Posts Tagged ‘The Old American Can Factory’

by Kate Gellene
July 19th, 2012

Katie Dellamaggiore’s debut feature Brooklyn Castle tells the extraordinary story of New York City middle school I.S. 318, home of the nation’s most successful student chess team. Though 70% of the school’s students come from low income families, most of their player rankings would beat out Albert Einstein. Katie spent over a year with the kids, documenting their hard work, their challenges and their success. Rooftop recently had a chat with her about her experiences making the film, her inspiration, and exciting plans for the future.

by Christian Paxton
July 13th, 2012

Captured in breathtaking 16mm film, The Argentinean Lesson follows an eight-year-old traveling from Poland to Argentina who meets Marcia, a beautiful and brave young girl, 11 going on 30.

by Kathryn Tam
August 16th, 2011

WORLD’S BEST DAD tells the story of two brothers who haven’t seen each other since their father passed away reuniting to send their fathers ashes into space. Meet the filmmaker Joshua Gross and see what he has to say about family, americana and making a movie on the road.

by Cressida Greening
July 14th, 2011

Jarred Altermann’s film Convento is a fascinating, somewhat bizarre experience which transports the audience to a place where life can be manipulated, reimagined and reanimated.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 8th, 2010

The New York Times writes about the First Annual Kickstarter Festival, presented by Rooftop Films, and how Kickstarter.com is changing the world of independent film.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
April 29th, 2010

Rooftop Films’ 14th Summer Series runs weekends from May 14-August 20. This year we will be screening 28 feature-length films and over 100 short films.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
July 1st, 2009

Rooftop Films (NYC) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) have joined forces to present two remarkable films from IFFR 2009 in Rooftop’s Summer Series. Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly by Edwin (Indonesia) and Los Herederos by Eugenio Polgovsky (Mexico) will be screened on July 17 and 18, 2009 with the filmmakers and IFFR [...]

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