Posts Tagged ‘Watch Short Films’

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 29th, 2008

This seems like a good Leap Day Post, a dangerously funny “translation” of a Bollywood musical. “My loony bun is fine, Benny Lava.”
Crazy Indian Video…Buffalaxed! on FunnyOrDie.com
“Have you been high today?”

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 25th, 2008

In 11 years, Rooftop has now shown over 1,400 films. Casimir Nozkowski has shown about a dozen, more films than anyone else (or at least the 2nd most; Steve Collins has also shown about that many–statistics from the early days are a little hazy. Historians are arguing over original program note documents now stored at [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 13th, 2008

Rooftop Films Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg (referring to himself here in the 3rd person so as to avoid any hyperbole, positive or negative) recently wrote and directed a music video for the sinister love song “Can’t Let Me Go” by the gravel-voiced Brian Grosz, the first track of his album “Bedlam Nights.”
I’ll try to [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 12th, 2008

Ok, I don’t want to name drop too much here, but yeah, Dan and I are dear old college buddies with a guy who is an acclaimed Sundance screenwriter, former bandmate of members of The Bravery, current member of the amazing ukulele rock band The Hazzards, the inventor of the double feature finder, the world [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
January 12th, 2008

Rooftop Films is truly blessed to work in the The Old American Can Factory (an amazing six-building complex of artists and artisinal manufacturers), surrounded as we are by so many brilliant people. Our friend and neighbor Martin Bisi runs a legendary recording studio in one building, a studio he co-founded with Brian Eno and Bill [...]

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, [...]

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
December 19th, 2007

One of the most popular films we ever showed at Rooftop was the simple and darkly sweet animation Middle Dog Gets Angry, directed by George Gendi.
George now would like to send you his own bit of melancholy holiday greetings, to be celebrated with a good meal. Eat up!
(Click here to launch the 45 [...]

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