Short Film Program

Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2024

Stay awhile and celebrate the culmination of our 28th season with a bittersweet collection of new short films.

Fri Aug 23 7:45 PM

The Films

Ball People

Scott Lazer | US | 13

Each year, hundreds of people from all over America apply to join the Ball Crew at the US Open tennis tournament. Through a surprisingly rigorous tryout process, only a few dozen are ultimately selected.

Cross My Heart and Hope To Die

Sam Manacsa | Philippines | 17

Mila struggles as she is unpaid at work and a love interest becomes a source of comfort. But a promise of hope may also lead to tragedy.

Dark Night of the Jules

Mike Lars White | France, US | 6

An existential comedy about tourism (and difficult software).

a film is a goodbye that never ends

María Luisa Santos | Costa Rica | 13

A woman waits for a visa with Turbo, a dog that she grows to adore. As time passes, she has to grapple with how to say goodbye.

Invasive Species

Annie Ning | US | 13

A young Asian American sound artist confronts feelings of imposter syndrome at her first ever artist's residency.

The Tobos

Tobias Rud | Denmark | 14

Something is wrong with Bean-TOBO’s insides.

When a Rocket Sits on the Launch Pad

Bohao Liu | China, US | 12

At the basketball camp, 15-year-old Fang talks about her dreams. But life never stops, it moves too fast. Her phone fell into water. There are too many stairs to climb. The adults seem to decide her future. And the rocket keeps being launched every month.

Event Details

7:45 PM
Doors Open
8:15 PM
Live Music
9:00 PM
Films Begin
10:30 PM
10:45 PM


Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

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