Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Rooftop Films Opening Night Party: This is What We Mean By Short Films with Musical Guests Cymbals Eat Guitars

This may be where I spend my Friday night. Cymbals Eat Guitars and free Radeberger pils. Anyone else?

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 and brightest 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 (Read the REVIEW). And after the films, everyonein 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.

Venue: on the roof of the Open Road Rooftop

Address: 350 Grand Street @ Essex (Lower East Side, Manhattan)

8:00PM: Doors open

8:30PM: Sound Fix presents live music by Cymbals Eat Guitars.

9:00PM: Films

11:30PM - 1:00AM: Open Bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St), courtesy of
Radeberger beer Tickets: $9 at the door or online at going.com

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