Rooftop Films, in partnership with International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, has announced the presentation of three ground-breaking documentaries, including two screenings in Brooklyn and one in Queens.
The program will begin Wednesday, July 20 with a free screening of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s layered IDFA Audience Award-winner “Sonita” at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria. “Sonita” tells the story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee who dreams of becoming a big-name rapper.
“As New York City, and Brooklyn in particular, has become the center of documentary filmmaking in the US, it just feels natural to bring this focus on IDFA, the largest platform for docs in the world, to our audience,” said Rooftop Films Programmer Dominic Davis. “We hope doc filmmakers and movie-goers alike will come to these shows, experience IDFA’s programming, and meet the festival organizers.”
A subsequent event on Thursday, July 21 will feature five Dutch-made short films, to be screened at the Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts in Clinton Hill.
The program will conclude on Friday, July 22 with a showing of Jerzy Sladkowski’s “Don Juan,” the tale of a four-sided love triangle spiced with life crises in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. This final screening will be held at Industry City in Sunset Park.
All three events will include live music and the latter two will include after-parties sponsored by Stella Artois.
Those looking to learn more about Rooftop Films or any of their upcoming events can do so by visiting their website at www.rooftopfilms.com. Tickets for the latter two events can be purchased at the door or by visiting the following links: