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THURSDAY JUL 15, 2010
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Kitao Sakurai

AARDVARK is perhaps the first fiction film to star a man blind since birth. In a role inspired by his own life, Larry Lewis plays a solitary man recovering from...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Johannes Nyholm

This beautiful and quiet shadow puppet animation encompasses our joys and fears - love, death, and the dark and stormy night. johannesnyholm.se

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Sean Durkin

A young woman embarks on a road trip with her boyfriend to a place he promises will be beautiful and peaceful. But a series of strange events occur on their journey,...

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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Andreas Koefoed

How do you decide when it's time to let go? For young Jorgis, the star voice of the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir, the moment is upon him. Just a few weeks before an...

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FRIDAY AUG 6, 2010
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Kieran O'Hare

In the early days of NYC beatniks and free love, one man can't come to terms with the new scene's role for him and his lover. Years later, this animated film recalls...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Mike Hollingsworth

The 2010 ABP bumper.

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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Ivana Todorovic

Life is good as long as you're living. A tragedy inspires a mother toward action, in the hopes of stopping deaths of the innocent by gun violence. A reason to get...

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FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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Max Hattler

A seductive world of rapidly moving brightly colored shapes sets a tone of attractive alienation. maxhattler.com

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THURSDAY JUL 15, 2010
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Kitao Sakurai

AARDVARK is perhaps the first fiction film to star a man blind since birth. In a role inspired by his own life, Larry Lewis plays a solitary man recovering from...

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Sean Byrne

A young drunken couple getting frisky on the tennis courts discover that they are not alone...

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SUNDAY JUN 6, 2010
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Yung Chang

Watching crowds assemble and quietly file onto a train in the early morning darkness, you begin to suspect that this is no ordinary commute. But you don't yet know...

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FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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Kazuhiro Goshima

This physical recreation of 3D computer graphic simulations reminds us of the transfixing beauty of the real world and the importance of actual objects and people....

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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David Wanger

Anatinus is a musical cinematographical voyage into the hazy early hours of the day in miraculous industrial Greenpoint. mambafever.com

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WEDNESDAY JUL 21, 2010
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Asa Blanck and Johan Palmgren

Anders and Harri are best friends. They share an interest in music. Anders is also very fond of trains. They decide to go to Geta, where the biggest train-accident...

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Miro Remo

A boy's best friend is his mother--or is it a bat? The delightfully strange 50-year-old Lubos lives with his mother and has a passion for bat photography. Bravely...

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SUNDAY NOV 14, 2010
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Saskia Kluit, Hanneke van der Linden

In this live-action documentary delicately overlaid with animated ink drawings, a widower dismantles the dovecot that once housed his beloved homing pigeons.

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THURSDAY JUN 24, 2010
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David Wilson

A glimpse into the world of competitive birdwatching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours.

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FRIDAY JUN 11, 2010
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Jeremy Lamberton

Calling Frank P DeLarzelere III (AKA Biker Fox) a local celebrity is misleading--he is more an agitator than he is a prized local son. As a proponent of bicycles as...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Tomi Malkki

A disturbing family portrait in which toys and disembodied chicken heads have special powers.

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Bill Palmer

Before Jason Bourne insisted that action cinema start taking itself seriously, there was a time when muscle-bound macho men would break arms, sever limbs and spit...

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Sebastian Bear-McClard

A drifter with ambitions of grift has his ill-conceived schemes in a computer repair shop derailed by a beautiful woman.

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THURSDAY JAN 6, 2011
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Charlie Ahearn

An East African MC, Balozi Dola, wanders into a Bronx barbershop on his pilgrimage to find "the real hip-hop." The barber, Flash's original partner DJ Easy Mike,...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Matt Luckhurst

And the beat go, Boom-HA...

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SUNDAY JUN 6, 2010
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Cynthia Wade

Charity organizations dug new wells to provide drinking water for the residents of a remote village in Cambodia, but the water from those wells contained arsenic and...

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THURSDAY JAN 6, 2011
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Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

Bronx Princess follows headstrong 17-year-old Rocky's journey as she leaves behind her mother in New York City to reunite with her father, a chief in Ghana, West...

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THURSDAY JAN 6, 2011
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Charlie Ahearn

Set in the Bronx home of two MC's from The Fantastic Five from Wild Style, Master Rob and Waterbed Kevie Kev. Rob has recently returned home from a six year stretch...

