Archive for July 2010

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 22nd, 2010

Rooftop alum/grantee Bill Brown is like the Huck Finn of contemporary American art. Bill and Sabine Gruffat have created The Bike Box, a mobile-media bicycle library and interactive installation housed in the Devotion Gallery.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 21st, 2010

Rooftop Films spoke to Jonas Odell about Tussilago, his brilliantly animated short that places a 1970’s terrorist act into a human perspective. See it for free TONIGHT at Socrates Sculpture Park.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 21st, 2010

Åsa Blanck and Johan Palmgren spoke to Rooftop Films about using a national tragedy as a device to tell a heartwarming tale of fear and friendship in their film Anders & Harri. See it for free TONIGHT at Socrates Sculpture Park.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 20th, 2010

Filmmaker Ruben Ostlund talks about his naturalistic, multi-perspective retelling of a bank robbery and the bizarre ways that life sometimes imitates art. See it for free tomorrow at Socrates Sculpture Park.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 17th, 2010

Elena Greenlee, director of Mariachi, talks to Rooftop Films about the delicate task of telling a non abrasive story about race relations. See it tonight for free at Ft. Greene Park.

by Ad Wasey
July 16th, 2010

How did a pair of French directors and a British music editor make a documentary in Japan about noise music? Rooftop Films talks to the filmmakers behind We Don’t Care About Music Anyway.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 15th, 2010

We talk to Durier Ryan, director of “Monroe St.” about the the beauty and color of Bed-Stuy and the unique perspective of an outsider. See it Saturday at “Brooklyn Transformations.”

by Ad Wasey
July 15th, 2010

Rooftop Films talks with Kitao Sakurai about working with a blind lead actor, blending documentary with a genre thriller, and directing non-actors in his debut feature film, Aardvark.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 14th, 2010

Filmmaker Jessica Edwards, whose short film “Seltzer Works” will screen this Saturday as a part of our “Brooklyn Transformations” show, talks to us about why real seltzer should hurt.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 14th, 2010

Earlier this summer, Rooftop screened Keith Miller’s ethically and technically fascinating dramatic recreation of actual events, Prince/William. Now working on his new feature film in a similar mode, the film (and the process) promise to be very interesting, and deserve your support on Kickstarter.

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