Archive for: 2010 Summer Series

Sundance Review: Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

Sundance Review: Sean Durkin’s “Martha Marcy May Marlene”

The lead of Rooftop grantee Sean Durkin’s astonishing debut feature Martha Marcy May Marlene is one of the most fascinating and damaged characters in recent cinema.

Sundance Oxygen Bar-Hopping

Sundance Oxygen Bar-Hopping

My Sundance to do list: Arrive, replace toiletries thrown away by the TSA, watch non-California-based filmmakers sample oxygen bar with air of giddy why-notism.

You Know You’ve Made It When the Scalpers Start Showing Up

You Know You’ve Made It When the Scalpers Start Showing Up

First screening of Incident by a Bank. Sold out and ticket scalpers outside the theater even though the screening took place far from Park City in an Jewish Temple!!!

Sundance Lesson #1: The Party Will Not Be Cool

Sundance Lesson #1: The Party Will Not Be Cool

Why Sundance forced me to go back on my vow never to fly Southwest Airlines, my happiest moment of 1/20/11, courtesy of Patton Oswalt, and why the PARTY WILL NOT BE COOL.

To Ski or to Entourage?

To Ski or to Entourage?

When the best Swedish filmmakers arrived in Park City, the main question facing them was: To ski or to Entourage?

Watch Me as I Try to See My Own Film at Sundance

Watch Me as I Try to See My Own Film at Sundance

My short film Pioneer premieres this coming Friday night, and as of yet I have no tickets for the any of the screenings. Follow along, here at the Rooftop Films blog, as I set out to see my own film at Sundance!

Rooftop Films – Live From Sundance

Rooftop Films – Live From Sundance

This week marks the start of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Join Rooftop Films and our funny, charming alumni-in-attendance as they give you a behind-the-scenes look into the Prom of the Indie Film world.

Support Susan Youssef’s “Habibi” on Kickstarter

Support Susan Youssef’s “Habibi” on Kickstarter

The first fiction feature made in Gaza in decades! Made by Rooftop alum and grantee Susan Youssef, Habibi—a daring romance with an intense but uplifting political message—needs your support.

Rooftop Alums at Sundance

Rooftop Alums at Sundance

The 2011 Sundance line-up features 25 Rooftop Alums, more than ever before. Meet the Sundance stars of tomorrow: Buy a Rooftop Films Membership today.

“Gasland” Pittsburgh Fallout: Zombies

“Gasland” Pittsburgh Fallout: Zombies

Following Rooftop’s fantastic Pittsburgh screening of Josh Fox’s Gasland, Joy Toujours and the Toys du Jour (the opening band that night) has made a farcical anti-fracking video.

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