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LOVE ON THE ROOF. MOVIES, MUSIC, MOONLIGHT

 


Fall in love on Tuesdays with silent masterpieces by Hitchcock, Murnau and Brown.

The plot thickens as live musicians underscore heart racing love triangles and passionate duels. Indulge in the love affair with the New York skyline and see where the night takes you.

What are you willing to do for love?

TICKETS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
THE MANXMAN

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
1929, 84 min
In the last silent film by Hitchcock, childhood friends take different paths in adulthood as one becomes a handsome, but poor, fisherman and the other a lawyer. When both fall in love with the beautiful and lively Kate (Czech diva Anny Ondra), they come into conflict with each other and the strict society that governs them.
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LIVE MUSIC: 

Shariq Tucker – drums
Bronx drumming phenomenon Shariq Tucker began playing drums at the age of 3. Inspired both by musical family members like his father and brother as well as legends such as Dennis Chambers, Gerald Heyward and Tony Royster Jr., Shariq was drawn to the way drumming allowed to create new and exciting sounds. Shariq is the winner of Guitar Center’s 26th annual Drum-Off.  He currently plays for mainstream rapper Desiigner, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, pop artist Kelli Pyle, and songwriter Bridget Perez. 

Anthony Miller – keyboard
Like others before him, Anthony’s beginnings can be traced back to the church. He started playing the organ and keyboard at the age of seven. By the time he was ten, he became the church organist for Unity Temple in Brooklyn, NY. In January 2004, Anthony became the keyboardist for world-renowned artist Alicia Keys and accompanied her on world tours. Anthony’s insatiable passion for music has taken him to new levels and afforded him the opportunity to work with an array of artists such as John Mayer, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, Sade, Prince, Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Adele, Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake and many more.

Chelton Grey – bass
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chelton was introduced to the world of music by his parents, and started playing the electric bass professionally at the age of fourteen. Over the years, Chelton has played for many different artists such as wil.i.am, Jessie J, Ludacris, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child, Ryan Leslie, Rodney Jerkins, Keith Harris and many others. Chelton is a band member of Kennedy Administration.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

Directed by: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
1927, 94 min
A young married farmer moves to the city with his lover. The two decide that he will drown his unassuming wife during an outing, but when she begs for mercy, he relents. She flees to the city and he follows her, leading them on an expected adventure.
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LIVE MUSIC:

Michael Krásný – bass
Michael Krásný is a Czech bass player, singer and music composer living in New York City. His interwoven compositions integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, jazz, new wave, soul and pop. His band Quattro Formaggi won a prestigious international contest JUNIORJAZZ organized by the Czech Jazz Society, and his composition “Ben Nevis” was awarded a prize for the best authorial jazz composition. The band took part in the contest THE SOUND OF EUROPE organized by EuroGlobe, where they won the 1st prize as well. Michael frequently collaborates with Slovak-American jazz trumpeter and composer Laco Déczi and his ensemble - Jazz Celula New York.


Q & A with Vito Adriaensens
Vito Adriaensens is a visiting scholar and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Film Department, where he teaches the history of early cinema. His research focuses on the aesthetic, cultural and (art) historical interaction between film, theater, and visual arts. He is the author of the upcoming monograph Velvet Curtains and Gilded Frames: The Art of Early European Cinema and a co-author of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (with Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman, and Lisa Colpaert). He is currently also the treasurer of Domitor, the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
Flesh and the Devil

Directed by: Clarence Brown
1926, 112 min
Two young boys swear eternal friendship through a blood bond. Years later one of them falls for a married woman. When he kills her husband, he is forced to take a post in Africa. He returns to discover that his best friend has married his love.
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Live Music:
Ondřej Pivec – keyboard
Ondřej is a celebrated keyboardist, composer, recording artist and bandleader born and raised in the Czech Republic. He started playing music at the age of 3 as a classical pianist, but soon turned to jazz and began to play the Hammond organ in his teens.
He has performed with renowned jazz and RnB artists such as Gregory Porter, Jason Marshall, Paul Bollenback, Nathaniel Townsley, Joel Frahm, Yvonne Sanchez, Christian Rover. Ondrej has collaborated on Gregory Porter’s GRAMMY winning album 'Take Me To The Alley’. He resides in NY.
Karel Růžička Jr. – saxophone
NY based saxophonist and composer Karel Ruzicka Jr. is a highly sought after performer and recording artist. Karel began his professional career at 16 as leader of “The Four” group in his native Czech Republic.
During his career he has recorded multiple award-winning albums and performed with many legendary musicians on the global scene such as - Karel Ruzicka Sr., George Benson, Hiram Bullock, Mike Stern, Joe Locke, Bob Mintzer, Ravi Coltrane, Benny Rietveld, Ben E. King, Ronnie Burrage, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Fred Wesley and others. He is a guest artist at the Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Karel also often tours with jazz singer/songwriter Michael Franks, guitarist Dean Brown and bass virtuoso Miroslav Vitous.



 

Q & A with Vito Adriaensens
Vito Adriaensens is a visiting scholar and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Film Department, where he teaches the history of early cinema. His research focuses on the aesthetic, cultural and (art) historical interaction between film, theater, and visual arts. He is the author of the upcoming monograph Velvet Curtains and Gilded Frames: The Art of Early European Cinema and a co-author of Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema (with Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman, and Lisa Colpaert). He is currently also the treasurer of Domitor, the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema.


TICKETS

Pre-ordered $12, Door $15, Czech Center Club Members $10

7PM: Rooftop opens for a welcome drink. Cocktails and snacks available. Cash bar provided by Bohemian Spirit Restaurant.

8 P.M.: Silent movie accompanied by live music upon sunset


Please note: In the event of rain, the screenings will take place in the Grand Ballroom on the 4th floor


Organized in collaboration with the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.