Docs on the Edge

Docs on the Edge

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Brooklyn Army Terminal

80 58th St

Brooklyn, NY 11220

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Find light in darkness and meaning in struggle with this program of non-fiction films presented on the Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier.

About this event

Date: Saturday, July 9th

Venue: Brooklyn Army Terminal

Address: 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

8:00 PM: Doors Open

8:30 PM: Live Music

9:00 PM: Films Begin

10:30 PM: Q&A

11:00 PM: After-Party

Docs on the Edge

In a modern world full of falsehoods, documentary filmmakers are essential purveyors of unfettered truths, so join us on the pier of Brooklyn Army Terminal for a program of new documentaries that upend expectations, uncover past horrors, dispel official fabrications, and take us to perilous and under-explored corners of the world. Videographers hawk Satanic prevarications, Romanian poetry draws a young man to an unknown land, interpreters translate atrocities, prison walls are pierced by calls of the wild, and an artist embarks on a new artistic journey to escape a creative stockade of his own... Join us on the dock to witness these perilous moments, and people dangling between worlds.


Blue Room

Merete Mueller | 2022 | US | 11 mins

In two prisons in the Pacific Northwest, incarcerated men and women watch nature videos on loop, prompting reflections on isolation and the wilderness.

In Flow of Words

Eliane Esther Bots | 2021 | Netherlands | 22 mins

In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.

The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults

Scott Calonico & Harmon Leon | 2022 | US | 11 mins

An investigation into a 1990s satanic cult training videotape for the police takes a turn for the weird when the filmmaker encounters real believers in satanic cults.

Shut Up and Paint

Alex Mallis & Titus Kaphar | 2022 | US | 20 mins

Painter Titus Kaphar looks to film as a medium in the face of an insatiable art market seeking to silence his activism.

What the Pier Gave Us

Luna X Moya | 2021 | US | 7 mins

Many immigrants spend their evenings fishing on an undisclosed pier in New York City. In this poetic experimental film, a Mexican fisherman’s ordinary day becomes a metaphor for the brutal beauty of the immigration experience in the US.

Muchos inmigrantes pasan su atardecer pescando en un muelle en la ciudad de Nueva York. En este cortometraje experimental y poético, el día ordinario de un pescador mexicano se convierte en una metáfora de la brutal belleza de la experiencia migratoria en Estados Unidos.






Can I bring food and drinks?

No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages! Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Masks are encouraged while interacting with staff outdoors.

COVID-19 safety measures and requirements may be updated or changed based on current guidance at the time of the event.

Where will the screening take place within Brooklyn Army Terminal?

Check in will be through the entrance at 80 58th Street, but the screening location will be down at the end of the pier. Please contact us if someone in your party will need assistance getting to the location.

How accessible is this venue?

This venue will be entirely one level, with the exception of a ramp at the entrance, making it very accessible. The venue is approximately a 15 minute walk from the nearest subway station. If this brings up any concerns, please email us at or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is not necessary to print your ticket. Our team will check the name on your RSVP at will call.

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