Archive for March 2007

by Dan Nuxoll
March 30th, 2007

Check out this interview to see how Meni and Producer Dane Smith (formerly the Rooftop publicity go-to guy) plan on adapting the short film Terra (Rooftop 2004) into the first ever CGI feature film with an overtly political message. How are they going to pull this off? Well, Brian Cox, Dennis Quaid, Amanda Peet, [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
March 29th, 2007

 
Former Rooftop curators Imagenation reminded me this morning to support the opening of Charles’ Burnett’s classic 1977 American Neo-Realist film, Killer of Sheep, at the IFC Center this weekend. If you don’t know much about the film, you can read on ReverseShot.com about how much better than Bubble it is. Or you can just [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
March 29th, 2007

 
Vic Thrill and the Saturn Missile have a new album out, and of course it is packed with multi-layered, retro-futuristic, electro-infused power-pop. If you have seen them play at a Rooftop show before, I am sure you remember them–their shows are unforgettable and Vic and the MIssile are are great to be around even [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
March 28th, 2007

 
The one and only original New York Underground Film Festival starts up this weekend and there are going to be dozens–literally dozens–of beloved Rooftop alumni at the Anthology Film Archives with their new films and selected classics. Some of the films/filmmakers you should check out are: *Jim Finn’s latest socialist masterpiece * Sundance roommate [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
March 26th, 2007

 
The trailer for Court 13’s Rooftop Films’ Filmmaker’s Funded short Glory at Sea is online and it looks freakin’ amazing. Shot entirely on location in Katrina-torn New Orleans, Glory at Sea tells the story of 11 survivors who build a boat and sail to sea to retrieve their loved ones from the bottom of [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
March 24th, 2007

There have been a lot of attempts over the last ten years (or 40 years, or whatever) to update the classic Hollywood musical film. Most of these movies are pretty painful to watch. Dancer in the Dark, Moulin Rouge, Everyone Says I Love You, O Brother Where Art Thou?, etc., all suffer from one or [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
March 22nd, 2007

I should have mentioned this in January when they were in New York, but since I didn’t (and the IndieWire article reminded me), I guess I will plug it now. Every year Mike Judge (of Beavis and Butthead, Office Space and Idiocracy fame) and Don Hetzfeldt (whose film Everything Will Be OK was awarded best [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
March 20th, 2007
by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 15th, 2007

When Jennifer Venditti was casting Carter Smith’s Sundance award-winning Bugcrush, a gay-themed horror short about small town teens, she scouted a high school in rural Maine for weeks, sitting in the cafeteria and observing students, startled by the enduring strength of the social cliques. One time she sat with a group of bullies, and they [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 14th, 2007

As a native New Yorker, I loved what director Aaron Katz and his tight crew accomplished presenting Brooklyn in their new film Quiet City – they found solace. The film follows a simple story – a young woman visits New York but can’t find her friend, and ends up spending the weekend with a slacker [...]

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