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Alex Cox Weekend at Basilica Scope
by Kate Gellene
August 27th, 2014

BasilicaScope, running Sept 19 & 20 and in its second year at Basilica Hudson, dedicates its entire run to the legendary Alex Cox with his cult classics Repo Man, Straight to Hell Returns, and Walker.

Students: Join the Rooftop Films Team this Fall
by Kate Gellene
August 26th, 2014

Attention students! Ever wonder what it takes to run a film festival? Ever think to yourself “I wonder what does Rooftop do in the off season?” Ever wonder how we go from thousands of submissions to hundreds of amazing films to show on the roof each year? Intern with us this fall, and you’ll learn all that and more.

Ep 235: Alex & Andrew Smith / Kenn Lowy / Thomas Allen Harris
by Adam Schartoff
August 26th, 2014

Guests include Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy; the co-directors of Winter in the Blood, brothers Alex & Andrew Smith; and Thomas Allen Harris, director of the new documentary Through a Lens Darkly.

Ep 234: Ira Sachs Returns
by Adam Schartoff
August 22nd, 2014

Filmmaker Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue) returns to the podcast.

Farewell to an Amazing Summer
by Ally Navolio
August 21st, 2014

A summer intern says farewell to Rooftop.

Taking it to the web: YouTube for Filmmakers
by Olivia Creamer
August 20th, 2014

Back in July, YouTube and Rooftop films hosted YouTube for Filmmakers, a presentation offering Rooftop filmmakers and friends an overview of the various resources YouTube has to offer. In front of a packed audience, the YouTube staffers gave us a presentation that was short, but jammed with information, just like YouTube videos themselves.

ENTER TO MAKE A FILM FOR JALOPNIK FILM FEST
by Kate Gellene
August 19th, 2014

Submit your concept of “the human side of car culture” by August 25th for a chance to produce your idea with a professional team, and screen at this year’s Jalopnik Film Festival!

Ep 233: Glenn Kenny / Jennifer Kroot / Robin Williams Remembered
by Adam Schartoff
August 19th, 2014

Guests include film blogger and journalist Glenn Kenny & director of the new documentary, To Be Takei on the life of George Takei, Jennifer Kroot.

Summer Series Alums in Theaters/VOD/iTunes Now
by Nicholas Camacho
August 18th, 2014

As you mourn the end of the 2014 Summer Series, take solace in the fact that many of the wonderful films we’ve screened this summer are now available for consumption in more conventional venues.

Meet the Filmmaker: Trey Edwards Shults (Krisha)
by Ally Navolio
August 15th, 2014

We spoke with director Trey Edwards Shults about the process behind his intense short film, and the project’s future as a feature. Krisha screens on Saturday, August 16 as part of our closing night celebration Rooftop Shots. Tickets are on sale now!

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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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