Rooftop programming has grown more competitive over the years, and so the hundreds of submissions they received have yielded a pretty high-profile line-up.
Coming this summer are a few World Premieres of NYC-based indies we're eager to hear more about, including Kati with an I director Robert Greene's new wrestling doc Fake It So Real (followed by wrestling).
It'll also be a showcase for several of the best American films from this year's South By Southwest, many making their NYC debuts: Green, from the young Greenpoint writer-director Sophia Takal; mercurial gag comedy The Catechism Cataclysm; post-apocalyptic bromance Bellflower; the strange, symphonic doc Convento; and the excellent Afghanistan doc Where Soldiers Come From.
Rooftop also now donates a percentage of their proceeds to local filmmakers they like; Sundance winner and Fox pickup Martha Marcy May Marlene and SXSW entry The City Dark received funding on the strength of the filmmakers' previous Rooftop entries, so don't be surprised if either or both makes an appearance this summer as well.
Also this summer, Rooftop will present a screening at Northside Film; and in keeping with their commitment to new local films, they'll screen the winners of the Northside's DIY Film Competition on a rooftop this summer.