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by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 29th, 2010

At Rooftop Films, we are deeply committed to nurturing a vibrant filmmaking community by providing alternative avenues for independent and low budget films to be funded and seen.

This year, as a part of that mission, we are proud to be partnering with  Film Movement, a renowned  distributor of critically acclaimed award-winning independent and foreign films. Film Movement has released films from 25 countries and six continents, including top prize winners from Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and many other prestigious film festivals. Through partnerships with theaters, TV networks, wholesalers, retailers, institutions, and a first of its kind subscription service, Film Movement is able to get the films it distributes the audience they deserve.

At its heart, Film Movement is a grassroots direct-to-consumer company with a dedication to getting great films seen by as many people as possible, and providing intelligent, beautiful and compelling art to an ever-growing community of consumers who want more than the standard Hollywood fare. This mission could not be more in line with Rooftop’s own and we are very excited to be working together to this summer to forward this important cause.

At the end of the summer, Rooftop and Film Movement will select one film from our festival for distribution, a rare achievement for a short.

In addition, Film Movement will be attending several upcoming shows and bringing with them a selection of their fantastic DVDs for sale. They’ll also be giving 10% off their DVD of the Month Club subscriptions to all attendees and giving away one three month subscription for FREE.

Learn more about Film Movement’s subscriptions and upcoming releases here.

Visit  Film Movement and win great free DVDs at these Rooftop Films shows:

Friday, July 2nd
INDUSTRIANCE

In this striking program of short films, self-constructing buildings battle for fidelity, makers of mold-o-form plastic deer muddle their love, and Werner Herzog plays a discarded plastic bag desperately seeking the meaning of existence.

Tickets and more information here.

Thursday, July 29th
CAPUCINE: FILMMAKING MONKEYS AND OTHER RENEGADES
Crazy characters who make their own rules, as cake-addicted cranks, Rambo-revering detectives, and an actual filmmaking monkey. Plus a live performance by fabulist filmmaker Luis Nieto.

Tickets and more information here.

Friday, August 20
ROOFTOP SHOTS
The official Closing Night of Rooftop Films 2010 Summer Series includes short films all about endings. Films so sharp we call them shots, fired from the roof one last time this year.

Tickets and more information here.

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.

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