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SUNDAY DEC 12, 2010
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Carter Smith

Bugcrush is the story of Ben, a small-town high school loner, whose fascination with Grant, a dangerously seductive new kid, leads him into something much more...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 21, 2010
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Tora Martens

Who says the fun stops just because you get older? Not 73-year-old Lina Merceis, who leisurely strolls the beaches of Rio De Janeiro by day and entertains scores of...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Harry Chaskin

A washed-up movie monster relives his halcyon days.

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SUNDAY NOV 14, 2010
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Magdalena Kowalczyk

Down the Vistula River outside Warsaw, a 19th century kind of life unfolds among the thickets that grow along the frozen banks of the modern waterway.

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Luis Nieto

Luis Nieto is a pioneer of using animals in his off-beat animations and cinematic experiments, and we've shown a number of his outlandish films at Rooftop in the...

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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Mihai Grecu

An artist of visual wonder, Grecu returns to Rooftop with a film about the mysteriously barren Altiplano region of Chile, finding mythical creatures who might once...

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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Spencer Parsons

Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund Grantee! A melancholy comedy about two fathers, two sons, and the cocaine sale that brings them all together for an everyday adventure. Far...

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Amiel Courtin-Wilson

In a stylized monologue, Melbourne man Daniel P. Jones recalls the day, as a five-year-old, he witnessed a murder. Sometimes surviving a violent incident doesn't...

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SATURDAY OCT 23, 2010
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Ana Weber

Cranes dominate our skylines, yet few people ever notice them, nor do they notice the men and women who operate them. Spending most of their time alone up in the...

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Danilo Parra

They say faith is the belief in things unseen. In this beautiful and moving documentary about Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, a nearly forgotten 74-year-old jazz...

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SUNDAY JAN 9, 2011
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Aaron Katz

Filmmaker Aaron Katz is best know for the charming and deeply sensitive dramas Dance Party, USA and Quiet City (which we screened in 2008), and his latest film, Cold...

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SATURDAY DEC 11, 2010
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Nathan Kensinger & Meghan O'Hara

An exploration of life and death underneath Manhattan, traveling through a 50 block-long train tunnel which was once an underground homeless city.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 28, 2010
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Vera Chytilova

This playful, wildly subversive comedy is one of the masterpieces of the Czech New Wave. Two teenage girls, disenchanted with the world around them, launch a...

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SATURDAY OCT 23, 2010
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Pedro Pires

For a period of time, while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre ballet. Are these spasms merely...

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SATURDAY DEC 11, 2010
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Matt Palmer

A soundman descends into an isolated cave. Only when it may be too late does he begin to suspect that he might not be alone.

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Fabio Scacchioli

A sensual experimental film-hand-drawn animation on 3770 frames of vintage pornographic found footage-about the vanishing of an image, a naked body, the most...

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Bill & Turner Ross

On the eve of his wife's debut on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, a young man considers the ways his family might benefit from some extra cash. rossbros.net

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James Blagden

An animated documentary that celebrates the greatest athletic achievement ever by a man on a psychedelic journey. If our evaluation of the records of athletes like...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Johannes Nyholm

This beautiful and quiet shadow puppet animation encompasses our joys and fears - love, death, and the dark and stormy night. johannesnyholm.se

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters

On January 7th, Duncan Trussell drank a six pack of beer...then a half a bottle of absinthe...and then he discussed an historical event: the battle over electricity...

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters

An informative re-telling of the famous duel. By a really, really wasted dude. Featuring Michael Cera as Alexander Burr. I mean Hamilton.

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FRIDAY AUG 6, 2010
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Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters

One night in November, Eric Falconer drank 8 vodka cranberries and then discussed a historical event.

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters

Late one night, Jen Kirkman drank a bottle and a half of wine and then discussed an historical event: the backhanded way of our first president (played by Danny...

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SATURDAY MAY 22, 2010
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Pepe Diokno

US Premiere. Engwentro ("Clash") begins with a chase, and never stops moving. Next to the title, we see a young man running in the dark. Minutes later, he's panting...

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SUNDAY MAY 30, 2010
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Jeff Mizushima

NY Premiere! A quirky slacker road movie comedy about a man and his hamster. Etienne! tells the story of Richard, a passive and shy type of guy who has an...

