“Rooftop Films events are more than just outdoor film screenings,” said Dan Nuxoll, Artistic Director of Rooftop Films. “When we curate each of our programs, we consider the neighborhood, community, architecture, live performances, and the themes of the films, striving to create experiences that change the way that our audiences think about the movies and change how they think about their city, about the locations in which the films are shown. For this reason, we’re excited to be presenting screenings in such an iconic and historic New York location, and we look forward to working with Liberty Park and the Port Authority to create memorable and entertaining cultural events in lower Manhattan.”
- On Thursday, June 20th, Rooftop Films will present a selection of new, independent short films made by New York filmmakers at Liberty Park. The program will feature a mix of fiction and documentary films, including one short about the 9/11 Memorial Pools (Sara Newens’ Footprint, pictured above). Doors open at 7:15 PM.
- Continuing to celebrate Pride Month, Rooftop Films will present a screening of You Don’t Nomi at Liberty Park on Thursday, June 27th. Listed as one of the best queer films from this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Jeffrey McHale’s new documentary analyzes Paul Verhoeven’s campy, classic Showgirls. Doors open at 7:15 PM.
- On Friday, July 26, Rooftop Films and Sundance Institute will present a program of some of the best new shorts from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Liberty Park. The screenings will include a mix of fiction, animation and documentaries. Doors open at 7:15 PM.
- On Tuesday, August 20, Rooftop Films will present Brett Story’s The Hottest August, a new documentary feature film about New York City facing the inevitable consequences of global warming and sea level rising. Doors open at Liberty Park at 7:15 PM.
“We are delighted to host such a wide variety of activities planned for this summer at the World Trade Center campus as we continue our efforts in making this site a welcoming space for those who live, work or visit lower Manhattan,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. “We hope that everyone enjoys this cultural mash-up planned this summer.”
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