Doors open at 6 pm; $15 ($10 NYSCI members)
Presented by Rooftop Films
Short films program
Rooftop Films is a nonprofit organization that has shown underground movies outdoors since 1997. Their mission is to build community through film, by showing movies that people wouldn’t otherwise see in unique spaces. This short film program explores liminal spaces, tracing a history from obscure but purposeful construction (The Mechanicals, City of Cranes) to accidental migration and occupation (Found, The Commoners), to willful social breakdown and deconstruction (Dr. Breakfast, The External World, Welcome to Pine Point, Ich Bin’s. Helmut). With comedy, drama, animation, documentary, and interactive media, these short films harmonize the complex chaos of the modern world with the soothing reminder that all is artifice.
This is part of the Empire Drive-In series.