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Rooftop Films Free Showings

June 22 – 25, 2015

Monday, June 22

FRESH DRESSED (Free Show)

8:00pm Doors Open
8:30pm Live Music
9:00pm Film Begins
10:30pm Q&A with Filmmaker Sacha Jenkins
Venue: Industry City. 220 36th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Fresh Dressed is a fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion’s catwalks and Middle America shopping malls. Director Sacha Jenkins’ music-drenched history draws from a rich mix of archival materials and in-depth interviews with rappers, designers, and other industry insiders.

Featuring Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Nas, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Damon Dash, André Leon Talley, A$AP Rocky, Marc Ecko, Big Daddy Kane, Kid ‘N Play & many others. Fresh Dressed will be released on Vimeo on Demand on June 26th

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/fresh-dressed/

Tuesday, June 23

RIVER TO RIVER PRESENTS: KRAI (Free Show)

8:30pm Event Begins
Venue: River to River Festival at Pier 15. East River Esplanade, New York, NY

Krai (край) is the Russian word for edge, limit, frontier or hinterland. Present‐day Russia is divided into a myriad of ‘federal subjects’, including nine krais. Olga Bell’s Krai is an audio‐visual performance concerned with the rest of the map: the wilderness, the towns, the inhabitants and their stories.The setting for Krai is Pier 15, where a video installation showing landscapes of rural Russia provides a dreamlike backdrop for this performance. Using text that is a mix of traditional, liturgical and original poetry that Olga created with her mother, a former Radio Moscow broadcaster, Krai will feature Olga along with a small chorus will sing entirely in Russian of Cossack fables, Orthodox chants and politically charged limericks—all set to an astounding score, creating a dizzying mosaic of avant‐garde and vernacular soundscapes.

River to River Festival includes 60 free dance, music, visual art events in Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island. Olga Bell’s Krai is co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New Amsterdam as part of the River To River Festival 2015. LMCC.net

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/river-to-river-presents-krai/

Wednesday, June 24

RIVER TO RIVER PRESENTS: RENDER AND RITORNELLO (Free Show)

8:00pm Event Begins
Venue: River to River Festival at Liberty Plaza. 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY

“Their singing is fiercely beautiful and bravely, utterly exposed… It’s just these eight voices gleefully filling up a huge amount of space, and drawing upon a whole world’s worth of non-traditional techniques.” – NPR
Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-award winning vocal project founded by Brad Wells and dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Drawing from their studies with masters of non-classical traditions from around the world, the eight-person ensemble is continually growing its vocabulary of singing techniques, which include Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music, and Persian classical singing. Roomful of Teeth’s mesmerizing songs are guaranteed to capture your attention and show you the infinite possibilities of what the human voice can do through singing styles from around the world.

River to River Festival includes 60 free dance, music, visual art events in Lower Manhattan and on Governors Island. Roomful of Teeth’s Render and Ritornello is co-presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New Amsterdam as part of the River To River Festival 2015. LMCC.net

More info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2015/schedule/river-to-river-presents-render-and-ritornello/

Thursday, June 25

LOFT + ROOFTOP FILMS PRESENT: FRANCES HA (Free Show)

8:30pm Doors open, pre-show reception, and live music by Seoul
9:00pm Film Begins
Venue: Solar One. 24-20 FDR Drive, Service Road East at 23rd Street and the East River, New York, NY

Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but she¹s not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.

More info: http://loft.com/summermovies