Hori Smoku at Rooftop Films
We wrote up Hori Smoku's first NYC appearance about a year ago, but I can safely say that this weekend's screening at Rooftop Films will be a heck of a lot cooler than how Marisa and I originally watched the film (streaming it through Netflix on my laptop).
Saturday night, on the roof of the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn, there will be live music by Cheeseburger at 8:30pm, followed by the screening at 9pm and then an afterparty in the courtyard with Sailor Jerry rum.
(Sadly, they've closed the RSVP option for the event, but a lucky few will get access to the event at 8pm on Saturday. I'd keep an eye on their Twitter feed for details, if I were you.)
And if you're in NYC but haven't yet heard of Rooftop Films... what's wrong with you? For 13 years, they've been screening amazing independent films on rooftops around the city. They've partnered with IFC and every year they donate money to filmmakers looking to complete their projects (they've also gotten a hell of a lot more money from me than I donate to that girls' school from which I graduated way back when). Most importantly, we all know how cool it is being on a city rooftop - but when you combine that with great music and awesome indie cinema, it's like turning gravy into gold (and I looooooove gravy).
Be sure to check out their extended schedule for the rest of the summer's screenings.