Friday, July 5, 2013

Free Outdoor Short Films At Roosevelt Island's Southpoint Park Tonight - Rooftop Films Presents Independent Films By And About New Yorkers With Spectacular East River Views

FRANKENSTORM: From Across the East River (Teaser Trailer) from John Mattiuzzi on Vimeo.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Come out to Southpoint Park on Friday, July 5th at 8:30 PM to watch a selection of independent short films hosted by Rooftop Films.

Soft serve ice cream and treats will be available for purchase from the Mister Softee Ice Cream truck.

So come on out and enjoy the movie with family and friends.

**This screening is sponsored by Councilwoman Jessica Lappin & Rooftop Films.**


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
Rooftop Films adds:
Rooftop Films heads to Roosevelt Island with a special FREE program of short films by and about New Yorkers. Join us at beautiful South Point Park for a scenic night along the shore of the island with spectacular views of Manhattan, Queens and the river on all sides.

Childhood Sale (Casimir Nozkowski | 9 min.)
The filmmaker parts with his comic book past

Frankenstorm: From Across The East River (John Mattiuzzi | 5 min.)
"Frankenstorm: From Across The East River" is a visual and emotional account of the night that ended in the horrifying Con Edison explosion, darkening half of Manhattan’s skyline. This short form, experimental documentary hovers along the East River, at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, where hundreds of spectators flocked to absorb the terrifying amusements of an approaching superstorm.

Everything Absolutely (Natalie Paul and Terence Nance | USA | 12 min.)
An overwhelmed young woman, out on a date, unexpectedly discovers everything she needs in a conversation.

SOLO PIANO – NYC (Anthony Sherin | USA | 5 min.)
On a cold winter morning, a lone piano stands curbside in New York City. Passersby slow, stop, and play. Plinking slightly out-of-tune over the white noise of Broadway’s cars, buses, trucks, and sirens, the piano awaits its fate. A plaintive reminder to never pass up a unique opportunity in NYC.

How To Walk to Manhattan (John Wilson | 10 min.)
A distracted walking tour of an exhausting commute.

A Man Named Magick (Joaquin Perez and Robert Hatch-Miller | Brooklyn, NY | 12 min.)
Meet Magick Balay, who runs a midtown Manhattan magic shop by day, and at night performs his own legerdemain at clubs and private parties. A close-up portrait of a charismatic guy whose greatest feat is how he has transformed himself through his art.

Aaron Burr, Part 2 (Dana O’Keefe | USA | 8 min.)
An American revolutionary updates his place in history in this radically inventive and modern bio-pic.

The Commoners (Penny Lane & Jessica Bardsley | New York, NY | 12 min.)
In 1890, a wealthy eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin collected every bird ever mentioned by Shakespeare and released them into Central Park. The only one to survive in the New World was the European Starling, now among the commonest - and most despised - birds in America. |

Under the Rollercoaster (Lila Place | USA | 15 min.)
To thousands, the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster was a Coney Island icon, but for Mae Timpano it was home. This enchanting film examines the true-life experience of one woman and her unique relationship to Coney Island living under the famed Thunderbolt Roller Coaster.
Doors open at 8, films start at 8:30.

This is great - would love to see more independent film screenings outdoors on Roosevelt Island but I do hope for a better food selection than Mr. Softee.


billblass said...

With all the money these hipsters make. You would think they would pay to see a movie