New Yorkers take note. This weekend brings another great one-two punch from Rooftop Films. Tonight is Heavy Load in Williamsburg. Tomorrow night is Song Sung Blue on Roosevelt Island. I'll be seeing Heavy Load for the first time tonight, but I can vouch for Song Sung Blue, which is one of 2008's best films. Unfortunately, I'm going to miss out on my chance to wow the crowd with my version of "Love on the Rocks" (one of my karaoke staples) as I'm committed to the Walter Reade to experience Lindsay Anderson's O Lucky Man! for the first time (go here for details about the complete "Lindsay Anderson: Revolutionary Romantic" program). Either way, I recommend emailing Rooftop for your own chance to release your inner Neil and to see a really solid movie. Visit the official Rooftop Films site for details.
Also, Joe Pacheco has asked me to program another night of movies for his Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series. This time around, I've chosen a feature. I'm shocked that we'll be giving John Maringouin's must-be-seen-to-be-believed documentary Running Stumbled its New York premiere, two-and-a-half years after its world premiere in Rotterdam (where I first saw it), but that's how it goes. Running Stumbled isn't the easiest film, but I mean it when I wrote in the description on the Brooklyn Independent site that it's one the most fascinating works of non-fiction I've ever seen. This might be the only chance for you to see it for some time to come, so don't cancel your Monday night plans and get your asses to Barbes in Park Slope. I mean it!
Have a nice weekend. I'm hoping to.