IFP Public Screenings & Labs Showcase with Rooftop Films

In partnership with Rooftop Films, IFP is thrilled to present a “Sneak Preview” screening series (featuring films from IFP Alums Cathy Yan and Sandi Tan) as well as our annual IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase.



Dead Pigs

Saturday, September 15th, Brooklyn Army Terminal

Cathy Yan | USA, China | 130 minutes

A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an ambitious expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly modernizing Shanghai. Based on true events.

Free for all with RSVP, reception after the screening.


IFP Filmmaker Labs 'Sneak Preview' Showcase

Monday, September 17th, Roof of the William Vale Hotel

7:30pm - 11:30pm

Hosted annually during IFP Film Week, the IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase gives audiences a first look at exciting new feature films, before their festival premieres. This outdoor screening features excerpts from select Narrative and Documentary films from the emerging talent of the 2018 IFP Labs, the nation’s only program that supports diverse feature filmmakers when they need it most: through the completion, marketing, and distribution of their first features.

Free for all with RSVP, reception after the screening.



Thursday, September 20th, Greenwood Cemetery

7:45pm - Late

Sandi Tan | USA | 96 minutes

In 1992, teenage VHS-bootlegger Sandi Tan and her fellow film-geek pals Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique shot Singapore’s first road movie with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges. It was called “Shirkers.” Sandi wrote the script and played the lead, S, a 16-year-old assassin collecting and then eliminating her own tribe. After shooting wrapped, Georges absconded with all of the footage…The 16mm Kodak cans are recovered 20 years later, sending Sandi, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal, singular odyssey across two continents in search of Georges’ vanishing footprints—and her own.

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