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Rooftop Films will have special screenings to close out the summer

New York- Earlier this week, Rooftop Films announced a series of films and screeners for their summer series event.




Rooftop Films have some amazing films that premieres this summer in a live setting. The events will be held in unique venues around the New York area and will have guests in attendance. Here is the upcoming Rooftop Film schedule.



Bring Your Own Brigade

(dir. Lucy Walker | Documentary Feature | USA | 120 mins)

  • Date: Friday, July 30, 2021

  • Location: Fort Greene Park (Washington Park St, Brooklyn, NY 11205)

  • Time:

  • 7:45pm: Doors Open

  • 9:00pm: Film Begins

  • 11:00pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • Tickets: Available HERE; Free with RSVP

  • More Info: Director Lucy Walker will be in attendance for a special Q&A with Vladimir Duthiers of CBS News following the film. Screening courtesy of CBSN.

Swan Song

(dir. Todd Stephens | Fiction Feature | USA | 105 mins)

  • Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • Location: The Old American Can Factory (232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215)

  • Time:

  • 8:00pm: Doors Open

  • 8:30pm: Live Music by LEYA

  • 9:00pm: Film Begins

  • 10:45pm: Filmmaker Q&A / Post-Screening Reception

  • Tickets: Available HERE; $16 per person

  • More: Director/writer Todd Stephens and actor Michael Urie will be in attendance for a live Q&A following the film. Guests will also enjoy a special Post-Screening Reception, presented by Ketel One & Corona Extra. Screening courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Co-presented by NewFest.

Homeroom

(dir. Peter Nicks | Documentary Feature | USA | 90 mins)

  • Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  • Location: Fort Greene Park (Washington Park St, Brooklyn, NY 11205)

  • Time:

  • 7:45pm: Doors Open, Music by DJ Starr

  • 9:00pm: Film Begins

  • 10:30pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • Tickets: Available HERE; Free with RSVP

  • More: Director Peter Nicks will be in attendance for a live Q&A following the film. Screening courtesy of Hulu.

Surge

(dir. Aneil Karia | Fiction Feature | UK | 105 mins)

  • Date: Friday, August 6, 2021

  • Location: The Old American Can Factory (232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215)

  • Time:

  • 8:00pm: Doors Open

  • 9:00pm: Film Begins

  • 10:45pm: Filmmaker Q&A / Post-Screening Reception

  • Tickets: Available HERE; $16 per person

  • More: Attendees will enjoy an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with director Aneil Karia immediately following the screening, plus a special Post-Screening Reception, presented by Ketel One & Corona Extra. Screening courtesy of FilmRise.

Not Going Quietly

(dir. Nicholas Bruckman | Documentary feature | USA | 97 mins)

  • Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021

  • Location: On The Pier at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (140 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220)

  • Time:

  • 8:00pm: Doors Open & Reception Sponsored by Corona Extra

  • 9:00pm: Films Begin

  • 10:50pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • Tickets: Available HERE; Free with RSVP

  • More: Director Nicholas Bruckman will be in attendance for a live Q&A following the film. Screening courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment. Co-presented by the Gotham (formerly IFP).Event will also feature screening of the short film The Box (dir. Shal Ngo, James Burns | USA | 16 mins).

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed

(dir. Joshua Rofé | Documentary Feature | USA | 90 mins)

  • Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021

  • Location: The Old American Can Factory (232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215)

  • Time:

  • 8:00pm: Doors Open

  • 9:00pm: Film Begins

  • 10:30pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • 10:45pm: Post-Screening Reception

  • Tickets: Available HERE

  • More: Attendees will enjoy an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with director Joshua Rofé immediately following the screening, plus a special Post-Screening Reception, presented by Ketel One & Corona Extra. Screening courtesy of Netflix.

El Planeta

(dir. Amalia Ulman | Fiction Feature | Spain | 80 mins)

  • Date: Friday, August 27, 2021

  • Location: The Old American Can Factory (232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215)

  • Time:

  • 8:00pm: Doors Open

  • 9:00pm: Films Begin

  • 10:30pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • 10:45pm: Post-Screening Reception

  • Tickets: Available HERE

  • More: Director Amalia Ulman will be in attendance for a live Q&A following the film. Screening courtesy of Utopia. Event will also feature screening of the short film Kiss of the Rabbit God (兔兒神) (Andrew Thomas Huang | USA | 14 mins).

