Non-profit organization Rooftop Films is bringing a selection of indie films to rooftop venues in the neighborhood this summer. Sounds like a pretty cool way to support independent filmmakers while enjoying summer in the city:Saturday, June 6, 8pm, $9 Stingray Sam (Cory McAbee | Brooklyn, NY | | 70 min.) New York Premiere! A dazzling six-episode musical-western comedy that takes place in outer space, written, directed by and starring Cory McAbee, the creator of The American Astronaut. Venue: On the Roof of Brooklyn Technical High School Address: 29 Fort Greene Place (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) www.stingraysam.com The filmmakers will be in attendance.
Wednesday, June 10, 8pm, $9 PANORAMA: Tales of Mere Existence Funny films about anxiety, awkwardness and existential emotions, featuring the animations of internet sensation Lev. Plus a live reading from Lev's new book. Venue: On the Roof of Brooklyn Technical High School Address: 29 Fort Greene Place (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) Filmmaker will be in attendance.
Thursday, June 25, 8pm, $9 Rooftop, BAM Cinemafest & Arthouse Films present William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (Sarah and Emily Kunstler | Brooklyn, NY | 85 min.) He might have been the most hated and most beloved lawyer in the world, but did anyone really know William Kunstler? Venue: Outdoors across from BAM Cinematek Address: Parking lot across from BAM @ Fulton and Ashland (Ft. Greene, Brooklyn) Filmmakers will be in attendance.
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 its Summer Series – which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer – Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, teaches media literacy and filmmaking to young people, rents low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits, and produces new independent films. Rooftop Films brings the underground outdoors. For more information and updates please visit the website at www.rooftopfilms.com.