Feature Film Program

Rooftop Selects: The Sea Ahead

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are sold out and will not be available for purchase at the door.

US Premiere! Jana suddenly returns to Beirut after a long absence. She finds herself reconnecting with the familiar yet strange life she had once left.



Fri Jul 15 8:00 PM

The Film

The Sea Ahead

Ely Dagher | France, Lebanon, Belgium, US, Qatar | 115

After a long time gone, Jana, a young woman, suddenly returns to Beirut. She finds herself reconnecting with the familiar yet strange life she had once left. Courtesy of Big Beach.



Dubbed the "Neo-soul artist bringing the Nile to New York," Felukah entered the music scene with her hip hop mixtape Citadel. As she traveled between Cairo and NYC, a new in-between cultural identity was created, which Felukah holds high. In August 2020, Felukah’s debut album Dream 23 was released via indie label Abu Recordings. She continues to mix English with Arabic, reality with magic. Her latest single “Lilymothersuperflower” is now available on all streaming platforms.

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music from Felukah
9:00 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
Q&A with filmmaker Ely Dagher, moderated by author/journalist Alissa Wilkinson
11:00 PM
This year, we're launching a new series called Rooftop Selects. Once a month, Rooftop Selects screenings will highlight a special indie gem. Rooftop Members attend free!


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.

Can I bring food and drinks?

No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages! No glass on the roof, please!

Can I wear heels?

Sorry, but not on the roof we ask that you don't wear stiletto heels as it's a soft roof. You are allowed to wear pointy heels in the Courtyard and we provide flip flops if needed.

Do I need to wear a mask?

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How accessible is this venue?

There will be a few flights of stairs to climb up to the roof. If you would like to attend this event but have an ADA need, we can provide a freight elevator. There is one step that will be unavoidable in stepping onto the roof. Our courtyard seating (available at select events) is entirely accessible. If this brings up any concerns, please email us at tickets@rooftopfilms.com or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

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The Old American Can Factory

232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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