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On Big Screen

June 16 @ 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm

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Every 2 weeks on Saturday until June 30, 2018

Rooftop Films and The Green-Wood Cemetery will present a series of outdoor film screenings throughout the summer (dates and details below). Taking place within the Cemetery’s idyllic landscape aside one its glacial
ponds, each evening features live music and a complementary after-party. The screenings are part of Rooftop Films’ Summer Series, an annual film festival that features more than 45 screenings of new independent feature-length
and short films.  Established in 1997, Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians.


*   Film ticketholders must be 16 and older. Guests must be 21 and older for the after-party.
*   There is a 10-15-minute walk from Green-Wood’s main entrance to the screening site. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Exit Music (Director: Cameron Mullenneaux | USA | 71 minutes)
*U.S. Premiere*
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Filmmaker Cameron Mullenneaux in conversation with Green-Wood’s Death
Educator Amy Cunningham
11:00 PM: After-Party
Born with cystic fibrosis, 28-year-old Ethan Rice has been preparing to die his entire life. His father
Ed, a Vietnam veteran with PTSD, immersed him in a world of imagination and documented it on
camera, a hobby that provided relief from the fear of his son’s prognosis and his own painful past.
Equal parts comedy and darkness, Exit Music is the last year, last breath, and final creative act of
Ethan as he awaits the inevitable. Interweaving home movies with Ethan’s original music and
animation, his story is an unflinching meditation on mortality and invites the viewer to experience
Ethan’s transition from reality to memory. In a culture that often looks away from death, this film
demystifies the dying process, a universal cornerstone of the human experience.

Website: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/exit-music

Saturday, June 30, 2018
New York Non-Fiction (Short Films)
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: Filmmaker Q&A
11:00 PM: After-Party

In 1886, The New York Times reported that “It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon Fifth
Avenue, to take his airings in the [Central] Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood.” On this
night, among the fathers and mothers resting in Green-Wood, we celebrate New Yorkers – all New
Yorkers. From the neighborhood veterans, creepy Craigslist roommates, and preachers on the corner,
to the weirdos wantonly disrupting traffic, the activists fighting gentrification, and the people who
just gentrified your neighborhood, this is a night of stories about you and the other 8.5 million people
who live in this city. Whether they are liberated by their creativity or imprisoned by government
contractors, the protagonists of these short films are real and they are your neighbors. Come hang out with
your city.

Website: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/new-york-non-fiction/<http://www.rooftopfilms.com/new-york-non-fiction-


June 16
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Main Gate-25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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