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Rooftop Films Announces Schedule, Venue and Ticket Information for 2015 Summer Series

Rooftop Films Announces Schedule, Venue and Ticket Information for 2015 Summer Series

READ MORE: Rooftop Films Summer Series Announces Opening Weekend Program

Rooftop Films, which announced their short films lineup and opening night program for their 2015 Summer Series earlier this week, has just released a detailed schedule of film screenings, along with venue and ticket sales information.

Tickets for each screening can be bought online or at the door. They cost $15 (though select screenings are free), and include admission to the film as well as live music and an afterparty. Doors for each screening open at 8pm, with live music at 8:30 before the film begins at 9, and an afterparty starting at 11pm. 

For more info on the series and a full schedule, head over to their website. Check below for the feature film lineup, with synopses courtesy of Rooftop Films:

Saturday, May 30th 
Old American Can Factory, Gowanus 
“7 Chinese Brothers” (Bob Byington) 
Bob Byington’s latest hangdog comedy, starring Jason Schwartzman and his trusty sidekick, Arrow.

Friday, June 5th 
Old American Can Factory, Gowanus 
“Spartacus & Cassandra” (Ioanis Nuguet) 
An intimate cinematic portrait of two Roma children forced to become their parents’ parents. Courtesy of UniFrance.

Saturday, June 6th 
Industry City, Sunset Park
“The Wolfpack” (Crystal Moselle)
Brothers locked away from society find a window to the outside through their love of film. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Friday, June 12th 
Old American Can Factory, Gowanus 
“Welcome to Leith” (Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker)
Aryan militants invade a small North Dakota town. The town fights back.

Friday, June 26th 
Old American Can Factory, Gowanus 
“Sam Klemke’s Time Machine” (Matthew Bate)
A free-wheeling and non-fiction portrait of an extra-ordinary nobody, 35 years in the making. Courtesy of Visit Films.

Friday, July 3rd 
Location TBA
“Men Go To Battle” (Zachary Treitz)
A Civil War epic of intimate proportions, written & directed by Rooftop Film Fund Grantees.

PRECEDED BY “American Renaissance” (Jarred Alterman & Ryan Scafuro)
Explore the fantastic world of Elizabethan England… in a small town in upstate New York.

Tuesday, July 7th 
Location TBA 
“Tangerine” (Sean Baker)
The riotous Christmas tale of a transgender prostitute searching for the pimp that broke her heart. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Friday, July 10th 
Old American Can Factory, Gowanus
“Bloomin’ Mud Shuffle” (Frank V. Ross) 
A charming drama about a housepainter in love from one of the Midwest’s finest indie auteurs.

PRECEDED BY “Meat” (Michael Forstein)
Desperate for work, Darren agrees to a one day trial as a door to door meat salesman.

Saturday, July 11th 
Industry City, Sunset Park
“Romeo is Bleeding” (Jason Zeldes)
In downtrodden region of Northern California, the youth of a city mount an urban adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

Friday, July 17th – (FREE SHOW)
Metrotech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn
“Field Niggas” (Khalik Allah)
A visceral documentary captures the inhabitants and sultry streets of Harlem in mid-summer.

PRECEDED BY “Santa Cruz del Isolte” (Luke Lorentzen)
A community of about 600 people live on one of the most densely populated islands in the world; a way of life that can no longer continue with ease.

Saturday, July 18th 
Old American Can Factory, Gowanus
“The Chinese Mayor” (Hao Zhou) 
The fascinating life of a bureaucrat restoring ancient ruins at the expense of his own career.

Friday, July 24th 
Industry City, Sunset Park
“{THE AND} Game Live Experience” (THE SKIN DEEP) 
An interactive social experiment that explores the labyrinths of human intimacy.

“{THE AND} Marcela & Rock” (Topaz Adizes)
A short documentary that brings the viewer into the emotional space of a modern day relationship.

Wednesday, July 29th – (FREE SHOW)
Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
“Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens” (Cédric Dupire & Gaspard Kuentz)
A compelling and hypnotic glimpse into one of India’s wildest carnivals. Courtesy of UniFrance. 

PRECEDED BY “The Golden Legend” (Olivier Smolders)
Collector of cursed musicians, unreasonable murderers, fairground freaks, paranoid revolutionaries, flatulists and suicidal hermits, a psychiatric patient presents a gallery of the historic figures he is haunted by.

Thursday, July 30th – (FREE SHOW)
Brookfield Place, Financial District
Animation Block Party
Rooftop Films is proud to co-present the opening night of Animation Block Party, the premier animation festival on the East Coast, dedicated to exhibiting all genres of the world’s best independent, professional and student animation. 

Saturday, August 8th 
Location TBA
“Divine Location” (Michael Loeken & Ulrike Franke)
A subtly delightful comic portrait of a small German town undergoing huge changes.

Saturday, August 15th 
Industry City, Sunset Park
“Finders Keepers” (Bryan Carberry & Clay Tweel) 
A man finds a dismembered foot in an auctioned meat smoker. Then things get strange. Courtesy of The Orchard.

Tuesday, August 18th 
Industry City, Sunset Park
“Digging for Fire” (Joe Swanberg)
Jake Johnson digs for answers in Joe Swanberg’s latest indie-star-studded drama. Courtesy of The Orchard.


“Goodnight Mommy” (Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz)
A bone-chilling Austrian thriller about two young boys and their mysteriously altered mother. Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC.

“Krisha” (Trey Shults)
Rooftop grantee Trey Shults’ daring, SXSW-winning drama about a family on the brink.

READ MORE: Rooftop Films Announces Short Films Lineup for the 2015 Summer Series

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