Archive for August 2011

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 16th, 2011

On August 17th, “Biutiful” will screen in Long Island City, Queens. Javier Bardem gives a tour de force performance as Uxbal, a Barcelona man who operates on the wrong side of the law while trying to provide for his two young children. Take the journey through the rougher corridors of life, and find redemption in bright, bad, biutiful love, entirely for free and only at EPIX Movie Free-For-All .

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 15th, 2011

Rooftop’s summer series hit, ‘Bad Posture’ makes its theatrical premiere at the reRun theatre in Dumbo, Brooklyn. This “love letter to Albuquerque” will run through the 18th. Get your ticket now and help spread the word!

by Cressida Greening
August 10th, 2011

On August 10 Rooftop is screening the stunning documentary, ‘At The Edge of Russia.’.The film follows six soldiers stationed in one of Russia’s furthest northern outposts. We spoke to director Michal Marczak about realising the film and found out what it’s like to live and work at -40 degrees.

by Kathryn Tam
August 9th, 2011

Thursday night rounds off Week 7 of EPIX Movie Free-For-All with “Kick-Ass” and unforgettable live entertainment.

by Cressida Greening
August 8th, 2011

“Super There Will Be Blood” was one of the short films screened last Saturday at the Kill Screem Videogame Film Festival. It’s a hilarious one-minute long condensed version of Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic 2007 film There Will Be Blood, reimagined as an 8Bit nintendo game. Rooftop spoke to the filmmakers Adam & Owen of Tomfoolery Pictures about cinema, videogames and iconography and how they managed to bring this all together.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 8th, 2011

Rooftop Films brings the power of poetry to the streets of New York with three free events based around this award winning documentary about lives and language on the edge. Screenings in East Harlem, Chelsea and the South Bronx will be a celebration of the power of writing, with a poetry workshop for teenagers, a performance slam, and a screening of the award-winning documentary To Be Heard.

by Cressida Greening
August 7th, 2011

Farmlandia: Growing a Documentary has been almost a decade in the making and now filmmaker Jan Weber needs your help to make it a reality. Pledge now and kick start this important project which explores the changing agricultural industry of America and asks where our food really comes from.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 6th, 2011

Turns out that you can get a lot more from a film festival than just a film. Get ready, because we’ve got some music for you too. Yes, you already know that we have live bands. But it’s Dan’s playlist that has been growing in notoriety as the opening act to most screenings this summer…

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 5th, 2011

On Monday, August 8th, on the beach in Coney Island, Epix Movie Free-For-All presents a free screening of “Annie Hall.” Prior to the film, Epix will be asking Woody Allen trivia questions and host a Woody Impression Contest. Winners will receive free prizes courtesy of The Coney Island History Project.

by Cressida Greening
August 4th, 2011

Come to Coney Island this Monday for another flick on the beach courtesy of EPIX. This time they’re screening Woody Allen’s hilarious “Annie Hall”.

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