Rooftop Films presents doomed love, tattoos and Sailor Jerry

This week Rooftop Films has two great indie films screenings, one a program of short films about doomed love, the other a free screening about the life of tattooing legend Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. There will be live music before the films and after-parties following both shows.

The details on both events are below.

Doomed Love and the Devilles

Spectacularly failing romances, including an alcoholic comedy, some stunning facts about the sexuality of one of the founding fathers, and a luscious documentary about a stripper / punk rocker husband and wife duo.


  • Friday, August 6, 2010
  • 8:00 Doors Open
  • 8:30 Live Music by Solanin
  • 9:00 Films Begin
  • 11:30 After-party at Matchless, located at 557 Manhattan Avenue, NYC, courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner and Sailor Jerry Rum


  • On the lawn of Automotive High School
  • 50 Bedford Avenue, at North 13th Street (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
  • Take the L Train to Bedford Avenue or the G Train to Nassau Avenue

Tickets are $10 online or at the door. Find out more about this event RIGHT HERE.

Free screening of Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry is a feature length documentary exploring the roots of American tattooing through the life of its most iconoclastic figure – Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. Considered by many the foremost tattoo artist of all time, Collins is the father of modern day tattooing, whose uncompromising lifestyle and larger than life persona made him an American legend.

This screening is free. Just email to reserve a spot on the guest list.


  • Saturday, August 7, 2010
  • 8:00 Doors Open
  • 8:30 Live Music
  • 9:00 Film Begins
  • 10:30 After Party in the courtyard, courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum


  • On the roof of the Old American Can Factory
  • 232 3rd Street at 3rd Avenue (Gowanus/Park Slope, Brooklyn)
  • Take the R to Union or the F or G to Caroll Street

Find out more information on this event RIGHT HERE.

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