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Rooftop Films: Found Footage Festival

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 17, 2006

Here are the films playing at Rooftop Films, the NYC outdoor Summertime film festival, this weekend:

Friday, Aug. 18:
8:30 p.m.: “Found Footage Festival.” A best of event showing the greatest found films picked up at garage sales, flea markets and other random locations. Featuring classic safety videos, scenes from the public access show “Stairway to Stardom” and singing horoscope music videos. (I assume they mean the work of Harvey Sid Fisher.) Screening on the lawn of Automotive High School, 50 Beford Ave., b/w N. 12th and Lorimer, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (In event of rain, screening will just move inside.)

Sunday, Aug. 20:
8:30 p.m.: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture, dir. Byron Hurt. Director Hurt is a former college quarterback turned activist who investigates the issue of gender roles in hip-hop. Featuring interviews with Mos Def, Chuck D, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes and Russell Simmons. (Screening is part of the Fort Greene Film Festival.) Preceded by music by DJ L-Mani V. Screening at on the lawn of Fort Green Park, Brooklyn. FREE!

As always, for more info, please visit the official Rooftop Films website.