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Rooftop Films Announces Summer Series Opening Weekend

Indiewire By Aaron Bogert | Indiewire May 3, 2012 at 3:15PM

Rooftop Films has announced the slate of short films that will be screening at the opening weekend of its annual Summer Series program. The screenings will be held, appropriately enough, on the Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
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Lauren Ambrose in "Think of Me"

Rooftop Films has announced the slate of short films that will be screening at the opening weekend of its annual Summer Series program. The screenings will be held, appropriately enough, on the Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. 

In addition to the short films being shown, there will also be a special screening May 12 of Bryan Wizeman's feature-length film "Think of Me," starring Lauren Ambrose.

For more tickets and additional information, head over to the official site.

The shorts, which will be screening May 11, will include the following:

"Follow the Sun" (MK12 | USA | 4 min.) A classic visit to the refreshment stand before we begin our mind-bending year of revolution.

"#Occupy Bat Signal for the 99%" (Mark Read | USA | 5 min.) A call to action from the rooftops to the 99%.

"A Morning Stroll" (Grant Orchard | USA | 7 min.) Unusual things are happening all around you, every day, forever.

"A Chjàna" (Jonas Carpignano | Italy, USA | 21 min.) An intimate epic of race riots and liberation.

"Aaron Burr, Part 2" (Dana O’Keefe | USA | 8 min.) An American revolutionary updates his place in history in this radically inventive and modern bio-pic.

"More Than Winning" (Nick Fox-Gieg | Toronto, Canada | 3 min.) "They gave me a gun, a pick, and a hand grenade, and said 'Win at any cost,' and I said 'Right.' There's nothing I love more than winning..." From a story by Susan Murray.

"A Brief History Of John Baldessari" (Henry Joost | USA | 6 min.) An American icon breaks down the nitty-gritty of his place in history in a dashing documentary narrated by Tom Waits.

"9:21:25" (Jyoty Mistry | USA | 10 min.) An extraordinary documentary about a South African entrepreneur who takes a ten-day trip into outer space and discovers a poetic nothingness that fills him with understanding.

This article is related to: Think of Me, News, New York