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Rooftop Films Presents: Dark Toons (Short Films)
Jun 20, 2015 @ 8:00 am - Jun 21, 2015 @ 1:00 am| $15
Bizarre, poetic, animated shorts featuring surreal worlds and surprising twists and turns.
8:00PM Doors Open
8:30PM Live Music
9:00PM Films Begin
10:30PM After Party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka
CRUISING (Zachary Zezima | USA | 3 min.)
Based on a true story, CRUISING follows a young man through an extrovert’s dream and an introvert’s nightmare; the chaotic and cacophonous world of forced-fun aboard an insular cruise ship. His initial inability to accept his environment drives him to suicidal fantasy, where he learns to cope with his stressors, discomfort and anxieties.
DÉMONTABLE (Douwe Dijkstra | Netherlands | 11 min.)
War is waged on the kitchen table while a man drinks coffee. The world’s on fire. Helicopters shred his newspaper, a drone fires at a plate of broccoli. A playful film on the absurd relationship between daily life and global news.
COLOR NEUTRAL (Jennifer Reeves | Brooklyn, NY | 3 min.)
A color explosion sparkles, bubbles, and fractures.
JIRO VISITS THE DENTIST (Gina Kamentsky | USA | 2 min.)
Jiro has a dream about the artist formerly known as Prince and visits the dentist with his friend the lighthouse=phone man. There is sushi along the way. Hand drawn on 1997 frames of 35mm film.
TORO (Lynn Kim | USA | 3 min.)
A closer look into the bullfight. Hand drawn and stop motion animation.
DAY 40 (Sol Friedman | Canada | 6 min.)
In this animated retelling of the Noah’s Ark story, various unholy activities fill the great ship, as the animals discover the darker side of their nature.
UPON THE ROCK (James Bascara | USA | 9 min.)
A man leading a Sisyphean life suddenly has a euphoric vision, then undergoes a dysphoric transformation.
SUN ELEPHANT (Peter Millard | United Kingdom | 2 min.)
Once the Sun spoke to me.
A HORSE THROAT (David Barlow-Krelina & Jenna Marks | Canada | 2 min.)
A small horse in a restaurant can’t stop coughing. Everybody is irritated.
SPORTS (Brian Smee | USA | 2 min.)
24.09.2154: Observe the conclusion to today’s marathon.
NO REFUNDS. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL GO ON INDOORS IN THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.