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Meet The Filmmaker: Adam Rifkin
by Ally Navolio
June 16th, 2014

Adam Rifkin explores the world of no-budget avant-garde filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews in Giuseppe Makes A Movie. We talked to Adam about the bizarro world of this bonkers, hilarious filmmaker.

Three Days of Doc Madness Coming To Rooftop Films June 19-21!
by Nicholas Camacho
June 13th, 2014

Rooftop Films presents a long weekend of wild documentaries about hutning elusive mushrooms, trailer park art films, and the everyday dance stars of Buenos Aires.

Meet the Actress: Jenny Hutton (Pleasure)
by Grace McLeod
June 13th, 2014

Actress Jenny Hutton stars in the short film Pleasure, Ninja Thyberg short film that portrays the behind the scenes of a porn shoot. We talked with Jenny about her experience making the film, what it was like to portray a porn star, and the screening this Saturday at our short film program, Love Hurts.

Join FRIENDS OF ROOFTOP and Support The Arts in New York City
by Jessica Cox
June 13th, 2014

Friends of Rooftop Films not only get amazing perks like VIP party invites and advanced booking privileges: they also get the satisfaction of helping keep our non-profit organization up and running, summer after glorious summer!

Ep 218: Chris Mason Johnson / Rachel Beth Anderson & Tim Grucza
by Adam Schartoff
June 12th, 2014

Guests on this episode include Chris Mason Johnson the director of the film Test; and the filmmakers of the new documentary First to Fall which is premiering at the New York Human Rights Watch Film Festival next week.

Meet the Musician: Alexander Turnquist
by Nicholas Camacho
June 12th, 2014

Guitars/composer Alexander Turnquist brings his densely melodic music to Brooklyn for a special performance before THE SEARCH FOR EMAK BAKIA.

A New Kind of Gaming: Emotional Arcade
by Catherine Battey
June 11th, 2014

The Emotional Arcade, an interactive installation where experiencers engage in competitive games using their emotions, is coming to Rooftop Films this weekend! We talked with creator Brent Hoff about his project – come try it out this Saturday at Love Hurts (Romantic Short Films)

‘Speed is the Death of Small Stories’ Meet Oskar Alegria (The Search for Emak Bakia)
by Olivia Creamer
June 10th, 2014

A film by the surrealist artist Man Ray called “Emak Bakia,” which means “leave me alone” in Basque, inspired the filmmaker Oskar Alegria to retrace Ray’s footsteps and create a documentary about his journey.

Ep 217: Ryan Werner, Gabriele Caroti, Nellie Killian & David Reilly • Darius Clark Monroe
by Adam Schartoff
June 9th, 2014

The programmers of BAMcinemaFest including Ryan Werner, Nellie Killian, David Reilly & Gabriele Caroti stop by to discuss this summer’s festivities; also one of the films in the festival is a new documentary, Evolution of a Criminal. It’s director Darius Clark Monroe visits in the second segment.

Film For All! Rooftop Helps AT&T and Tribeca Film Festival Screen ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Across All 5 Boroughs
by Nicholas Camacho
June 9th, 2014

Rooftop Films Brings AT&T and Tribeca Film Festival’s Free ‘Film For All’ Screening of ‘When Harry Met Sally’ to All Five Boroughs Simultaneously!

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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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