The Dish and The Spoon

Rooftop Films is doing it different this year, announcing a special weekend of select films from the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, making their New York Premieres June 3-5 2011, as part of Rooftop Films 15th Annual Summer Series.

The films making their New York Premieres as part of our South by Southwest Weekend are The Dish and the Spoon directed by Alison Bagnall and starring Greta Gerwig, No Matter What directed by Cherie Saulter, and Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund and Edgeworx Studios Grantee The City Dark directed by Ian Cheney.

Friday, June 3, 2011
Rooftop Films and SXSW Present:
The Dish and the Spoon
(Alison Bagnall | Philadelphia, PA | NY Premiere)

In this delicate affecting romance, indie starlet Greta Gerwig boldly plays against type as Rose, a woman furious with her unfaithful husband. During a drinking binge, she encounters an alienated teen played by newcomer Olly Alexander, and the two go on whimsical adventures together, their relationship becoming more enchantingly intimate as they gambol about a small beachside town.

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Rooftop Films and SXSW Present:
No Matter What
(Cherie Saulter | Chipley, FL | NY Premiere)

Teenagers Joey and Nick are navigating the complex landscape of rural Florida on their own — they don’t really have parents, they prefer skateboarding to school. When the pair set out to find Joey’s mother — camping out in drug dealers’ backyards, hopping freight trains — we wonder if, perhaps, they should just keep going.

Sunday, June 5, 2011
Rooftop Films, SXSW and Edgeworx Studios present:
The City Dark
(Ian Cheney | Brooklyn, NY | NY Premiere)

For thousands of years, the night sky was a crucial part of human experience, but due to light pollution, the stars are disappearing from our vision and consciousness. Would bringing back the sky make us better humans, or save us from some of the harmful effects of modern city life? Supported in part by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund and the Edgeworx Studios Post-Production Grant.

Screening with a selection of 2011 SXSW Shorts:
Heliotropes (Michael Langan | San Francisco, CA) Heliotropes documents the parallel goals of man and nature, through the most primitive and sophisticated means, to simply stay in the light. Based on the poem by Brian Christian.

Howling at the Moon (Jason Tippet, Elizabeth Mims | Los Angeles, CA): Matt and Harry receive an invitation to see a fellow employees band. To escape the awkward coffee shop performance, Matt comes up with a somewhat decent excuse.

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