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MEET THE FILMMAKER: MICHAEL LOEKEN and ULRIKE FRANKE (DIVINE LOCATION)
by April Wen
August 4th, 2015

The directors of Divine Location know where it’s at.

Ep 306: James Ponsoldt / Patrick Wang / Alex R. Johnson
by Adam Schartoff
July 31st, 2015

Guests include the director of The End of the Tour, James Ponsoldt; director of The Grief of Others, Patrick Wang; and the director of Two Step, Alex R. Johnson.

SHORT CUTS: Animation Block Pre-Party
by Chloe Lizotte
July 29th, 2015

To get you in the mood for Thursday’s Animation Block Party, take a look at a few animated shorts from previous years.

ESTABLISHING SHOT: Socrates Sculpture Park
by April Wen
July 28th, 2015

This is no California coast, but nearby there’s a farmer’s market with an aspirational number of dads.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS: Gaspard Kuentz and Cédric Dupire (Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens)
by Chloe Lizotte
July 27th, 2015

We talked to the directors of Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens about the film’s poetic structure.

SHORT CUTS: What Is Love
by Chloe Lizotte
July 23rd, 2015

Watch some delightfully unexpected meditations on matters of the heart.

Ep 305: Kimberly Levin & Neal Huff / Brigid Maher / Primo, John Diaz & Keith Miller
by Adam Schartoff
July 22nd, 2015

Runoff director Kimberly Levin with her lead actor Neal Huff; Brigid Maher who has a new documentary feature called The Mama Sherpas; the team behind the new film Five Star, director Keith Miller & cast members Primo & John Diaz.

SHORT CUTS: Pho·to·vol·ta·ic (By Khalik Allah)
by Chloe Lizotte
July 16th, 2015

In Pho·to·vol·ta·ic, Khalik Allah foregrounds the complementary relationship between film and photography.

Ep 304: Joshua Oppenheimer / Marc Lafia / Heather Kafka & Jonny Mars
by Adam Schartoff
July 15th, 2015

Guests on this episode of the podcast include Joshua Oppenheimer who discusses his latest film, The Look of Silence, his follow up to 2012’s The Act of Killing; multi media artist, the Brooklyn-based Marc Lafia; and Austin-based actors Heather Kafka and Jonny Mars.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Zhao Qi (The Chinese Mayor)
by April Wen
July 14th, 2015

We spoke with producer Qi about different sides of Chinese politics, narratives in the editing room, and honesty.

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

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