It is Rooftop Films mission to create the most unique film viewing experiences in NYC and beyond — we don’t screen in theaters, we screen in communities. We showcase groundbreaking independent films — not in cold, isolating, movie theaters but in the open air — and we make each screening a participatory community experience that includes live music, Q&A’s, panels and after parties. In order to continue to make our events bigger and better while also keeping them low cost therefore accessible to all, we need your support at this crucial time.
Make a donation and help Rooftop Films to continue to thrive or — better yet — become a Rooftop Films Member and get free access to over 45 amazing events in spectacular locations next summer and all year-round.
As a small non-profit organization, Rooftop accomplishes a great deal with a small, passionate staff. Every penny earned goes back into the Rooftop community and towards providing a quality experience for our audience and members. Roftop wants to help you discover new up-and-coming bands and unforgettable locations, show you films you might never have heard about otherwise, and give you the chance to mingle with your fellow audience members and filmmakers after the films. It is Rooftop’s belief everyone should have equal access to the arts and it is our mission to keep these shows and these experiences accessible to all.
And Rooftop Films does more than simply exhibit films. By supporting Rooftop you also help independent filmmakers finish their new films. One dollar from every ticket we sell goes into the Rooftop Filmmakers Fund, and we raise tens of thousands of additional dollars in cash and services to help our alumni filmmakers to produce their latest films. Over the years, Rooftop has helped more than 100 filmmakers complete their films, including Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Lucy Walker (The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom), Shaka King (Newlyweeds), Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Gillian Robespierre (Obvious Child, coming very soon!).
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Membership offers great benefits! Sign up today and you get free access to every regularly priced Rooftop Films event in 2014. If you bought all those tickets individually that would cost more than $500.00 per member. But make a donation today and you get access to more than 45 outdoor events for just $75. rewards, including DVDs and blu-ray discs from Rooftop Films Magnolia, Oscilloscope, IFC Films and more, as well as tickets to Rooftop shows, and the best reward of all: Rooftop Membership.
And membership offers great benefits! Sign up today and you get free access to every regularly priced Rooftop Films event in 2014. If you bought all those tickets individually that would cost more than $500.00 per member. But make a donation today and you get access to more than 45 outdoor events for just $75.
Membership also makes for a great holiday gift!