I bet you're starting to think that this is a Chairlift blog. Buuuut, for those of you in New York, I've been asked to share this great event that's happening tomorrow. Only $9 for some films, a glimpse into why I think Chairlift is amazing, and an open bar after party. It's supposed to happen on a rooftop, but it'll be moved inside if there is rain. Bought my tickets yesterday so see you there! Past posts on Chairlift here, here, here, and here.
Friday, September 26, 2008
The Rooftop Films Summer Series Closing Night with Chairlift!
Join Rooftop Films for Closing Night on the Lower East Side! Enjoy food, drinks, a live set by Chairlift and highlights from the 2008 Summer Series films. After Party at Fontanas with free beer, courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner.
In 2008, Rooftop Films received over 2,000 film submissions, and screened 20 feature-length films and over 130 short films. We showed films from 33 different countries, in every imaginable genre—documentaries, narratives, animations, experimental films, music videos, home movies and more.
There were films by first-time filmmakers, and by experienced masters (including rarely-seen works by Salvadore Dali, for which we commissioned an original live score). There was an animation about a fire-fighting dog and a documentary about birds who make the skies safe for airplanes. There was a film about a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and a film about a furtive kleptomaniac. We began the year with a wordless film about kids in Turkey relishing the magic of cinema, and conclude with a program that celebrates the most magical short films of 2008.
Prior to the films, Sound Fix presents live music by Brooklyn based trio Chairlift. Having already played with Ariel Pink and MGMT, the band is revving up for an upcoming tour with Yeasayer and will release their first full-length album Does You Inspire You on October 28th. Their single "Bruises" is featured in Apple's new "nano-chromatic" ad.
Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop
Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side)
Directions: F/J/M/Z to Essex / Delancey
8:00: Doors Open
8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by Chairlift
9:00 PM: Films
11:30 PM: Open bar at Fontana's with complimentary beer courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
*Tickets: $9 on Going.com: http://newyork.going.com/event-369279;Rooftop_Films_Rooftop_Shots