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Marcel Hobi

If an eyelash falls out, lay it on the back of your hand, make a wish as you blow it away--and your wish will come true! Or so popular belief has it. But wishing is...

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THURSDAY JUN 24, 2010
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Tony Gault & Elizabeth Henry

Rooftop alums Gault and Henry explore the relationship between a man named Kevin and a baby crow he finds on the street one stormy night. Kevin's backyard provides...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 7, 2010
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Todd Chandler

It was the summer the gas stations closed. The summer they played music in the old mill. The summer they left. Flood Tide tells the story of four musicians who craft...

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Ben Hays, Ryan Darrow

Cultural miscommunication gets out of hand, on many levels.

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FRIDAY AUG 6, 2010
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Michaela Olsen

A peek into the secret nightlife of a strange, squashy suburb. Four stop motion vignettes portray relationships that develop romantically and sexually, with a touch...

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Josh Fox

When a natural gas mining company offered Josh Fox and his upstate New York neighbors $100,000 each for the right to drill for gas on their land, Fox thought he'd...

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SUNDAY JUN 27, 2010
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Jonathan Lisecki

Jenn (Jenn Harris) and Matt (Matthew Wilkas) are best friends from college who are now in their 30s. Lately, their relationship has dwindled to the occasional...

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SUNDAY NOV 14, 2010
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Marcia Connolly

An encounter with artist Shuvinai Ashoona in her natural habitat, Marcia Connolly's film adopts the Inuit woman's poetic artistry, which draws its inspiration from...

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Philip Eddolls

Two gobs debate the ontology of a hole.

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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John Fink

We move further into the mouth for a mesmerizing look at music.

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SATURDAY JUN 26, 2010
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Brent Green

Mary collected wild eggs and made bird houses. Leonard worked in a hardware store and ranted free-form gospel. Their first date was in a car crash. Their second date...

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THURSDAY JUN 24, 2010
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Malcolm Sutherland

An amiable animation about a lovelorn singing cowboy and his posse of yodeling birds. Music by the Dezurik Sisters. animalcolm.com

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Zach Timm & Matthew Rivera

There is no place to hide for the Mystery Hair Man of Williamsburg. They - or we - are watching his every move. aligned-creative.com

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SATURDAY JUL 31, 2010
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Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen

An experimental documentary about the changing cityscape of Helsinki and the final moments of a coal-fired power plant. The old industrial milieu is being destroyed...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Winona Regan

Two women escape into their own wild world.

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FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010
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Cody Stokes

On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously upheld the ruling that there was no governmental interest in denying citizens marriage licenses based on their...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Rhiannon Evans

The story of two stop-motion figures made from string that fall in love; their love is represented by a red string that connects them at the heart.

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SATURDAY MAY 15, 2010
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Kevin Asch

Set in Williamsburg's Hasidic enclave, first-time director Kevin Asch's Holy Rollers offers a unique coming-of-age portrait while simultaneously pulling back the...

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SATURDAY AUG 7, 2010
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Erich Weiss

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...

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MONDAY SEP 20, 2010
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Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Composed from court records, interviews, and HOWL by Allen Ginsberg. Animation inspired by ILLUMINATED POEMS by Allen Ginsberg and Eric Drooker. James Franco...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Erick Oh

A robot's encounter with a not quite typical ball.

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FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010
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Spike Jonze

A love story about the relationship between two robots living in LA. This charming and dark romantic comedy aches with the passion of sacrifice, as Spike Jonze once...

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Christopher Arcella

Arcella returns to Rooftop with an artful film about a European soccer player's treacherous experience with match fixing. christopherarcella.com

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Benjamin Taylor

Russian Roulette with the iRevolver app goes tragically amiss.

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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Laleh Khorramian

Two uniquely discarded lovers live out lives of sensual decay, in a literally bittersweet animated film.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 21, 2010
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Ruben Ostlund

A detailed and darkly amusing account of a failed bank robbery, recreated in a single highly-choreographed take in which over 96 people perform a meticulous...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 21, 2010
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Patrick Eklund

Tomas is a little bit too old to still be living with his parents, but his dream of becoming a magician leaves him with no other option.

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THURSDAY JAN 6, 2011
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Casimir Nozkowski

Rooftop veterans the Internets Celbrities head to the Bronx for a very special sneak preview of their latest project.

