Rooftop Films and The Green-Wood Cemetery will present a series of outdoor film screenings
throughout the summer (dates and details below). Taking place within the Cemetery’s idyllic landscape aside one its glacial ponds, each evening features live music and a complementary after-party. The screenings are part of Rooftop Films’ Summer Series, an annual film festival that features more than 45 screenings of new independent feature-length and short films. Established in 1997, 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.
• Film ticketholders must be 16 and older. Guests must be 21 and older for the after-party.
• There is a 10-15-minute walk from Green-Wood’s main entrance to the screening site. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Exit Music (Director: Cameron Mullenneaux | USA | 71 minutes)
7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM: Live Music
9:00 PM: Film Begins
10:30 PM: Filmmaker Cameron Mullenneaux in conversation with Green-Wood’s Death Educator Amy Cunningham
11:00 PM: After-Party
Born with cystic fibrosis, 28-year-old Ethan Rice has been preparing to die his entire life. His father Ed, a Vietnam veteran with PTSD, immersed him in a world of imagination and documented it on camera, a hobby that provided relief from the fear of his son's prognosis and his own painful past. Equal parts comedy and darkness, Exit Music is the last year, last breath, and final creative act of Ethan as he awaits the inevitable. Interweaving home movies with Ethan’s original music and
animation, his story is an unflinching meditation on mortality and invites the viewer to experience Ethan’s transition from reality to memory. In a culture that often looks away from death, this film demystifies the dying process, a universal cornerstone of the human experience.