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 Danielle Kourtesis
June 18th, 2009

On Saturday, June 20th, Rooftop Films will be screening Jennifer Maytorena Taylor’s film New Muslim Cool on the roof of El Museo del Barrio. Get tickets now before it sells out.
Jennifer Maytorena Taylor is a director, producer, photographer, and narrator. Her latest feature film , New Muslim Cool, chronicles the personal journey of Puerto-Rican [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 14th, 2009

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 VOICES FROM EL-SAYED 
(Oded Adomi Leshem | Israel | 75 min.) New York PremiereIn this smart and charming documentary, the world’s largest community of deaf people is suddenly given a gift that threatens to disrupt local heritage. 
BUY TICKETS.  

Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can FactoryAddress: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 12th, 2009

Prosecuted as a rebel. Banned as a priest. Committed as an artist. Loved as a father. An inspiring and important documentary co-funded by Rooftop Films. Buy tickets here.

Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can Factory 
Address: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park Slope, Brooklyn)
Rain: In the event of rain the show will [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 12th, 2009

On Saturday, June 13, Rooftop Films will host the US Premiere of Persona Non Grata, a documentary directed by Fabio Wuytack and co-funded by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund. The film tells the story of the filmmaker’s father, Franz Wuytack, a sculptor who spent many years in the 1970s as a missionary in Venezuela, fighting for [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 11th, 2009

On Thursday, June 11, Rooftop Films and The Fledgling Fund will present the fascinating documentary No Impact Man. The film is a local family drama with global implications, as the inspirational (and controversial) No Impact Man (and family) challenge themselves to make no environmental impact for one year. As part of Rooftop Films core goal to [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 6th, 2009

On Saturday, June 6, Rooftop Films will be screening Cory McAbee’s new film Stingray Sam on the roof Brooklyn Tech High School. Get tickets now before it sells out.

Cory is an American writer, director, and musician. Best known for his first feature film, the cult-classic American Astronaut, and his band The Billy Nayer Show, McAbee is currently [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 29th, 2009

I was hit by a car once. It wasn’t fun. It hurt. But on Saturday night, at Rooftop Films, a man by the name of Stanless Steel will intentionally be run over by a truck.
It will be an emotional night for Stan. First, he’ll see the documentary about him, Zach Levy’s Strongman, watching it with [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 28th, 2009

Get your Rooftop Web 2.0 savvy on: today, from 11:30am till 1:30pm, tickets to this weekend’s Rooftop Films shows are just $6. Spread the word and get tix now! 

FRIDAY, MAY 29 DARK ‘TOONS – BUY TICKETS
Animated short films that bring the still to life. FREE OPEN BAR AFTER THE SHOW
   Venue: on the roof of the Open Road RooftopAddress: 350 [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 22nd, 2009

At Rooftop Films, we like to say we don’t screen in theaters, we screen in communities. We match films and venues to create unique screenings and memorable experiences. 

This Saturday, May 23, on the roof of new venue Brooklyn Tech High School (Ft. Greene), at our “Dangerous Docs” show, we’ll be screening Chop Off, a new film [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 19th, 2009

After a long winter of indoor shows and internal work, and a long hiatus where the blog was variously hosted on partner sites, Rooftop Films 2009 Summer Series burst forth on a beautiful Friday night, and herein blooms the blog to follow. 

We began the Summer as we often do, with a show called “This Is [...]

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