Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rooftop Films

Friday, June 18th


New York City scratches, splashes, survives, creates, gets sick, dies, makes music, mourns, becomes activated, does its hair, and is reborn in a different shape to do it all again - or to do something entirely different. This year's New York Non-Fiction program traces this city and its citizens, both remembered and forgotten. New York has changed a lot over the past 30 years and yet so much is still there, under facades, behind trees, under layers of the new. It is still New York, full of struggle, of possibility, of hope.



Open Road Rooftop

350 Grand St. at Essex St.


8:00 Doors open

8:30 Live music

9:00 Films begin

11:30 After-party with open bar at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St.)

Saturday, June 19th
Sibling rivalry can be either tragic or funny, but in Bryan Poyser's Lovers of Hate, it's both. The Austin-based director's savage comedy centers on floundering writer Rudy (Chris Doubek, co-star of the 2010 Rooftop Films entry The Happy Poet) and his successful brother Paul (Alex Karpovsky, co-star of the 2010 Rooftop Films entry Tiny Furniture), a children's book author who stole all of Rudy's ideas. On a whim, Rudy travels out to Park City in the hopes of surprising Paul at his spacious vacation condo. But when his brother comes home locked in an amorous embrace with the recently ex-girlfriend who broke Rudy’s heart, he decides to keep his presence in the house a mystery. Rudy hides in the shadows, spying on Paul and Diana as they engage in a secret liaison.

Poyser repeatedly shifts perspective among his three characters, combining suspense with slapstick comedy and keeping us guessing whether Paul and Diana will notice their unexpected visitor. The film was a favorite at both Sundance and South by Southwest, winning over audiences with a delectable blend of believable characters, comically awkward scenarios, and frank sexual dialogue.

Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School
350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side)

8:00 Doors Open
8:30 Live Music by North Highlands
9:00 Films Begin
11:30 After Party with Free Open Bar at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St.)

Saturday, June 20th


Casting a critical and intensely personal eye on life on a kibbutz, Sweet Mud peels away the layers of folklore and romanticism to reveal the harshness of the communal enterprise. Israeli director Dror Shaul places his outstanding cast in settings of lush visual beauty in a film that was developed at the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Lab with input by Stephen Gaghan, Ed Harris amongst others.

Rooftop Films is proud to continue our partnership with the Consulate General of Israel in New York. This summer the Consulate will mark the centennial anniversary of the Kibbutz movement with this special outdoors screening. This evening will be dedicated to the magic of this unique Israeli social phenomenon. As the kibbutz is founded upon agriculture, with a concentration on nature, the film will be screened at Solar One, a venue powered solely by green energy. Come join us for a "kibbutz-like" gathering filled with Israeli food, music and film, all under the summer skies.


On the pier at Solar One
23rd St. and the East River

8:00 Doors Open
8:30 Live Music by Hank & Cupcakes
9:00 Film begins


Lela Scott MacNeil

Rooftop Films

232 3rd Street, #D101

Brooklyn, NY 11215


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