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by Maria Rhodes
December 9th, 2015

Want to learn more about how a film festival works? Well, you sure are in luck because we are now accepting interns for the spring semester.

Ep 325: Michael Imperioli / Brian Posehn
by Adam Schartoff
December 9th, 2015

Actor Michael Imperioli (Goodfellas, The Sopranos) discusses a new film he’s in, The Wannabe. Comedian Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Show) discusses starring in his feature comedy/drama, Uncle Nick. Both films are currently in theaters and streaming on demand.

Ep 324: Kent Jones / Charles Poekel
by Adam Schartoff
December 1st, 2015

Kent Jones, the director of a new documentary based on the best selling book Hitchcock by Truffaut: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock, is the first guest. Kent’s film which is being distributed by the Cohen Media Group, is opening at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema in NYC on Wednesday, December 2nd. After that, director Charles Poekel who discusses his first feature called Christmas, Again. Poekel’s film is having its theatrical engagement at MoMA beginning Thursday, December 3rd then goes on digital platforms on Friday, December 4th.

LET US ANSWER YOUR 2016 SUBMISSIONS QUESTIONS!
by Dominic Davis
November 25th, 2015

Answers to some of the most common submission questions to help ease the submission process!

Ep 323: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein & Scott Glosserman / Bernardo Ruiz
by Adam Schartoff
November 22nd, 2015

Actress Zoe Lister-Jones and filmmaker Daryl Wein are distributing their new movie, Consumed, with Gathr Films. The two joi me along with Gathr’s founder & CEO, Scott Glosserman. Also returning to the podcast, documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz (Reportero) with his new film Kingdom of Shadows, now in theaters.

Ep 322: Christopher Abbott & Josh Mond / Gregg Turkington & Rick Alverson
by Adam Schartoff
November 14th, 2015

In this episode of the podcast: from the latest Borderline Films film James White, Josh Mond & his lead actor Christopher Abbott; also director of the new comedy, Entertainment, Rick Alverson returns to the podcast with his leading man, the comedian Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger).

Ep 321: Tom DiCillo / David Shapiro
by Adam Schartoff
November 10th, 2015

Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion, Delirious) is back with a new film, a documentary, called Down in Shadowland which is having a few screenings around NYC; documentary filmmaker David Shapiro’s new documentary, Missing People, has two screenings at DOC NYC in the coming days.

Will Draw For Good’s 4th Annual Draw-A-Thon
by Sasha Keosayan
November 10th, 2015

Help our friends at OrangeYouGlad support Everytown for Gun Safety. Donate & request a nonsense drawing by November 14th in support of common sense!

Ep 320: Catherine Hardwicke / Michel Negroponte & Michelle Maren / Corin Hardy
by Adam Schartoff
November 6th, 2015

Director Catherine Hardwick discusses her new film Miss You Already which opens Friday, November 6 as well as the subject of gender disparity; documentary filmmaker Michel Negroponte and the subject of his new project, An Autobiography of Michelle Maren; and director of the new horror film The Hallow, Corin Hardy which also opens on November 6th.

Ep 319: Jay Duplass, J. Davis & Linas Phillips / Justin Schein / Joshua Bishop & Tomi Fujiyama
by Adam Schartoff
October 30th, 2015

In the first segment, the team behind the new dark comedy, Manson Family Vacation including actors Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips with director J. Davis; filmmaker of the new documentary Left on Purpose which will be screening at DOC NYC next month, Justin Schein; and the filmmaker Joshua Bishop with the subject of his new feature doc, Made in Japan, Tomi Fujiyama.

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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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