Rooftop Films, in partnership with Museum of the Moving Image, the New York Hall of Science, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, has announced the opening of two drive-in festival locations in New York City. The Queens Drive-In will open in partnership with MoMI and NYSCI on the grounds of the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The Brooklyn Drive-In opened this past weekend on the pier of The Brooklyn Army Terminal, in partnership with NYCEDC. Both venues will present films throughout the summer and fall of 2020.
Rooftop Films will host their first ever Gala on January 31 at Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan to raise funds for Rooftop’s vital community programs as well as celebrate two gifted, creative and fearless artists who have made a contribution to the art of filmmaking this past year: Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson) and Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople).
Rooftop Films has awarded sixteen cash and service grants to alumni filmmakers, including The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Garbo NYC Feature Film Grants, which were awarded to directors Robert Greene and Kirsten Johnson. Greene will receive a monetary grant of $15,000 to help finish his new film, Bisbee ‘17, and Johnson will receive a $10,000 grant to support her film, Deadpan.
Rooftop Films is excited to announce three evenings of ground breaking and creative documentaries, presented in partnership with International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary film festival. The three events will take place in various locations across New York City from Wednesday, July 20 to Friday, July 22.
House of Vans, in partnership with Rooftop Films, is bringing two memorable evenings of music and cinema to the House of Vans Brooklyn. Celebrating Rooftop Film’s 20th Annual Summer Series and the on-going House of Vans global expansion, they will bring creativity to life under one roof with the world premiere of Andrew Cohn’s documentary Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic and the New York debut of director Angela Boatwright’s Los Punks: We Are All We Have.
Rooftop Films in New York City is celebrating its 20th Annual Summer Series. This year’s series will feature more than 50 outdoor screenings in more than 13 spectacular venues, with live music, special enhancements and the best new, independent films from around the world.
Rooftop Films, AT&T, Forest City, and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership will present an elaborate, four-screen set-up for the New York premiere of Meredith Danluck’s North of South, West of East at MetroTech Commons on August 2.