Posts Tagged ‘SXSW’

by Lela Scott MacNeil
February 8th, 2011

Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle said, “If you were ever wondering what Die Hard would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy Lovers of Hate.” Lucky for you it opens in NYC this Friday.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
November 8th, 2010

24-year-old Rooftop Alum Lena Dunham’s new film Tiny Furniture has been winning awards from SXSW, praise from the NY Times, and comparisons to Woody Allen. Go see it for yourself.

by Ad Wasey
July 16th, 2010

How did a pair of French directors and a British music editor make a documentary in Japan about noise music? Rooftop Films talks to the filmmakers behind We Don’t Care About Music Anyway.

by Ad Wasey
June 25th, 2010

Rooftop Films catches up with Paul Gordon, writer/director of the deadpan comedy The Happy Poet. Tickets are available now for Friday’s screening.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
May 12th, 2010

“The Orange,” is Nick Fox-Gieg’s funny and lyrical animated short film about an orange that ruled the world. We spoke to Nick to find out more.

by Dan Nuxoll
April 22nd, 2010

Rooftop Films returns to the Up North for three very cool shows on a roof in Yorkville Toronto as an official part of Hot Docs 2010.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 13th, 2008

Late last night, after jumping from IFC’s My Morning Jacket / Yo La Tengo concert to the wide-open SXSW Closing Night party and finally onto Joel Heller’s birthday, I wound up at the Magnolia diner, eating scrambled eggs and discussing scrambled documentaries. I was there with Dan Nuxoll from Rooftop, Joel, and Alex Karpovsky and [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 12th, 2008

Like the film itself, this story has (in its own way) a happy ending. As you probably read in my other posts below, Benh Zeitlin–the director of “Glory at Sea,” a miraculous short film that Rooftop co-funded–was in a brutal car accident the day of his first screening at SXSW. He’s doing much better now, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 11th, 2008

Is Barry Jenkins‘ “Medicine for Melancholy” the first African-American “Mumblecore” movie? Hell yeah!
And, uh, maybe not.
Jenkins’ engaging and entertaining low-budget love story certainly fits many of Mumblecore’s thematic ideas, and premiered at SXSW, the cauldron that supposedly brewed the movement. The film takes place over the course of one dreamy day, from the [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
March 11th, 2008

GO SEE “GLORY AT SEA!”
A few days ago, I posted below about “Glory at Sea!” a short film directed by Benh Zeitlin of Court 13 Productions. It’s a movie that Rooftop Films partially funded, and which is an amazing, uplifting, collaborative project, a mythical narrative about a community (set in post-Katrina New Orleans) coming [...]

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