Jun 12, 2008

SXSW shorts winner screens at Rooftop tonight w/O'Death!

Quick screening tip, NYC cinephiles. The burgeoning summer long screening series Rooftop Films, hot off a terrific if slightly rainy Ft. Greene Park screening of Steve James and Peter Gilbert's powerful new doc At The Death House Door, move to Williamsburg tonight for a screening of Benh Geitlin's Glory at Sea, winner of a prize at SXSW this year, shortly after the director was seriously injured in an auto accident en route to Austin. Perhaps the real treat of the evening will be the set by O'Death, the civil war gospel meets rockabillie punk band that spawned among the long cold nights and blistering florescent lights of Bush era SUNY Purchase and its Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film.