Get Trapped in the Machine at Industry City this Saturday
by Daniel Spada
June 5th, 2014

One of the most excitingly original shorts programs Rooftop has to offer this season, Trapped in the Machine is all about range – from the strange and mildly disturbing to the heartfelt and affecting, this bill has a little bit of everything for the adventurous viewer.

Three-Time Rooftop Alum Bryan Wizemann Funding EACH COMING NIGHT
by Nicholas Camacho
June 4th, 2014

Bryan Wizemann has screened with Rooftop Films not once, not twice, but three times! This superstar triple-alum is Kickstarting his latest feature, a coming of age high school story that is sure to be a powerful piece of drama.

Meet The Musician: Lydia Ainsworth
by Nicholas Camacho
June 4th, 2014

Multi-instrumentalist Lydia Ainsworth composes gorgeous, haunting melodies based in string, electronic, abstract vocals and industrial instrumentation. Her debut album Right From Real – Pt. 1 is out on June 10th.

Three Free Shows at Metrotech Commons!
by Adam Himes
June 4th, 2014

Rooftop Films is pleased to present three free shows at Metrotech Commons this summer!

Ep 216: Carl Deal & Tia Lessin / Michael Tully / PJ Raval & Ty Martin
by Adam Schartoff
June 4th, 2014

The guests on this episode of the podcast include the team behind Citizen Koch, Carl Deal & Tia Lessin; filmmaker Michael Tully with his new comedy Ping Pong Summer; and filmmaker PJ Raval with one of the subjects from his film Before You Know It, Ty Martin.

Rooftop Alumna Pearl Gluck Begins Funding Her Latest Feature
by Nicholas Camacho
June 3rd, 2014

Rooftop alumna Pearl Gluck is Kickstarting her latest film, a powerful indie social drama called THE TURN OUT.

Meet The Filmmaker: Justin Weinstein (An Honest Liar)
by Olivia Creamer
June 2nd, 2014

“…telling the story of Randi’s life allowed us to explore subjects that we’re interested in through a compelling character with an incredible life story. Plus, he looks like Gandolf and I want to adopt him as my grandfather.” – Justin Weinstein. An Honest Liar screens TONIGHT, June 2nd at The JCC in Manhattan.

Ep 215: Kelly Reichardt & Peter Sarsgaard
by Adam Schartoff
May 30th, 2014

This Fandor sponsored episode of Filmwax Radio focuses on the new suspense eco-thriller, Night Moves directed by Kelly Reichardt. Both Kelly and actor Peter Sarsgaard visit the podcast.

Hellion NYC Premiere June 13th!
by Olivia Creamer
May 27th, 2014

Hellion, the feature film from Rooftop alum Kat Candler, premieres at IFC on June 13th!

Ep 214: Megan Griffiths & Emily Wachtel / Livia De Paolis & Danelle Eliav / Joel Fendelman
by Adam Schartoff
May 26th, 2014

Guests include the creative teams behind Lucky Them and Emoticon ;) plus filmmaker Joel Fendelman.

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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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