Short Film Program

The Frame: Rooftop Films & lululemon NYC

Join Rooftop Films and lululemon NYC for a short film journey through our shared human emotions.

Tue Oct 12 7:00 PM

The Films

Some recent films have suggested that five emotions help humans navigate our complex world, but the characters we meet in these short films display a much more complex network of passions, sentiments and affections in response to modern life. For some, like a woman whose Valentine’s Day spent with friends turns into a viral, kinetic and very public freakout, emotions run high. They seem unable to fight the stirring from within. Others must control their feelings for employment or survival like a very zen referee facing near constant provocation from players on the soccer pitch and shark diver who confronts fear under the roiling ocean surface. Still others must dive deep to seek out their emotions like a son whose sweet, befuddling and hilarious send off to his dead father releases the sadness bubbling inside. Thank goodness for the therapists, meditation instructors and even the tears teachers – a very real teacher who encourages adults to cry more – who also populate these filmic spaces. Come experience the anguish and awe, the sorrow and surprise and maybe even a new feeling you’ve never felt before on this short film journey through human emotions.

Tears Teacher

Noemie Nakai | Japan | 11

A teacher travels across Japan to encourage adults to cry more.

We Won't Forget

Lucas Elliot Eberl & Edgar Morais | US, Portugal | 13

A Valentine's Day spent with friends turns into a viral public freakout.

Mallory Meditates

Alex Markman | US | 6

Mallory attempts to start her day with a simple meditation but is overwhelmed by distractions both in her environment and in her head.

Helfer

Anna Szöllősi | Hungary | 10

Helfer is about a young woman who is struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares that she wants to end. She seeks out a helper, who offers an alternative solution, but in the process she must confront her greatest fears. The film details their relationship in a surreal world through symbolic events.

Anyway (Litegrann)

Jo Widerberg | Sweden | 8

In a bed at night a girl wants to tell her boyfriend that she loves him, but she wants him to say it first.

Near Miss

Josh Berry | US | 11

In a remote ocean wilderness off the Northern California coast, a man dives alone with great white sharks. In cold and unforgiving waters he enters a calm and transcendent space where he reflects on his life and his unforgettable encounters with these mysterious underwater creatures.

The Game (Das Spiel)

Roman Hodel | Switzerland | 18

A whistle. The stands of the stadium get loud. The players protest angrily. The presenters follow the action on the field. In the middle of it, the referee. The whole stadium watches him. Now he has to decide. With the referee Fedayi San we experience the highs and lows of a football game, what it means to earn respect on the field and direct the energy of an entire stadium.

Raspberry

Julian Doan | US | 7

Undertakers wait on a family’s final farewells, as one son struggles to say goodbye to his dead father.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open
7:45 PM
Films Begin
9:15 PM
Q&A
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY—INCLUDES AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF AN APPROVED COVID-19 VACCINE, SUCH AS PFIZER, MODERNA, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, OR ASTRAZENECA/OXFORD.

RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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FAQs
How will it work?
Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions. Upon arrival, we will be checking proof of full vaccination. Masks are strongly recommended for children 12 and up. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff and encouraged but not required while watching the films. 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!

I’m vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?
All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on screen.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?
Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern. Our COVID-19 safety measures include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen. We will be checking all guests proof of vaccination at check-in.

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 tickets@rooftopfilms.com 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.

Venue

Hudson River Park’s Pier 46

Pier 46 at Charles St. and West Side Highway, New York, NY 11014

venue on Google Map

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