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Rooftop Films | Gates of Heaven

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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11232

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The Museum of Modern Art wraps up its season long partnership with Rooftop Films with an evening of experimental and non-fiction film in Green-Wood Cemetery. Standish Lawder's creepy and fascinating Necrology kicks off the evening, followed by Errol Morris's now-classic examination of life, after-life and capitalism, Gates of Heaven.

Date:
Friday, September 13th
Venue: Green-Wood Cemetery
Address: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

7:45 PM: Doors Open
8:30 PM:
Live Music
9:00 PM: Films Begin
10:30 PM: After-Party

Gates of Heaven
Errol Morris | US | 83

Inspired by an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, "450 Dead Pets Going to Napa Valley," Morris's painfully funny first film chronicles the demise of one pet cemetery in Northern California and the fortunes of another. The owner of the bankrupt cemetery, a broke and brokenhearted man, learns that being compassionate is no way to run a business; his counterparts, the family that runs the successful cemetery, are a cross between 1950s sitcom and American Gothic. Gates of Heaven is a film about filling voids: those of empty graves and of lost loved ones; of dreams deferred and a gnawing sense of loneliness, failure, and mortality often too painful to acknowledge; even of the oppressive silence Morris maintains as an interviewer to compel his subjects to talk.

Necrology
Standish Lawder | US | 12

Filmed in a purgatorial Grand Central Station in 1969, Standish Lawder's now-classic Necrology is "without a doubt, the sickest joke I've ever seen" (Hollis Frampton)

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IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT THE SAME LOCATION. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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FAQs

Where will the screening take place within Green-Wood Cemetery?
Check in will be at the main entrance on 25th street and 5th Avenue, but the screening location will be about 10-15 minute walk from there. Please contact us if someone in your party will need assistance getting to the location.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Rooftop Films are open to all ages, but ID and proof of age is required for entry. You must be 21+ to attend the after party.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues

What can/can't I bring to the event?
No outside alcohol is permitted. Feel free to bring snacks!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your printed ticket is not required. Just bring your ID and give your name at the door!

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