Rooftop Films Summer Series 2019: ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon,’ ‘Greener Grass,’ and More

IndieWire | 5/10/2019 | Staff
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One of New York City’s best summertime diversions for cinephiles, Rooftop Films has unveiled its current slate for its 2019 Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV. This year’s series will take place May 17 – August 23, featuring more than 45 outdoor screenings in more than a dozen spectacular outdoor venues, with live music, filmmaker appearances, and special enhanced screenings of the best, new, independent films from around the world.

The series will kick off on Friday, May 17 at Green-Wood Cemetery with This is What We Mean by Short Films, Rooftop’s annual collection of some of the most innovative short films from the past year. The 23rd Summer Series will continue through August with screenings of new indies and festival favorites, including “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” “My Days of Mercy,” “Mickey and the Bear,” “Saint Frances,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Pink Wall,” “Premature,” “Sister Aimee,” and “Greener Grass.”

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“Last year, all of us at Rooftop Films dedicated ourselves to more inventive programming, adding more integrated musical performances, and we searched the far corners of the city to add several new, spectacular venues. The result was record-breaking attendance numbers and our most enthusiastic audience reaction to date,” said Dan Nuxoll, Artistic Director of Rooftop Films, in an official statement. “This year we’re building on that success and working to turn every single screening into a truly one-of-a-kind event. We’re thrilled with our slate this year, and the wide variety of films and specially curated enhancements should make this Summer Series our most memorable yet.”

Every Summer Series event will include live musical performances, and ticketed screenings will have after-parties. Venues this year include Green-Wood Cemetery in Greenwood Heights, The William Vale in Williamsburg, New Design High School in the Lower East Side, Murmrr Theatre in Prospect Heights, Industry City & Brooklyn Army Terminal in...
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