Sundance Review: “The Sound of Silence”

A successful “house tuner” in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people’s homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can’t solve. by Mark Elijah Rosenberg Rooftop Films was founded on the principle that there are secret spaces throughout New York, and curious people who want to […]

Sundance Review: “Hail Satan?”

A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real? by Mark Elijah Rosenberg At […]

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Sundance Review: “Share”

After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, sixteen-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout. by Mark Elijah Rosenberg Images drift and blur, ’til it’s hard to tell what you’re looking at. Colorful lights phase on and off, ’til it almost becomes hypnotic. […]

The Best Rooftop Performers of All Time!

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it! We’re not professional fundraisers: we’re film lovers, just like you. Help us #ReachForTheRooftop by December 31st, and keep our mission to bring the best of independent cinema to New York alive! Start your pre-Christmas weekend off right with this […]

A Short Film for the Shortest Day of the Year

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. But the programs that support Rooftop grantees and alumni filmmakers, like those listed below, depend on your support.  Boss Bitch   It’s December 21st, the shortest day of the year, […]

2018 Year in Review

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it. We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers, just like you. But the programs that support Rooftop grantees and alumni filmmakers, like those listed below, depend on your support.  2018 BY THE NUMBERS Feature Films Shown: 31 Short Films shown: 116 […]

Supported Films and Alumni at Sundance 2019

Please consider donating to the Rooftop Films Kickstarter.  These types of asks are awkward, we get it! We’re not professional fundraisers, we’re film lovers—just like you—but the programs that support Rooftop grantees and alumni filmmakers (like those listed below) depend on your support. ——— FILMS SUPPORTED BY ROOFTOP   Untitled Brazil Documentary Director and screenwriter: Petra Costa, […]

Ep 524: Edie Falco • Beck Underwood

Artist and filmmaker Beck Underwood has created an online shorts festival called the Creepy Christmas Film Festival which will launch a new short every day from 12/1 — 12/25 at creepychristmasfest.com. Then the great Edie Falco appears to discuss her collaborations with Hal Hartley which you can see in the new Long Island Trilogy box set.

Ep 523: Martin Donovan

The first of 4 segments dedicated to Hal Hartley’s Long Island Trilogy; this one with the actor Martin Donovan who has appeared in a bunch of Hartley’s films, including two from that trilogy: Trust and Simple Men. Donovan has directed the feature film Collaborator starring David Morse and continues to be one of the busiest film and television actors working today.

Ep 522: Hal Hartley’s Long Island Trilogy

Members of the original Purchase Mafia join me in this mash-up to share memories of making the three films that comprise Hal Hartley’s Long Island Trilogy. Participants include Edie Falco, Martin Donovan, Robert Burke, Bill Sage and Karen Sillas. Hal also joins in. A new box set of the trilogy will be available as of Friday, November 23rd.

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