Rooftop Films has announced the following films for its last week of the season:
Monday, August 13
(James Bobin | USA | 98 min.)
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary and Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10-million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit the Frog reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways.
Venue: On the beach at Coney Island
Address: 3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, take the D, F, N or Q train to Coney Island, walk to the beach and make a left.
7:00PM: Music and dancing with the Coney Island Dancers
8:30PM: Films begin
Free Screening: http://rooftopfilms.com/2012/schedule/the-muppets/
Tuesday, August 14
Once in a Lullaby
(Jonathan Kalafer | USA | 89 min.)
Public School 22 in NYC has more than just an amazing chorus, they have an amazing story. These 5th graders went from performing in their school auditorium on Staten Island to closing the show at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! It all started when their dynamic and caring teacher Gregg Breinberg starting posting videos of their performances on YouTube. The videos went viral captivating viewers from your house to the White House (where they performed for President Obama) with the students' pure love of music. Celebrities and Indie Rockers alike started flocking to the elementary school to visit and perform.
Venue: Richmond County Bank Ballpark
Address: 75 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
Directions: From Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island
Take the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green, the R or W to Whitehall Station, or the 1 to South Ferry, then a FREE 25-minute ride on the historic Staten Island Ferry. Exit the Ferry from the upper deck and then follow the signs to the ballpark.
7:00PM: Live performances by former PS22 Chorus member Clive Baird accompanied by Corey Powell and current members-and two of the best-remembered soloists from the film-Kiarah Mitchell and Kahlil Williams.
8:30PM: Film begins