Fans watched David Lowery’s newest film “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” underneath the stars at Queens Farm and enjoyed Bulleit cocktails

Rooftop Films and AT&T presented a sneak preview of “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” on Thursday, August 15 a day ahead of its August 16 release by IFC Films. David Lowery’s hypnotic, dream-like second feature stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, walking away with rave reviews and the Cinematography Award in the U.S. Dramatic Category. Rooftop is committed to bringing bigger, more enhanced events to New York audiences and this very special screening exemplifies Rooftop’s curatorial ambitions. Audience members watched the tragic rural romance “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” under the stars and amongst the farm animals at the Queens County Farm Museum in Glen Oaks, Queens.

“We have admired David Lowery’s poetic sensibility from the moment we first encountered his work” said Dan Nuxoll, Program Director for Rooftop Films. “His films possess a mysteriously powerful emotional undercurrent that sweeps you into a realm of deeper feelings. When he applied for a grant from the Rooftop Filmmakers Fund, we were blown away by his proposal for “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and we knew that it would soon become a rich and moving work of art. We couldn’t be more proud to have played a small part in helping him to complete such a masterful feature film.”

AT&T has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Rooftop Films Summer Series and the AT&T Rooftop Films Feature Film Grant since 2012, and in that time they have provided crucial support to Rooftop Films and the independent film community in New York. Prior to the screening, Rooftop will announce the winner of the AT&T Rooftop Films Feature Film Grant. The grant is awarded to a filmmaker who has previously screened with Rooftop Films and provides that filmmaker with $10,000 to help him or her produce an upcoming feature film. Previous winners of Rooftop Filmmakers Fund grants have included Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Lucy Walker (The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom) and many other groundbreaking and successful independent films.

In 2011, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” received the Rooftop Films & Edgeworx Post-Production Grant. Edgeworx Studios is a post-production house based in Manhattan. For this grant, Edgeworx provided 2 weeks of post-production services to Lowery’s film. Rooftop screened Lowery’s short films, A Catalogue of Anticipations and Pioneer, and the feature film St. Nick.

Inspired by the film, specialty cocktails were served including the Texas Tumbler and Bulleit Saint. Bulleit Bourbon has partnered with Rooftop Films to help up-and-coming filmmakers create content that pushes the boundaries of the modern frontier. Their creative entrepreneurial spirit mirrors brand Founder Tom Bulleit’s own story of following his life-long dream to start Bulleit Distilling Co.

“As a team of film lovers, Bulleit Bourbon is happy to congratulate all the film makers who are being featured this summer,” said, Tom Bulleit. “Their work is truly inspiring and we are proud to join them on this trip to the frontier of film.”

Here are recipes for the two Bulleit Bourbon cocktails.

The Texas Tumbler

1.3 oz. Bulleit Bourbon

4 oz. Tonic water

1 lemon wedge

Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lemon wedge

The Bulleit Saint

1 oz. Bulleit Rye

.5 oz. sweet vermouth

3 dashes bitters

Strain into a glass. Garnish with a cherry.

“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” begins with a trancelike fugue, as two lovers fight in a sunset field, coo to each other in a parked pickup, and are suddenly thrust into a farmhouse gunfight. A jail term for him, a baby for her, years of aching separation, an escape and then the stately story begins. Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) is on a quest to reunite with Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara). In early scenes with a friend who offers a hiding place, Muldoon is vague about whether he’s going to fetch Ruth. But a confrontation with his criminal mentor (Keith Carradine) lights the fuse. There’s something in Muldoon’s eyes, a look into the distance and future, something in his movements that reveal a controlled flame of desire. Seeing that, his journey feels inevitable, fated, yet desperate and fraught.

Another man, the local sheriff once shot by Ruth, is moving steadily in, played with stunning naïve charm by a thickly-mustachioed Ben Foster. The weight of domesticity and threat of danger is perhaps more than the romantic desperado adventures Muldoon once thought he wanted. “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” represents a form of near-magical realism, so vivid and intense as to seem dreamlike. The romance is whispered in the past; the violence happens so fast you’re bleeding before you know someone fired. And so what Muldoon wants remains perhaps unclear — as unclear as real life — until his dying day.

HeadBlade looking to make grooming easier with the ATX All Terrain Razor

The ATX All Terrain Razor may look like a snow mobile made for an action figure, but the ATX is not a joke. The latest edition from HeadBlade has multiple blades on the razor that allow it to form to your head and a handy grip on the top of device allows you to follow a smooth path all around your head. The blade’s grip is designed for your forefinger, middle finger and pinkie finger to slide into comfortably. The circular grip can even be adjusted to fit your hand. You don’t need to apply any pressure to the blades since the wheels help out with a perfect shave.

