Posts Tagged ‘Rooftop Friends’

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
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 3rd, 2008


Rooftop Films has a TV show on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and the fate of our show, and of community media in New York City, is at stake. As you may know, MNN, the Public Access Television Center [...]

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 17th, 2008

The film world migration to Utah is underway, but my journey is hung-up. On my trip out here, I’ve run into director Gabe Rhodes (August in the Empire State, co-directed by long-time Rooftop collaborator Michael Galinsky) and video artist / Rooftop Alum Seth Price, but neither were going to Sundance. Good for them. Because meanwhile, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
October 31st, 2006

ROCK N ROLL Red Leader Records showcase at CMJ
Friday, November 3, 8pm
NorthSix (66 North 6th St., Williamsburg
This blog will mostly be film events, but we wanted to give a shout out to our good friends at Red Leader Records, who have provided great musical acts for our shows. Pop-punk, political hardcore, great music. Bands that [...]

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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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