwanted roommates and life after dreams have come true. Come experience the chronicles that keep New York City’s ever-evolving narrative alive.
Nathan Fitch | US | 24
Alex Mallis | US | 16
Last Stop for Lost Property
Vicente Cueto | US | 13
The Price of Cheap Rent
Amina Sutton & Maya Tanaka | US | 7
Adam Baran | US | 9
Malika Zouhali-Worrall | US | 22
How will it work?
Bring your ticket (either printed or on your phone) and our team will check your tickets with a contactless check in scanner, respecting social distancing guidelines. 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 do a mandatory temperature check, unless you prefer to provide proof of vaccination. Seating will be arranged in pods (up to 4 people) so that you may sit together with your group, but remain socially distanced from those not in your group. Chairs will be provided in groups of two and four. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff.
Can I bring food and drinks?
All attendees will receive complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages—though you may bring your own, if you'd like! No alcoholic beverages are allowed. 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 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.
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?
You can either have a printed out ticket, or be ready to present the QR code from your ticket on your phone.
Brooklyn Army Terminal
80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220