Niki Lindroth Von Bahr’s award-winning short film, "The Burden,"
Niki Lindroth Von Bahr’s “The Burden”

Rooftop Films today announced the dates for Opening Night of the 2018 Summer Series, and their annual New York Non-Fiction program. Both events will feature live music, a short film program, and a complimentary after-party, and will take place outdoors at the newest Rooftop Films venue, The Green-Wood Cemetery.

Founded in 1838, the Cemetery has had a long affiliation with film that goes back to the industry’s earliest days; it is the final resting place for several stars of silent films including William S. Hart and Florence La Badie. Green-Wood is a National Historic Landmark, which spread out across 478 acres of idyllic landscape, and hosts over 200 public programs a year.

Both screenings are part of the Rooftop Films Summer Series, presented by Sundance TV. Now embarking on its 22nd season, the Summer Series is an annual summer-long outdoor film festival that features more than 45 screenings of ground-breaking, new, independent feature-length and short films.


Opening Night: This is What We Mean by Short Films
Saturday, May 19, 2018
At Green-Wood Cemetery

For 22 years, Rooftop Films has kicked off the Summer Series with an explosive program of amazing new short films from all over the world–films that express the power of new beginnings, highly entertaining films that tear apart tired old structures and display the creative potential of the cinematic form. This year’s opening program will include Rooftop Filmmakers Fund grantee Niki Lindroth Von Bahr’s award-winning short film, “The Burden,” a darkly comical musical that reminds us that every apocalypse can also be a tempting liberator.

New York Non-Fiction
Saturday, June 30, 2018
At Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street. Greenwood, Brooklyn

One of Rooftop’s oldest traditions is our New York Non Fiction program, an annual collection of fantastic new short documentaries made by and about New Yorkers. These films aren’t about celebrities and tabloid scandals—these are the fascinating tales of the people you see every day on the train, at the bodega, in the gym, and at school.

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