10 Years - 100 Movies | 2019 Movies on the Roof

Movies on the Roof is a private movie festival run by Laura Lanford and Thomas Rammer. We screen classic American cinema Tuesday evenings during summer on a rooftop in Printer's Row.

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2018, Week 1: DIRTY HARRY


Don Siegel, 1971

Dirty Harry sets the template for every rouge cop movie we've seen for the past 45 years. A deranged killer called Scorpio (inspired by the real-life Zodiac Killer who had murdered five people in and around San Francisco in the late 1960s) is murdering and kidnapping residents apparently at random. With casualties mounting up, and the city's mayor more interested in paying Scorpio off with ransom money than putting a stop to his murderous exploits, "Dirty" Harry Callahan ultimately concludes that bullets are the best solution to the problem

Earlier Event: August 29
The American President
Later Event: July 17
2018, Week 2: AFTER THE THIN MAN

MotR 2019