Please join New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Rooftop Films for an in-person screening of Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2022 on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 starting at 8:45 pm ET.
Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday will come back. Every year, Rooftop Films launches and concludes our Summer Series with short film programs, so join us for a collection of astonishing brief blasts of cinema by emerging filmmakers to close out the summer and remind us that there are many great things to come.
A face-blind man explores life through art, a cab driver collects romantic stories as she struggles with her own beloved, one grieving woman remembers her long lost father, another battles bureaucracy and mystical pants, and a third laments the loss of her strange and beloved neighborhood even before she has left it behind.
It’s a program filled with poignant, messy, bittersweet and hilarious goodbyes, so join us in the cemetery to bid farewell to the season with visionary films, live musical performances, and an after-party in the cemetery to tide us over until the next time we meet.
Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Time: 7:45PM ET (Doors Open) / 8:45PM ET (Film Begins)
Location: Green-Wood Cemetery – 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
About the Films
Bye Little Block! (Pá, Kis Panelom!)
Éva Darabos | Hungary | 9
A young woman learns that she will soon have to move out of the flat she lives in. After receiving the upsetting news from the owner she is overwhelmed with emotions. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground a surreal panorama of the neighborhood unfolds.
Kati Skelton | US | 13
A young woman named Dana navigates the logistical absurdities of executing her mother’s estate after her death, and in doing so, faces the strange ways that our culture treats the bereaved.
Diana Cam Van Nguyen | Czechia, Slovakia | 12
A young woman rediscovers letters full of love her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to put into writing what could not be said in hopes of finding the connection again.
Love Stories on the Move
Carina Gabriela Dașoveanu | Romania | 21
Lili, a 36 years old female taxi driver, is trying to save her marriage with Dani, an amateur fisherman.
Deniz Tortum & Kathryn Hamilton | Netherlands, US, Turkey | 12
Our Ark is an essay film on our efforts to create a virtual replica of the real world. We are backing up the planet, creating 3D models of animals, rainforests, cities and people. We are archiving as if ecological collapse could be staved off through some digital Noah’s Ark of beasts and objects.
Steven Fraser | Scotland, UK | 10
Prosopagnosia is a story of identity, communication and memory that uses expressive animation to investigate a personal memory box in intimate and experimental ways.
Nele Dehnenkamp | Germany | 17
Against the prosaic background of a swimming course, a young Yezidi wrestles quietly with her fearsome memories of the Mediterranean Sea.
500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.