Friday, May 29, 2009

Dark ‘Toons and Strongman

Rooftop Films will be showing Dark ‘Toons and Strongman this weekend:

Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series, our 13th year of "Underground Movies
Outdoors," will run every weekend from May 15-September 20. We are thrilled to
announce the lineup for May and June below. More details will be available next
week, including information about live music, ticket sales, after-parties and
more. Programming for the 2009 Summer Series includes feature-length films and
programs of shorts, all new, all independent. Most of the feature films are
either New York, US or World Premieres. Most screenings will include a filmmaker
Q & A. Films represent a diverse range of documentaries, fiction, drama,
comedy animation and more. We couple films with venues, and connect artists with
audiences so that each event is unique and memorable. Rooftop Films 2009 Summer
Series is presented in partnership with Cinereach and New York magazine. After
parties with complimentary drinks are provided by Radeberger Pilsner and Carlo

Tickets: $9 at the door or online at

Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization which relies on the support of our audience. Please consider making an additional donation with the purchase of your General Admission ticket. Unless otherwise noted, all screenings follow this schedule: 8:00PM: Doors open

8:30PM: Live music presented by Sound Fix Records

9:00PM: Film(s)

Saturday, May 23 Dangerous Docs

Train surfers, beard competitions, and rare chicken rescues. You can’t make this stuff up. Venue: On the Roof of Brooklyn Technical High School Address: 29 Fort Greene Place (Fort Greene, Brooklyn)

Friday, May 29 Dark ‘Toons: Optical Illusions Animated short films that bring the still to life.Venue: On the Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School Address: 350 Grand St. @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan) Open bar after-party following the screening

Saturday, May 30 Strongman (Zachary Levy New York, NY 113 min.) A humorous but heart-wrenching verité documentary about Stanless Steel, the only man in the world who can bend a penny with his fingers, a working class strongman struggling to succeed and survive.Venue: On the Roof of Brooklyn Technical High School Address: 29 Fort Greene Place (Fort Greene, Brooklyn) Stanless will be in attendance to perform a stunning feat of strength. Open bar after-party following the screening

Doesn't one of the films remind you of this?

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