Closing Night for Rooftop Films 2017

Rooftop Films presents a Short Film Program, Rooftop Shots, for their CLOSING NIGHT! on August 19, 2017

Closing Night for Rooftop Films 2017

Rooftop Films | COURTYARD 5-6 OF INDUSTRY CITY | Sunset Park

Rooftop Films presents a Short Film Program, Rooftop Shots for their CLOSING NIGHT! on Saturday, August 19, 2017, in the COURTYARD 5-6 OF INDUSTRY CITY in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It’s hard to say goodbye. These short films will ease the pain.

It's ok to feel sad at the end of the summer. When a good thing comes to an end, we all want to freeze time and hold that thing in amber, preserving the memory. From the musings of an inflatable, road-side dancer to a tiny purple creature discovering what happens when you leave the world you know, these films seek to answer the question on all of our minds, “what now?”

But after the films, go out with a bang with a massive after-party sponsored by Visit Seattle, featuring a live performance by Chastity Belt, free food from Seattle and drinks courtesy of Corona Extra, DeLeon Tequila, Freixenet sparkling cava, Tanqueray, Fever Tree-Tonic, and more!


Risto-Pekka Blom | Finland | 5
You will learn how to own. You do not owe anything to anyone. You will get it all. A video about an air-filled figure at the shopping centre.


Josza Anjembe | France | 21
Teenage Seyna faces unexpected obstacles on her mission to become a French citizen, from the disapproval of her Cameroonian father to the limitations of the camera lens.

"Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux" de Josza Anjembe from L'oeil du voisin on Vimeo.



David OReilly | U.S.A., Ireland | 11
Everything is an interactive experience where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond. Everything is a procedural, AI-driven simulation of the systems of nature, seen from the points of view of everything in the universe. Everything is narrated by the late great British American philosopher Alan Watts (1915-1973).


Julian Glander | U.S.A. | 4
Bloop, the little pink buddy that everyone loves, is so excited for her birthday. As her friends plan a party, a dark shadowy figure looms over everything. This is gonna be some day.

BLOOP'S BIRTHDAY ✨ trailer from JULIAN GLANDER on Vimeo.



Aaron Schock | Mexico, U.S.A. | 38
Set within the rainforests of southern Mexico, La Laguna tells the story of a Mayan boy’s remarkable journey from childhood to adolescence. While Yu’uk and his younger brother José enjoy a childhood of uncommon freedom in the jungle, Yu’uk’s family’s problems begin to mount and leaving his village – and his beloved little brother – may be his family’s only hope.


8:00 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
11:00 PM: After-Party sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet, Fever-Tree Tonic and Visit Seattle


Saturday, August 19th, Industry City, 274 36th Street (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)



The 21st annual Rooftop Films Summer Series continues with regular screenings through August as well as special events into September. Every event will include live musical performances and a majority will feature after-parties courtesy of sponsors Tanqueray, Corona Extra, and Freixenet. Venues this year include The William Vale in Williamsburg, The Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Industry City in Sunset Park, Metrotech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn, New Design High School in the Lower East Side, Solar One in Kips Bay, and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.

FOR A DETAILED SCHEDULE OF THE 2017 SEASON, 2017 Rooftop Films Summer Series Slate

Founded in 1997, Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to their annual Summer Series – which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer – Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits, and supports film screenings citywide with the Rooftop Films Community Fund. Rooftop Films brings underground movies outdoors.