Archive for: 2010 Summer Series

Opening Weekend: Sold Out Shows, Lots of Buzz

Opening Weekend: Sold Out Shows, Lots of Buzz

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.)

Watch: “Drunk History: Tesla and Edison”

Watch: “Drunk History: Tesla and Edison”

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.

Watch: Star Wars (Retold)

Watch: Star Wars (Retold)

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

Rooftop in The New Yorker

Rooftop in The New Yorker

The New Yorker ran an adorable illustration of Rooftop Films’ opening weekend screening of Holy Rollers, Saturday, May 15 at Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School.

Rooftop Films on NY1

Rooftop Films on NY1

Millions of New Yorkers tune into NY1 every day, so we’re thrilled to be listed. The piece about Rooftop is about one minute in, just after the sword-swallowers and fire-breathers. (I’m going to check that out, too!)

Filmmaker Interview: “The Orange”

Filmmaker Interview: “The Orange”

“The Orange,” is Nick Fox-Gieg’s funny and lyrical animated short film about an orange that ruled the world. We spoke to Nick to find out more.

Filmmaker interview: “Voice on the Line”

Filmmaker interview: “Voice on the Line”

“Voice on the Line” is a calculated collage of archival footage, investigating unsettling Cold War era backroom deals. We sat down with director Kelly Sears to learn more.

Filmmaker Interview: “Star Wars: Retold”

Filmmaker Interview: “Star Wars: Retold”

Everyone’s seen Star Wars, right? Well, not quite everyone. Rooftop Films speaks with Joe Nicolosi about his film, “Star Wars: Retold”

Rooftop Music and Venues Pages

Rooftop Music and Venues Pages

Rooftop’s new websites allows you to search for and read about bands and venues, as well as watch music videos and more.

Rooftop Films at Hot Docs

Rooftop Films at Hot Docs

Rooftop Films returns to the Up North for three very cool shows on a roof in Yorkville Toronto as an official part of Hot Docs 2010.

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