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Powerful. Precise. Poetic. The traditional Inuit sport of high kick requires incredible physical strength and concentration, rendered in this minimalist documentary...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Camillelvis Thery

On the last polar day, up on the howling ice, a little Inuk man and a mischievous bear see their white world metamorphosed into a huge whale ocean of darkness.

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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Maarit Suomi-Vaananen

Dreamlike images depict a saloon car, covered in a thick layer of snow and ice, driving through a post-apocalyptic summer landscape. Something inexplicable has...

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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Joost van Ginkel

Eight-year-old Bruno finds it interesting that his father, Daan, routinely wants to shave his beard and head before he leaves on a dangerous military mission in a...

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SATURDAY JUL 17, 2010
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Topaz Adizes

Rooftop alum and Brooklyn local Adizes returns to Rooftop with this story of tensions among generations of hard-working immigrants. topazadizes.com

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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Ira Sachs

A meditation on New York City buildings - both familiar and anonymous - that once housed artists who helped shape the cultural fabric of New York City. All of these...

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FRIDAY AUG 13, 2010
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Lixin Fan

Last Train Home will be released by Zeitgeist Films in September, so check out their website for details. "Stunningly photographed and expertly constructed,...

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Nieto

The and scientist/filmmaker Nieto brings his magic to the United States to perform a shocking new scientific experiment LIVE on the roof. He will attempt to...

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Emily Carmichael

What exactly do video game characters do when we're not around? What if they chat and bicker like we do, wonder and dream like we do, feel boredom and dread like we...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Max Joseph & Chris Weller

In 2008, 37 death-row inmates were executed. None of their organs were donated. Considering that there are currently 2,775 people on the waiting list for heart...

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THURSDAY JUN 24, 2010
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Stewart Copeland

Let Your Feet Do The Talkin' tells the story of buck dancing legend Thomas Maupin, who, at the age of 70, remains one of the greatest old time dancers in America....

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Andres Salaff

A brilliant scientist travels through various dimensions and realms in search of his lost love.

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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Matthew Walker & Ben Lole

Nathan never imagined he would see Little Face again. Little Face always hoped. Rooftop alum Matthew Walker uses his striking animation skills to draw the...

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy

The recipient of the 2009 Academy Award for best animated short film features spectacular car chases, an intense hostage crisis, wild animals rampaging through the...

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SATURDAY JUN 19, 2010
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Bryan Poyser

Sibling rivalry can be alternately tragic and funny, but in Bryan Poyser's Lovers of Hate, it's both. The Austin-based director's savage comedy centers on...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Ondrej Svadlena

In this Frances Bacon-esque horror film, the whole world is a slaughterhouse. What holds you together once your limbs, skin, and veins are several and everything is...

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SUNDAY JUN 6, 2010
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Anne Milne

Every day, Maria Teodora Mediavilla sits at an old desk under two umbrellas along the Way of St. James, greeting the pilgrims and tourists walking or biking to...

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SATURDAY JUL 17, 2010
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Elena Greenlee

Carlos is a local teen struggling to carve out his identity somewhere between his Mexican-born parents and his Brooklyn-bred peers. An unexpected accident and an...

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Jeff Malmberg

Mark Hogancamp miraculously survives a senseless beating outside a bar only to emerge from a coma with memory loss and brain damage. Unable to afford therapy, he...

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Sean Durkin

A young woman embarks on a road trip with her boyfriend to a place he promises will be beautiful and peaceful. But a series of strange events occur on their journey,...

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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Pablo Larcuen

The painfully shy Tomas isn't sure he wants an imaginary friend, but maybe his parents know best.

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WEDNESDAY AUG 11, 2010
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Gianni Di Gregorio

Set during a sweltering holiday weekend in Rome, this utterly charming comedy is about a middle-aged man living with his mother who suddenly finds himself caring for...

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FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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Rainer Komers

An elegiac excursion across a magnificent landscape deeply scarred by man documenting what was once the largest mining region in the United States, now contaminated...

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SATURDAY JUL 17, 2010
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Durier Ryan

A young man from Bed-Stuy keeps his creative aspirations a secret. His camera's lens helps him see the beauty in his neighborhood, but will he be brave enough to...

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SATURDAY DEC 11, 2010
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S. Vollie Osborn

Michael is a young boy in an adult's world. He resides in the projects of Worcester, Massachusetts with his mother Mary, a good intentioned but somewhat absent force...

