Archive for the ‘2011 Summer Series’ Category

by Cressida Greening
July 20th, 2011

“Neurotypical” offers a different perspective on autism, placing autistics in control of readdressing society’s perception about them. We spoke to Adam Larsen as well as Paula Durbin-Westby who is featured in the film.

by Cressida Greening
July 19th, 2011

We spoke to codirector Tom Isler about love and relationships and how the two can be reconciled with life in a city like ours.

by Cressida Greening
July 14th, 2011

Jarred Altermann’s film Convento is a fascinating, somewhat bizarre experience which transports the audience to a place where life can be manipulated, reimagined and reanimated.

by Cressida Greening
July 13th, 2011

Todd Bieber, director of Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently trying to kick start his next project Turtle Derby Documentary and has just sent us a clip from the movie featuring a belligerent little snapping turtle.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
July 7th, 2011

July 29th through July 31st is Animation Weekend, and the list of films is here! The Animation Block:Summerfest (ABP) will screen at Rooftop and Bamcinématek, bringing you the best in animation from all over the world.

by Cressida Greening
June 27th, 2011

The wonderful Echotone has been named the winner of Northside Film Fest’s first annual DIY competition. Rooftop is thrilled to be screening this portrait of the live-music scene in Austin.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 25th, 2011

Tomorrow’s Rooftop show is the New York Premiere of Family Instinct, which our Program Director Dan Nuxoll describes as: “one part Borat, two parts Eastern Bloc Gothic, and three parts documentary tragicomedy.” We talked to Latvian filmmaker Andris Gauja about making “the most insane documentary” you will ever see.

by Chantel Elassaad
June 25th, 2011

My impassioned argument for why YOU need to get yourself to the roof of the Old American Can Factory in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this Sunday and watch what is in my opinion the craziest, most fucked up, and most fantastic film we’re showing at this year’s Summer Series.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
June 24th, 2011

We spoke to Madeleine about what lesbian space aliens have to teach us all about our romantic lives, and the value of a funny title. Her debut feature Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same makes it’s New York Premiere TONIGHT at Rooftop.

by Cressida Greening
June 23rd, 2011

The maker of the fantastic Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently working on his next project, a film about a turtle derby, and needs your help on Kickstarter to make it happen. Pledge now and help kick start this exciting project.

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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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