Rooftop Films Summer Series: Outdoor Film Screenings + Live Music
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The last date listed for Rooftop Films Summer Series was Friday August 10, 2012 / 9:00pm.
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Mary Shelley's 1818 horror classic, Frankenstein, gets a 21st-century update in this innovative British production, directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) and adapted by Nick Dear. The high-definition recording was made on the London Stage of the acclaimed National Theatre, and now this 2011 broadcast returns to the big screen as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. The classic tale of a mad scientist and his ghoulish creation, the production features actors Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting), who both won Olivier Awards for alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Learn More
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Featured review from Anna Meister
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Rooftop films is an outdoor film event that goes through the summer months at various locations throughout the city. The evening starts with a performance by a live band followed by a film screening. There was also a Q&A with the director after. The seating is first come first served and this event was on the roof of the New Design high school. The folding chairs were uncomfortable and it was hard for me to see the screen as I sat behind some tall audience members, but I enjoyed listening to the music and watching the film. Perhaps the other locations offer better seating and viewpoints.
Quotes & Highlights
- " If you feel that's not enough to warrant your ten big ones, (a) what's wrong with you? and (b) your ticket also gets you access to the open bar at the after-party at Fontana's. You don't get that with Toy Story."--Time Out NY
- "Check out the city from above while watching truly entertaining movies."--Vanity Fair
- "In New York City, rooftops are for more than just keeping the rain off one's head. They're places of respite. Some use them as tar beaches. Those looking for more active forms of entertainment can turn to the Rooftop Film Festival."--The New Yorker
- "On weekends around sunset, spread over 13 outdoor locations in four boroughs, Rooftop's 14th-annual series offers both consistently thoughtful programming and a fully realized summer experience"--The Village Voice
- Watch the official trailer for Only the Young
June 1, 2012: This Ain't California (Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School)
This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of roller boarding in the German Democratic Republic.
June 9, 2012: Sun Don't Shine (Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School)
Sun Don't Shine follows Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal’s sinister past and the couple’s troubling future.
June 16, 2012: I Think It's Raining (Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School)
Starring and featuring original songs by Alexandra Clayton, I Think It’s Raining is a music-infused San Francisco portrait of a woman at odds with who she once was and who she will become.
June 23, 2012: Gayby (Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School)
Jenn and Matt are best friends from college who are now in their thirties. Single by choice, Jenn spends her days teaching hot yoga and running errands for her boss. Matt suffers from comic-book writer’s block and can’t get over his ex-boyfriend. They decide to fulfill a youthful promise to have a child together… the old-fashioned way.
August 10, 2012: Only the Young (Open Road Rooftop above the New Design High School)
Kevin and Garrison trace their way through this documentary ode to being young and carefree. Follow these friends as they skate through the desert landscape of Canyon Country, creating makeshift skate parks and claiming abandoned houses as their own. Witness their universal struggle with youthful ideals coming of age as they balance the pull of new love interests with heartfelt Christian ideals in a sublime film filled with fluid motion and a spellbinding soundtrack.
About the Ticket Supplier: Rooftop Films
Rooftop Films is known internationally as one of the most dynamic film festivals in the world. In 2011, we will screen more than 25 feature films, almost all of which are New York, U.S. or World Premieres. We'll also show over 150 short films in themed programs which have received accolades for being smart, entertaining, and filled with astonishing movies. This combination of brilliant, original programming and stunning outdoor venues makes Rooftop Films one of the best-attended film festivals in New York. We have also begun to expand to other cites. In 2010, Rooftop screened films outdoors in Toronto, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Harrisburg, Calicoon, and Camden, Maine. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors.