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Rooftop Films announces opening weekend for its summer of outdoor screenings

Joshua Rothkopf
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Joshua Rothkopf

About to celebrate a major anniversary, Rooftop Films is set to commence its 20th year of bringing smart, edgy fare to NYC parks, skylines and rooftops. This year's edition begins with a doozy: Weiner, the cringe-producing Sundance documentary about disgraced sexter Anthony Weiner, will screen Wednesday May 20 at Industry City (220 36th Street), Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Doors open at 8pm for live music, the movie, a Q&A with the directors and refreshments sponsored by Stella Artois. Tickets are only being offered to members at this point, but they will be available here shortly.

Friday May 20 is Rooftop's official opening night, during which they'll screen a collection of experimental short films at The Bushwick Generator (195-215 Moore St, Brooklyn). Doors open at 7:30pm; there's more information here. On deck for the rest of the summer is a slate of adventurous doc and narrative features, including Cameraperson, the recent Tribeca favorite Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Tickled. No specific dates or times have been announced yet—as soon as we know, you will too.

For now, here's the complete list for the season:

Fiction Feature Films

Donald Cried

The Fits

Hunt For the Wilder People

Hunter Gatherer

In the Treetops

Jacqueline, Argentine

White Girl

Feature Documentaries

The Bandit


Danny Brown Concert Documentary (Title TBA)

Don Juan

Goodnight Brooklyn - The Story of Death by Audio

Life, Animated

Los Punks: We Are All We Have

The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble


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