Archive for December 2007

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
December 21st, 2007

Josh Safdie and Red Bucket Films, the makers of a bunch of charming films about quirky urban fairy tales and curious encounters (including The Back of Her Head, Rooftop 8/11/07), have a new vignette about two adorable kids unsatisfied with their frighteningly metallic Christmas tree. They go off in search of a real, old-fashioned tree, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
December 19th, 2007

One of the most popular films we ever showed at Rooftop was the simple and darkly sweet animation Middle Dog Gets Angry, directed by George Gendi.
George now would like to send you his own bit of melancholy holiday greetings, to be celebrated with a good meal. Eat up!
(Click here to launch the 45 [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
December 19th, 2007

For the past three years, Rooftop Films has collaborated with the fine folks at the Rural Route Film Festival to bring a bit of pastoral cinema to the big city. Rural Route is going on tour now, and we highly recommend you check them out. Here are some early dates and descriptions:
Dec. 22, 5:15PM [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
December 15th, 2007

Watch the trailer! Then buy the DVD!
At Rooftop, our events are more than just screenings: they’re interactions between the film, the filmmakers, the audience, the venue, and the local community. In 2006, when we screened Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer’s documentary “Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea,” a film about the man-made ecological [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
December 10th, 2007

Also on Sale on DVD

With so many film-watching options available these days (films playing for one week only, movies On Demand, on DVD, on the web), it’s hard to get excited about going to the cinema. For 11 years now, Rooftop Films has been finding ways to make movie-going an exciting communal event again. We [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
December 6th, 2007

Submit your movies! We are currently accepting submissions for the 2008 Summer Series. In June 2008 we will begin celebrating our 12th year of bringing the best underground films in the world outdoors and to the rooftops of New York. Submit your films and videos now and participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
December 6th, 2007

Rooftop Films alum Brad Neely has a new series on SuperDeluxe.com that is nearly as funny as his masterpiece (and YouTube hit), Washington, which showed at Rooftop back in 2006 (the rights to which have been semi-legally stolen by Spike and Mike). Check out the adventures of Baby Cakes (the baby of cakes)! Yeah he [...]

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