Archive for the ‘2010 Summer Series’ Category

Rooftop Films’ 2010 Summer Series, our 14th Annual year of “Underground Movies Outdoors,” ran from May 14 until August 20, with special events through the end of September. We hosted over 50 events in 17 different outdoor locations in New York City and elsewhere. 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 2010 Summer Series section of our website.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 23rd, 2011

The lead of Rooftop grantee Sean Durkin’s astonishing debut feature Martha Marcy May Marlene is one of the most fascinating and damaged characters in recent cinema.

by Emily Carmichael
January 22nd, 2011

My Sundance to do list: Arrive, replace toiletries thrown away by the TSA, watch non-California-based filmmakers sample oxygen bar with air of giddy why-notism.

by Ruben Oestlund
January 21st, 2011

First screening of Incident by a Bank. Sold out and ticket scalpers outside the theater even though the screening took place far from Park City in an Jewish Temple!!!

by Todd Rohal
January 21st, 2011

Why Sundance forced me to go back on my vow never to fly Southwest Airlines, my happiest moment of 1/20/11, courtesy of Patton Oswalt, and why the PARTY WILL NOT BE COOL.

by Ruben Oestlund
January 20th, 2011

When the best Swedish filmmakers arrived in Park City, the main question facing them was: To ski or to Entourage?

by David Lowery
January 20th, 2011

My short film Pioneer premieres this coming Friday night, and as of yet I have no tickets for the any of the screenings. Follow along, here at the Rooftop Films blog, as I set out to see my own film at Sundance!

by Lela Scott MacNeil
January 19th, 2011

This week marks the start of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Join Rooftop Films and our funny, charming alumni-in-attendance as they give you a behind-the-scenes look into the Prom of the Indie Film world.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 4th, 2011

The first fiction feature made in Gaza in decades! Made by Rooftop alum and grantee Susan Youssef, Habibi—a daring romance with an intense but uplifting political message—needs your support.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
December 10th, 2010

The 2011 Sundance line-up features 25 Rooftop Alums, more than ever before. Meet the Sundance stars of tomorrow: Buy a Rooftop Films Membership today.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
November 23rd, 2010

Following Rooftop’s fantastic Pittsburgh screening of Josh Fox’s Gasland, Joy Toujours and the Toys du Jour (the opening band that night) has made a farcical anti-fracking video.

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Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.


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