Rooftop Films is turning its projector towards New York City and its residents this Friday night for its New York Non-Fiction Short Film screening. The majority of the filmmakers are New Yorkers themselves, with topics as diverse as a “cinematographical voyage” into Greenpoint, the Red Hook Pool, a 74-year-old jazz musician recording his album, and the Mysterious Hair Man of Williamsburg.
Drunk History Vol. 1 even manages to find its way in there somehow (Alexander Hamilton was a New Yorker — he was our delegate to the Constitutional Convention and the Congress of the Confederation who lived and died here.)
The doors at the Open Road Rooftop (350 Grand St.) open at 8pm, live music at 8:30, and the films are at 9pm. The after-party is an open bar at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St.). If you haven’t been to a Rooftop Films screening yet this summer, this would be a great one to kick things off.