Archive for July 2010

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 30th, 2010

Rooftop Films needs to raise $5,000 by August 4 in order to “extend the summer.” Please donate if you love Rooftop, and want to see us expand…Right into your home with this limited-edition DVD.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 30th, 2010

On July 29 at Rooftop, the filmmaking fabulist Nieto performed a fantastic experiment before a thrilled (albeit mildly frightened) audience. Nieto wowed the crowd by making a deceased chicken dance with just a few 220 volt electro shocks. Watch!

by Ad Wasey
July 29th, 2010

Rooftop Films talks with Estonian director Jaak Kilmi, whose documentary Disco and Atomic War connects David Hasselhoff, Dallas and the softcore porn classic Emmanuelle to the demise of the Soviet Union.

by Ad Wasey
July 28th, 2010

Nieto, the director of Capucine, takes Rooftop Films behind the scenes of the Research Center on Animal Language, where monkeys are getting a film education that rivals NYU and USC.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 28th, 2010

Support Rooftop alum Angela Tucker’s controversial new documentary about asexuality on Kickstarter!

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 28th, 2010

Last week we screened the Swedish Film ‘Bye Bye C’est Fini’ as part of our partnership with the Swedish Film Institute. Rooftop Films spoke to director Tora Mårtens about the film’s subject, a 74 year old Brazilian woman whose frequent trysts with younger lovers keep her young.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 28th, 2010

Trust Your Struggle, a collective of visual artists, educators, and cultural workers dedicated to social justice and community activism through the medium of art, has fostered community and painted murals across the country and the world. Help them expand their efforts with a month long mural tour and cultural exchange in the Philippines.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 24th, 2010

Rooftop Films launched a new “Extend the Summer” fundraising video. We need to raise $5,000 by Wednesday, August 4. If you love what we do, kick in a few bucks to keep it going.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 22nd, 2010

One night only! On July 29th the world’s first mad scientist filmmaker will perform one of his notorious live experiments! You won’t believe your eyes! Get your tickets before it’s too late!

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 22nd, 2010

Rooftop speaks to filmmaker Terrence Nance about his film NO WARD and the devastating effects of forced migration in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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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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