Feature Film Program

Rooftop Selects: The Last Year of Darkness

New York Premiere! In this unassuming corner bar hidden by Chengdu’s construction cranes, five locals escape their stress, even if it’s only for the night.


Sat Jul 29 8:00 PM

The Film

The Last Year of Darkness

Ben Mullinkosson | China, US | 95

As the city of Chengdu changes, the future of beloved club Funky Town is unclear. For a vibrant group of DJs, drag performers, lovers, ravers, and skaters this is a sanctuary for underground partying and allows them to thrive after the sun sets. It’s the one place that accepts them for who they really are, whilst they run away from their problems during the day.With construction cranes looming from an encroaching metro station, the friends are forced to face what brought them to the party in the first place and make the most of their remaining time there. The Last Year of Darkness is a coming-of-age film that celebrates the ephemerality of youth—from love to loss, from throwing up to growing up.

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music
9:00 PM
Film Begins
10:40 PM
Q&A with filmmaker Ben Mullinkosson
11:00 PM
This event is part of the Rooftop Selects series! At least once a month, Rooftop Selects screenings will highlight a special indie gem, and Rooftop Members attend free!


The Old American Can Factory

232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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