Early this July, Rooftop Films will be giving the world a first look at Adam Newport-Berra’s solo directorial debut, Thanksgiving. World-famous comedian, musician, extraterrestrial Reggie Watts, who has a role in the film, will also be performing live at the event. Attendees will not only be treated to the world-premier screening of Newport-Berra’s film and Watts’ performance, but also a Q&A session with Adam himself and an after party sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka & Gin. Rooftop films is a non-profit organization that hopes to bring together and promote emerging musicians, artists, and filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds within New York. You can visit their website for more information.
The movie Thanksgiving is a story about Alex and Amy, a young couple entrenched in an idyllic New York lifestyle. They become entangled in a mess of problems when Amy’s brother, Will, shows up without notice during a Thanksgiving celebration with their chic bohemian friends. Will asks the group the big question of what they’re all really “thankful” for. Alex and Will, however, are antipodean personalities. Will’s arrival turns the sparks of conflict between Alex and Amy to heated fire, leading to a massive confrontation revealing to Alex what Will’s true nature really is.
Doors will open for the Thanksgiving movie premier on the roof and courtyard of Industry City at 8:00 Thursday on the evening of July 3rd, and Watts’ performance is scheduled for 8:30. At 9:00 the film will begin and at 10:30 a Q&A with Adam Newport-Berra will take place. The Q&A will last about an hour, after which the New Amsterdam-sponsored after party will start around 11:30. Industry City is located in Brooklyn, at 220 36th St., 11232. The screening is preceded by a 10 minute short film, Manicure, by Stephanie Ahn. For more information and/or to RSVP for this event, contact Caitlin Hughes at Caitlin@BrigadeMarketing.com.