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
August 12th, 2010

On July 15, 2010, Rooftop Films hosted a sneak preview screening of Kitao Sakurai’s debut feature Aardvark. Rooftop is proud to have been behind Kitao and his film from the beginning, and look forward to supporting the film by promoting screenings and distribution. Here’s an interview from indieWire.

by Ad Wasey
August 12th, 2010

See Rooftop alum Last Train Home at the IFC Center starting September 3. In this interview, the filmmaker discusses the global economy, the ethical dilemmas of documenting a family collapse, and the difficulty of long-distance filmmaking.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 10th, 2010

Beginning August 27th, Rooftop Films, The Fledgling Fund, and International WOW Company are taking Josh Fox’s powerful new documentary Gasland on tour to potentially affected regions. The tour is part of Rooftop’s ongoing expansion into new cities.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 6th, 2010

Rooftop Films spoke with filmmaker Nicole Nielsen Horanyi about The Devilles, which tells the true love story of a burlesque stripper and her punk rocker husband. See it and other tales of doomed love tonight in Williamsburg at 8pm.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 5th, 2010

These are the folks who donated to Rooftop Films to help Extend the Summer. We all owe them a big thanks for helping Rooftop add more shows, more venues, more cities, more months of programming.

by Ad Wasey
August 5th, 2010

Director Erich Weiss talks with Rooftop Films about Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, which explores the rise of American tattoo art through one of its pioneers, the maverick Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 4th, 2010

Thank you, backers! Rooftop successfully achieved our Kickstarter fundraising goal. Summer has officially been extended! Here are the first details about added shows and venues.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 4th, 2010

Kieran O’Hare speaks to Rooftop Films about 80 Billion Guys, his film about a man who gave up love because he couldn’t deal with a woman’s 80 billion past lovers.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 3rd, 2010

The Armoire was an audience favorite at our “Fears and Fantasies” short film program. A DVD of his acclaimed short films is now available on Amazon.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 2nd, 2010

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts might have my favorite filmmaker website of the year: jcvr.net. It looks and operates like an MS-DOS screen from 1985. And also contains this…

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