Rooftop Films announces 2010 Summer Series opening weekend

Movie News | Apr 23rd, 2010

Rooftop Films kicks off their 14th Annual Summer Series of “Underground Movies Outdoors.” In 2010, they will screen 23 feature films and 21 programs of short films, including festival hits and world premieres. The films come from around the world, with off-beat and hilarious comedies, intimate and intense dramas, powerful and personal documentaries—all of which reflect Rooftop’s focus on exciting, innovative, independent cinema.

Most events include live music, filmmaker Q&As and after-parties with free drinks. Events will be held in thirteen different spectacular outdoor locations, on rooftops, in parks and on piers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The festival runs weekends from May 14-August 20, with special shows in September.

Date: Friday, May 14
THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN BY SHORT FILMS

Opening Night of Rooftop Films 14th Annual Summer Series features grand stories in little packages. These fantastic short films are filled with ideas that are as sharp as anything you’ll see in a feature film, but get their message across in a hurry using innovation, originality and outlandish creativity. The program will include one of the hilarious Drunk History shorts, the Academy Award Winning Logorama, and many others.

Venue: Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School (350 Grand Street @ Essex – Lower East Side)

8:00pm: Doors Open
8:30pm: Live music by Twin Sister
9:00pm: Films
11:30pm: After party with free drinks

Tickets: $10 online or at the door

Date: Saturday, May 15
HOLY ROLLERS

Special Sneak Preview! An intense drama set in late-90s NYC about Hasidic Jews who get caught up in a drug smuggling ring. The feature debut from director Kevin Asch is based on a true story and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha and Q-Tip.

Venue: Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School (350 Grand Street @ Essex – Lower East Side)

8:00pm: Doors Open
8:30pm: Live music by Mahogany
9:00pm: Films
11:30pm: After party with free drinks

Tickets: $10 online or at the door

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