Rooftop Films Unveils Full 2013 Lineup, Including Academy-Presented Screenings (Exclusive)
SXSW: Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. Get Intimate in New Dramedy (Exclusive Photo)
New York film lovers' summers just got a bit busier.
Rooftop Films on Friday revealed its full 2013 lineup for outdoor screenings of movies that will span 45 dates over the summer, beginning on May 10. Among the movies that will join the previously announced films -- which included as Noah Baumbach's Francis Ha and Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies -- are Ken Burns' Central Park Five and SXSW hit Short Term 12, directed by Destin Cretton and starring Brie Larson.
Short Term 12 will be one of two screenings presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the other will be the show business doc Twenty Feet from Stardom. This is the first time the Academy has co-presented films with Rooftop.
12 O’Clock Boys (Dir. Lotfy Nathan)
Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O’Clock Boys. Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (Dir. David Lowery)
The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Awful Nice (Dir. Todd Sklar)
Estranged brothers Jim and Dave must travel to Branson together when their father dies and leaves them the family lake home. A series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures follow as they attempt to restore the house and rebuild their relationship.
Belleville Baby (Dir. Mia Engberg)
A long distance call from a long lost lover makes her reminisce about their common past. She remembers the spring when they met in Paris, the riots, the vespa and the cat named Baby. A film about love, time and things that got lost along the way.
Bending Steel (Dir. David Carroll, produced by Ryan Scafuro)
A remarkable and intimate documentary exploring the lost art of the old time strongman, and one man's struggle to overcome limitations of body and mind.
Brasslands (Dir. Meerkat Media Collective)
Devoted American musicians, Serbian brass heavyweights, and a Gypsy trumpet master collide at the world's largest trumpet festival.
Brothers Hypnotic (Dir. Reuben Atlas)
Brotherhood, whether biological or ideological, is never easy. “Brothers Hypnotic” is a coming-of-age story—for eight young men, and for an ideal.
The Central Park Five (Dir. Sarah Burns, Ken Burns, Dave McMahon)
Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of how five lives were upended by the rush to judgment by police, a sensationalist media and a devastating miscarriage of justice. Courtesy of Florentine Films.
Crystal Fairy (Dir. Sebastián Silva)
A hilariously unpredictable comedy about a self-involved young American searching for a secret hallucinogenic cactus in the desert of Chile. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Cutie and the Boxer (Dir. Zachary Heinzerling)
This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role of assistant to her overbearing husband, Noriko seeks an identity of her own. Courtesy of RADiUs-TWC.