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Rooftop Films Announces 2015 Opening Weekend and Features Lineup

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Rooftop Films, New York’s pre-eminent eventized screening series, has announced the first films from their 2015 Summer Series program. Set to open with a slew of shorts on May 29, including the excellent All Your Favorite Shows! and Actor Seeks Role from 25 New Faces Danny Madden and Michael Tyburski (respectively), the lineup includes festival favorites like The Wolfpack and Krisha, and some more relatively unseen titles like Bloomin’ Mud Shuffle, Spartacus & Cassandra, and Divine Location. Check out the films below and head to Rooftop’s Kickstarter to support the series in exchange for memberships.

Friday, May 29, 2015
This is What We Mean by Short Films 
The Films: Kung Fury (David Sandberg), La nuit américaine d’Angélique (Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet), All Your Favorite Shows! (Danny Madden), Actor Seeks Role (Michael Tyburski), Butter Ya’Self (Julian Petschek), The Land (Erin Davis), Lesley the Pony Has an A+ Day! (Christian Larrave),Thank Ewe (Keith Wilson).

Saturday, May 30, 2015
7 Chinese Brothers (Bob Byington)
Bob Byington’s latest hangdog comedy, starring Jason Schwartzman and his trusty sidekick, Arrow.

Feature Films (more films, dates and venues to be announced soon):

Bloomin’ Mud Shuffle (Frank V. Ross)
A charming drama about a housepainter in love from one of the Midwest’s finest indie auteurs.

The Chinese Mayor (Hao Zhou)
The fascinating life of a bureaucrat restoring ancient ruins at the expense of his own career.

Digging for Fire (Joe Swanberg)
Jake Johnson digs for answers in Joe Swanberg’s latest indie-star-studded drama. Courtesy of The Orchard.

Divine Location (Michael Loeken, Ulrike Franke)
A subtly delightful comic portrait of a small German town undergoing huge changes.

Field Niggas (Khalik Allah)
A visceral documentary captures the inhabitants and sultry streets of Harlem in mid-summer.

Finders Keepers (Bryan Carberry)
A man finds a dismembered foot in an auctioned meat smoker. Then things get strange. Courtesy of The Orchard.

Goodnight Mommy (Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz)
A bone-chilling Austrian thriller about two young boys and their mysteriously altered mother. Courtesy of RADiUS-TWC.

Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens (Cédric Dupire and Gaspard Kuentz)
A compelling and hypnotic glimpse into one of India’s wildest carnivals.

Krisha (Trey Shults)
Rooftop grantee Trey Shults’ daring, SXSW-winning drama about a family on the brink.

Men Go To Battle (Zachary Treitz)
A Civil War epic of intimate proportions, written & directed by Rooftop Film Fund Grantees.

Romeo is Bleeding (Jason Zeldes)
In downtrodden region of southern California, the youth of a city mount an urban adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (Matthew Bate)
A free-wheeling and non-fiction portrait of an extra-ordinary nobody, 35 years in the making.

Spartacus & Cassandra (Ioanis Nuguet)
An intimate cinematic portrait of two Roma children forced to become their parents’ parents.

Tangerine (Sean Baker)
Sean Baker’s riotous Christmas tale of a transgender prostitute searching for the pimp that broke her heart. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Welcome to Leith (Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker)
Aryan militants invade a small North Dakota town. The town fights back.

The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle)
The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously. But after one of the brothers escapes the apartment, the power dynamics in the house are transformed, and all the boys begin to dream of venturing out. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

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