Archive for May 2010

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 24th, 2010

On May 21, 2010, at the Rooftop romantic short films show Hopelessly Devoted, the opening band was Frances, and after they played, Rooftop Founder and Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg asked Stephanie Skaff, the singer/keyboard player, to marry him.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
May 21st, 2010

On May 27th Rooftop Films presents the NY premier of “Etienne!”, a road trip comedy about and man and his hamster. Director Jeff Mizushima spoke to us about getting a hamster to act.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
May 21st, 2010

Julien Bocabeille, director of “Oktopodi,” an animated short about two octopi in love and on the run, speaks to Rooftop Films about making the film and his love of seafood.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 21st, 2010

Advance tickets for “Hopelessly Devoted” are sold out. There will be some tickets available at the door starting at 7:30.
Get tickets now for Saturday’s show, Engwkentro (“Clash”), and for next week’s shows, before they sell out, too.
(Photo by Chris La Putt from Brooklyn Vegan.)

by Lela Scott MacNeil
May 20th, 2010

Rooftop Films speaks with Jake Armstrong, director of “The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9,” a funny and heartbreaking sci-fi animation and part of our Dark Toons program on May 28th.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
May 19th, 2010

Over 1,700 of you came out for Rooftop Films Opening Weekend, which sold out and got lots of attention from the press. (Photo by Chris La Putt of Brooklyn Vegan.)

by Ad Wasey
May 17th, 2010

Find a Mormon to write a script about a Jew, borrow money from your mom, get lucky and score actor Jesse Eisenberg, and other lessons learned from Kevin Asch, director of the first feature film in the Rooftop Films 2010 Summer Series, Holy Rollers.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 15th, 2010

Rooftop Films went on a road trip to Toronto, hosting two tremendously successful shows on a roof in partnership with Hot Docs. Here’s a recap of our busy, exciting week in Canada.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 14th, 2010

We’ve got a few of these playing throughout the summer in unexpected places. Tesla and Edison played at our Opening Night, on May 14, 2010, in “This Is What We Mean By Short Films.” (I.e., what we mean is a simple but brilliant idea.) Starring John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 14th, 2010

We began Rooftop Films 2010 festival, a celebration of independent films, with this skewed homage to one of cinema’s greatest blockbusters.

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