Archive for the ‘2011 Summer Series’ Category

by Lela Scott MacNeil
October 20th, 2011

Time to get your space nerd on.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
October 20th, 2011

It’s been an exciting few months for our Filmmakers’ Fund Grantees. Join us in doing a little dance for them.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
September 28th, 2011

This Sunday evening, Rooftop will be co-presenting a special FREE closing night outdoor screening of Jarred Alterman’s magical documentary at the exquisitely beautiful Cellardoor Winery in Maine.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 27th, 2011

If I had to pick my absolute favorite moment of the Rooftop 2011 Summer Series, I would say that it wasn’t a screening itself. It occurred during the day before a screening…

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 20th, 2011

I truly have loved every Rooftop Film we’ve picked this summer. They’re always characterized by one thing, showcasing how differently people live, and how differently they can look at life. But if asked to choose the one film that I’ll most remember and take away with me, it has to be La Bocca del Lupo, a beautiful documentary about love and memory in the enigmatic seaport city of Genoa.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 17th, 2011

From my first day at the office to now, the most important thing I’ve learned about working at Rooftop Films is… it is what you make of it. This small, sometimes high stress environment is also the most intensive creative environment, and one from which I have learned a lot.

by Cressida Greening
August 10th, 2011

On August 10 Rooftop is screening the stunning documentary, ‘At The Edge of Russia.’.The film follows six soldiers stationed in one of Russia’s furthest northern outposts. We spoke to director Michal Marczak about realising the film and found out what it’s like to live and work at -40 degrees.

by Cressida Greening
August 8th, 2011

“Super There Will Be Blood” was one of the short films screened last Saturday at the Kill Screem Videogame Film Festival. It’s a hilarious one-minute long condensed version of Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic 2007 film There Will Be Blood, reimagined as an 8Bit nintendo game. Rooftop spoke to the filmmakers Adam & Owen of Tomfoolery Pictures about cinema, videogames and iconography and how they managed to bring this all together.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 8th, 2011

Rooftop Films brings the power of poetry to the streets of New York with three free events based around this award winning documentary about lives and language on the edge. Screenings in East Harlem, Chelsea and the South Bronx will be a celebration of the power of writing, with a poetry workshop for teenagers, a performance slam, and a screening of the award-winning documentary To Be Heard.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 6th, 2011

Turns out that you can get a lot more from a film festival than just a film. Get ready, because we’ve got some music for you too. Yes, you already know that we have live bands. But it’s Dan’s playlist that has been growing in notoriety as the opening act to most screenings this summer…

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