Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 11th, 2008

The pleasure of “The Pleasure of Being Robbed” is the joy of discovering a bag full of kittens (and watching them playfully flip through the air); the bliss of an unexpected overnight road trip with a friend; the warmth of a frolic with a polar bear. Josh Safdie’s film is filled with a carefree awkwardness, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 1st, 2008

One of the most beautiful shows Rooftop Films ever hosted was our 2007 edition of Dark ‘Toons. The astonishing animator Brent Green showed his films and played live music with Brooklyn locals The Quavers. They are a band whose sound and focus is very much in line with Rooftop–quiet and surprisingly intricate songs about drifting [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 25th, 2008

In 11 years, Rooftop has now shown over 1,400 films. Casimir Nozkowski has shown about a dozen, more films than anyone else (or at least the 2nd most; Steve Collins has also shown about that many–statistics from the early days are a little hazy. Historians are arguing over original program note documents now stored at [...]

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 27th, 2008

In 1974, Philippe Petit committed one of the world’s greatest “art crimes”: walking across a tightrope strung between the then unfinished World Trade Center towers. It’s a gorgeously ephemeral stunt. Walking some 1,200 feet above the street, Petit was barely visible, and might not have been noticed if not for his own assistants looking up [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
December 21st, 2007

Josh Safdie and Red Bucket Films, the makers of a bunch of charming films about quirky urban fairy tales and curious encounters (including The Back of Her Head, Rooftop 8/11/07), have a new vignette about two adorable kids unsatisfied with their frighteningly metallic Christmas tree. They go off in search of a real, old-fashioned tree, [...]

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