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Brooklyn Rooftop Film Festival: The Pine Barrens feat. The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

  • Greenwood Cemetary 500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11232 United States (map)



David Scott Kessler | US | 104

Within the heart of New Jersey, the most densely populated state in America, a scorched wilderness stands in defiance of the encroaching megalopolis that surrounds it. Once deemed inhospitable; north and south, rural and suburban, harmony and disruption, truth and folklore, all merge and contradict around the stories that unite individuals living among the land. Spanning six years, the film paints a portrait of nature and identity that aims to capture the surreal wonder of the Pinelands during a time when corruption threatens to undermine its few protections. The Pine Barrens is scored live by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra, a fusion of folk and electronic sounds, creating a layered experience transporting the viewer through this surreal landscape.

the Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

Ben Warfield - synthesizer

Laura Baird - vocals, flute, banjo

Veronica Jurkiewicz - viola

Jesse Sparhawk - harp, bass

John Pettit - guitar, trumpet, harmonium