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!

Meet The Musician: Salt Cathedral
by Adam Himes
June 6th, 2014

Brooklyn-based art rockers Salt Cathedral are gonna slay the crowd at Sundance Film Festival Shorts! Check out our interview with these multi-national music makers.

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.

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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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