Short Film Program

Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Online sales of General Admission tickets are now sold out, but Rooftop Members can still secure admission via Eventbrite, using their unique member code! There will be an extremely limited number of tickets available for purchase at the door on standby, beginning at 7:15 PM.

Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday will come back. Closing Night short films and a party in Green-Wood Cemetery to end the season.



Thu Aug 25 7:45 PM

Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday will come back. Every year, Rooftop Films launches and concludes our Summer Series with short film programs, so join us for a collection of astonishing brief blasts of cinema by emerging filmmakers to close out the summer and remind us that there are many great things to come.

A face-blind man explores life through art, a cab driver collects romantic stories as she struggles with her own beloved, one grieving woman remembers her long lost father, another battles bureaucracy and mystical pants, and a third laments the loss of her strange and beloved neighborhood even before she has left it behind.

It’s a program filled with poignant, messy, bittersweet and hilarious goodbyes, so join us in the cemetery to bid farewell to the season with visionary films, live musical performances, and an after-party in the Cemetery to tide us over until the next time we meet.

The Films

Bye Little Block! (Pá, kis panelom!)

Éva Darabos | Hungary | 9

A young woman learns that she will soon have to move out of the flat she lives in. After receiving the upsetting news from the owner she is overwhelmed with emotions. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground a surreal panorama of the neighborhood unfolds.


Kati Skelton | US | 13

A young woman named Dana navigates the logistical absurdities of executing her mother's estate after her death, and in doing so, faces the strange ways that our culture treats the bereaved.

Love, Dad

Diana Cam Van Nguyen | Czechia, Slovakia | 12

A young woman rediscovers letters full of love her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to put into writing what could not be said in hopes of finding the connection again.

Love Stories on the Move

Carina Gabriela Dașoveanu | Romania | 21

Lili, a 36 years old female taxi driver, is trying to save her marriage with Dani, an amateur fisherman.

Our Ark

Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton | Netherlands, US, Turkey | 12

Our Ark is an essay film on our efforts to create a virtual replica of the real world. We are backing up the planet, creating 3D models of animals, rainforests, cities and people. We are archiving as if ecological collapse could be staved off through some digital Noah’s Ark of beasts and objects.


Steven Fraser | Scotland, UK | 10

Prosopagnosia is a story of identity, communication and memory that uses expressive animation to investigate a personal memory box in intimate and experimental ways.


Nele Dehnenkamp | Germany | 17

Against the prosaic background of a swimming course, a young Yezidi wrestles quietly with her fearsome memories of the Mediterranean Sea.


J. Hoard

J. Hoard is a Brooklyn-based artist. In one performance you are given the core of the Black church and the allure of “The Great White Way” (Broadway). His original compositions and arrangements easily shift genres to articulate his vivid songwriting. This eclecticism has yielded songwriting collaborations with artists such as Black Coffee on his Grammy-winning Subconsciously album, Chance the Rapper (on his Grammy-winning Coloring Book album), Brasstracks, and hip-hop royalty Jean Grae & Quelle Chris. Additionally, he has worked closely with a host of jazz/experimental artists such as Kassa Overall, Jose James, TheLessonGK, and music legend Meshell Ndegeocello (singer on her Grammy-nominated Ventriloquism album).

Event Details

7:45 PM
Doors Open
8:15 PM
Live Music from J. Hoard
9:00 PM
Films Begin
10:30 PM
Q&A with Filmmakers
10:45 PM
After-Party featuring DJ Set by Starr

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.

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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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