Posts Tagged ‘Film Screening’

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 11th, 2008

In a certain way, this entire review is a spoiler, so if you don’t want to know too much, skip my writings and go see the film. Herein, I don’t really tell you the plot–an exciting and gripping drama–but I do get at the essence of the film.  I highly recommend it.
In Daniel Stamm’s [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 10th, 2008

Carroll Pickett was a minister in Huntsville, TX–a place best known for its many prisons and high number of executions–when two of his parishioners were taken hostage in an infamous prison riot in 1974. He was called in to try to broker peace, but his friends were eventually killed, and Pickett vowed to never return [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 8th, 2008

“Glory at Sea!” plays at SXSW in the Shorts 3 program on March 9, 11th and 14th, at the Alamo Lamar Cinemas.
In the guidelines to the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund–the grants that Rooftop offers to filmmakers whose work has screened with us–we say “We are more likely to fund films that make the most of their [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 6th, 2008

A lot has been written about the South by Southwest Film Festival and their support of the Austin film community and the “Mumblecore” movement. Personally, I love the idea of indie filmmakers bonding, working together, supporting each other. You can say that the importance of the those scenes is blown out of proportion, and that [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 30th, 2008

Third Ward, TXa documentary about art, life and real estateDirected by Andrew GarrisonProduced by Nancy Bless & Noland WalkerFriday, Feb 1, 6:30pm@ Center for Architecture536 LaGuardia Place, NYCRSVP: www.aiany.com/calendar FREE
Project Row Houses is the unlikely home of cutting-edge art and visionary thinking about inner-city renewal. Third Ward, TX introduces artists and neighbors who are breathing [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 29th, 2008

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 8PMRooftop Films & Stranger Than Fiction co-present“Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16“a feature-length documentary by Paul Croninat The IFC Center | Tickets
We at Rooftop Films are proud to be co-presenting this film because we certainly consider ourselves descendents of Amos Vogel’s Cinema 16. I think one of [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 25th, 2008

There is no film I’m more pleased and proud to see here at Sundance than “Trouble the Water,” directed by Rooftop’s neighbors and friends Carl Deal and Tia Lessin. Dan and I first saw a rough cut of this film about a year ago and the material was so powerful and the story so compelling [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 24th, 2008

“Made in America” is a radical film about the history of African-Americans in the infamous neighborhood of South Central, Los Angeles. The film outlines the early migrations of former slaves to Los Angeles, and discusses the post-WWII boom of skilled industrial careers which brought large numbers of blacks to LA for the first time. But [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 24th, 2008

Rooftop showed Chris Waitt’s humorous narrative short “Dupe” a couple years ago, so I was very eager to check out his debut feature. The slick short starred Chris as an extremely lazy hipster who orders off the internet a cloning machine (that looks like an crappy old photocopier) so he can send his dupes off [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 23rd, 2008

Jay and Mark Duplass’ “Baghead” is a miraculous film that succeeds in two genres for one simple reason: the characters are amazing. Four struggling actors–two guys and two girls–head off to a cabin in the woods to write a screenplay in the hopes that it will launch their careers. But flirtations, lust, jealousy, competitiveness and [...]

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