Kickstart Sunday: Rooftop Films

kickstarter-rooftopIf you’re a film fan living in New York, odds are you’re familiar with the fantastic Rooftop Films organization and the great screenings they exhibit throughout the city. I was fortunate enough to be invited to one of their events when I first moved to the city and was blown away with not only the turnout, but how passionate for film everyone in attendance was. For over a decade the non-profit Rooftop Films has been promoting awareness to important issues through film and supporting the film community through grants, free screenings, and many other events, and now it needs our help for 2017.

They have a lot of amazing things planned for next year and they have a Kickstarter page set up to help them reach their goal. This campaign is looking to raise $38,000 with 20 days remaining as of this writing so be sure to click here and send a donation their way to help support this great organization.

Take a look below for more information and even if you’re not in a financial position to donate, please check out the Kickstarter page anyway to see what Rooftop has in the pipeline and share it with your friends.

As we enter into a new year and a period of great change in our city, country and world, Rooftop Films’ programs are more important than ever, and we’ve never been more passionate about, inspired by, and committed to our mission and work.

Now more than ever we believe it is our job to help our community:

To RESIST the urge to curl up in apathy
To remind you to REMEMBER the things that matter to you
To EMBRACE your desire to see, feel, and experience new things, places, and ideas
To PROTECT the institutions and values that you think are vital to your city and your country

As a nonprofit organization your support is vital to our unique work–no other organization does what Rooftop Films does. By bringing the best new independent films directly to diverse communities in every borough of New York City, Rooftop creates inspiring environments that truly change the way people feel about the spaces they inhabit and move through, and how they interact with and think of their community, their neighbors, the city, and the global issues that affect us all.