Archive for: 2010 Summer Series

“Aardvark” Director Interviewed on indieWire

“Aardvark” Director Interviewed on indieWire

On July 15, 2010, Rooftop Films hosted a sneak preview screening of Kitao Sakurai’s debut feature Aardvark. Rooftop is proud to have been behind Kitao and his film from the beginning, and look forward to supporting the film by promoting screenings and distribution. Here’s an interview from indieWire.

Filmmaker Interview: Last Train Home’s Lixin Fan

Filmmaker Interview: Last Train Home’s Lixin Fan

See Rooftop alum Last Train Home at the IFC Center starting September 3. In this interview, the filmmaker discusses the global economy, the ethical dilemmas of documenting a family collapse, and the difficulty of long-distance filmmaking.

Six City Tour of Josh Fox’s Gasland

Six City Tour of Josh Fox’s Gasland

Beginning August 27th, Rooftop Films, The Fledgling Fund, and International WOW Company are taking Josh Fox’s powerful new documentary Gasland on tour to potentially affected regions. The tour is part of Rooftop’s ongoing expansion into new cities.

Filmmaker Interview: The Devilles

Filmmaker Interview: The Devilles

Rooftop Films spoke with filmmaker Nicole Nielsen Horanyi about The Devilles, which tells the true love story of a burlesque stripper and her punk rocker husband. See it and other tales of doomed love tonight in Williamsburg at 8pm.

Wanna Know Who’s Awesome?

Wanna Know Who’s Awesome?

These are the folks who donated to Rooftop Films to help Extend the Summer. We all owe them a big thanks for helping Rooftop add more shows, more venues, more cities, more months of programming.

Filmmaker Interview: Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Filmmaker Interview: Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry

Director Erich Weiss talks with Rooftop Films about Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, which explores the rise of American tattoo art through one of its pioneers, the maverick Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.

Summer Extended!

Summer Extended!

Thank you, backers! Rooftop successfully achieved our Kickstarter fundraising goal. Summer has officially been extended! Here are the first details about added shows and venues.

Filmmaker Interview: 80 Billion Guys

Filmmaker Interview: 80 Billion Guys

Kieran O’Hare speaks to Rooftop Films about 80 Billion Guys, his film about a man who gave up love because he couldn’t deal with a woman’s 80 billion past lovers.

Short Films by Rooftop Alum Jamie Travis on DVD

Short Films by Rooftop Alum Jamie Travis on DVD

The Armoire was an audience favorite at our “Fears and Fantasies” short film program. A DVD of his acclaimed short films is now available on Amazon.

Favorite Filmmaker Website

Favorite Filmmaker Website

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts might have my favorite filmmaker website of the year: jcvr.net. It looks and operates like an MS-DOS screen from 1985. And also contains this…

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