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Bradley Beesley

Dr. Ron Dante has had a colorful career as a grifter, stage hypnotist and infamous conman. As 'Mr. Hypnotism' he became a hit, selling out venues nationwide....

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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T.G. Herrington

In the age of fast food, strip malls, and mega-markets, New Orleans legend Mr. Okra travels the back streets of the Bywater, Trem√Ö¬Ω and the 9th Ward, selling...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Elsa Brehin

Just a typical spring day in a Surrealist nightmare town that echoes Magritte. Based on the universe of French illustrator Jean-Philippe Masson, AKA Muzo. Crew:...

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Daniel Robin

A haunting home movie in which a man looks at his parents' relationship in the wake of his own failed marriage. A partly fictional biography, told through the lens...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Alexei Tylevich

Another day, another drug deal gone wrong in this NC-17 bit of ultraviolence set in an 8-bit isometric metropolis. logan.tv

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Jesse Selwyn

Why bother going to the zoo? You want danger? Visit Florence Lazar's closet. njlady.tv

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Jesse Selwyn

The filmmaker's grandmother is one tough broad, surviving life with a deadly sense of humor. njlady.tv

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Jesse Selwyn

"There was a big fat guy named Pauly got shot in Brooklyn."

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THURSDAY JUL 8, 2010
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Edgar Bartenev

Having screened Edgar Bartenev's short film Yaptic Hasse at Rooftop in 2008, we are thrilled to welcome him back with this fabulous follow-up film. Once again...

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SATURDAY JUL 17, 2010
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Terence Nance

A moving documentary about the forced migration of New Orleans residents, who have faced difficulty with remarkable dignity. terencenance.com

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Sergio Oksman

Unlikely connections between Ernest Hemingway and a man passed out in the gutter, between flocks of Hemingway look-alikes in Florida and a shop owner in Pamplona....

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Olivier Hems

A dead man forgotten in his apartment for 16 months leads to a bureaucrat's unexpectedly tender discovery of the man's love story, and lonesome ending.

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FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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Rob Connolly

A lonely manufacturer of ridiculous lawn-ornaments realizes the emptiness of his life when a foreign refugee joins the workforce and unintentionally enchants him...

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Gillian Robespierre

A romantic comedy about an unplanned pregnancy, an abortion, and a great first date in an unlikely location. gillianrobespierre.com

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Tom Gasek

A small orange capacitor named 'IZ' that lives on the circuit-board control-panel of a microwave oven...

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FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010
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Julien Bocabeille

Two octopi in love will need all the inventiveness they can muster if they're going to escape from the grasps of a stubborn restaurant cook. Nominated for the 2009...

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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Adrien Merigeau

After years away from the ruthless natural world of the woods, a young wolf confronts his savage father (and his own transition from child to adult), in this dark,...

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FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010
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Jeff Drew

At a happening night spot somewhere in the animal kingdom during the 1970s, a cast of curious characters flirts, fights, fools around and looks for love in this...

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Diane Nerwen

Readily visible under the thin veneer of real estate ads pushing Brooklyn's future as a destination for the moneyed, yet "hip," classes is an urban renewal project...

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SATURDAY OCT 23, 2010
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Tony Stone and Melissa Auf Der Maur

Three time periods, one connection: blood. The central characters are a woman and her car. The film follows her in a strange ritual that climaxes in a collision...

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Keith Miller

Prince/William is the true story of a single confrontation over a dog found in a rapidly changing neighborhood. keith-miller.com

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THURSDAY MAY 6, 2010
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Meghan Eckman

Seeking: Parking lot attendant! Term: Indefinite Location: The Corner Parking Lot, Charlottesville, VA Salary: Low Major Duties: Ability to sit for long...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Vuk Jevremovic

An animated watercolor history of Dresden, one of the most beautiful cities of the world.

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Kim Weiner

Theodora, grandmother to the filmmaker, recounts the story of her childhood in Greece during WWII.

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Johanna Wagner

Feeling lost in a world overpowered by 1s and 0s, Peter finds solace in the warmth of his bed and the familiar sound of analog radios. Johanna Wagner creates a...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Abbey Luck

Remake of the classic Pinball Number 12 animation from Sesame Street.