The ATX All Terrain Razor has been in development for over three years. It had to pass four official mandates before hitting store shelves. One was to utilize new multi-blade technology that had flow through design. Second it needed to eliminate the learning curve for anyone who previously used a conventional razor. Next HeadBlade wanted it to be an effective and versatile face, body, and leg shaver. Lastly they wanted it to be a faster, easier, and more efficient head shave than any previous HeadBlade.

The HeadBlade ATX comes standard with our HB4 blades and is also compatible with the HB6. The HeadBlade ATX All Terrain Razor is available with a suggested retail price of $15 at

The ATX All Terrain Razor utilizes HeadBlade’s patented finger ring and car-like suspension, but the new design now has the blade suspended in the back by a spring action device, reducing any learning curve and virtually eliminating the chance of nicks or cuts.

So if you are fan of the Lex Luthor or Howie Mandel look you might want to give HeadBlade a try.

5 Tech Savvy Gadgets/Apps to upgrade your toys

Here are few sweet upgrades that you can add to your smartphone or tablet. They are a handful of apps and gadgets that will turn your device into even more of a Swiss army knife.

RunPee App

The first one is called the RunPee app. This app is always being updated each day when movies are released. This app notifies you with the best time to run and pee during your favorite movies without missing anything important. After you chug the 3 gallon soda that is considered a small at the theaters, you will need to know when the optimal time to go to the bathroom will be.

The RunPee app also helps you know if there is anything extra after the end credits and even gives you a synopsis of the first 3 minutes of a movie in case you’re running late. There a feature that has a timer that will vibrate your phone before each peetime. This allows you to use the app to watch a movie and not bother people around you in the theatre. It runs on iPhone, Android, and Windows devices. Experience an unforgettable painting experience by combining the pressure sensitivity of a Wacom Tablet with the digital art expertise.

Outdoor Tech: DJ Slims

Outdoor Tech made wireless headphones with a built-in microphone for hands-free call availability. The DJ Slims are very light and have a low profile. I used these gems while I was running and they stayed in place. I loved the fact that these headphones were wireless so I didn’t have to worry about wires getting in my way while I was working out.

The DJ Slims wirelessly connect with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device. The headphones connected easily to my iPhone after I had the initially charged the DJ Slims. Speaking of charging the headphones, the battery life goes for nine hours and had a range of 30 feet. There is also a built-in microphone that allows you to make and receive hands-free calls from anywhere, any time. These sell for around $64 and you can get them at

Carbon Audio LLC: Zooka

Carbon Audio created the Zooka. No it is not a new dance move or a character in “The Hobbit” films. The Zooka is a Red Dot Award winning design and top-selling wireless Bluetooth speaker. Zooka is a wireless speaker designed to be as mobile as your media. With a 30-foot Bluetooth range, multiple vibrant colors, and a low price point there are more than a few reasons for you to listen “LOUDERER” with Zooka. So whether its movies, music or a video of a toy monkey playing the drums, you can be sure you’ll hear it louder.

It has a built-in microphone that enhances the use of Skype and FaceTime, and is perfect for incoming and outgoing phone calls. The Zooka slides onto the edge of your laptop giving you portability without inhibiting the use of the camera. It also has a kickstand that can be added to the iPad to create a perfect viewing angle.

Outdoor Tech: Turtle Shell

Outdoor Tech has made it on the list for a second time with the Turtle Shell. This portable speaker is a water and dust resistant Bluetooth do-anything, go-anywhere Hi-Fi boom box. It features an angular, triangle-themed construction that fits in as well in the house as it does the outdoors.  The Turtle Shell has a rubber-coated shell to keep out dust and absorb substantial impacts. Just like the DJ Slims, the Turtle Shell wirelessly connects with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device and streams crystal clear audio up to 30 feet for up to 9 hours.

Geneva: WorldRadio

Geneva takes a contemporary take on the classic radio receiver combined with Bluetooth technology and HiFi sound. The WorldRadio receives all available radio stations using the broadcasting technologies of FM, long and short wave radio of a forgotten era. It also features a powerful audio system, digital color display with touch controls, digital FM tuner, Bluetooth receiver, and alarm clock.

The WorldRadio has a high-performance amplifier and full-range loudspeaker play mid and high frequencies with absolute accuracy, and produce warm, rich bass below 80Hz. It can receive both FM and digital (DAB+ version, Europe only) radio stations, and can wirelessly stream Internet radio stations from any Bluetooth-enabled device.