Some of our best short films on Brooklyn Grange’s beautiful flagship rooftop farm – just down the street from MoMI in Long Island City! + a performance from vocalist, Shelley Thomas! An Opening Night Party will follow at COFFEED downstairs w/beer specials from SingleCut. Tickets HERE
Live Music – Arabic songs from SHELLEY THOMAS, accompanied by Brian Prunka on oud. Singing in over fifteen languages , Shelley has become one of the most sought-after vocalists in the world music scene. Recent project highlights include the 2016 release of the new Yo-Yo Ma Silk Road Ensemble album, featuring Black Sea Hotel; and Bulgarian Voices Trio at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival.
ROOFTOP SHORTS FILM PROGRAM (projections by Rooftop Films; followed by after-party at COFFEED):
PLAID “DO MATTER”. Dir. Christopher Arcella. 2016, 4 min. Music Video. Prescott, AZ. Arcella wrote, directed and animated this sci-fi accompaniment to the British electronic music duo’s single.
THE POACHER. Dir. Nicholas Jones. 2016, 12 min. Documentary. London, England. John hunts and forages in the wilderness within the city limits of London for game and produce that has become popular in the city’s trendy restaurants.
VOLCANO ISLAND. Dir. Anna Katalin Lovrity. 2017. 9 min. Animation. Budapest, Hungary. Mysterious natural laws set explosive forces in motion, as a tigress is pursued on a dazzling island.
UFO DAYS. Dir. Quinn Else. 2016, 9 min. Narrative. Elmwood, WI. An enigmatic, strangely familiar man attends the annual UFO Days celebration in a small Wisconsin town.
THE TALE OF HILLBELLY. Dir. Daren Rabinovitch, Isaiah Saxon, Sean Hellfritsch. 2016, 9min. Narrative. Los Angeles, CA.
A man attempts to reach enlightenment through yoga, but his own physical hunger drives him deeper into nature than he could have ever wished for.
KALB. Dir. Franz Maria Quitt. 2017, 7min. Narrative. Tyrol, Austria.
A young boy learns the ways of the farm from his grandfather, and on his own.
HAIRAT. Dir. Jessica Beshir. 2017, 6 min. Experimental. Harar Jugol, Ethiopia. Elias Shagiz Adonay Tesfaye’s poetry accompanies a glimpse into the nightly rituals of the “Hyena Man.”
dragons & seraphim. Dir. Sasha Waters Freyer. 2017, 14 min. Experimental. IA/VA/NY/Sweden. “Ancient flowers and animal desire. The past rises up – a mirage, but I can’t bury it deep enough.”
THE RABBIT HUNT. Dir. Patrick Bresnan. 2017, 12 min. Documentary. Pahokee, FL. Chris and his family set out for the fields of the Everglades’ largest industrial sugar farms, where rabbit hunting is a rite of passage. (Winner of Best Short at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest)