Archive for June 2009

by Danielle Kourtesis
June 18th, 2009

On Saturday, June 20th, Rooftop Films will be screening Jennifer Maytorena Taylor’s film New Muslim Cool on the roof of El Museo del Barrio. Get tickets now before it sells out.
Jennifer Maytorena Taylor is a director, producer, photographer, and narrator. Her latest feature film , New Muslim Cool, chronicles the personal journey of Puerto-Rican [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 15th, 2009

Rooftop Films and WNYC’sThe Brian Lehrer show are proud to share a similar ethos: we love New York, baseball, arts, bicycling, and political issues explored through personal stories. We both value populist media, made by, reported on and respecting the views of everyday people and experts alike. Here at Rooftop, we have a tremendous respect [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 14th, 2009

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 VOICES FROM EL-SAYED 
(Oded Adomi Leshem | Israel | 75 min.) New York PremiereIn this smart and charming documentary, the world’s largest community of deaf people is suddenly given a gift that threatens to disrupt local heritage. 
BUY TICKETS.  

Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can FactoryAddress: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 12th, 2009

Prosecuted as a rebel. Banned as a priest. Committed as an artist. Loved as a father. An inspiring and important documentary co-funded by Rooftop Films. Buy tickets here.

Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can Factory 
Address: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Rain: In the event of rain the show will [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 12th, 2009

On Saturday, June 13, Rooftop Films will host the US Premiere of Persona Non Grata, a documentary directed by Fabio Wuytack and co-funded by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund. The film tells the story of the filmmaker’s father, Franz Wuytack, a sculptor who spent many years in the 1970s as a missionary in Venezuela, fighting for [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 11th, 2009

On Thursday, June 11, Rooftop Films and The Fledgling Fund will present the fascinating documentary No Impact Man. The film is a local family drama with global implications, as the inspirational (and controversial) No Impact Man (and family) challenge themselves to make no environmental impact for one year. As part of Rooftop Films core goal to [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 6th, 2009

On Saturday, June 6, Rooftop Films will be screening Cory McAbee’s new film Stingray Sam on the roof Brooklyn Tech High School. Get tickets now before it sells out.

Cory is an American writer, director, and musician. Best known for his first feature film, the cult-classic American Astronaut, and his band The Billy Nayer Show, McAbee is currently [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 4th, 2009

*Did you know that Rooftop Films is 2-1 tickets in the rain?If you come to a show that is held indoors because of rain, you get a free ticket to another show. Same great movies, new great deal. 

E.L.A.: Love at First Byte (Fernando Sarmiento | Argentina | 10:00) A hilariously disquieting 1980s-style mash-up of sci-fi kid’s [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 3rd, 2009

Getting back to Rooftop’s roots as a guerrilla screening series, on Saturday May 30, following the screening of Zachary Levy’s documentary Strongman, Stanless Steel, the star of the film, raced time and defied all laws of common sense and safety, in order to lie in the street (on a leopard print rug, no less) and let a truck [...]

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