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The roof of New Design High SchoolNew York, NY, United States

ROOFTOP FILMS: NY Non-Fiction

Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:00 PM to Saturday, June 15, 2013, 1:00 AM
The roof of New Design High School, 350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
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New York Non-Fiction

Friday, June 14


On the roof of New Design High School
350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Live music
9:00PM: Film
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand)


Whether you walk into “the city,” or stay in the outer boroughs (or further, in obscure and dangerous places), New York can be an overwhelming place, packed with people hurrying, hustling, huckstering. For some, it may seem apocalyptic (and on one day last October, if not in May, it was apocalyptic). Though the city may be losing some of its local color, there are still hidden corners where rugged urbanity prevails. But one great thing about New York is that no matter how tough its exterior, the core of our denizens know that our real strength is in community, support, and events like these where we can all come together.

- Mark Elijah Rosenberg

 

THE FILMS:

How to Walk to Manhattan (John Wilson | 10’)
Seems like a great day for a walk. Seems like a good-- hey doggy!

Two Islands (Jan Ijas | 6’)
Two former waste dumps, hidden islands within the city: here NYC maintains a separate public burial ground for its strangers. 

Synesthesia: The Space Between (Drew Henkels & Chelsea Moze | 8’) *
You know that feeling of coming up out of the dark subway into the lights and noise and movement of Times Sq.? That’s what life is like for NY author Maureen Seaberg all the time.

The Birdman (Jessie Auritt | 11’)
With CDs, VHSs, and old cassette tapes stacked head high, Rainbow Music is a hoarders’ paradise, but its quirky owner knows exactly where everything is. Amidst all the new Starbucks and Subways, this East Village shop maintains its mom and pop feel.

Childhood Sale (Casimir Nozkowski | 9’) *
The filmmaker parts with his comic book past.

We Will Forget (Garret Harkawik | 14’)
The true story of Staten Island resident Robert Fitzpatrick, who spent $140K on subway ads and a book that warned of the apocalypse. The film follows him up to May 21st, 2011 -- the day he predicts will be the end of the world.

Frankenstorm: From Across the East River (John Mattiuzzi | 5’)
A visual and emotional account of an apocalyptic night in NYC.

INTERMISSION

Mondays at Racine (Cynthia Wade | 39’) *
When your life is at stake, why is losing your hair so hard? In this Academy Award-nominated story of community and neighborly support, every third Monday of the month, two bold, brassy sisters open the doors of their hair salon to women diagnosed with cancer. As locks of hair fall to the floor, women gossip, giggle, weep, face their fears, and discover unexpected beauty.

* Rooftop alumni.

Restrictions

No refunds. In the event of rain, show will go on indoors at the same location. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

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