For more than two decades, Rooftop Films has presented our annual New York Non Fiction Program, a night of new short documentaries made by and about New Yorkers. And every year, the screening is one of our biggest and most exhilarating of the year, bringing together uniquely-unforgettable-but-perhaps-previously-overlooked characters and situations. With live music before and after the screening, and an after-party by the Historic Chapel to end the night, this year’s show might be the greatest one yet.
New York is a city full of passionate people, but sometimes it seems like no two passions are the same. Some of us love to birdwatch and cause ruckus in Central Park, and some of us collect tchotchkes with our name on them. Some of us have a passion for performing the dabka dance deep in bay Ridge, and some of us are driven to save the lives of our neighbors, even if it means taking control of a hospital in the South Bronx. New York Non-Fiction is a night of connection and community, so bring a friend, and use the occasion to make a new one.
Bob of the Park
Jake Sumner | US | 15
Naim Naif & Margot Bowman | US | 10
Rebecca Blandon | US | 14
Cristina Costantini & Alfie Koetter | US, Canada | 10
Stranger Than Rotterdam with Sara Driver
Lewie Kloster & Noah Kloster | US | 9
Emma Francis-Snyder | US | 38
Freedom Dabka Group
Can I bring food and drinks?No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages!
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 within Green-Wood Cemetery?Check in will be at the main entrance on 25th Street and 5th Avenue, but the screening location will be about a 5-6 minute walk up a relatively steep, paved hill from there. 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, but ID and proof of age is required for entry. You must be 21+ to attend the after party.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions, click here.
I am a Rooftop Films member. How do I use my member benefits?Upon joining as a member you received a unique member ticket code. Click on "tickets" on this page and then "enter promo code". Enter your unique member code and press "apply". Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.
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.
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500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232