7/8/14

Rooftop Films at MetroTech, Industry City

On Friday, July 11, Rooftop Films will present Broken Hearted: Twisted Romantic Shorts,  its last free show at MetroTech Commons, featuring Dawn, the directorial debut of acclaimed actress Rose McGowan, who will be on hand for the screening.

On Saturday, July 12, Rooftop will wrap up with the Zellner Brothers masterpiece Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

The evening is co-presented by Time Out New York and includes an after-party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin and Bulliet Bourbon.


VENUE: 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

8:00PM Doors Open
8:15PM Live Music by Jack and Eliza
8:45PM Emotional Arcade
9:00PM Film Begins

FILMS:

FEAR OF FLYING (Conor Finnegan | 9 min.)
DAWN (Rose McGowan | 17 min.)
PHANTOM LIMB (Alex Grigg | Australia | 4 min.)
MORE THAN TWO HOURS (Ali Asgari | 15 min.)
THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE (Daniela Sherer | UK | 10 min.)
MR. LAMB (Jean Pesce | USA | 15 min.)
RABBIT AND DEER (Peter Vacz | 16 min.)
NOAH (Walter Woodman, Patrick Cederberg | 17 min.)

SATURDAY, JULY 12: KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER
(David Zellner | 105 min.)

VENUE: Industry City, 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

8:00PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Music
9:00PM Film Begins
10:45PM Q&A with filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner
11:30PM After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits and Bulleit Bourbon

The Zellner Brothers touching absurdist odyssey stars Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim, Babel) as a Japanese woman who believes that the movie Fargo is a true story.  On impulse, she abandons her structured life in Tokyo to travel to rural Minnesota in search of her fortune.

This weirdly touching character study evokes earlier Zellner films Goliath and Kid-Thing in its focus on terminally solitary individuals led into pathetic, delusional quests. The Zellners' strongest emotional achievement, Kumiko takes their style to a new level of sophistication.

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