Damsel in the cemetery

Rooftop Films returns to Green-Wood for Damsel, starring the Zellner Brothers, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, showing outdoors in the cemetery.

Damsel in the cemetery

Rooftop Films returns to Green-Wood for Damsel, starring the Zellner Brothers, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, showing outdoors in the cemetery. A new style western film that scored heavily at Sundance will be screened in one of the greatest locations in Brooklyn.

Damsel follows an affluent pioneer, Samuel Alabaster, (Robert Pattinson) as he ventures across the American Frontier to find and marry the love of his life, Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). As Samuel traverses the Wild West with a drunkard named Parson Henry (David Zellner) and a miniature horse called Butterscotch, their once-simple journey grows treacherous, increasingly blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel. It is an affectionate reinvention of the western genre that showcases the Zellner Brothers.

David and Nathan Zellner are filmmakers based out of Austin, Texas. For David's feature film Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014), starring Oscar-nominated actress Rinko Kikuchi, which he directed and acted in, and co-wrote with his brother Nathan Zellner, he won a Best Director Jury Prize award at the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival. The film also won an Audience Award for Best Film and Special Jury Award at the 2014 Las Palmas Film Festival.

Robert Pattinson as Samuel Alabaster
Mia Wasikowska as Penelope
Robert Forster as Old Preacher
David Zellner as Parson Henry
Nathan Zellner as Rufus Cornell
Joseph Billingiere as Zacharia

The Zellners assembled the three principal cast members along with 27 crewmembers and 70 extras. Filming was set to last 32 days. Most of the film was shot in Utah. In an interview, Pattinson described the film as, "a kind of slapstick comedy."[6]


Address: 500 25th Street. Greenwood, Brooklyn
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: After-Party


DAMSEL -- Tickets at Green-Wood



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. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors. For more information and updates please visit their website at www.rooftopfilms.com.


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