Archive for January 2007

by Dan Nuxoll
January 31st, 2007

We screened Andy Blubaugh’s charming short Hello, Thanks last summer and we are really excited to see that he has continued working in a similar vein but seems to really be making strides as a video artist, or video diarist, or personal documentarian or whatever he decides to call himself. Scaredycat is really great and [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 31st, 2007

Hollywood Reporter printed these stats yesterday, originally compiled by critic Carrie Rickey (all stats are 2006 only):
60% (3 of 5) of 2006 Oscar nominated documentary features are directed by women,
40% (2of 5) of 2006 Oscar nominated foreign-films are directed by women,
25% of Sundance 2007 features and shorts are directed by women,
0% of 2006 best-picture Oscar [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 30th, 2007

Ian Olds has worked on several really great films over the years, including the Academy Award short-listed documentary feature, Occupation: Dreamland and the extraordinary (according to Mark) suburban tank documentary Cul de Sac, which is not yet available on DVD, unfortunately. Bomb is quite different from either of his doc films, but still quite an [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 30th, 2007

There is a nice little article in Filmmaker about indie director Jay Craven’s DIY 100-Town-Tour. Disappointed that all of the theaters in Vermont were booked with more commercial fare (even in the boonies of backwoods Vermont), he decided to rent as many churches and union halls as he could (for as little money as possible) [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 29th, 2007

We are back from Sundance and had a great time. We won’t bore you with details of our social interactions, since there are more entertaining and complete Sundance blogs out there. I’ll just say that I didn’t get to meet Hammer, or Dakota Fanning, but our friend Casimir did.
Some of our favorite features screening in [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 29th, 2007

There was a part of me that wanted to get upset a few years back when I found out that they were making a remake of The Wicker Man–so much so that I couldn’t bear to even Netflick the Nicholas Cage version. But having seen this extraordinary YouTube compilation, I now realize that I may [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 26th, 2007

Two million people saw this before I did, including the folks at The House Next Door but that’s OK…

by Dan Nuxoll
January 26th, 2007

I don’t really know anything about this Jonathan Reynolds, but this film is pretty magical. Find out (a very little bit) more about him here. Spaghetti Terrestris is also pretty cool…

by Dan Nuxoll
January 17th, 2007

Longtime Rooftop Films alum, YouTube celebrity, Utz eater and Quarter Water chugger Casimir Nozkowski returns to the Rooftop blog with this homage to really unhealthy food bought cheaply from inner city corner stores. You can watch it HERE. UPDATE: If you like Bodega, you can also see what happens when they hang out in [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 3rd, 2007

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Rooftop Films’ Introduction to Avid Xpress DV is a [...]

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