Archive for January 2008

by Dan Nuxoll
January 22nd, 2008

Towards the middle of The Linguists, Seth Kramer, Daniel Miller and Jeremy Newberger’s documentary about two adventurous, globe trotting academics, the subjects wander into a small village deep in the heart of India and find that they have stumbled upon a huge celebration of some sort–apparently a wedding. The entire village is singing, chanting and [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 21st, 2008

This is a blog so I can be personal, right? Ok. When I was 17 years old, I bicycled across America. From Sandy Hook, NJ to Florence, OR. I carried all my own gear–clothes, tent, food. Camped out wherever. I had a lot of minor adventures–fell asleep under a bridge on train tracks in Missouri [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 19th, 2008

 

I got into Park City at about 12:30 in the morning today (Saturday) and was immediately informed that Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes) and Magnolia were having a Karaoke party and that I should head over there ASAP. It certainly did not disappoint, as Nacho is as entertaining with a Karaoke mic in his hand as he [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 19th, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 6:30 PMMonday, January 21, 6:30PMSundance New Frontier on Main333 Main St. (Lower Level) Animation with live music by CalifoneFREE
Brent Green is the closest thing I’ve got to a religion. His animations, performed with live scores, with Brent shrieking out the stories, scare the hell out of me, and fill me with hope. [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 19th, 2008

Saw a great program at Slamdance today. “City of Cranes,” directed by Eva Weber, is exactly the type of film I would hope for in a documentary about construction crane operators: the images are dazzling without being showy, the interviews are lovely without being precious. It tells you things you never thought about cranes, [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 18th, 2008

Yesterday was travel day for Mark and Gen and today is travel day for me, so I figured this was a good time for a short blogging break from Sundance talk and ruminations on terminal coffee sponsorships. Last week, Mark and I checked out a special work in progress sneak preview of Full Battle Rattle at Thom Powers’ [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 17th, 2008

The film world migration to Utah is underway, but my journey is hung-up. On my trip out here, I’ve run into director Gabe Rhodes (August in the Empire State, co-directed by long-time Rooftop collaborator Michael Galinsky) and video artist / Rooftop Alum Seth Price, but neither were going to Sundance. Good for them. Because meanwhile, [...]

by Dan Nuxoll
January 17th, 2008

 

I’m kind of curious about Sundance’s upcoming screening of U23D, the first ever live action 3D feature in HD. I admit I am a have a weak spot for U2, and those who know me well know that if you get a few whiskeys in me I will defend Bono to the death. But because sober [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 14th, 2008

Rooftop’s core artistic staff (Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Dan Nuxoll and Genevieve DeLaurier) will be out in Park City this week, supporting our alumnae filmmakers (see below), scouting for new work, hanging out with filmmakers, festival programmers, funders and friends, and doing what we love best–watching great films. If you’re going to be out there, drop [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 14th, 2008

Do you ever look at the people around you and think, “My friends are doing pretty amazing stuff”? That’s the way I think we all feel at Rooftop Films right now. Entering our 12th year, the community of filmmakers who have shown work at Rooftop now numbers over 1,400, and the films they are making [...]

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