Posts Tagged ‘Academy Awards’

by Adam Schartoff
February 28th, 2014

The Oscars are this Sunday and so this episode of Filmwax Radio is dedicated to category for Best Documentary Feature.

by Alece Oxendine
February 25th, 2013

Congratulations to Rooftop alum Inocente for winning Best Documentary Short at the Oscars.

by Alece Oxendine
January 14th, 2013

Rooftop alum and Filmmakers’ Fund recipient receive Oscar nominations.

by Samantha Hill
July 24th, 2012

A fifth grade choir from Staten Island gets their big break

by Sheila Maria Lobo
August 16th, 2011

On August 17th, “Biutiful” will screen in Long Island City, Queens. Javier Bardem gives a tour de force performance as Uxbal, a Barcelona man who operates on the wrong side of the law while trying to provide for his two young children. Take the journey through the rougher corridors of life, and find redemption in bright, bad, biutiful love, entirely for free and only at EPIX Movie Free-For-All .

by Sheila Maria Lobo
July 19th, 2011

On July 21st, EPIX Movie Free-For-All continues with J.J. Abrams “Star Trek”. This 2009 continuation of the Star Trek franchise, traversing alternate realities and utilizing incredible special effects, will take fans and film-enthusiasts on an adventure with the Starship Enterprise team as they battle for the safety of the Federation. Best of all, EPIX brings the film to you outdoors, under the stars, and completely for free.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
October 6th, 2010

Bill Plympton is a Rooftop Alum and and Academy Award Nominee. His latest feature, Idiots and Angels is being called “ambitious” and “hilariously demented.” Go see it tonight at the IFC Center.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
August 22nd, 2010

Surpassing expectations, The Godfather: Part II became one of the most acclaimed motion pictures ever made, winning six Academy Awards. On August 27th, you can see it for free on a rooftop right by the neighborhood where it all took place.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 25th, 2008

I almost never agree with the Academy Awards, but 3 of the 4 nominees for Best Documentary Short Film played at Rooftop Films in 2007–Freeheld (Directed by Cynthia Wade), Salim Baba (Tim Sternberg) and Sari’s Mother (James Longley)–so you know I agreed with those choices.  
I’m thrilled that Brooklyn native Cynthia Wade (below, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 24th, 2008

I almost never agree with the Academy Awards (hey, if I did, what would be the point of Rooftop Films anyway?), but I’m certainly thrilled that three films that played at Rooftop in 2007 have been nominated for awards. The films are “Freeheld” (directed by Cynthia Wade), “Salim Baba” (directed by Tim Sternberg and Francisco [...]

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