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Rooftop Films Screening New York Centric Shorts

(released 6/19/2019)


Rooftop Films is known for being the outfit that shows movies in unexpected places.  Weather permitting, they are screening New York films at Liberty Park on Thursday, June 20th.  It's not a commonly known park yet, so you can find this one at the foot of the World Trade Center.  It is outdoors and admission is free.  Right now, the weather forecast doesn't look good, but keep your fingers crossed.  In any case, if it does rain, this will be rescheduled.

The schedule is as follows: "doors" open at 7:15pm, live music from W. Y. Huang at 7:45pm, screenings begin at 8:30pm, and followed by a Q&A at 10:00pm.

Here's the lineup of New York-centric films:

Footprint by Sara Newens
"Footprint" is a meditative, experiential look at how visitors interact and engage with the World Trade Center Memorial.

An Afternoon at Oyster Bay by Jon Behrens
This film was made from hand painted, manipulated optically printed of a family's 16mm home movies during their 1924 summer vacation to Oyster Bay.

Suicide by Sunlight by Nikyatu Jusu
Valentina, a day-walking black vampire protected from the sun by her melanin, is forced to restrain her bloodlust to regain custody of her estranged daughters.

Roommates by Louis Lagayette
Jeremy moves into a new apartment. He hasn't met his roommate yet and soon understands they will struggle to connect...

Strong Bonds by Anya Alekhina
Darren meets his girlfriend's fraternal twin brother for the first time and realizes Alex looks quite similar to him. Moreover, twins relationships seems to be too warm and he gets quickly poisoned with incestual thoughts. Being raised in an orphanage, Darren has never been exposed to the kind of intimacy Alex and Alexandra have. The farther the party of three goes, the more suspicious Darren becomes. Is he just being jealous?

Don't Freak Out by Casimir Nozkowski
We take Earth for granted but if we step back and contemplate the wonders of the world around us, it's a pretty great planet. Don't Freak Out is an attempt to see that greatness, through the eyes of a reformed alien, originally sent here to colonize our planet. Now passing as a human and married to an actress, the alien must reckon with his new identity as a husband and father. With his former life characterized by violence, he's come to appreciate how Earth's food and culture have dimmed his memories of his home world's ways. All that's left to do is inform his superiors he's never coming back and his wife that he's been lying to her since they met. Don't Freak Out brings us to that point of no return and shows us what it looks like when an alien tries to stop alienating the woman he loves.

I Bought a Whole Field of Corn by Cory Snearowski & Danny O'Hare
A man impulsively buys an acre of corn only to stumble into a world he never expected.

King Wah (I Think I Love You) by Horatio Baltz
A disgruntled delivery man, a woman with chronic déjà vu, Pat Sajak, and a slow dance in a Chinese takeout restaurant.

Enough by Anna Mantzaris
Moments of lost self-control.

Sundays by José Andrés Cardona
Jonny teaches Tommy how to drive.

OMW by Mary Dauterman
When you're on the way but you're a liar! Told as a series of texts between two friends dreading their plan to hang out, "On My Way" is a comedy about not wanting to leave the house.





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