It’s a Greenpointers Giveaway! Rooftop Films has supplied us with ten pairs of tickets to a series of short films Home Movies and Commerical Kings to giveaway to our lucky readers!

We have the chance to giveaway the tix anyway we like. But I like things that are easy, so if you’re interested just shoot me an email with your full name at with the subject: Rooftop Films Giveaway and I’ll randomly choose 10 folks to win a pair each! Winners will be notified by email on Thursday 6/23 morning and their names will be on the list at the event. Details below:

Home Movies and Commerical Kings is a collection of home movie inspired short films, including a special sneak preview of IFC’s new show The Commercial Kings. Before the show, Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone will play live. It’s being held in the brand-new-not-yet-open-to-the-public outdoor bar in Williamsburg, Crown Vic.

A special collection of short films that let us peak into the lives of strangers, plus a special sneak preview of Commercial Kings, a new series on IFC. For decades people have been making home movies; capturing what they feel are important times in their lives. Home movies are made up of personal and special moments that someone wanted to document and never forget—and most of the time they rarely get seen again. But it’s a pleasure to watch them, to peek into someone else’s life, to feel a little voyeuristic. This year’s edition of Rooftop’s “Home Movies” draws inspiration from the tradition of the home movie, building off tropes of self-documentation to create accomplished works of art, and honoring the life and death of a town, paying homage to wrestling fathers and grandfather’s unknown, and giving voice to boozy family members who make you laugh and truly scare you at the same time.



The Films:
MY BIG RED PURSE (Giancarlo Iannotta | Chicago, IL | 4 min.)
GRANDPA LOOKED LIKE WILLIAM POWELL (David Levy | Brooklyn, NY | 4 min.)
WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER (Charles Fairbanks | Lexington, NE | 5 min.)
FAMILY NIGHTMARE (Dustin Guy Defa | Salt Lake City, Utah | 9 min.)
FOR HOME VIEWING (Mikhail Zheleznikov | Russia | 29 min.)
WEE REQUIEM (Jenn E. Norton | Canada | 7 min.)
WELCOME TO PINE POINT (Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons of The Goggles | Canada | 14 min.)
COMMERCIAL KINGS (Todd Cohen | USA | 23 min.)

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Crown Vic – Backyard
60 South 2nd St. (at Wythe Ave.)
8:00 PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Music
9:00 PM Films Begin
11:30 PM After Party at the Crown Vic

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