Language Lessons

(dir. Natalie Morales | Fiction Feature | Natalie Morales | USA | 91 mins)

  • Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

  • Location: Green-Wood Cemetery (500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232)

  • Time:

  • 7:45pm: Doors Open & Reception Sponsored by Corona Extra

  • 8:30pm: Live Music

  • 9:00pm: Film Begins

  • 10:30pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • Tickets: Available HERE; $16 per person

  • More: Actor/writer Mark Duplass and director Natalie Morales will be in attendance for a live Zoom Q&A (as befits the film!) following the film. Guests will also enjoy a special Pre-Screening Reception, presented by Corona Extra. Screening courtesy of Shout! Studios and Duplass Brothers Productions. Co-presented by NewFest. Event will also feature screening of the short film Laura, Carlton & the Tijuana Bulls (dir. Michael Barth, Bobby Moser, Gia Rigoli | USA, Mexico | 11 mins).

The Scary of Sixty-First

(dir. Dasha Nekrasova | Fiction Feature | USA | 81 mins)

  • Date: Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Location: The Old American Can Factory (232 Third St., Brooklyn, NY 11215)

  • Time:

  • 8:00pm: Doors Open

  • 9:00pm: Films Begin

  • 10:30pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • 10:40pm: Post-Screening Reception

  • Tickets: Sold Out

  • More: Director Dasha Nekrasova will be in attendance for a live Q&A following the film. Guests will also enjoy a special Post-Screening Reception, presented by Ketel One & Corona Extra. Screening Courtesy of Utopia. Event will also feature screening of the short film​​​​Polka Dotted Boy (dir. Sarina Nihei | Denmark | 7 mins)

Rooftop Shots (Closing Night Short Film Program)

  • Short Films:

  • Mad Mieter (dri. M+M (Weis/De Mattia) | Germany | 6 mins)

  • The Game (Das Spiel) (dir. Roman Hodel | Switzerland | 18 mins)

  • Ten Leaves Dilated (dir. Kate E. Hinshaw, Ebony Blanding | USA | 15 mins)

  • Daughter (Dcera) (dir. Daria Kashcheeva | Czech Republic | 15 mins)

  • Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021

  • Location: Location: Green-Wood Cemetery (500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232)

  • Time:

  • 7:45pm: Doors Open

  • 8:30pm: Live Music

  • 9:00pm: Film Begins

  • 10:30pm: Filmmaker Q&A

  • 10:45pm: Post-screening Reception

  • Tickets: Available HERE; $16 per person

We Are The Thousand

(dir. Anita Rivaroli | Documentary Feature | Italy | 80 mins)

  • Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Location: Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech (5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

  • Time: Films Begin at Sunset

  • Tickets: Free

  • More: Screening courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures. Event will also feature screening of the short film Playback (dir. Agustina Comedi | Argentina | 14 mins).

Stop and Go

(dir. Mallory Everton, Stephen Meek | Fiction feature | USA | 80 mins)

  • Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

  • Location: Brooklyn Commons at MetroTech (5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

  • Time: Films Begin at Sunset

  • Tickets: Free

  • Screening courtesy of DECAL. Event will also feature screening of the short film Puss (dir. Leah Shore | USA | 8 mins).

Additional screenings include (date and venue to be announced soon):

The Last Days of Gilda

(dir. Gustavo Pizzi | Fiction Series | Brazil | 106 mins)

Gilda loves cooking, men and life. But for her religious neighbors this self-confident independent woman is a thorn in the flesh.

Once Upon a Time in Queens

(dir. Nick Davis | Documentary Series | USA)

The 1986 Mets were one of the most dominating, infamous, and magical teams of all-time. Once Upon a Time in Queens tells the story of an incredible season in the greatest city in the world, a fairy tale that will never be forgotten, and never seen again. Screening courtesy of ESPN 30 For 30.

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