Season 3 of Rooftop TV is on the air!
Read about the current episodes in the column on the right.
You can read about seasons 1 and 2 here.
Rooftop TV Is generously supported by a Manhattan Neighborhood Network Community Media Grant.
can watch the epsiodes stream live simultaneous
to the broadcast at www.mnn.org,
or if you live in Manhattan you can watch the
show on Time Warner channels 34 (with a cable
box) or 78 (without a cable box), or on RCN Cable
on channel 107 (with a regular box) or 110 (with
Wed., 12/31/08, 9pm
The New Face of America
The new year is bringing a grand political change. Start it off with Rooftop's episode about some of the issues our country is facing.
Left in Baghdad (Peter Jordan & John Kane | Palo Alto, CA | 12:00)
The current quagmire in Iraq leaves fresher memories and scars, as seen in this sobering and subtle portrait of a family man on the first day of the rest of his life, which he must now live without his left arm.
Sparrow '08 [Episode 4] (Rumur Inc. | Brooklyn | 7:00)
The continuing adventures of Sparrow's run away from the presidency. www.sparrowforprez.com.
City (Topaz Adizes | Brooklyn, NY | 8:00)
This thought-provoking narrative short is part of “The Americana Project,” a collaborative film that explores the various shades of the American identity from a global perspective. This prototypically New York interaction—between a foreign cabdriver and a harried American—follows some unexpected lines of discussion. theamericanaproject.com
Wed., 12/24/08, 9pm
The Weirdo Next Door
As a fat old elf slides down your chimney to play with your children, check out Rooftop TV's version of strange neighbors. Films:
Neighbors (The DB | Brooklyn, NY | 5:00)
Before you “just browse” the neighbor’s newspaper, you might want to look over your shoulder.
Little Farm (Calvin Reeder | Seattle | 8:00)
A bickering trailer trash family moves to a farm looking for a fresh start. Things indeed change.
Sparrow '08 [Episode 3] (Rumur Inc. | Brooklyn | 7:00)
Sparrow is a poet who has run for President the last 4 election cycles. A cross between Lenny Bruce and Stephen Wright, Sparrow doesn’t really want you to vote for him but he likes having a reason to speak on your behalf. (PS - he didn't win.) Rumur Inc. and Rooftop Films produced a six-episode documentary available on www.sparrowforprez.com.
Bobby Bird: The Devil in Denim (Carson D. Mell | Pasadena| 7:00)
Aging rock musician Bobby Bird explains the origins of his many tattoos, with the aid of animated flashbacks.