Posts Tagged ‘Watch Short Films’

by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
August 8th, 2009

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

(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. 

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 [...]

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 3rd, 2008

Here at Rooftop Films, we’re thrilled to collaborate with to host short films on their website. We’ve always wanted to put shorts online, and IFC was the perfect platform for the type of creative, unique, daring short films we show, and exposes thousands of new viewers to these distinct movies.
IFC’s Media Lab teamed [...]

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 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
“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 [...]

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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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