Rooftop Films' 2014 Summer Series Comes to a Close with SHE'S LOST CONTROL and ROOFTOP SHOTS This Weekend
What a long strange journey it's been! Rooftop Films enters its last week of the 2014 Rooftop Film Summer.
This Friday Rooftop is screening Anja Marquardt's directorial debut SHE'S LOST CONTROL, a brooding psychological thriller that screened at both the 2014 Berlinale and SXSW festivals. On Saturday the team will host its final event of the summer, closing the festival with ROOFTOP SHOTS, a selection of shorts including the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and a film narrated by the best voice ever: George Takei.
Of course, Rooftop has live music from the awesome Uxvie and ARMS, and afterparties sponsored by New Amsterdam Gin & Vodka and Sixpoint Brewery. BONUS: On Saturday night Rooftop will be handing out FREE Talenti Gelato!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
SHE'S LOST CONTROL
8:30PM Live Music by Uxvie
9:00PM Film Begins
11:30PM After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits Venue: Industry City, 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Subway: D, N, or R trains to 36th Street) SHE'S LOST CONTROL (Anja Marquardt | 95 min.)
Focusing on the life of a sex surrogate working in Manhattan, Anja Marquardt's impressively assured directorial debut casts a penetrating gaze on the complexities of professional intimacy. Courtesy of Baxter Brothers Film Releasing. More info: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/shes-lost-control/ SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
ROOFTOP SHOTS (Closing Night) 8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music by ARMS
9:00PM Films Begin
11:30PM After Party Sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits, Bulleit Bourbon, Sixpoint Brewery, and Talenti Gelato Venue: Industry City, 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Subway: D, N, or R trains to 36th Street) Closing Night! Rooftop's 2014 season comes to a wild and epic conclusion with poignant, piercing and powerful short films that will surely stick in your mind until next spring.THE FILMS
SUN OF A BEACH (Arnaud Crillon | 6 min.)
You're at the beach. It's hot. Too hot...
In his search for happiness in North America, a European man discovers the pleasures of Fantasy Baseball. Using his new appreciation for sports as a metaphor to re-imagine his life choices, he begins to find new meaning in the world around him. Numbers & Friends is a playful and amorphous cine-essay about sports fandom and cultural identity. KRISHA (Trey Edwards Shults | 14 min.)
Krisha has not seen her family for many years. When Krisha decides to join her family for a holiday dinner, tensions escalate and Krisha struggles to keep her own demons at bay. THE LION'S MOUTH OPENS (Lucy Walker | 15 min.)
A stunningly courageous young woman takes the boldest step imaginable, supported by her mother and loving friends in this stunning documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Lucy Walker. BALANCE (Mark Ram | Groningen | 11 min.)
Two mountain climbers are scaling the extreme peaks when disaster strikes. They are dangling three thousand feet above the ground. What seems certain death becomes a balance between the two, connected by a single rope. YEARBOOK (Bernardo Britto | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 6 min.)
A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up. OF GOD AND DOGS (Abounaddara Collective | 12 min.)
A young, free Syrian soldier confesses to killing a man he knew was innocent. He promises to take vengeance on the God who let him to commit the murder. Winner of 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. THE NORTH SEA RIVIERA (Joshua Wedlake | 12 min.)
A tale of love, life and lunacy told via an estranged odyssey through the digital uncanny. Set along the East Coast of Britain in the latter half of the 20th Century, two deeply introspective and nostalgic men wander through a melancholic seaside resort as it languishes in its dying throes. THE MISSING SCARF (Eoin Duffy | Ireland | 6 min.)
A black comedy exploring some of life's common fears: fear of the unknown, of failure, rejection and finally the fear of death. Narrated by George Takei. More info: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/2014/schedule/rooftop-shots-4/.