Rooftop Film Club’s accessible cinema screenings for Deaf Awareness Week
Rooftop Film Club raise money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, through a series of signed films, to mark Deaf Awareness Week
Screenings will include signers onsite throughout the experience, both at the box office and throughout the screening
The series kicks off with the BAFTA-Award Winning Belfast, with other films soon to be announced Book tickets online now at www.rooftopfilmclub.com
Deaf Awareness Week runs from 2nd-8th May this year with the aim of raising awareness of deafness and hearing loss. Giving everyone the chance to enjoy great cinema has always been at the heart of what Rooftop Film Club does. So they’ll be partnering with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, supporting the annual event with a dedicated series of films that aim to highlight the deaf experience.
Kicking off with a screening of the BAFTA-Award Winning drama Belfast on 2nd May.
Films will be shown with open captions and will have people trained in British Sign Language on-site to sign throughout the screening. Signers will also be present at the box office, giving everyone a chance to fully enjoy the entire experience, from beginning to end.
Non-deaf people are of course more than welcome to join and are invited to wear noise-cancelling headphones throughout to experience the film just as a deaf person would.
Belfast tells the story of Buddy, a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, whose life is filled with familial love, childhood hijinks, and a blossoming romance. Yet, with his beloved hometown caught up in increasing turmoil, his family faces a momentous choice: hope the conflict will pass or leave everything they know behind for a new life. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements on the next signed film in the series.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a UK charity that trains dogs to help deaf people leave loneliness behind and reconnect with life. These amazing dogs provide love, companionship and emotional support while alerting deaf people to important and life-saving sounds. Guests will also be invited to donate to the charity at the checkout for regular screenings throughout the season.
Rooftop Film Club is also delighted to renew its partnership with streaming service NOW for a second year. A partnership made in movie-heaven NOW is as passionate about curating world-class cinema for its members as we are about bringing films to the big screen.
16th May – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
17th May – Clueless
18th May – The Batman
19th May – Forrest Gump
20th May – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
21st May – Amélie
22nd May – Léon: The Professional
23 May – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
24th May – 10 Things I Hate About You
25th May – The Worst Person In The World
26th May – Donnie Darko
27th May – Collateral
28th May – Jerry Maguire
29th May – Risky Business
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3rd May – The Great Gatsby
4th May – King Richard
5th May – Scream
6th May – La La Land
7th May – West Side Story
8th May – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
10th May – In The Heights
11th May – Spider-man: No Way Home
12th May – Moulin Rouge!
13th May – Across the Universe
14th May – The Notebook
15th May – Encanto
17th May – 10 Things I Hate About You
18th May – Belfast
19th May – Love & Basketball
20th May – Grease
21st May – Kill Bill, Vol. 1
22nd May – Pretty Woman
24th May – The Greatest Showman
25th May – Last Night in Soho
26th May – Get Out
27th May – Cocktail
28th May – Mission: Impossible
29th May – The Notebook
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ROOFTOP FILM CLUBThe ultimate open-air film experience, Rooftop Film Club started as a single rooftop in London’s Shoreditch in 2011 and has now expanded globally with three venues in the UK and five venues in LA, NYC, San Diego, and Houston. Sold out crowds enjoy sunset film screenings under the stars using state of the art projectors, high-quality wireless headphones, comfy chairs and cosy blankets, all coupled with the best food and drink on offer.
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