Short Film Program

The Frame: NYC Pride Shorts

Join Rooftop Films and lululemon NYC for an LGBTQIA+ short film showcase in celebration of Pride Month!

PLEASE NOTE: Online RSVPs are now closed, but walk-ups are welcome!


Thu Jun 9 7:30 PM

Join Rooftop Films & lululemon NYC as we celebrate Pride Month with some of our favorite queer shorts from the past couple of years. Featuring LGBTQIA+ subjects and filmmakers from around the globe, these films showcase the diversity and legacy of queer identity. They’ll make you laugh, cry—and ultimately feel seen, heard, and welcome.

The Films

Another Hayride

Matt Wolf | US | 18

As the AIDS epidemic took hold in the early 1980s, self-help guru Louise Hay created a space for healing called the Hayride. Drawing hundreds of gay men confronting a deadly and stigmatized disease, Louise promised that they could overcome AIDS through self-love. Some said this early new age wellness movement was opportunistic and harmful. Others who were suffering said that Louise healed them. In the face of a deadly pandemic and government neglect, resilience took unusual forms, and for Louise Hay’s circle, intimate forms of reckoning were transformative.

Compositions for Understanding Relationships

David De La Fuente | US | 5

Compositions for Understanding Relationships is a short animated film that takes the shape of a “love letter.” This concept is examined as various forms of relationships are brought on throughout the film. Taken in out and out of the romantic context, the viewer gazes upon the dynamic play of the variables of composition such as color, form, balance, proportion, and unity. Bleeding images of the human form elicits the emotions of love.

Mountain Lodge

Jordan Wong | US | 8

The candle, the myth, the legend. Mountain Lodge. A horny desktop film about a candle.


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.


Mónica Taboada-Tapia | Colombia | 16

For Georgina, an indigenous transgender woman, life in the desert is lonely and cruel. In her small village, no one understands who she is.


Dania Bdeir | France, Lebanon | 15

Mohammad is a crane operator working in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.


Boston Chery

Boston Chery—pronounced Cherié—is a Boston-bred, Haitian-American, Brooklyn-based DJ and producer. She sets out to create memorable moments and promote a sense of community through music. A purveyor of deep and infectious dance grooves, the DJ-producer has an innate love for all things ‘90s reggae, dancehall, Afrobeat, world music, R&B, and hip-hop.

Boston has performed on Boiler Room and on the well-loved XM radio show Sway In The Morning. She was a member of Splice's inaugural Creator Class. Over her career, she's appeared at AFROPUNK, the Brooklyn Museum, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and shared stages with artistic luminaries of our time, including Jill Scott, Kaytranada, GoldLink, and MeLo-X. Currently, Boston holds residencies at Brooklyn’s Dumbo House and Peachy’s bar in Chinatown.

Event Details

7:30 PM
Doors Open
8:00 PM
Live Music from Boston Chery
8:30 PM
Films Begin


How will it work?

Chairs will not be permitted on the lawn, so feel free to bring picnic blankets!

Can I bring food and drinks?

No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages! To help the park cut down on plastic waste, glass and metal utensils are encouraged.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff outdoors.

How accessible is this venue?

This venue is accessible to all, however there will not be chairs set up on the lawn. You are more than welcome to bring picnic blankets! If you have any concerns, please email us at or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There will not be parking on site at this venue. The closest train stations will be Christopher St. station and W 4th St. station.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is not necessary to print your ticket. Our team will check the name on your RSVP at will call.


Hudson River Park’s Pier 46

Pier 46 at Charles St. and West Side Highway, New York, NY 10014

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