MASTER

ROOFTOP FILMS
UNDERGROUND MOVIES OUTDOORS
Event Location
Contact
Contact ROOFTOP FILMS
718-417-7362
onNew York, NY, United States

ROOFTOP FILMS: Unexplored America (Short Films)

Saturday, June 29, 2013, 8:00 PM to Sunday, June 30, 2013, 1:00 AM
on, 350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10012
Show more event details Hide event details

Find Tickets

True SALES_PASSED
Tickets Price Fees Quantity
General Admission $13.00 $1.65
N/A
Sales ended 06-29-2013 05:00PM
Rooftop Friend ($13 General Admission ticket + $5 donation) More Info

Did you know that Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization? Consider making this additional $5 donation with the purchase of your General Admission ticket and help sustain Rooftop Films.

$18.00 $1.90
N/A
Sales ended 06-29-2013 05:00PM
Rooftop Patron ($13 General Admission ticket + $10 donation) More Info

Did you know that Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization? Consider making this additional $10 donation with the purchase of your General Admission ticket and help sustain Rooftop Films.

$23.00 $2.15
N/A
Sales ended 06-29-2013 05:00PM
Sadly, this date has passed so tickets are no longer available.

Description

Online ticketing is closed. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:00. Cash only.

 

Unexplored America

Saturday, June 29

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: Films
11:30PM-1:00AM: After-party at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St. @ Grand)
 

Leading into the 4th of July, Rooftop takes an honest look at authentic Americana, in all its absurd glory. 

America is a strange place, as bizarre as it is diverse. Cowboys toil in obscurity while pro wrestlers become larger than life. Celebrity shoplifters might cross paths with zombie hunting store clerks. And while communities bicker over the personal ways they want to honor the dead, a young man who should be hailed as a truth-telling hero is instead outed as a traitor. But whatever problems arise, this program of documentaries reminds us that above all Americans embrace their individuality, so come explore the nooks and crooks and crannies and grannies of our crazy culture.

- Mark Elijah Rosenberg

 

THE FILMS:

Rougarouing (Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher | 11’) *
Rougarouing is Cajun for "dangerous carousing."

The Roper (Ewan McNicol | 6’)
Cowboys still exist, competing for a spot in the Vegas finals and standing on horseback in convenience store parking lots.

When The Zombies Come (Jon Hurst | 9’)
Small-town big-box-store employees kill time by plotting to kill zombies, warping the way they see the store and its customers.

The Blazing World (Jessica Bardsley | 18‘) *
An evocative and intimate essay film made of stolen materials, mediating on shoplifting, depression and Winona Ryder.

INTERMISSION

Hogan (Peter Millard | 2’)
What’s more American, or absurd, than Hulkamania?

Movies Made from Home #15 (Robert Machoian | 4’)
Like many Americans, Robert is attempting to keep himself healthy and fit in order to live as long as possible, unaware of what that really means.

Bradley Manning Had Secrets (Adam Butcher | 6’)
The story of Bradley Manning, not as a Wikileaks ‘hacktivist’, but as a young American soldier simultaneously going through a crisis-of-conscience and a crisis-of-identity.

Memorial Land (Bill Brown | 31’) *
Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund recipient. In the decade since the events of 9/11/2001, the United States has been engaged in a national act of memorial making. Some of these 9/11 memorials are contested sites, where conflicting visions and voices clash. But most are quiet and deeply personal. This short non-fiction film examines some of these memorials, and the reasons why seven people made the unlikely decision to build them.

* 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.

Event Wall

Tell Everyone You Went!
Facebook Page Twitter Page