Short Film Program
This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2022
For 26 years, Rooftop has celebrated the start of the summer with the best shorts of the past year. Come party with us at the cemetery!
PLEASE NOTE: This event is sold out online, but limited standby will be available at the door after 8:45 PM.
Get your eyes ready and your ears perked: we’re back with an explosive line-up of films to kickstart the season! With our 26th Summer Series, we’re here to remind you that anything is possible. Tennis balls will experience existential angst, long-haired final bosses will battle reedy demons, an amiable ice-cream man will be spitting flows, and a city bus driver will spend his nights dancing in the most famous coliseum on earth. The evening’s bold and uniquely touching films will carry you through kaleidoscopic scenes of Porto, serenade you with melodies of the Cordilleran highlands, and leave you alone in Sicily yearning for a light. With live music from J. Hoard before the films, a performance by the New York Liberty’s Timeless Torches following the films, and an after party in the cemetery to end the night, we plan to start off the summer in grand fashion. We hope you can be a part of it.
Hugo Covarrubias | Chile | 16
Dana Reilly | US | 19
The Headhunter's Daughter
Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan | Philippines | 15
Sophie Koko Gate | UK | 5
Nicole Stafford | US | 4
I Scream, You Scream
Ashley Brandon | US | 9
One euro to jump now
Noemi Sjöberg | Spain, Sweden | 4
Cameron Yates | US | 8
Tennis Ball on His Day Off
Julian Glander | US | 3
A D A I R
The Timeless Torches
The Timeless Torches made their debut in 2005 and have been a Liberty staple ever since! Aside from energizing the crowd when they hit the court and appearing at events around the city, the Timeless Torches have been showing their Liberty spirit to a national audience through performances and guest appearances. You may have seen them on hit TV shows such as ABC’s The Chew, Good Morning America, NBC’s 30 Rock, and a number of network morning shows. The Timeless Torches have also represented New York by performing at WNBA All-Star Games in 2006, 2007, and 2009 as well as the 2015 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New York City.
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.
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.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions, click here.
I am a Rooftop Films member. How do I use my member benefits?Upon joining as a member you received a unique member ticket code. Click on "tickets" on this page and then "enter promo code". Enter your unique member code and press "apply". Interested in becoming a member? Learn more here.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No need to bring your ticket! Just give your name / name of the ticket holder at the door for entry.
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