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Rooftop Films and SundanceTV Present the U.S. Premiere of The Genius and the Opera Singer with Filmmaker Vanessa Stockley and Subject in Attendance

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The Genius and the Opera Singer, courtesy of Vanessa Stockley
The Genius and the Opera Singer, courtesy of Vanessa Stockley

On Saturday, May 27th Rooftop Films has announced that they will present the U.S. Premiere of Vanessa Stockley‘s The Genius and the Opera Singer, a nonfiction film about an embattled mother-daughter duo (92 and 55-years-old, respectively) living together in a rent-controlled West Village apartment. Set against the backdrop of a changing neighborhood, Stockley captures the pair’s volatile relationship with unfettered access and intimacy. To quote “think Grey Gardens, but replace the Old Society with Old New York.”

The screening will take place on the roof of New Design High School in the Lower East Side, New York and will feature live music, a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Vanessa Stockley and titular “Genius” Jessica in attendance, and an after-party at DCTV, courtesy of Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Fever-Tree Tonic, and Freixenet.

Show Details:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Genius and the Opera Singer

On the roof of New Design High School. 350 Grand St. Manhattan.

Synopsis:

A 92-year-old former opera singer and her volatile daughter have inhabited a rent-controlled Manhattan penthouse for the last fifty-five years – along with their chubby chihuahua, Angelina Jolie. An unsettling portrait of a mother-daughter relationship, The Genius and the Opera Singer explores their intense emotional states and the knotted riddle of their past.

Schedule:

  • 8:00 PM: Doors Open
  • 8:30 PM: Live Music
  • 9:00 PM: Film Begins
  • 10:30 PM: Q&A
  • 11:00 PM: After-Party at DCTV (87 Lafayette St.)

Sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Fever-Tree Tonic, and Freixenet.

 

More info can be found at http://www.rooftopfilms.com/event/the-genius-and-the-opera-singer/

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