THE MUPPETS and More Set for Rooftop Films Screenings, Now thru 7/28
Rooftop Films has a full line-up city-wide next week, beginning today, July 23, including several free shows starting on Monday with a free screening of The Muppets on Coney Island; a free screening of The Waiting Room in Manhattan on Tuesday, a special free screening of NY premiere of Her Master's Voicein Queens on Wednesday, a free screening of The Natural in Staten Island on Thursday, Animation Block Party in Brooklyn on Friday and finally, Grandma Lo-Fi in Brooklyn on Saturday. Check out full details below.
Tonight, July 23
(James Bobin | USA | 98 min.)
Free Screening: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/the-muppets/
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.
On the beach at Coney Island, 3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, take the D, F, N or Q train to Coney Island, walk to the beach and make a left. Music and dancing with the Coney Island Dancers begins at 7 p.m. The film begins at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24
The Waiting Room
(Peter Nicks | USA | 80 min.)
Free screening: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/the-waiting-room-1/
The American medical system is in tatters, and political arguments often overlook the most fundamental element: human beings' health. Director Peter Nicks knew the problems would be most evident, the drama most poignant, in one place: a low-income, urgent care waiting room. This elegantly crafted documentary has an intimate approach that reveals the myriad systematic failures in a way that is compelling and personal. You can't watch The Waiting Room and still ignore the call for change. Working with The Fledging Fund, the Center for Health Media Policy, and the film's own interactive website, Rooftop Films is pleased to present this event committed to positive health care activism.
Outdoors at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 2nd Ave & E 47th St, take the 4, 5, 6, 7, or S to 42nd Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Film begins at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 25
Her Master's Voice
(Nina Conti | USA | 60 min.)
Free Screening: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/her-masters-voice/