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FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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Ramin Bahrani

This short film by American director Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart; Goodbye Solo) traces the epic, existential journey of a plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog)...

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THURSDAY JUL 8, 2010
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Nikolay Volkov

Tomash Petrovsky is an arctic explorer, fascinated by the hypnotic power of the shifting ice, drawn to the dynamic wasteland that surrounds the eerie power of the...

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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Lila Place

This sweet short from Rooftop vet Lila Place dives into a crucial New York summertime experience: the Red Hook Pool. lilaplace.com

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Moon Molson

A boy sees his father take a 'beat down' from a local thug on the way home from a Little League game. When they arrive home, the father demands the boy say nothing...

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FRIDAY AUG 6, 2010
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Amy Grappell

Quadrangle is an unconventional documentary about two "conventional" couples that swapped partners and lived in a group marriage in the early 1970s....

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Trisha Gum

A girl who lives in a room at the bottom of the ocean considers stepping outside.

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SATURDAY OCT 23, 2010
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Jorn Staeger

A Journey to the Forest is a cinematic piece of poetry, a search for landscape and nature in a world in which vast forests, which once covered the land, do not exist...

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Jim Hosking

Oh them renegades . . . pleasuring themselves again . . . waiting for the mighty rain . . . to purge their souls of all their pain. renegadesfilm.com

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SATURDAY DEC 11, 2010
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Robert Glickert

While on a mission to locate three missing soldiers, a team of reconnaissance marines encounter a blood-spattered Iraqi stumbling through the desert. After following...

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FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010
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Eric Lynne

A confused American travels with his long-lost Ukrainian cousin to the Highlands of Scotland and misconstrues her emotional signals. A nuanced dark comedy that...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Cordell Barker

As we fly toward our impending and inevitable doom, we party to stave off our fear. But no one's driving this train and whether we're oppressors, oppressed, or...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Mike Hollingsworth

Rusty finds his way back home.

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Joseph Nicolosi

Everyone's seen Star Wars, right? Well, not quite everyone. Rooftop 2010 kicks off with a fresh take on the most well known blockbuster of all time.

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SUNDAY JUN 20, 2010
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Dror Shaul

To many, the mere concept of the Israeli kibbutz is reminiscent of solidarity, community spirit and romanticism. The reality, however, can be very different. It is...

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Fern Silva

An orientalist kaleidoscope that constitutes a geographically complex yet cinematic whole. From Egypt to Las Vegas: the old and the new world are reflected and...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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David Lopez Retamero

Life is just like a big, tasty hot dog, so cook it, season it, and enjoy it. Before it enjoys you.

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Ben Richardson

An egg and an apple build competing broadcast towers that vie for the attention of a transistor radio. With its complex characterization and narrative of animal...

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WEDNESDAY JUL 21, 2010
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Patrik Eklund

Middle-aged couple Rolf and Eva live in a passionless relationship. They wear and tear at each other and Eva begins to feel sexually frustrated. One night she tries...

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Jessica Edwards

In this short and bubbly documentary, the last bottler in Brooklyn fends off the supermarket seltzer take-over and honors this simple drink's place in history....

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Eric Scherbarth

A salesman approaches a mysterious landowner with an offer to buy the man's smoldering abandoned coalmines but finds that there is more at stake than the land.

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Robyn Simms

Sisyphus faces his curse and his obsession in his eternal journey across the floor. robynsimms.com

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WEDNESDAY AUG 4, 2010
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Nina Paley

This acclaimed independent animated feature depicts the personal narrative of the filmmaker's marital breakup through a reinvention and modernization of the Indian...

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SATURDAY OCT 23, 2010
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Nicholas Laviola

A sea-faring poet muses on Great Gull Island.

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SATURDAY OCT 23, 2010
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Robert Smithson

Rozel Point, Great Salt Lake, Utah. April 1970. Mud, precipitated salt crystals, rocks, water coil. 1500' long and 15' wide

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THURSDAY JUN 24, 2010
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Adam Gutch & Chu-Li Shewring

In the lush jungles of Borneo, an Iban father on the cusp of old age begins a river journey to seek medical help for his sick child. Along the way, the boy is...

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SUNDAY DEC 12, 2010
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Yohan Guignard

A farmer discovers a very unexpected bounty buried in his soil.

