Girl Asleep
Girl Asleep

Rooftop Films will show over 30 FREE outdoor screenings, many of which are new, independent films that will screen as part of the 20th Annual Summer Series.

Highlights include a sneak preview of Anna Rose Holmer’s Sundance Film Festival hit and Rooftop Films/Brigade Marketing Grantee THE FITS, a danceathon screening of Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat’s Living Stars, a special silent screening of Patrick Shen’s In Pursuit of Silence, during which the audience will listen to the film on headphones, and a Cinema Ramble at Storm King Art Center with multiple screens set up across the park.

2016  ROOFTOP FILMS FREE SUMMER PROGRAM:

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Various Locations

May 31
Elevated Acre, Financial District, Manhattan
THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer)
A tomboy’s desire for a dance team’s acceptance warps when its members fall prey to mysterious spasms.
Presented in Partnership with: Oscilloscope Laboratories. In theaters June 3rd.

June 25
Solar One, Kips Bay, Manhattan
LIVING STARS (Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat)
Free screening. Free Dance Party! No script, no plot, just music and gyrating bodies. Living Stars is a sixty-minute dance party and everyone’s invited!

July 30
Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, Financial District, Manhattan
IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE (Patrick Shen)
A meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.

August 13
Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
CINEMA RAMBLE AT STORM KING ART CENTER
A special night of short films sited among the sculptures and meadows of the Storm King Art Center.

Rooftop Films and The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
All Screenings take place at Metrotech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn

June 10
SUNDANCE SHORT FILMS
Highlights from Sundance 2016 include these wild, weird and wonderful short films.

June 15
TIES THAT BIND: SHORT FILMS ABOUT FAMILIES
Family, for better and for worse: the protagonists of these films are the people we wish our family would be and sometimes are.

June 24
DANGEROUS DOCS: SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
Thrilling and unsettling and frighteningly true.

Rooftop Films and Roosevelt Island
All Screenings take place at Firefighters’ Field, Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

June 11
TERRITORY: SHORT FILMS ABOUT TURF WARS
Stories of the (sometimes) shared (sometimes) human space.

Rooftop Films and the River to River Festival
All Screenings take place at Liberty Plaza, Manhattan

June 22
RIVER TO RIVER PRESENTS: OLGA BELL’S KRAI
Olga Bell’s Krai is an audio‐visual performance concerned with the rest of the map: the wilderness, the towns, the inhabitants and their stories.
Presented by: The River to River Festival

Rooftop Films and Arts Brookfield
All Screenings take place at Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, Financial District, Manhattan

July 28
ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY
Experience some of the year’s best animated short films at the incomparable Animation Block Party!

July 30
IN PURSUIT OF SILENCE (Patrick Shen)
A meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.

Rooftop Films and Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park
All Screenings take place at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens

July 20
SONITA (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)
18-year-old rapper Sonita looks for a better life outside Iran in this complex and layered doc. Presented in partnership with Women Make Movies.

August 3
GIRL ASLEEP (Rosemary Meyers)
Greta’s bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw a surprise 15th birthday party with her whole school!

Presented in partnership with Oscilloscope Laboratories

Rooftop Films and Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
All Screenings take place Mondays on the beach at West 10th Street. Dates TBA

JURASSIC WORLD (Colin Trevorrow)

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (J.J. Abrams)

INSIDE OUT (Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen)

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (Joss Whedon)

LABYRINTH (Jim Henson)

CREED (Ryan Coogler)

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