Arts Brookfield
Arts Brookfield

Enjoy free sunset screenings on the Hudson waterfront at Brookfield Place, July 28, 29, 30

Fifth annual Rooftop Films free outdoor film screenings

Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281

July 28-30, 2016
July 28: Animation Block Party
July 29: The Best of New York Nonfiction
July 30: In Pursuit of Silence

Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Live Music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Film at 8:30 p.m.
Q&A at 10:00 p.m.

PRESENTER: Arts Brookfield


COST: FREE, no tickets or reservations required

New York, NY – Arts Brookfield and Rooftop Films team up for the fifth summer at Brookfield Place to present three special nights of free independent film screenings along the Hudson River waterfront. From Thursday, July 28 to Saturday, July 30, 2016, doors open at 6:30 p.m. The evening kicks off with live music performances at 7:30 p.m. followed by the film screening at 8:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, Animation Block Party on Thursday, July 28 allows the audience to experience a taste of this year’s best animated short films. Friday, July 29 celebrates The Best of New York Nonfiction, a collective of documentary shorts shown throughout the 20-year history of Rooftop Films that remind us that New York is a city full of opinionated walkers, bike messengers, bike thieves, Shakespearian birds, and street furniture—and we like it that way. In Pursuit of Silence on Saturday, July 30 rounds out the series, exploring the intrusion of noise on humankind. Audience members will experience the film with headphones provided. In lieu of live music, July 30th kicks off with a guided meditation.

Arts Brookfield’s Rooftop Films event is one of a year-round calendar of events that Arts Brookfield provides free to the public at Brookfield properties across New York and around the globe. For more information, visit

Each evening of Rooftop Films is free and open to the public—no tickets or reservations required. Seating is first come, first served. For more information visit

ABOUT Rooftop Films

Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists. Founded in 1997, Rooftop Films has grown to become known internationally as one of the most dynamic film festivals in the world.

ABOUT Arts Brookfield

Arts Brookfield presents exciting, world-class cultural experiences to hundreds of thousands of people for free each year in both indoor and outdoor public spaces at Brookfield’s premier office properties in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, Toronto, Perth and Sydney. From concerts, theater and dance to film screenings and art exhibitions, Arts Brookfield brings public spaces to life through art. Visit for a complete schedule of events.

ABOUT Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place NY is the apotheosis of luxury shopping, dining and cultural arts in downtown Manhattan. The complex is uniquely positioned just south of Tribeca along the Hudson River waterfront. International fashion houses including Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Omega, Ermenegildo Zegna, and contemporary fashion brands such as Diane von Furstenberg, Theory, Michael Kors, Vince, Paul Smith, and Lululemon make Brookfield Place Downtown Manhattan’s most sought-after shopping destination. An 85,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue department store will open in 2016, revolutionizing the luxury shopping experience in the area. Best-in-class dining options include Hudson Eats, a curated collection of 14 chef-driven fast-casual eateries; Le District, a 30,000-square-foot French-inspired marketplace and eight signature restaurants including Amada, and Parm. Complemented by the renowned cultural programming of Arts Brookfield, Brookfield Place is leading the transformation of the area as the premier destination for residents and visitors alike. For more information, please visit:

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