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If it rains on the day of your event they will not change the date.
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They had free popcorn that was delicious!
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Rooftop Films Summer Series
14 ratings
3.7 average rating
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295 events
159 reviews
13 stars
attended Jun 01 2012

Boring subject matter. Too crowded. Too noisy. Could not read subtitles. Walked out.

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1 stars
attended May 18 2012

I liked the concept but the movies were really bizarre.

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attended May 18 2012

The idea is a great one and has great potential however little things that need to work on such as offer some snacks ( obviously at a fee ). You play a movie, sell popcorn and also give drinks during the little concert that you have. It's more...continued

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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.