Entries tagged with: Rooftop Films

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photos by Chris La Putt


Rooftop's annual celebration of the weird and wonderful country we live in. A sunset party with free drinks, a fantastic fireworks view, live music, and short film comedies, dramas and political documentaries.
Venue: The show has been moved to the roof of The Xchange.
Address: 640 W 28th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenue, 9th Floor (Chelsea, Manhattan)
6:00PM: Doors open
6:30PM - 8:00PM: Open bar provided by Radeberger Pilsner and Carlo Rossi sangria
7:00PM - 9:00PM: Music by Bachelorette, Love Like Deloreans, and Class Actress presented by Sound Fix
9:20PM: Great view of the fireworks
9:50PM: Films
That's the description of how the Rooftop Films 4th of July party went down on Saturday night. Chris ran up there after the Jenny Lewis and Conor Oberst concert in Battery Park. Bachelorette also played South Street Seaport one night earlier. More Rooftop pictures below....

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The Antlers

The Antlers will be playing an upcoming Rooftop Films show on Friday, June 26th at the Open Road Rooftop (350 Grand St). Tickets are on sale. The performance will be accompanied by a showing of the indie film Humpday, which comes out July 10th and costars Mark Duplass, formerly of the Polyvinyl band Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!. (As a side note, that now-broken-up band's only, self-titled LP is being released for the first time on vinyl by the label.)

Frenchkiss is the label releasing a remastered version of The Antlers' debut, Hopsice. That's out now digitally, and available in physical form on August 18th. The album is also currently streaming online.

The band's Friday, August 21st show at the Mercury Lounge will be its release party. Murder Mystery, Twin Thousands and Brent Arnold (solo cello) open. Tickets are on sale now.

Before that gig, you can catch The Antlers on the road with Frightened Rabbit. Both play the Pitchfork Festival.

NPR recently featured The Antlers in a segment that captures the band's Washington D.C. stop on its pre-SXSW tour.

All Antlers tour dates, with the upcoming Rooftop Films music schedule, which includes a 4th of July show with Bachelorette, below...

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photos by Ryan Muir

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Rooftop Films Opening Night

Rooftop Films kicked off their 2009 season on Friday night (5/15). The event took place on the Open Road Rooftop (350 Grand Street @ Essex - Manhattan). Before the films, Cymbals Eat Guitars played a set of live music.

Upcoming bands haven't been announced yet, but a bunch of the movies have been. More pictures from the first night below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

O'Death @ Automotive High School (more by Chris La Putt)

The Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series returns for our 13th season, screening every weekend from May 15 - September 20. This summer, Rooftop will host more than 40 unique outdoor events, featuring programs of new, independently produced films from around the world paired with New York's best and brightest musical acts. [press release]
Rooftop Films kicks off its summer of music + films with a program entitled This is What We Mean By Short Films on Friday, May 15th on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop (350 Grand St) in Manhattan. On hand for the opening will be the band Cymbals Eat Guitars. Tickets are on sale.

Last summer, Rooftop started off June 6th with a program at Open Road Rooftop that featured now-defunct Brooklyn band Dirty on Purpose. Other program highlights (on the music side) from 2008 included Phosphorescent, O'Death (photo above), Deer Tick and others.

Cymbals Eat Guitars recently canceled some of their upcoming shows, including planned NYC gigs at Cameo on May 8th and an appearance at Santos Party House's DKMS benefit on Saturday, May 9th.

Cymbals Eat Guitars' first show since the cancellations will be the Rooftop Films event. Also coming up for the band is a Sunday, May 17th show at Glasslands, an opening spot for White Rabbits at the Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, May 21st, and a show at Southpaw on Wednesday, May 27th. Tickets for the White Rabbits show are still on sale.

Full Cymbals Eat Guitars message and tour dates, plus details on the Rooftop Films opening, with a video of Rooftop's '08 Animation Block Party featuring Plushgun, below...

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Matteah Baim

"January 2009 will be a time of reflection for the entire country. As America looks to a future of change, the pundits will provide their own spin on what the last 8 years have meant.

CRAWFORD, an extraordinary documentary by first-time filmmaker David Modigliani, provides a unique perspective on the Bush presidency: through the eyes of the 705 residents of Crawford, Texas.

