Posts Tagged ‘Rooftop Alums’

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 6th, 2008

Rooftop Films has announced the recipients of the 2007-08 Filmmakers’ Fund Short Film Grant. See below!
Rooftop Films is more than a film festival–we are a collaborative community of filmmakers, audience, venues and neighborhoods. One of our most innovative programs is The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund, a slate of grants given to selected filmmakers whose work has [...]

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 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

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 [...]

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 19th, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 6:30 PMMonday, January 21, 6:30PMSundance New Frontier on Main333 Main St. (Lower Level) Animation with live music by CalifoneFREE
Brent Green is the closest thing I’ve got to a religion. His animations, performed with live scores, with Brent shrieking out the stories, scare the hell out of me, and fill me with hope. [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 19th, 2008

Saw a great program at Slamdance today. “City of Cranes,” directed by Eva Weber, is exactly the type of film I would hope for in a documentary about construction crane operators: the images are dazzling without being showy, the interviews are lovely without being precious. It tells you things you never thought about cranes, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 14th, 2008

Rooftop’s core artistic staff (Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Dan Nuxoll and Genevieve DeLaurier) will be out in Park City this week, supporting our alumnae filmmakers (see below), scouting for new work, hanging out with filmmakers, festival programmers, funders and friends, and doing what we love best–watching great films. If you’re going to be out there, drop [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 14th, 2008

Do you ever look at the people around you and think, “My friends are doing pretty amazing stuff”? That’s the way I think we all feel at Rooftop Films right now. Entering our 12th year, the community of filmmakers who have shown work at Rooftop now numbers over 1,400, and the films they are making [...]

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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