Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free Independent Film Screenings Coming to Bruckner Bar & Grill!

We just received an exciting announcement from Rooftop Films -- Bruckner Bar and Grill will be home to their independent films series in the South Bronx.

On the first Thursday of each month, there will be a free screening of an independent film at Bruckner Bar and Grill. Rooftop Films is pleased to collaborate with Council member Maria Del Carmen Arroyo to bring some of the best new, independent films to the Bronx.

Starting December 2nd, Rooftop will present free monthly screenings on the first Thursday of each month, indoors at the Bruckner Bar and Grill. We will be showcasing fascinating new films from all over the world, with a focus on films that speak to the interests and issues of the diverse community in the South Bronx.

Rooftop’s inaugural screening will feature the Bronx premiere of WHITE LINES AND THE FEVER: THE DEATH OF DJ JUNEBUG, winner of the Best Documentary Short award at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmaker Travis Senger will be present for a Q and A following the show. We will also be presenting CLOSENESS, directed by Danilo Perra, a powerful short documentary about Bronx jazz musician Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre and his struggles to complete his final album.

All screenings at the Bruckner Bar and Grill will be free and open to all.

Where: Bruckner Bar and Grill (1 Bruckner Blvd, South Bronx)
7:00 Doors Open 7:45
Films 9:00
Q and A with filmmakers
More information at:

Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to our Summer Series – which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer – Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, teaches media literacy and filmmaking to young people, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits, and produces new independent films. At Rooftop Films, we bring the underground outdoors. For more information and updates, please visit our website at

Maria Del Carmen Arroyo moved from Puerto Rico to the Bronx as a child in 1965 and has been representing the 17th District since February 15, 2005. Since her election, she has worked with community residents, organizations and leaders to build the partnerships and collaborations needed to bring positive changes to the community she represents. She has distinguished herself as a hard working representative for her district and has gained the respect of all she has encountered in her work as a Council member. She has been helping Rooftop Films to bring free independent film events to her district since 2009.

1 comment:

independent films said...

I am currently a media student. I am interested in getting into the film industry, in particular writing screenplays. However, I just want to get some experience in the film or television industry as I have had no experience yet. Can anybody tell me what the best way to go about getting into the independent films industry would be?