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by Dan Nuxoll
February 12th, 2007


“Hawley and Galinsky know how to make pictures that shudder with feeling.”
–Manohla Dargis

The classic underground Indie-Rock road movies Half-Cocked and Radiation are coming out on DVD this week and you should all come out to the special double-feature at the Anthology Film Archives tomorrow (Tuesday) night. Long-time Rooftop Films fans probably know a lot about Micheal Galinsky and Suki Hawley. We have been big fans of theirs since they started making films in the long-ago 1990’s and we have screened two of their unforgettable documentaries–Horns and Halos (2002) and Code 33 (2005). In true DIY fashion, they are releasing the underground classics Half-Cocked and Radiation as a double DVD via their RUMUR imprint, and if you are a fan of indie-rock bands that don’t own their own equipment, feel any wistful nostalgia for the 90’s or just enjoy inspred filmmaking, we highly encourage you go see their films this week and buy their DVD.Made in 1994 in Louisville, Nashville and Chattanooga, Half-Cocked follows a group of kids who steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a band in order to stay on the road. The film features Ian Svenonius and members of Rodan and The Grifters, with music by Unwound, Slant 6, Freakwater, Versus, Polvo, Smog, Helium and others. Read more about the films, the screenings and the DVDs here.

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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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