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Rooftop Films Seeks Support

As the 2009 Summer Series winds down, a severe gap in the budget threatens to drastically shrink its future programming. The organization must raise $70,000 by October to ensure that Rooftop Films can continue without compromise in 2010. Donations from supporters – whether it’s $1,000 or $100 or $10 – is crucial to that effort.

Bringing independent film to the diverse communities of New York City is central to its mission, which is why the 2009 Summer Series has gone ahead as planned despite major budget cuts behind the scenes. In fact, this has been a banner year for Rooftop – more premieres than ever before, groundbreaking partnerships with organizations like International Film Festival Rotterdam and Reel 13, and record audiences. By the end of the season, it will have presented more than 40 nights of incredible films in incredible locations.

Understanding that the economic crisis has affected audiences as well, buying tickets to a Rooftop show probably seems harder than it did a year ago. At this critical moment, though, it must ask for additional contributions to ensure that it can continue with  programs in the coming years.

To read more about the programs donations will support, visit the website at

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