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Rooftop Films 2012 Summer Series

New York’s 16th Annual Rooftop Films Summer Series has just announced their line up for the 2012 season. This years programming will consist of 45 outdoor events, all featuring big crowds, live music, spectacular venues and the best new, independent and foreign films in the world. The Summer Series will run from May 11- August 18, with special events in September.

Most of the feature films that will be shown are either New York, US or World Premieres. The screenings will be held at various venue’s in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Long Island City that include, Automotive High School, Bam Cinematek Outdoors, Brooklyn Tech, Fort Greene Park, Open Road Rooftop, The Ifc Center, Solar One, Socrates Sculpture Park, And The Old American Can Factory. For more information about the times and dates of the events, visit the Rooftop Films site.

Films in this year’s series include Sundance favorites “China Heavyweight,” “Detropia,” “Kid-Thing” and “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” and SXSW favorites like “Kumare,” “Gayby” and “Sun Don’t Shine.”

The list of films in the 2012 Rooftop Films Summer Series 

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty
Director: Terence Nance

Argentinean Lesson
Director: Wojciech Staron

Director: Emmanuel Gras

China Heavyweight
Director: Yung Chang

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Dicke Maedchen
Directors: Axel Ranisch, Heavy Girls

Fat Kid Rules the World
Director: Matthew Lilliard

Director: Jonathan Lisecki

Grandma Lo-Fi
Director: Louise Johansen

Her Master’s Voice
Director: Nina Conti

I Think It’s Raining
Director: Joshua Moore

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix Fine

Director: David and Nathan Zellner

Director: Vikram Ghandi

Love Story
Director: Florian Habicht

Only the Young
Directors: Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims

Sun Don’t Shine
Director: Amy Seimetz

The Imposter
Director: Bart Layton

The Patron Saints
Director: Brian Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky

The Sheik and I
Director: Caveh Zahedi

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom
Director: Lucy Walker

The Waiting Room
Director: Peter Nicks

Think of Me
Director: Bryan Wizemann

This Ain’t California
Director: Marten Persiel

Welcome to Pine Hill
Director: Keith Miller