344 East 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
New York City, New York

When Adnan Comes Home

New York Sneak Preview!
A feature-length documentary by Andrew Berends
The online box office will close between 5 and 6 PM on the day of the show after which time tickets may be purchased at the door.


Thursday July 27, 2006
8:30 - Live Music by Basya Schecter
9:00 - Showtime
TRT: 1:13:15

The Roof of the 14th Street Y |

344 E. 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, East Village, Manhattan

When Adnan Comes Home
When Adnan Comes Home is a documentary about 16-year-old Adnan whose life was ruined by a tragic turn of events that landed him in Iraq's criminal justice system under foreign occupation. Although the setting of the film is inherently political, the war is less the subject than the context in which a family drama unfolds. This deeply intimate and fiercely insightful film captures the fascinating nuances Adnan's childish desperation, his older brother's stubbornness, his mother's unflinching concern, and his father's moral quandary and emotional distance. Their story is universal, and could take place anywhere, and yet what it reveals about Iraqi culture—under occupation or not—is particularly pertinent in America today.

But Thursday also marks a special moment in Rooftop Films history, which we’d like to share with you.

On July 12, 1997, Mark Elijah Rosenberg hosted the first ever Rooftop Films screening on the roof of his apartment building at 328 East 14th Street. The night was a great success, but Mark's landlord was none too happy about the 200 people who had gathered on top of his building, and Mark had to move on. Now, almost exactly 10 years later, Rooftop Films returns to a new roof on the very same block. This exciting venue (complete with a playground pirate ship) is sure to send nostalgic tingles up our spines, and undoubtedly will delight all those in attendance. The view is cool, the location is great, and the roof surface is rubber and won't be damaged by our chairs (which was the stated reason for the eviction so long, long ago).

We hope to see you on the roof.

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

Added by RooftopFilms on July 26, 2006

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