** MEDIA ALERT **

Rooftop Films and SundanceTV Present Opening Weekend of the 2017 Summer Series

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Band Aid, courtesy of Hillary Spera and IFC Films

WHAT:

Rooftop Films is excited to kick off its 21st Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series next week! This year’s festivities will begin with This is What We Mean by Short Films, taking place on Friday, May 19th at The Old American Can Factory . The event will include live music by Innov Gwana, a program of kinetic and outlandish short films, and a huge after-party, courtesy of Corona,Tanqueray, and Fever Tree.

The following night, Saturday, May 20th Rooftop will present a sneak preview screening of Zoe Lister-Jones’ 2017 Sundance indie hit, Band Aid, free and outdoors at House of Vans in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Starring Lister-Jones, Adam Pally (“The Mindy Project”), and Fred Armisen (“Portlandia”), Band Aid tells the story of a couple attempting to piece their marriage back together by turning their fights into indie rock lyrics. Lister-Jones and Pally will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, followed by a live performance from their on-screen band. Band Aid opens in theaters June 2nd, courtesy of IFC Films.

 Tickets for opening night, as well as select programs and screenings are on sale at www.rooftopfilms.com . RSVPs for Band Aid are currently open for members and will be released to the general public shortly.

 SHOW DETAILS:

 Friday, May 19, 2017

This is What We Mean by Short Films

On the roof of The Old American Can Factory. 232 Third St. Brooklyn

Rooftop turns 21 this year. We’re legal, but not playing it safe. On opening night, we’re celebrating with our favorite stories from moral grey zones and uncharted territories: a mushroom of colorful balloons kills two before escaping to Canada, an unnatural presence enters tickle fight, a subversive dance number takes down the patriarchy, and a Russian circus meltdown is played in reverse. Followed by our opening night after party onsite in the outdoor courtyard, sponsored by Corona, Tanqueray, and Fever Tree.

 8:00 PM: Doors Open

8:30 PM: Live Music by Innov Gnawa

9:00 PM: Films Begin

10:30 PM: After-party sponsored by Corona, Tanqueray and Fever Tree

More Info: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/event/this-is-what-we-mean-by-short-films/

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Band Aid (Zoe Lister-Jones)

Outdoors at House of Vans. 25 Franklin St. Brooklyn

Band Aid, the refreshingly raw, real, and hilarious feature debut from Zoe Lister-Jones, is the story of a couple, Anna (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Ben (Adam Pally), who can’t stop fighting. Advised by their therapist to try and work through their grief unconventionally, they are reminded of their shared love of music. In a last-ditch effort to save their marriage, they decide to turn all their fights into song, and with the help of their neighbor Dave (Fred Armisen), they start a band. A story of love, loss, and rock and roll, Band Aid is a witty and perceptive view of modern love, with some seriously catchy pop hooks to boot.

An IFC Films release.

7:00 PM: Doors Open

8:00 PM: Press Line

8:30 PM: Film Begins

10:00 PM: Post-Screening Q&A with Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally

10:30 PM: Live Music from Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally

More Info: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/event/band-aid/

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Founded in 1997, Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to their annual Summer Series – which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer – Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits, and supports film screenings citywide with the Rooftop Films Community Fund. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors. For more information and updates please visit their website at www.rooftopfilms.com

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