Home Movies
Solar One (East River just south of 23rd St. under FDR Drive, Manhattan)
9pm doors, 9:30pm start

For decades people have been making home movies; capturing what they feel are important times in their lives. Home movies are made up of personal and special moments that someone wanted to document and never forget—and most of the time they rarely get seen again. But it’s a pleasure to watch them, to peek into someone else’s life, to feel a little voyeuristic. This year’s edition of Rooftop’s “Home Movies” draws inspiration from the tradition of the home movie, but builds off the tropes of self-documentation to create accomplished works of art, and honoring the life and death of a town, paying homage to wrestling fathers and grandfather’s unknown, and giving voice to boozy family members who make you laugh and truly scare you at the same time.

The Films:
MY BIG RED PURSE (Giancarlo Iannotta | Chicago, IL | 4 min.)
GRANDPA LOOKED LIKE WILLIAM POWELL (David Levy | Brooklyn, NY | 4 min.)
WRESTLING WITH MY FATHER (Charles Fairbanks | Lexington, NE | 5 min.)
FAMILY NIGHTMARE (Dustin Guy Defa | Salt Lake City, Utah | 9 min.)
FOR HOME VIEWING (Mikhail Zheleznikov | Russia | 29 min.)
WEE REQUIEM (Jenn E. Norton | Canada | 7 min.)
WELCOME TO PINE POINT (Paul Shoebridge and Michael Simons of The Goggles | Canada | 14 min.)
COMMERCIAL KINGS (Todd Cohen | USA | 23 min.)