Archive for: 2011 Summer Series

ORBIT(FILM) Screenings and Merch and DVDs, oh my!

ORBIT(FILM) Screenings and Merch and DVDs, oh my!

Time to get your space nerd on.

Big News for Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Grantees

Big News for Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Grantees

It’s been an exciting few months for our Filmmakers’ Fund Grantees. Join us in doing a little dance for them.

Rooftop Brings Convento to Camden

Rooftop Brings Convento to Camden

This Sunday evening, Rooftop will be co-presenting a special FREE closing night outdoor screening of Jarred Alterman’s magical documentary at the exquisitely beautiful Cellardoor Winery in Maine.

A New York Moment: Meeting the Makers

A New York Moment: Meeting the Makers

If I had to pick my absolute favorite moment of the Rooftop 2011 Summer Series, I would say that it wasn’t a screening itself. It occurred during the day before a screening…

My Favorite Rooftop Film: La Bocca Del Lupo

My Favorite Rooftop Film: La Bocca Del Lupo

I truly have loved every Rooftop Film we’ve picked this summer. They’re always characterized by one thing, showcasing how differently people live, and how differently they can look at life. But if asked to choose the one film that I’ll most remember and take away with me, it has to be La Bocca del Lupo, a beautiful documentary about love and memory in the enigmatic seaport city of Genoa.

The Intern Experience

The Intern Experience

From my first day at the office to now, the most important thing I’ve learned about working at Rooftop Films is… it is what you make of it. This small, sometimes high stress environment is also the most intensive creative environment, and one from which I have learned a lot.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MICHAL MARCZAK (“AT THE EDGE OF RUSSIA”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MICHAL MARCZAK (“AT THE EDGE OF RUSSIA”)

On August 10 Rooftop is screening the stunning documentary, ‘At The Edge of Russia.’.The film follows six soldiers stationed in one of Russia’s furthest northern outposts. We spoke to director Michal Marczak about realising the film and found out what it’s like to live and work at -40 degrees.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “SUPER THERE WILL BE BLOOD”

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “SUPER THERE WILL BE BLOOD”

“Super There Will Be Blood” was one of the short films screened last Saturday at the Kill Screem Videogame Film Festival. It’s a hilarious one-minute long condensed version of Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic 2007 film There Will Be Blood, reimagined as an 8Bit nintendo game. Rooftop spoke to the filmmakers Adam & Owen of Tomfoolery Pictures about cinema, videogames and iconography and how they managed to bring this all together.

Rooftop Presents Free “To Be Heard” Screenings, Youth Writing Workshops, Poetry Slams

Rooftop Presents Free “To Be Heard” Screenings, Youth Writing Workshops, Poetry Slams

Rooftop Films brings the power of poetry to the streets of New York with three free events based around this award winning documentary about lives and language on the edge. Screenings in East Harlem, Chelsea and the South Bronx will be a celebration of the power of writing, with a poetry workshop for teenagers, a performance slam, and a screening of the award-winning documentary To Be Heard.

What’s that sound? Rooftop’s Summer Playlist 2011

What’s that sound? Rooftop’s Summer Playlist 2011

Turns out that you can get a lot more from a film festival than just a film. Get ready, because we’ve got some music for you too. Yes, you already know that we have live bands. But it’s Dan’s playlist that has been growing in notoriety as the opening act to most screenings this summer…

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