Thursday, June 25, 2009
Rooftop Films - NYC
I recently got an email with some information about an organization here in NYC called "Rooftop Films". They're dedicated to "showcasing new, independent films and emerging bands in unique outdoor locations". Here's some information on their events tonight and tomorrow. You can check out their website HERE.
THURSDAY JUNE 25
Rooftop Films, Arthouse Films & BAMcinemaFEST present
WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTRUBING THE UNIVERSE
The late civil rights attorney William Kunstler was one of the most famous and controversial lawyers of the 20th century. He represented civil rights and anti-war activists, as well as accused terrorists and murders. In the 1960s and 70s, Kunstler fought for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., and represented activists protesting the Vietnam war. When the inmates took over Attica prison, or Native Americans stood up to the federal government at Wounded Knee, they asked Kunstler to be their lawyer. To his daughters, it seemed that he was at the center of everything important that had ever happened. But when they were growing up, Kunstler represented some of the most unpopular members of society: people accused of rape, terrorism, organized crime and cop killing.
Venue: BAM GGMC Parking Lot (Outdoors across from BAM)
Address: Parking lot across from BAM @ Lafayette and Ashland (Ft. Greene, Brooklyn)
Directions: 2/3/4/5/B/Q to Atlantic Ave or D/M/N/R to Pacific St.
Rain: In the event of rain the show will be held Tuesday, June 30. Check www.rooftopfilms.com or call 718-417-7362 on the day of the event if the weather seems questionable.
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by The Albertans
11:00PM–12:30AM: After-party: Open Bar on-site, courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
Tickets: $11 at the door or online: http://newyork.going.com/event-609974;Rooftop_Films_BAMcinemaFEST_Kunstler#
Presented in partnership with: BAMcinemaFEST. Cinereach, New York magazine, IndiePix, Shooting People, Council Member David Yassky & Automotive High School
On Friday, June 26, The Antlers will perform before the sneak preview of the film, Humpday, on the roof of New Design High School in the Lower East Side.
FRIDAY, June 26
Rooftop Films and Magnolia Pictures Present
When Andrew unexpectedly shows up on Ben's doorstep late one night, the two old college friends immediately fall into their old dynamic of heterosexual one-upmanship. To save Ben from domestication, Andrew invites Ben to a party at a sex-positive commune. Everyone there plans on making erotic art films for the local amateur porn festival and Andrew wants in. They run out of booze and ideas, save for one: Andrew should have sex with Ben, on camera.
Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music The Antlers
11:30PM - 1:00AM: Open Bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St), courtesy of Radeberger beer
Tickets: $9-$25: http://newyork.going.com/event-602767;Rooftop_Films_Humpday#
No refunds. In the event of rain, the show will be indoors at the same locations. Seating is first come, first served. Physical seats are limited. This means you may not get a chair. You are welcome to bring a blanket and sit picnic-style, but NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.