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FRIDAY AUG 6, 2010
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts

In this uninhibited, inebriated comedy, Drake (TJ Miller) and Lindsay (Lizzy Caplan) are pushing their successful lives and undying love to the blackout brink of...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Arjun Rihan

95% of toilet paper used in US homes is made mostly of "virgin" fiber from newly cut trees.

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TBA

Telgraph 21 is a video magazine featuring the best documentary films and art videos from around the world. Rooftop is proud to present their Grand Prize Winning...

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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Jamie Travis

Eleven-year-old Aaron plays a game of hide and seek in which his friend Tony is never found. The mystery of their relationship-and of their queer attachment to the...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Simon Cartwright and Jessica Cope

In the dark atmosphere of his observatory, a young man tries to follow his father's steps.

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Sara Newens

A portrait of one man's ritual escape into the cold waters of the San Francisco Bay and the art that is influenced by his meditative experience.

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SATURDAY JUL 31, 2010
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Harry Egipt

Perhaps nothing communicates the off-beat world of Soviet-era Estonian television quite as well as the commercials of Harry Egipt, so brace yourself for a...

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley

In 1890, a wealthy eccentric named Eugene Schieffelin collected every bird ever mentioned by Shakespeare and released them into Central Park. The only one to survive...

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FRIDAY AUG 6, 2010
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Nicole Nielsen Horanyi

In this rockabilly romance of elegance, decadence and passionate dedication, a burlesque stripper and her punk rock husband are living in their own fascinating...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Scot Hampton

During the Age of Argus, Professor Weston and his companion Howell the Owl journey throughout the Focal Kingdom, searching for dinner.

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SUNDAY NOV 14, 2010
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Mina T. Son

A black-and-white sketch of three Californians who are more curious, and honest, about death than most.

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Jake Chirico

Apocalyptic invasion or temporary inconvenience? The annual life cycle of the shadfly and its effects on the inhabited shores of North Bay show a civilization in...

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FRIDAY JUN 25, 2010
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Paul Gordon

With a deadpan comedic style in the vein of Jim Jarmusch and zany characters reminiscent of Napoleon Dynamite, Paul Gordon's offbeat story of shy slacker Bill...

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Jeong-Yoon Ahn

Eyelashes are meant to protect the eye from undesired external elements. In an extreme close-up, we see how one such lash can become a hostile object. A distant echo...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Bruno Collet

The dragon spirit is reincarnated in a doll's body trapped in a box for 35 years, and sets out to discover the oversize world outside. vivement-lundi.com

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SATURDAY JUN 12, 2010
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Mariano Cohn & Gaston Duprat

As an outdoor urban festival that skitters across the tops of various buildings, Rooftop is a film organization particularly concerned with architecture. We...

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Nick Fox-Gieg

A humble citrus fruit is granted absolute power over the universe. From a story by Benjamin Rosenbaum.

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FRIDAY AUG 20, 2010
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Vance Malone

In this intimate portrait of destiny, passion, and loss, Irina Markova, a solitary Russian poodle trainer, reveals her transcendent relationship with her dogs, the...

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SUNDAY JUN 6, 2010
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Elham Asadi

The Poot serves as a beautifully crafted tribute to the ancient Iranian tradition of carpet weaving, documenting the detail and precision that goes into each...

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FRIDAY JUN 4, 2010
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Alice Nelson

The bizarre sexual acts you conduct in the comfort of your own room might endanger you (or your vehicle), but this humorous animated cautionary tale addresses the...

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Rodney Ascher

The shocking true story of the most terrifying logo of all time.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 14, 2010
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Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey

A surprise Oscar nominee for Best Animated Film, The Secret of Kells follows the adventures of 12-year old Brendan on a dangerous mission to help complete a magical...

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FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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Adam Stafford

Alan Bissett recalls the intense experience of growing up next to one of Europe's largest petrochemical plants and the harrowing experience of an explosion that...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Felix Massie

We're going to make mistakes, act with negligence, and, of course, die someday. The question remains, can we control our own destiny, even in a small way?...

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Jake Armstrong

A space bounty hunter travels to a lonely planet to kill a terrible monster. jakehatesyou.blogspot.com

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SATURDAY MAY 29, 2010
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Christian Svanes Kolding

Inspired by the opening credits of To Kill a Mockingbird, the film is a visual survey of the things we keep, the things that become the constants, objects invested...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Andrew S. Allen

Professor White is on the trail of the uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher--a century old riddle hiding the location of a fortune in gold.

