Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series - Films, Live Music, After Parties - Every Weekend

Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series opens May 15 - More than 40 film and music events in spectacular outdoor locations throughout the summer. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors
April 2, 2009 - PRLog -- Rooftop Films is back and we’re starting the summer early! The Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series kicks off on Friday, May 15th. Head to the Lower East Side of Manhattan and ascend the stairs of New Design High School, follow the crowds to the Open Road Rooftop to see extraordinary live music performances and amazing films under the warming sky, framed on all sides by the greatest cityscape in the world.

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. We’ll be in more than a dozen spectacular outdoor locations around New York City and anticipate over 25,000 attendees throughout the summer.

On Friday, May 15 the Rooftop Films Summer Series opens with the shorts program, “This is What We Mean by Short Films” at the Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School (Lower East Side). These are the movies that define the short film as a genre—quickly clever but profoundly rich, packed with hard-hitting humor and long-lasting poignancy. Rooftop has received over 2,000 film submissions and will screen 20 feature-length films and over 120 short films throughout the summer. We screen films from around the world, in every imaginable genre—documentaries, narratives, animations, experimental films, music videos, home movies and more. The full schedule of films and ticket information will be available soon.

Rooftop Films shows are not merely film screenings, they are film events that have a relaxed yet festive atmosphere and provide a great opportunity for the audience to mingle with musicians, filmmakers and the festival organizers as they enjoy some of the best new music and independent film in the world. Tickets to Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series are just $9—the best deal in town for new movies, great bands, spectacular views, awesome parties (with free drinks) and more. The fusion of live music, films, and unique outdoor locations make the Rooftop Films Summer Series like no other festival in the world.

As a non-profit organization, Rooftop Films is as much a community organization as it is a film festival: our mission is to educate the public and bring communities together. For each venue, we select films and music which will be relevant to the local community, but which will also expose them to new ideas, issues and art forms. The specific issues addressed at our events change from year to year, depending on the films which are submitted to us and the needs articulated by the communities in which we host them.

Rooftop Films “Quick Facts”
•   44 shows throughout New York City
•   Over 12 different outdoor locations
•   Every Friday and Saturday night from May 15 - September 2
•   24 feature films
•   20 programs of short films, including over 120 shorts
•   Live music at every show
•   After-parties with free Radeberger Pilsner

The full 2009 schedule will be available soon on our website,

Download the Rooftop Films online press kit here:

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Rooftop Films Summer Series: Independent films/live music every weekend, all summer, in outdoor locations in NYC. As a non-profit organization, Rooftop also provides grants, teaches filmmaking to young people, and rents low-cost equipment to artists.
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