ROOFTOP FILMS PRESS

PRESS Contact:
Genevieve DeLaurier | 718-417-7362
press@rooftopfilms.com

 

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Additional press materials, festival passes, preview DVDs and high resolution stills . Full program notes, film descriptions, venue info, schedule of events, and more available upon request.

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SOME PRESS CLIPS:

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
11/4/08
"a great showcase for independent films for the last 14 years"

TIME OUT NEW YORK
11/4/08

" If you feel that's not enough to warrant your ten big ones, (a) what's wrong with you? and (b) your ticket also gets you access to the open bar at the after-party at Fontana's. You don't get that with Toy Story."

VANITY FAIR
11/4/08
"Check out the city from above while watching truly entertaining movies."

GOTHAMIST
11/4/08
"an excellent summer series"

THE NEW YORKER
11/4/08
"In New York City, rooftops are for more than just keeping the rain off one's head. They're places of respite. Some use them as tar beaches. Those looking for more active forms of entertainment can turn to the Rooftop Film Festival."

THE DAILY BEAST
11/4/08
"Nothing is better than watching a movie by an up-and-coming filmmaker, overlooking the city in the summer. Rooftop Films is also a nonprofit organization that engages youth across the boroughs and rents equipment at low cost to artists. So it's a blast and you're doing something good for culture and community at the same time!"

THE VILLAGE VOICE
11/4/08
"On weekends around sunset, spread over 13 outdoor locations in four boroughs, Rooftop's 14th-annual series offers both consistently thoughtful programming and a fully realized summer experience"

INDIEWIRE
11/4/08
"Rooftop Films provides one of the livelier venues for dedicated indie audiences each summer...this year's lineup offers plenty of remarkable accomplishments from a handful of young directors with keen insight into modern society...I can't imagine a better venue for these movies than the breezy outdoor setting offered by Rooftop. " - Eric Kohn

JDUB RECORDS
11/4/08
"If you're the kind of person who likes to sit on roofs, listen to Sephardic rock and watch films about Hasidic ecstasy smugglers then have I got the show for you!"

CAPITAL NEW YORK
11/4/08
"It's events like these--”music, film, free, friendsâ€--that offer a reminder of why New York summers are worth the heat."

FOCUS FEATURES
11/4/08
"one of the great Brooklyn film community feel good stories"

CLUB PLANET
11/4/08
"One of the great treats this summer"

TIME OUT NY
11/4/08
"The independent flicks and shorts are all carefully selected, smart and brand new (most are U.S. or world premieres); the views from school, museum and factory roofs are stunning; and nearly every screening includes a Q&A with the filmmaker, preshow and live music at an after-party. Bottom line: This weekend series is well worth the $10 ticket."

eHOW
11/4/08
"a quintessential New York City attraction...What started atop a tenement apartment building on 14th Street now spans across the boroughs, with as many as 43 programs and more than 175 films. Shorts, independent and new films are aired and range from documentaries to comedy animation; most include a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker."

TIME OUT NY
11/4/08
"...celebrate your right to watch movies atop buildings at Rooftop Films."

COOL HUNTING
11/4/08
"an ode to film and the New York skyline in its 14th year"

JON CRONIN'S STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
"Best Place in Brooklyn to Watch a Film"

HOLLYWOOD
11/4/08
"If you're looking to skip Manhattan...try the ever-popular Rooftop Films Summer Series, which offers weekend outdoor screenings of new indie features on top of some of Brooklyn's finest rooftops ."

TIME OUT NY
11/4/08
"Despite the high-minded mission, the vibe is very mellow and light; there's often preshow live music, and attractive singles abound."

EXAMINER
11/4/08
"Rooftop Films hosts a great outdoor, underground film festival each summer at different rooftop locations throughout NYC. The cityscape views at the venues are fantastic, the movies are really good if you like independent film and the showings often include an afterparty with free drinks and live bands, all for $10 per person!"

BEAT CRAVE
11/4/08
"Rooftop Films Summer Series is a non-profit event that takes advantage of the warmer evening weather with outdoor screenings of independent film, literally, on the rooftops around New York. With the showcasing of original works aiming to achieve a cultural relevancy that all art forms strive for, it would only be natural to feature local musical acts that live and breathe the same sentiment."

DISCO SALT
11/4/08
"Rooftop Films...provides a forum and an audience for emerging and established film makers who make deeply personal cinema, films that offer intimate looks into individual lives and distinct communities worldwide."

indieWIRE
11/4/08
"Since July 1997, Rooftop Films has been attracting thousands of viewers to unique outdoor screenings of movies that would otherwise go unseen, and supporting independent filmmakers through grants, partnerships, services and education."

FALVORPILL
11/4/08
"The official start to OUR summer is when Rooftop Films announces its outdoor screening schedule." - Flavorpill

EXAMINER
11/4/08
"what an innovative way to take advantage of a tall building or green space in and around the city...it is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and to give independent film makers a chance to show off their talents."

THE STAR
11/4/08
"When city streets sizzle in the heat, New York cinephiles head to where they can breathe easy -- the roof. Now in its 14th summer, Rooftop Films is a film screening series that alights atop Manhattan and Brooklyn buildings for 'underground movies outdoors.'"

THE L MAGAZINE
11/4/08
"with its sociable mixing of American indie features and local up-and-comers" Rooftop Films has "deep ties to the city's local filmmaking community"

A TASTE OF JULIA
Sweaty palms and the "will he hold my hand" willies always brings me back to simpler times...with the added bonus of being old enough to grab a drink afterwords.

SLANT MAGAZINE
11/4/08
"the magic of cinema slices right through the hype"

TIME OUT NY
11/4/08
"Fourteen years ago, Vassar graduate Mark Elijah Rosenberg started an event series called Rooftop Films atop his tenement building on East 14th Street (he later had to change venues when a disgruntled landlord gave him the boot that same year).


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