Rooftop Films Announces Summer Series Schedule

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Mon, 05/14/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Rooftop Films 2012 Summer Series presented by AT&T has announced its full line-up including short programs dates and venues. Rooftop Films will screen 23 feature films and 183 short films including New York US and world premieres. The films come from around the world with offbeat comedies intimate and intense dramas and personal documentaries. Most events include live music filmmaker Q&As special appearances by the films’ casts and subjects and after-parties with complementary drinks every weekend until August 18. “With more amazing events than ever ” said Rooftop Films founder and artistic director Mark Elijah Rosenberg “2012 is going to be a spectacular summer on the rooftops parks piers and plazas of New York. Rooftop began by showing short films and I’m thrilled about the selection of shorts we have this year. We make watching short films an event with themed programs that celebrate the art form and give large audiences the chance to see emerging filmmakers make exciting new films.” Along with their already outstanding venues spanning the roofs parks and piers of Manhattan Brooklyn Queens and the Bronx Rooftop Films is excited to screen at two new locations this year: Dekalb Market and MetroTech Commons. Located in the heart of downtown Brooklyn the beautiful commons of MetroTech opened in 1992 and has become a preferred location for students local residents and those employed in the nearby buildings to spend their free time. All screenings at MetroTech Commons are co-presented with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers Dekalb Market has become a new community destination in downtown Brooklyn and brings together Brooklyn’s creative entrepreneurs in a community setting that include an incubator farm an event and performance venue and a collection of eateries and work-sell spaces. Check the Rooftop Films website for a complete list of films