Rural Route Film Festival at Brooklyn Grange
Brooklyn Grange Farm – LIC (37-18 Northern Blvd., Queens)
$12 in advance
Once again, Rooftop teams up with the amiable folks at the Rural Route Film Festival to bring a little slice of the countryside into the city, and up to an expansive rooftop farm.
The roof of The Brooklyn Grange, an urban farm atop a massive industrial building, provides an astonishing respite from New York’s concrete and steel, hustle and aggressiveness. But within these films’ placid vistas, strange mysteries are percolating, odd journeys are undertaken, understated tensions are building. In program two, rustic rituals are undertaken uncomfortably, extended wistfully, but eventually fade from memory. Rural life may seem serene, but this program of animation, comedy and documentary proves that it’s anything but simplistic.
Co-presented as the Closing Night of theRural Route Film Festival taking place all weekend long, August 3-5 just a couple of blocks down the street at the Museum of the Moving Image. This closing night screening party features free Radeberger, fresh produce concessions & specially-curated installation videos in the foyer. It all starts up just after RR’s exclusive sneak preview of Now, Forager (a film about love and fungi), prior to its release at IFC Center this fall.