photo by Sarah Palmer, from www. rooftopfilms.com
Here’s a message from our friends over at Rooftop Films for a fun film event in NYC!
Friday, May 29th
Dark ‘Toons: Optical Illusions
The infirm will walk, the dead will dance, cities will rise up from the earth, and the trees themselves will rebel. Walls will crawl and
heads will roll…and then rejoin their host bodies. Anything can happen in a cartoon, and this exhilarating collection of short animated films from all over the world displays all that can be done with the form.
Independent animators have all the freedom that a filmmaker could ever hope for—if an animator has the talent and the time, then she can take any image that dances through her dreams and bring it to life. These films defy expectations and bring us images that have never been seen before–kinetic visions that defy logic yet seem to make sense to some dark corner of our subconscious.
Before the films, Sound Fix presents Javelin . And after the films, everyone in attendance is invited to the Rooftop Films after party at Fontana’s where we will be serving complimentary Radeberger Pilsner until 1 AM and hanging out with the filmmakers and the band.
Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)
8:00PM: Doors open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by Javelin
11:30PM - 1:00AM: Open Bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St), courtesy of
About Rooftop Films: Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to our Summer Series – which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer – Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, teaches media literacy and filmmaking to young people, rents low-cost equipment to artists and non-profits, and produces new independent films. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors. For more information and updates please visit our website at www.rooftopfilms.com.