ROOFTOP FILMS 2023 LINEUP: See the Indie Hits Coming to NYC This Summer
Any New Yorkers have plans this summer? How about chilling under the sun to some of this year’s hot new indie films?
Rooftop Films has just announced its lineup for its 2023 Summer Series, which will take place throughout NYC from May 25 through August 24 with over 45 events featuring new independent feature films, short film programs, and live performances.
Some of the highlights of the series include Savannah Leaf’s A24 tearjerker Earth Mama, Eva Longoria’s crowd-pleasing directorial debut Flamin’ Hot, and Bill Pohland’s Donnie & Joe Emerson biopic Dreamin’ Wild, starring Casey Affleck, Walton Goggins, and Zooey Deschanel.
Other films in the lineup include recent Sundance and SXSW darlings. Among them are D. Smith’s Sundance-winning trans documentary Kokomo City, Charlotte Regan’s Grand Jury Prize winner Scrapper, Sebastian Silva’s jaw-dropping industry satire Rotting In The Sun, Sam Osborn & Alejandra Vasquez’s crowd-pleasing Sundance-winning doc Going Varsity in Mariachi, and Aristotle Torres’ SXSW-winning Story Ave.
Tickets and locations for select upcoming screenings are on sale now via the Rooftop Films website, with additional dates and tickets to be released in the coming weeks. See the full lineup below. Additional titles will be announced soon.
FEATURE FILM PROGRAMS
The Arc of Oblivion | Ian Cheney | US | 98 mins Tuesday, August 1 @ Brooklyn Grange Sunset Park
Biosphere | Mel Eslyn | US | 106 mins Tuesday, June 13 @ Brooklyn Grange Sunset Park
birth/rebirth | Laura Moss | US | 98 mins Saturday, August 12 @ Industry City
Bobi Wine: The People’s President | Moses Bwayo & Christopher Sharp | UK | 114 mins Thursday, July 27 @ SummerStage Central Park
The Deepest Breath | Laura McGann | UK, Ireland | 108 mins Friday, July 7th @ Brooklyn Army Terminal
Dreamin’ Wild | Bill Pohlad | US | 110 mins Date and Venue To Be Announced
Earth Mama | Savanah Leaf | US, UK | 97 mins Wednesday, June 28th @ The Old American Can Factory
Flamin’ Hot | Eva Longoria | US | 98 mins Saturday, June 3 @ Brooklyn Army Terminal
Going Varsity in Mariachi | Alejandra Vasquez & Sam Osborn | US | 104 mins Saturday, August 5th @ Brooklyn Army Terminal
Joonam | Sierra Urich | US | 100 mins Thursday, July 27th @ Brooklyn Commons
Kite Zo A: Leave the Bones | Kaveh Nabatian | Canada, Haiti | 70 mins Saturday, August 19th @ Brower Park
Kokomo City | D. Smith | US | 73 mins Tuesday, July 25th @ Fort Greene Park
The Last Year of Darkness | Ben Mullinkosson | China, US | 95 mins Saturday, July 29th @ The Old American Can Factory
Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues | 2023 | Sacha Jenkins | US | 106 mins Tuesday, May 30th @ Louis Armstrong House
Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes | 2023 | Sam Pollard, Ben Shapiro | US | 82 mins Saturday, June 17th @ Von King Park
Natalia | 2023 | Elizabeth Mirzaei | US | 86 mins Date and Venue To Be Announced
Ramona | Andrea Bagney | Spain | 80 mins Friday, June 30th @ The Old American Can Factory
Rotting in the Sun | Sebastián Silva | Mexico, US | 109 mins Date and Venue To Be Announced
Scrapper | Charlotte Regan | UK | 84 mins Friday, August 4th @ Old American Can Factory
Story Ave | Aristotle Torres | US | 94 mins Tuesday, August 8th @ Van Cortlandt Park
The Stroll | Kristen Lovell & Zackary Drucker | US | 84 mins Monday, June 5th @ Gansevoort Plaza, Meatpacking District
WHAM! | Chris Smith | US | 90 mins Thursday, June 29th @ Industry City
You Were My First Boyfriend | Cecilia Aldarondo & Sarah Enid Hagey | US | 97 mins Wednesday, July 12th @ Gansevoort Plaza, Meatpacking District
SHORT FILM PROGRAMS
This is What We Mean by Short Films: Opening Night 2023 | Thursday, May 25th @ Green-Wood Cemetery
Cemetery Shorts | Friday, June 16th @ Green-Wood Cemetery.
Dangerous Docs | Date and Venue To Be Announced
Dark Toons | Date to be announced @ Brooklyn Commons
Love is Strange: Romance Shorts | Friday, June 23rd @ Green-Wood Cemetery
New York Non-Fiction | Saturday, July 22nd @ Green-Wood Cemetery
Queerly Beloved: Pride Shorts in the Park | Wednesday, June 21st @ Fort Greene Park
Vidas Vibrantes: Shorts en Español (Vibrant Lives: Spanish-Language Shorts) | Wednesday, June 14th @ Fort Greene Park
Trapped: Uncanny Thrillers | Date to be announced @ Brooklyn Commons
Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2023 | Thursday, August 24th @ Green-Wood Cemetery
FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGS
Beat Street | 1984 | Stan Lathan | US | 105 mins Saturday, May 13 @ Restoration Plaza
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever | 2022 | Ryan Coogler | US | 161 mins Tuesday, June 20th @ Helen Marshall Playground
Chungking Express | 1994 | Wong Kar Wai | Hong Kong | 98 mins Wednesday, May 17th @ Fort Greene Park