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Rooftop Films Presents: Dark Toons (Short Films)
May 31, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm| Tickets $13 online and at the door
ASTIGMATISMO (Nicolai Troshinsky | Moscow | 4 min.)
A boy, having lost his glasses, can only see one thing in focus at a time. His sight gets attracted by the sounds that surround him. He will have to explore a blurry world of unknown places and strange characters.
IN THE AIR IS CHRISTOPHER GRAY (Felix Massie | London | 10 min.)
Christopher Gray has been in love with Stacey for quite some time, and no amount of lemonade can cool his desire. Meanwhile, Barry Flint has just bought his son a five-foot python from the pet store.
THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE (Daniela Sherer | UK | 10 min.)
The boundaries between childhood and adulthood become blurry for a kid at his mother’s cocktail party. In this experimental-narrative short, characters, symbols and abstractions interchange to examine the relationships between children and adults, escapism and sexuality.
THE OBVIOUS CHILD (Stephen Irwin | 12 min.)
The complicated relationship between a rabbit and his troubled owner, a young girl. The rabbit worships the girl in a god-like way but he is confused by her actions. The girl is trying to send her dead parents to heaven. She is a violent, mixed-up individual with strange ideas regarding religion an how best to please God. The film explores childhood delusions and the confusion that religion can cause in a developing mind.
MOOON (James Kwan | 6 min.)
Everything in the Universe is a little bit sticky.
THE CAKETROPE OF BURTON’S TEAM (Alexandre Dubosc | France | 2 min.)
A pastry zoetrope tribute to the films of Tim Burton.
PANDAS (PANDY) (Matus Vizar | 12 min.)
After millions of generations they have a good chance of becoming another extinct species. But one day, an all too active primate called the human being found them and they became a pawn in man’s game.
LE LABYRINTHE (Mathieu Labaye | 9 min.)
6m² for the rest of his life…
ME + HER (Joseph Oxford | California | 12 min.)
When Jack and Jill of Cardboard City are separated by Jill’s untimely death, Jack goes on a journey to mend his (literally) broken heart.
BATHS (Tomek Ducki | Poland | 4 min.)
Two elderly swimmers meet at the baths for their ritual swimming. This time they are diving deeper than usual.
CODA (Alan Holly | 9 min.)
A lost soul stumbles drunken through the city. In a park, Death finds him and shows him many things.
Event includes pre-screening live music and an after party. Tickets $13 online and at the door. Doors open at 8pm, live music begins at 8:30pm, film screening starts at 9pm.
Venue information: With Brooklyn’s waterfront as the backdrop, Rooftop Films will present screenings among Industry City’s richly historic architecture. Just two R-Train stops past Park Slope, Industry City is an iconic Brooklyn landmark located at the intersection of culture and commerce that currently serves as a creative enclave and business accelerator.For access by train, take the D, N, or R trains to 36th Street.