Archive for August 2010

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 11th, 2010

Bradley Beesley’s rousing, hardscrabble doc Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo is embarking on a Western Swing Tour. Similar to Rooftop’s Gasland tour, is this maneuver a fun but necessary requirement for an independent film to thrive?

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 10th, 2010

Beginning August 27th, Rooftop Films, The Fledgling Fund, and International WOW Company are taking Josh Fox’s powerful new documentary Gasland on tour to potentially affected regions. The tour is part of Rooftop’s ongoing expansion into new cities.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 10th, 2010

When Brent Kelly was a sophomore in college, he got dumped. So he wrote a song “so overwhelmingly superlative, so suffuse with the ecstasy of raw human torment, he never wrote another.” Help Joe Callander make a movie about it.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 6th, 2010

Rooftop Films spoke with filmmaker Nicole Nielsen Horanyi about The Devilles, which tells the true love story of a burlesque stripper and her punk rocker husband. See it and other tales of doomed love tonight in Williamsburg at 8pm.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 5th, 2010

These are the folks who donated to Rooftop Films to help Extend the Summer. We all owe them a big thanks for helping Rooftop add more shows, more venues, more cities, more months of programming.

by Ad Wasey
August 5th, 2010

Director Erich Weiss talks with Rooftop Films about Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, which explores the rise of American tattoo art through one of its pioneers, the maverick Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 4th, 2010

Thank you, backers! Rooftop successfully achieved our Kickstarter fundraising goal. Summer has officially been extended! Here are the first details about added shows and venues.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 4th, 2010

Kieran O’Hare speaks to Rooftop Films about 80 Billion Guys, his film about a man who gave up love because he couldn’t deal with a woman’s 80 billion past lovers.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 3rd, 2010

The Armoire was an audience favorite at our “Fears and Fantasies” short film program. A DVD of his acclaimed short films is now available on Amazon.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 2nd, 2010

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts might have my favorite filmmaker website of the year: jcvr.net. It looks and operates like an MS-DOS screen from 1985. And also contains this…

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