Archive for June 2011

by Cressida Greening
June 30th, 2011

UnionDocs is now accepting applications for its fantastic program; UnionDocs collaborative which starts in September. The program offers emerging media producers an innovative and stimulating platform on which to develop on all levels. All the details about applying as well as our special Rooftop discount here!

by Cressida Greening
June 28th, 2011

Rooftop is thrilled to hear about the new short film from Durier Ryan, after his wonderful Monroe St was so well received last summer. Durier is currently working on a very exciting new project Five Years but needs your help to complete it. Pledge now and kick start Five Years!

by Cressida Greening
June 27th, 2011

The wonderful Echotone has been named the winner of Northside Film Fest’s first annual DIY competition. Rooftop is thrilled to be screening this portrait of the live-music scene in Austin.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 25th, 2011

Tomorrow’s Rooftop show is the New York Premiere of Family Instinct, which our Program Director Dan Nuxoll describes as: “one part Borat, two parts Eastern Bloc Gothic, and three parts documentary tragicomedy.” We talked to Latvian filmmaker Andris Gauja about making “the most insane documentary” you will ever see.

by Chantel Elassaad
June 25th, 2011

My impassioned argument for why YOU need to get yourself to the roof of the Old American Can Factory in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this Sunday and watch what is in my opinion the craziest, most fucked up, and most fantastic film we’re showing at this year’s Summer Series.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
June 24th, 2011

We spoke to Madeleine about what lesbian space aliens have to teach us all about our romantic lives, and the value of a funny title. Her debut feature Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same makes it’s New York Premiere TONIGHT at Rooftop.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 23rd, 2011

Rooftop Films endeavors to engage local communities by bringing films and music to unique new spaces. Unfortunately, due to a permit misunderstanding, our event at South 2nd Street and Wythe Avenue on June 23, 2011 was stopped by officers from the 94th Police Precinct. We believe the officers were in the wrong to stop the [...]

by Kathryn Tam
June 23rd, 2011

We had the pleasure of speaking to filmmaker Mikel Cee Karlsson about what it was like working with Jose Gonzalez and what effect the soft spoken super star has on others.

by Cressida Greening
June 23rd, 2011

The maker of the fantastic Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently working on his next project, a film about a turtle derby, and needs your help on Kickstarter to make it happen. Pledge now and help kick start this exciting project.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
June 21st, 2011

Rooftop has partnered up with The Awesome Fest to bring Philadelphia an entire summer of completely FREE independent cinema. At Piazza at Schmidt’s, filmmakers, talent, and enthusiasts will come together for outdoor screenings of films direct from SXSW, Tribeca, and Sundance. To inspire the growth of Philly’s independent film community, the Awesome Fest now needs your support.

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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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