Archive for June 2010

by Ad Wasey
June 18th, 2010

“You’re going to see nipples, you’re going to see butts, you’re going to see a penis — briefly.” Director Bryan Poyser talks about sexuality in indie films, low budget filmmaking and his ties to mumblecore filmmakers.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 18th, 2010

Filmmakers come from around the world to attend their Rooftop Films screenings. As a non-profit organization with a relatively small budget, it’s hard for us to provide housing at all times. Can you host a filmmaker for a couple days?

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 18th, 2010

Rooftop Films speaks to filmmakers Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley about their film “The Commoners,” about what happened when a rich eccentric brought Shakespeare’s birds to Central Park.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 18th, 2010

Filmmaker Ivana Todorovic speaks to Rooftop Films about her film “A Harlem Mother” and the impossible strength it takes to create something positive out of the murder of your son.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 18th, 2010

Ira Sachs, director of “Last Address” spoke with Rooftop Films about his film, which honors the memories of artists who died from AIDS by visiting their final residential addresses.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 17th, 2010

45365, one of the most beautiful, fascinating, unique feature films of Rooftop’s 2009 season, is playing at the Anthology Film Archives from June 17-24. The glowing review in The Times called it “a beguiling slice of Midwestern impressionism.”

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 17th, 2010

On May 5-8, Rooftop Films hosted screenings on a roof in Toronto, in conjunction with Hot Docs. The nights were chilly, but the movies and views were spectacular. Check out the pics!

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 16th, 2010

Lila Place, director of “Pool,” talks to us about the public pool as microcosm for New York City, and how sometimes following the rules is an essential part of having fun.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 16th, 2010

Rooftop alumni Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler’s film Disturbing the Universe is a gripping documentary portrait of their radical defense attorney father, William Kunstler. See it Tuesday, June 22nd on PBS.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 15th, 2010

Rooftop Films spoke to filmmaker Gary Leib, whose animation has appeared in numerous films including “American Spendor,” about how his film seemingly predicted the 2008 stock market crash.

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