Archive for January 2012

by Emilie Spiegel
January 27th, 2012

It’s been an incredible week for Rooftop grantees on both the awards and acquisitions fronts.

by Emilie Spiegel
January 27th, 2012

My taste in films tends more towards Pink Flamingos than Pretty in Pink (though I got love for John Hughes, no doubt), so a year that brought new films from Catherine Breillat and Pedro Almodóvar was a very good year indeed. A brief look back at 2011 before I plunge into 2012– looking ecstatically forward [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 24th, 2012

The Comedy is a fiction film about a self-absorbed, filthy-rich, entitled, obnoxious, lazy hipster who goes around insulting his friends and condescending to strangers—and I genuinely, deeply cared about him.

by Genevieve DeLaurier
January 22nd, 2012

Heavy Girls (Dicke Maedchen) is a touching unconventional love story about Sven, his dementia suffering mother Edeltraut and her married male home care worker Daniel.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 21st, 2012

A myth is brewing. A storm is a-coming. The beasts are rising. A radical work of cinematic passion, Beasts of the Southern Wild does what cinema was made to do: dazzle, inspire, confound.

by Emilie Spiegel
January 20th, 2012

Rooftop alums Cambria Matlow and Morgan Robinson’s Burning in the Sun will make its national TV debut on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 9pm EST & PST, as part of PBS’ AfroPop series.

by Dan Nuxoll
January 20th, 2012

In my final recap of the last year’s Sundance Film Festival, I mentioned that some of bigger Park City acquisitions appeared to me to be a bit overpriced, considering that I found their commercial prospects a bit murky. Sure enough, a recent rundown of the box office results for these films shows that a good [...]

by Kate Gellene
January 12th, 2012

Alumni filmmaker Keith Miller’s first feature film has been accepted, and will make its world premiere at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival! Before they can head to Utah they need to make a few finishing touches, so they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign and they need your help!

by Kate Gellene
January 10th, 2012

After months of touring festivals and screens around the country, the 2009 Filmmakers Fund Grantee Ian Cheney’s “The City Dark” has returned for its theatrical premiere at the IFC Center on January 18th.

by Kate Gellene
January 6th, 2012

Need a break from the post-holiday winter doldrums? (Has it only been a week?) Laugh it off all weekend at reRun at the theatrical premiere of Madeline Olnek’s sci-fi comedy film “Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.”

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