Archive for February 2011

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 23rd, 2011

Mardis Gras isn’t just for New Orleans anymore. On Tuesday, March 8th, all are welcome at a Mardis Gras Ball hosted by pizza pioneers Two Boots at Le Poisson Rouge as a benefit for the Lower East Side Girl’s Club.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 22nd, 2011

Long-time Rooftop alum Jesse Epstein, among many other New Day films, will be screening films on February 26 at the Museum of Modern Art.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 19th, 2011

The trailer for Johannes Nyholm’s Rooftop grantee has received almost 6 million hits on YouTube. Watch it and you’ll see why.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 18th, 2011

Matt Porterfield’s acclaimed and beautiful film Putty Hill played at our Kickstarter Film Festival last summer. Now it’s playing at Cinema Village in NYC. Go see it this weekend.

by Damon Griffin
February 17th, 2011

The quirky, charming hamster comedy (you read that correctly) Etienne!, which played our Summer Series last year, is now on DVD.

by Dan Nuxoll
February 9th, 2011

We are screening Zeina Durra’s The Imperialists are Still Alive at the Ace Hotel on Sunday, February 13, and Zeina will be there for a Q and A after the screening, but we sent her some questions about the film in advance, and here they are…

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 9th, 2011

Rooftop has a partnership with Chicken & Egg Pictures, and today, they announced the recipients of their Which Came First Fund.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 8th, 2011

Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle said, “If you were ever wondering what Die Hard would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy Lovers of Hate.” Lucky for you it opens in NYC this Friday.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 3rd, 2011

Cold Weather, filmmaker Aaron Katz’s intelligent and exhilarating new indie mystery, was a huge hit when we screened it at the Ace Hotel in January. It’s no mystery why. Go see it Friday at the IFC Center.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 2nd, 2011

Union Docs and Rooftop Films present TnT (Titles and Trailers), an evening of exploration into whether titles and trailer sequences be works of art in and of themselves. This Saturday, 7:30pm at Union Docs.

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