Rooftop Films launches its 18th season with an adventurous shorts program
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To launch our 18th annual Rooftop Films Summer Series, we set out to prove once again that the short film is the medium best suited to showcase the power of a freewheeling imagination.
The Rooftop Films Summer Series is nothing if not wild, and this selection of dynamic short films encapsulates the adventurous spirit of our organization. This is a short film program that will inspire you to pump iron, smack your friends’ butts, launch yourself into space, question the concepts of time and life, and then go home to share an egg sandwich and recharge. Sound fun? It will be.
BUNDA PANDEIRO (Carlo Sampietro | 3 min.)
In Brazilian slang, the phrase Bunda Pandeiro is used to describe attractive buttocks by referring to them as a tambourine. While the ass is a universally recognized symbol of sexual allure, the film blurs lines between gender and race, reducing each participant to the utilitarian role of a musical instrument.
RHINO FULL THROTTLE (NASHOM IM GALOPP) (Erik Schmitt | 15 min.)
A young man uses art to reshape the city around him in search of its soul, but a beautiful tourist overtakes his mission in this imaginative love story.
SYMPHONY NO. 42 (Réka Bucsi | 10 min.)
47 observations in the irrational connections between human and nature.
AN EXTRAORDINARY PERSON (QUELQU'UN D'EXTRAORDINAIRE) (Monia Chokri | Québec City | 28 min.)
A 30-year-old scholar, intelligent and beautiful yet socially crippled, is forced to attend a bachelorette party where her quest for authenticity leads to an unavoidable confrontation with old acquaintances.
DON’T HUG ME I’M SCARED II: TIME (Becky Sloan & Joe Pelling | 4 min.)
Eventually everyone runs out of time – but before that happens to you, make some time to go on a journey, a journey through directorial duo Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling’s existentialist universe of temporal confusion, TV guides and bathtime. Time is the sequel to their original mind-bending viral hit Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared.
AFRONAUTS (Frances Bodomo | Ghana | 13 min.)
It's July 16, 1969: America is preparing to launch Apollo 11. Thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon in this film inspired by true events.
MASTER MUSCLES (Efren Hernandez | 13 min.)
Veronika and Efren take a trip.
PERSON TO PERSON (Dustin Guy Defa | USA | 18 min.)
Waking up the morning after hosting a party, a man discovers a stranger passed out on his floor. He spends the rest of the day trying to convince her to leave.