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Rooftop Films Summer Series: Featured films, opening weekend announced

Rooftop Films returns to New York for the 20th annual Summer Series, beginning on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

The series will kick off with a screening of the 2016 Sundance U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner, "Weiner," on the rooftop of Industry City. The following night, there will be a screening of “This is What We Mean By Short Films,” a collection of new shorts from around the world. The screening will take place at Bushwick Generator.

Here are some of the feature films that will be screened throughout the series.

'Weiner'

The 2016 Sundance U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize
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The 2016 Sundance U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner "Weiner," a film by Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegman, is about "the wildest political meltdown in recent history." Opening Weekend, Industry City in Sunset Park, May 18, 2016.

'Cameraperson'

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"Cameraperson" is a memoir by cinematographer Kirsten Johnson using footage shot for other films.

'Don Juan'

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"Don Juan," by Jerzy Sladkowski, is about a four-sided love triangle, set in the Russian city Nizhny Novgorod.

'Goodnight Brooklyn - The Story of Death by Audio'

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"Goodnight Brooklyn - The Story of Death by Audio," by Matthew Conboy, highlights the origins, influence and closure of one of Brooklyn's DIY music venues.

'Life, Animated'

A young man with autism discovers a way
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A young man with autism discovers a way to make sense of world through classic Disney animated films in "Life, Animated," by Roger Ross Williams.

'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru'

Go behind the scenes of business strategist Tony
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Go behind the scenes of business strategist Tony Robbins in "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru," directed by Joe Berlinger.

'Donald Cried'

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"Donald Cried," by Kris Avedisian, is about a man returning to his hometown and taking a journey into the past with a childhood friend.

'The Fits'

A tomboy's desire for a dance team's acceptance
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A tomboy's desire for a dance team's acceptance warps when its members fall prey to mysterious spasms in "The Fits," by Anna Rose Holmer.

'Hunt For the Wilderpeople'

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"Hunt For the Wilderpeople," by Taika Waititi, is about a defiant city kid, raised on hip-hop and in foster care, who starts over in the New Zealand countryside.

'Hunter Gatherer'

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"Hunter Gatherer," by Josh Locy, is a darkly comic tale of unlikely friendship, starring Andre Royo.

'In the Treetops'

Driving all night, packed in a car, five
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Driving all night, packed in a car, five high school friends avoid their final destination -- home, in "In the Treetops," by Matthew Brown.

'Jacqueline, Argentine'

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"Jacqueline, Argentine," by Bernardo Britto, is a playfully mysterious whistle-blower comedy.

'White Girl'

A NYC college girl goes to wild extremes
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A NYC college girl goes to wild extremes to get back her drug dealer boyfriend in "White Girl," by Elizabeth Wood.

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