Archive for August 2014

by Adam Schartoff
August 28th, 2014

Filmmaker Dan Schechter (Supporting Characters) returns to discuss his new movie, Life of Crime, an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel and starring Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fischer & yassin bey (aka Mos Def).

by Kate Gellene
August 27th, 2014

BasilicaScope, running Sept 19 & 20 and in its second year at Basilica Hudson, dedicates its entire run to the legendary Alex Cox with his cult classics Repo Man, Straight to Hell Returns, and Walker.

by Kate Gellene
August 26th, 2014

Attention students! Ever wonder what it takes to run a film festival? Ever think to yourself “I wonder what does Rooftop do in the off season?” Ever wonder how we go from thousands of submissions to hundreds of amazing films to show on the roof each year? Intern with us this fall, and you’ll learn all that and more.

by Adam Schartoff
August 26th, 2014

Guests include Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy; the co-directors of Winter in the Blood, brothers Alex & Andrew Smith; and Thomas Allen Harris, director of the new documentary Through a Lens Darkly.

by Adam Schartoff
August 22nd, 2014

Filmmaker Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue) returns to the podcast.

by Ally Navolio
August 21st, 2014

A summer intern says farewell to Rooftop.

by Olivia Creamer
August 20th, 2014

Back in July, YouTube and Rooftop films hosted YouTube for Filmmakers, a presentation offering Rooftop filmmakers and friends an overview of the various resources YouTube has to offer. In front of a packed audience, the YouTube staffers gave us a presentation that was short, but jammed with information, just like YouTube videos themselves.

by Kate Gellene
August 19th, 2014

Submit your concept of “the human side of car culture” by August 25th for a chance to produce your idea with a professional team, and screen at this year’s Jalopnik Film Festival!

by Adam Schartoff
August 19th, 2014

Guests include film blogger and journalist Glenn Kenny & director of the new documentary, To Be Takei on the life of George Takei, Jennifer Kroot.

by Nicholas Camacho
August 18th, 2014

As you mourn the end of the 2014 Summer Series, take solace in the fact that many of the wonderful films we’ve screened this summer are now available for consumption in more conventional venues.

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