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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 and follow the crowds up to the Open Road Rooftop Project 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 emerging 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.

Before the films, Sound Fix presents Cymbals Eat Guitars. The Staten Island rockers have been getting a lot of attention for their first self-released album Why There Are Mountains and were just named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork. And after the films, everyone in attendance is invited to the Rooftop Films after party at Fontana's where we will be serving complimentary Radeberger Pilsner until 1 AM and hanging out with the filmmakers and the band.

Official Website: http://www.rooftopfilms.com

Added by BKLYNfoot on April 20, 2009