B-Side Entertainment is proud to announce a nationwide grassroots exhibition program for this exceptional film - "Host Your Own Farewell to W. - CRAWFORD's 50-State Screening Party". Through February, we will be coordinating grassroots screening events in all 50 states - red, blue, and everything in between."

One such screening is taking place for free tonight/Monday (1/12) in NYC at Chelsea Market.

"Before the film, Matteah Baim will be performing live, and throughout the show there will be free Radeberger Pilsner for all in attendance." I know Matteah most as a friend and collaborator of Cocorosie, Devendra Banhart and Antony, but she makes her own music too. Joining her at this free show, as her band I assume, will be Birdie Lawson and Hisham Bharoocha. I know Hisham best as an ex-member of Lightning Bolt and Black Dice, and most of all as Soft Circle.

All screening details below...

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As I hid in the comments yesterday, Parenthetical Girls weren't able to make it to NYC to open for Sunset Rubdown at MHOW tonight (Sept 16)...

"due to gross mechanical incompetence on the part of an auto mechanic, our engine basically blew up last night on our way to Boise. We towed back to Portland. The mechanic has to rebuild the engine, and it won't be done until either Monday or Tuesday. We will not be able to make it to the first Sunset Rubdown show. Hopefully we can make it to Philadelphia." [Zac from PG]
Phosphorescent takes their place. Tickets are still available.

Sunset Rubdown also play Mercury Lounge on Wednesday.

Phosphorescent also play a Rooftop Films shindig at 350 Grand st. in Manhattan on Thursday.

Song Sung Blue

I'm super excited to announce that ROOFTOP FILM's Summer Series will screen SONG SUNG BLUE on the lawn at South Point Park on Roosevelt Island SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th @ 9PM. THUNDER and her children, Rachel and Dana are all scheduled to be in attendance. The screening will be FREE and details can be found [here]...

...SONG SUNG BLUE has screened only once in NYC back in February to a packed house at IFC Center. This NYC screening comes at a wonderful time given the many emails of inquiry I continue to get from New Yorkers that could not make the previous screening or have since learned of the film.

As an extra bonus ROOFTOP FILM's will have a NEIL DIAMOND karaoke hour before the film that should be "off the hook". All are encouraged to [sign up] for an opportunity to belt out their favorite ND tune and make a beautiful noise as the sun sets over the big apple. [filmmaker Greg Kohs]

August 16th is also the last of four shows that the real Neil Diamond is playing at MSG in NYC this week. The first is tonight (Aug 12). Check Ticketmaster for tickets to those.

photos by Chris LaPutt

Odeath on a roof

Odeath on a roof

Not all of the "Rooftop Films" are actually on roofs. Last night (June 12, 2008) the show happened in the field at a high school right next to McCarren Park. The musical guest O'Death played for about 30 minutes. Then there were a whole bunch of short movies. A.R.E. Weapons plays one in Manhattan tonight. More pictures from last night below....

Continue reading "O'Death @ Automotive High School, Brooklyn, NY (part of the Rooftop Film series) (but not on a roof)"

Dirty on Purpose on a roof - June 6, 2008 (photo by Sarah Palmer)
Dirty on Purpose

Rooftop Films kicked off their 2008 season last week with a movie preceeded by a performance by Dirty on Purpose (who also opened for Swervedriver at Bowery Ballroom last night). Tonight (June 12) things keep going with a pre-movie show by O'Death. More O'Death tour dates below....

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Fiddler on the Roof

Rooftop Films is proud to present a new partnership with Sound Fix Records!

Since 1997, Rooftop Films has been screening new independent films on rooftops throughout New York City. Live music has always been part of Rooftop's programming and this summer Sound Fix Records will be presenting the music for The Rooftop Films 2008 Summer Series....

Highlights from Sound Fix presents at Rooftop Films: Dirty on Purpose, O'Death, A.R.E. Weapons, Deer Tick...

The Rooftop Films 2008 Summer Series will consist of 38 unique, outdoor, film and music events. It will run from the first week of June through the end of September, with 2 or more events each week. All of the screenings will take place outdoors in New York City, either on rooftops or in other uniquely scenic locations. Live music precedes each of the films, and free after-parties or receptions follow most events.

Dirty on Purpose is tonight (June 6) ("limited number of tix available at the door"). A few more exact dates below...

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