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SATURDAY JUL 10, 2010
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Nuria Ibanez

A pink poodle leaps on the back of a horse--or tries to over and over. A trapeze artist literally scrapes his shoulders against the stars--the fabric of the big top...

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THURSDAY JAN 6, 2011
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Amir Bar-Lev

"Documentary filmmaking at its finest" -- Steve Zeitchik, LOS ANGELES TIMES When Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers...

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FRIDAY JUL 2, 2010
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Mark Kendall

The Time Machine tells the story of Wilfredo Alvarez, a Honduran man who immigrated to America 11 years ago who works in a small watch shop in Grand Central...

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WEDNESDAY AUG 18, 2010
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Ciro Guerra

A retired musician and his initially unwelcome teenage companion go on a journey across Northern Colombia to return a cursed accordion. Filled with heartfelt...

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FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010
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Mark Elijah Rosenberg & Stephanie Skaff

A zombie and an alien in love.

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SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010
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Jan Peters, Marie-Catherine Theiler

For Jan Peters and Marie-Catherine Theiler, looming deadlines, extended to-do lists, and buzzing cell phones form the pressure cooker that is their modern urban...

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SUNDAY JUN 13, 2010
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Lena Dunham

From the first few scenes of Tiny Furniture, it becomes clear that Aura (writer-director Lena Dunham) is not an altogether unfamiliar character: fresh out of college...

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SUNDAY DEC 12, 2010
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Bobby Miller

Paul jerked off in the shower. Paul just impregnated his bath tub.

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WEDNESDAY JUL 21, 2010
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Jonas Odell

West German terrorist Norbert Krocher was arrested in Stockholm on March 31, 1977. He was leading a group planning to kidnap Swedish politician Anna-Greta Leijon. A...

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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Kazuhiro Goshima

Eye-popping images of the world disassembling and restructuring. goshiman.com

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SUNDAY NOV 14, 2010
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Carol Salter

A young Ugandan shepherd struggles to reconcile his longing to read and write with the traditions of his tribe, which 40 years ago put a curse on the pen.

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FRIDAY JUN 18, 2010
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Gary Leib

Wall Street through a metaphorical lens comes alive on a sheet of notebook paper. twinkleland.com

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SUNDAY OCT 3, 2010
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When a filmmaker and amateur astronomer moves into his apartment in New York, he climbs atop his Brooklyn rooftop to survey the night sky. But bathed in its glow of...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Moritz Mayerhofer, Filmakademie Baden

For many years Urs has looked after his aging mother, but now he decides to leave for the sunny top of the mountains, while his mother wants to stay.

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Kelly Sears

Enchanting operators, covert government plots, Cold War paranoia and ordinary telephones forever changed how we got in touch with one another. It's all explained in...

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THURSDAY DEC 2, 2010
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Travis Senger

Recalling the Bronx in the early 1980's, this documentary explores the old-school days of hip-hop and the dangerous underworld at the legendary Disco Fever....

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FRIDAY MAY 14, 2010
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Supriyo Sen

Every evening, the only border crossing along the 3323 km frontier between India and Pakistan becomes the site of an extraordinary event when thousands gather to...

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THURSDAY JUL 29, 2010
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Mari Jaye Blanchard

In this lovely and haunting animation, a dour little girl innocently traps a potential threat, but isn't prepared to deal with the ethical consequences of her...

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Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker's stellar documentary Waste Land, which has won awards at Sundance and Full Frame, follows Muniz on this daring project. Arriving at the landfill, Muniz...

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FRIDAY JUL 16, 2010
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Cedric Dupire & Gaspard Kuentz

To compose is to remember things that have entered us. Memories travel through our minds and bodies. When you hear a sound of any nature, I think that you remember...

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010
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Lewis Klahr

A classic story of lost love, told with vintage pulp characters, with music is by The Shangri-Las.

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SATURDAY JUN 5, 2010
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Don Hertzfeldt

In the new animated film from Academy Award nominee and Rooftop Filmmakers' Fund recipient Don Hertzfeldt, Nigel has his delicate wisdom teeth surgery checked on by...

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FRIDAY JUL 30, 2010
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Jacob Ospa

A zombie meets his match in a cute baby with fork.

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