Rooftop Films Holds First Horror Movie Marathon

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Rooftop Films held the first ever indie-horror-film marathon last month at the Brooklyn Lyceum. There was no charge for admission and the event included music prizes and complimentary drinks and food. The film marathon began at 4 pm and continued until midnight.

The event kicked off with a reception featuring music projections and complimentary food and drink. The films started at 5 pm with a special screening of Jeremy Saulnier’s Brooklyn-based slasher comedy  Murder Party. Saulnier a recent winner of a grant from the Rooftop Filmmakers Fund introduced the film and talked about his latest thriller  Blue Ruin. Following Murder Party there was a program of new horror shorts from around the world. For the first time Rooftop Films screened the entire movie marathon off of a single tablet computer an Nvidia-powered tablet. Making use of Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core chip the tablets can play back more than eight hours of HD video on a single battery charge.