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By Jan Lee

Rooftop Films Get ready for some good indie. This Saturday, Rooftop Films presents its 2008 Summer Series at The Yard. The theme for this year is romance. The films will be about finding love in all the wrong places. As much as we hate to relive those moments in our own lives, often we are intrigued and fascinated by those very moments in other people’s lives.

Rooftop Films came into existence when filmmaker Mark Elijah Rosenberg screened new short films on the rooftop of his apartment building on 14th Street as an innovative way to get people together for screenings. Although the occasion is no longer on an actual rooftop, you can still see “wily, weird and wonderful” underground indie at its best by filmmakers from all over the world. A-Z of Love by Lee Kern of England takes “a literal trip down Lover’s Lane discovers the landscape of love is not all it’s cracked up to be.” After the films, there will be a reception where you can discuss and intellectualize over free wine courtesy of Brooklyn Oenology.

In the event of rain, the show will be held at The Old American Can Factory (232 Third Street). Seating is first come, first served, but you can also bring a blanket to lie out on. Get your tickets for $9 at the door or online at NYC’s Going.com. Preview the short films at www.IFC.com

WHAT: Rooftop Films 2008 Summer Series
WHEN: Saturday, August, 30th; Sound Fix presents live music by Hologram at 8:30pm; Films begin at 9pm
WHERE: Along the Gowanus Canal at The Yard, 388-400 Carroll St., Brooklyn, www.rooftopfilms.com

Originally published August 2008
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