Entries tagged with: Rooftop Films
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' 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...
"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.One such screening is taking place for free tonight/Monday (1/12) in NYC at Chelsea Market.
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."
"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...
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.
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]...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.
...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]
photos by Chris LaPutt
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....
Dirty on Purpose on a roof - June 6, 2008 (photo by Sarah Palmer)
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....
Rooftop Films is proud to present a new partnership with Sound Fix Records!Dirty on Purpose is tonight (June 6) ("limited number of tix available at the door"). A few more exact dates below...
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.