Archive for the ‘2009 Summer Series’ Category

Rooftop Films’ 2009 Summer Series, our 13th Annual year of “Underground Movies Outdoors” included over 40 nights of programming, in outdoor venues throughout New York City. Spanning from May through September, we showed over 150 films. Here, you can read filmmaker interviews, show updates, watch shorts from the program, and stay in touch with all elements of the festival. For the complete schedule, visit the About section of our website.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 6th, 2010

Rooftop alum Christopher Arcella is seeking funds on Kickstarter for his debut feature, Giver Taker Heartbreaker, a jazzy, bizarre, semi-absurdist black comedy, in the vein of early Jarmusch.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 6th, 2010

The hilarious and charming documentary Winnebago Man hits theaters on July 9. See the film, bring your ticket stub to Rooftop, and get in free!

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 17th, 2010

45365, one of the most beautiful, fascinating, unique feature films of Rooftop’s 2009 season, is playing at the Anthology Film Archives from June 17-24. The glowing review in The Times called it “a beguiling slice of Midwestern impressionism.”

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 16th, 2010

Rooftop alumni Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler’s film Disturbing the Universe is a gripping documentary portrait of their radical defense attorney father, William Kunstler. See it Tuesday, June 22nd on PBS.

by Dan Nuxoll
May 8th, 2010

Best Worst Movie, the award-winning film about the worst movie ever made: Troll 2, opens in NYC MAY 14th at Village East Cinema

by Dan Nuxoll
May 1st, 2010

One of our favorite films from Rooftop Summer Series 2009 is screening tonight at Union Docs in Williamsburg

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 9th, 2009

FRIDAY AUGUST 14
ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present
HOME MOVIES
Short films and video about moments in time, capturing and imagining what it felt like to be there.
OPEN BAR AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE

Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School
Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th St. (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Directions: L to [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 8th, 2009

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH
ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present
WHERE YOU LIVE
Short films that show us where you live and how you live. From the harshest African deserts to the fertile Irish countryside, from rapidly growing guesthouses in Hong Kong to the slowly fading inner city of Detroit, these fun and fascinating documentaries invite you into unique [...]

by Danielle Kourtesis
July 13th, 2009

See The Way We Get By at the IFC CENTER.
Filmmakers and Doc Subjects in Attendance!
On Friday, June 10th, Rooftop Films screened Aron Gaudet’s film The Way We Get By on the lawn of the Automotive High School. Aron Gaudet is an award-winning director and editor. Past films include India: A New Life, a WGBH-Frontline World production, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 1st, 2009

Rooftop Films (NYC) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) have joined forces to present two remarkable films from IFFR 2009 in Rooftop’s Summer Series. Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly by Edwin (Indonesia) and Los Herederos by Eugenio Polgovsky (Mexico) will be screened on July 17 and 18, 2009 with the filmmakers and IFFR [...]

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