One of the great regrets from our recent trip to New York was missing a Rooftop Films screening in Brooklyn. Despite having bought tickets online ahead of time, we were just too exhausted from a long, hot Saturday to make the trek out of Manhattan. It’s definitely on my list of things to do next time I’m there, which I hope is very soon.
The good news is that IFC have announced that they’ll be showing 100 (yes, one hundred) short films which have screened at Rooftop over the years on a new dedicated site, which includes a blog. Check out the Rooftop Films Short Film Showcase. They’re adding three films each week, and at this writing they have 19 posted.
Though the experience of watching online isn’t quite as exhilarating as being under the stars in Brooklyn, maybe you can take your laptop up onto the roof one night and pretend.