“You’re going to see nipples, you’re going to see butts, you’re going to see a penis — briefly.” Director Bryan Poyser talks about sexuality in indie films, low budget filmmaking and his ties to mumblecore filmmakers.
Filmmakers come from around the world to attend their Rooftop Films screenings. As a non-profit organization with a relatively small budget, it’s hard for us to provide housing at all times. Can you host a filmmaker for a couple days?
Rooftop Films speaks to filmmakers Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley about their film “The Commoners,” about what happened when a rich eccentric brought Shakespeare’s birds to Central Park.
Filmmaker Ivana Todorovic speaks to Rooftop Films about her film “A Harlem Mother” and the impossible strength it takes to create something positive out of the murder of your son.
Ira Sachs, director of “Last Address” spoke with Rooftop Films about his film, which honors the memories of artists who died from AIDS by visiting their final residential addresses.
45365, one of the most beautiful, fascinating, unique feature films of Rooftop’s 2009 season, is playing at the Anthology Film Archives from June 17-24. The glowing review in The Times called it “a beguiling slice of Midwestern impressionism.”
On May 5-8, Rooftop Films hosted screenings on a roof in Toronto, in conjunction with Hot Docs. The nights were chilly, but the movies and views were spectacular. Check out the pics!
Lila Place, director of “Pool,” talks to us about the public pool as microcosm for New York City, and how sometimes following the rules is an essential part of having fun.
Rooftop alumni Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler’s film Disturbing the Universe is a gripping documentary portrait of their radical defense attorney father, William Kunstler. See it Tuesday, June 22nd on PBS.
Rooftop Films spoke to filmmaker Gary Leib, whose animation has appeared in numerous films including “American Spendor,” about how his film seemingly predicted the 2008 stock market crash.