Posts Tagged ‘Watch Short Films’

by Lela Scott MacNeil
June 5th, 2010

Watch an animated documentary that celebrates the greatest athletic achievement ever by a man on a psychedelic journey. Kids, don’t try this at home.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 30th, 2010

The film consists entirely of objects, and yet it’s surprisingly touching, revealing the character behind it and all the moments, people and places that make up a life. Because of the visual detail, if you saw this film at Rooftop, it’s worth a second, slower look in full screen mode.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 29th, 2010

What if mankind’s greatest predators were just big five-eyed blue puppy dogs looking to play? Would we still try to zap them? This adorable and energetic animated film by Jake Armstrong is a ton of fun, and also speaks to humanity’s wild daring and laughably bold ignorance.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 29th, 2010

This film scares the guts out of me.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 14th, 2010

We’ve got a few of these playing throughout the summer in unexpected places. Tesla and Edison played at our Opening Night, on May 14, 2010, in “This Is What We Mean By Short Films.” (I.e., what we mean is a simple but brilliant idea.) Starring John C. Reilly and Crispin Glover.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
May 14th, 2010

We began Rooftop Films 2010 festival, a celebration of independent films, with this skewed homage to one of cinema’s greatest blockbusters.

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 9th, 2009

FRIDAY AUGUST 14
ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present
HOME MOVIES
Short films and video about moments in time, capturing and imagining what it felt like to be there.
OPEN BAR AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE

Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School
Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th St. (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Directions: L to [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 8th, 2009

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH
ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present
WHERE YOU LIVE
Short films that show us where you live and how you live. From the harshest African deserts to the fertile Irish countryside, from rapidly growing guesthouses in Hong Kong to the slowly fading inner city of Detroit, these fun and fascinating documentaries invite you into unique [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 14th, 2009

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 VOICES FROM EL-SAYED 
(Oded Adomi Leshem | Israel | 75 min.) New York PremiereIn this smart and charming documentary, the world’s largest community of deaf people is suddenly given a gift that threatens to disrupt local heritage. 
BUY TICKETS.  

Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can FactoryAddress: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
June 4th, 2009

*Did you know that Rooftop Films is 2-1 tickets in the rain?If you come to a show that is held indoors because of rain, you get a free ticket to another show. Same great movies, new great deal. 

E.L.A.: Love at First Byte (Fernando Sarmiento | Argentina | 10:00) A hilariously disquieting 1980s-style mash-up of sci-fi kid’s [...]

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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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