On May 21, 2010, at the Rooftop romantic short films show Hopelessly Devoted, the opening band was Frances, and after they played, Rooftop Founder and Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg asked Stephanie Skaff, the singer/keyboard player, to marry him.
On May 27th Rooftop Films presents the NY premier of “Etienne!”, a road trip comedy about and man and his hamster. Director Jeff Mizushima spoke to us about getting a hamster to act.
Julien Bocabeille, director of “Oktopodi,” an animated short about two octopi in love and on the run, speaks to Rooftop Films about making the film and his love of seafood.
Advance tickets for “Hopelessly Devoted” are sold out. There will be some tickets available at the door starting at 7:30. Get tickets now for Saturday’s show, Engwkentro (“Clash”), and for next week’s shows, before they sell out, too. (Photo by Chris La Putt from Brooklyn Vegan.)
Rooftop Films speaks with Jake Armstrong, director of “The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9,” a funny and heartbreaking sci-fi animation and part of our Dark Toons program on May 28th.
Over 1,700 of you came out for Rooftop Films Opening Weekend, which sold out and got lots of attention from the press. (Photo by Chris La Putt of Brooklyn Vegan.)
Find a Mormon to write a script about a Jew, borrow money from your mom, get lucky and score actor Jesse Eisenberg, and other lessons learned from Kevin Asch, director of the first feature film in the Rooftop Films 2010 Summer Series, Holy Rollers.
Rooftop Films went on a road trip to Toronto, hosting two tremendously successful shows on a roof in partnership with Hot Docs. Here’s a recap of our busy, exciting week in Canada.
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.
We began Rooftop Films 2010 festival, a celebration of independent films, with this skewed homage to one of cinema’s greatest blockbusters.