Short Films in the cemetery

Opening Night of the 2018 Rooftop Summer Series, New York Non-Fiction program, at Green-Wood

Short Films in the cemetery

Rooftop Films | Green-Wood | Park Slope

Due to an inclement weather forecast, the Opening Night screening of Rooftop Films 2018 Summer Series has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 20, 2018, taking place outdoors at the newest Rooftop Films venue, Green-Wood cemetery. The annual New York Non-Fiction program features live music, a short film, and a complimentary after-party.

For 22 years, Rooftop Films has kicked off their Summer Series with an explosive program of amazing new short films from all over the world--films that express the power of new beginnings, highly entertaining films that tear apart tired old structures and display the creative potential of the cinematic form.

This year’s opening program will include Rooftop Filmmakers Fund grantee Niki Lindroth Von Bahr’s award-winning short film, "The Burden," a darkly comical musical that reminds us that every apocalypse can also be a tempting liberator. After the screening, the celebration continues at the after-party in Green-Wood Cemetery.



Founded in 1838, Green-Wood has a long affiliation with film that goes back to the industry’s earliest days; it is the final resting place for several stars of silent films including William S. Hart and Florence La Badie. Green-Wood is a National Historic Landmark, spread across 478 acres of idyllic landscape. Green-Wood has more than 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers, inventors, and Civil War generals and other veterans.


Opening Night of the 2018 Rooftop Summer Series, New York Non-Fiction program, at Green-Wood



Now embarking on its 22nd season, the Summer Series is an annual summer-long outdoor film festival that features more than 45 screenings of ground-breaking, new, independent feature-length and short films. For more information visit

One of Rooftop’s oldest traditions is the New York Non Fiction program, an annual collection of fantastic new short documentaries made by and about New Yorkers. These films aren’t about celebrities and tabloid scandals—these are the fascinating tales of the people you see every day on the train, at the bodega, in the gym, and at school. There are 8 million amazing stories in NYC, and on June 30th, Rooftop will share a few of them with you.


Opening Night: This is What We Mean by Short Films

Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Green-Wood Cemetery at 500 25th Street. Brooklyn,
7:45 PM: Doors Open 8:30 PM: Live Music 9:00 PM: Films Begin 10:30 PM:After-Party



Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to their annual Summer Series –which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer –Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits, and supports film screenings citywide with the Rooftop Films Community Fund. At Rooftop Films, we bring underground movies outdoors. For more information and updates please visit their website at

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