Cheap Chick here! We're having a contest today! The first ten people to post either their favorite cheap and free summertime activities or suggestions for future blog entries will get two free tkts to tonight's Rooftop Films event! If you could please include your first and last name with the post so I can get that info to Rooftop Films. Thanks and see you at the movies!
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
ROOFTOP FILMS: HOME MOVIES AND COMMERCIAL KINGS (Short Films)
A special collection of short films that let us peak into the lives of strangers, plus a special sneak preview of Commercial Kings, a new series on IFC. For decades people have been making home movies; capturing what they feel are important times in their lives. Home movies are made up of personal and special moments that someone wanted to document and never forget—and most of the time they rarely get seen again. But it’s a pleasure to watch them, to peek into someone else’s life, to feel a little voyeuristic. This year's edition of Rooftop's "Home Movies" draws inspiration from the tradition of the home movie, building off tropes of self-documentation to create accomplished works of art, and honoring the life and death of a town, paying homage to wrestling fathers and grandfather’s unknown, and giving voice to boozy family members who make you laugh and truly scare you at the same time.
Outdoors in the backyard at Crown Vic, 60 South 2nd St. (at Wythe Ave.), Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Subway: Take the L to Bedford, the G to Metropolitan, or the M to Marcy. The venue is located at the corner of South 2nd and Wythe.
8:00 PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Music
9:00 PM Films Begin
11:30 PM After Party at the Crown Vic
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MY BIG RED PURSE (Giancarlo Iannotta | Chicago, IL | 4 min.)
GRANDPA LOOKED LIKE WILLIAM POWELL (David Levy | Brooklyn, NY | 4 min.)
WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER (Charles Fairbanks | Lexington, NE | 5 min.)
FAMILY NIGHTMARE (Dustin Guy Defa | Salt Lake City, Utah | 9 min.)
FOR HOME VIEWING (Mikhail Zheleznikov | Russia | 29 min.)
WEE REQUIEM (Jenn E. Norton | Canada | 7 min.)
WELCOME TO PINE POINT (Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons of The Goggles | Canada | 14 min.)
COMMERCIAL KINGS (Todd Cohen | USA | 23 min.)