Rooftop Films to Show Special SXSW Films

Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander in a film still from The Dish and the Spoon

Rooftop Films is bringing two South By Southwest 2011 film premiers to Grand Street this weekend. On Friday, they will screen the New York premier of The Dish and the Spoon, with star Greta Gerwig in person, and on Saturday they will present the coming of age film No Matter What.

Gerwig, an indie startlett (Baghead, Greenberg) who has just started to “cross over” in to some big blockbusters (she was just in Arthur) is featured in The Dish and the Spoon as the romantically wounded Rose, a woman intent on seeking revenge against her unfaithful husband, who encounters equally an equally downtrodden British teen (newcomer Olly Alexander), who has traveled to American to meet a woman only to find that she has abandoned him.
No Matter What
is the story of Nick and Joey, an unconventional “buddy film” about two skate boarding teens in a small town in Florida who decide to explore some unknown, dangerous places in search of Joey’s drugged-up mom.

As always, some great indie bands will perform live before each film and they will have a Q&A with the filmmakers after the screenings. And – we’ve got some tickets to give away! Visit our Facebook Page for more info.

$10 online or at the door // 350 Grand Street // Doors open at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday.