Archive for: 2011 Summer Series

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MARTINA AMATI (“I DO AIR”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MARTINA AMATI (“I DO AIR”)

We spoke to filmmaker Martina Amati, whose beautifully composed ‘I Do Air’ we will be screening as part of our ‘Nothing As It Seems’ series this Friday at Solar One.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ZACHARY VOLKER (“DISAPPEARANCE”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ZACHARY VOLKER (“DISAPPEARANCE”)

Despite being only 9 minutes in length, ‘Disappearance’, which is being shown this Friday as part of our Nothing As It Seems series of shorts, packs every second with goosebump-inducing, spine-chillingness while maintaining an underlying sense of mystery throughout.

Rural Route Festival Returns to Queens

Rural Route Festival Returns to Queens

The Rural Route Film Festival Returns to Queens with screenings and personal appearances at Museum of the Moving Image, plus special events at Brooklyn Grange Farm & Socrates Sculpture Park, co-presented by Rooftop Films.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “8BITS”

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “8BITS”

Screened on Saturday at our Kill Screen event, “8BITS” is a short film which uses iconic videogame imagery and subverts them; questioning pervasive conceptions of the place of gaming in popular culture. Before the screening we had a chance to speak to the team behind 8BITS; it turned out to be very enlightening.

MWF invades Rooftop, things will never be the same

MWF invades Rooftop, things will never be the same

Last Thursday the guys from the Millennium Wrestling Federation launched a full-on invasion of Crown Vic and gave us a dose of live pro-wrestling and a stone cold kick in the teeth to any one who ever said pro-wrestling was fake. It got real. Something tells me Brooklyn will never be quite the same.

FAKE IT SO REAL, I LOVE ME SOME WRESTLING!

FAKE IT SO REAL, I LOVE ME SOME WRESTLING!

I’m a child of the early 80’s so by default, I was a child of the WWF generation.  For as long as I can remember watching wrestling was a huge part of my media consumption, and I guess I never really stopped watching. Strangely, it’s always been a part of my life, even subconsciously. For […]

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ROBERT GREENE (“FAKE IT SO REAL”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ROBERT GREENE (“FAKE IT SO REAL”)

We spoke to director Robert Greene, whose documentary “Fake It So Real” will be screened this Thursday at Crown Vic, about how he came to make the film and why he believes pro-wrestling is so often over looked as both an art form and a sport.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: PJ RAVAL (“CHRISTEENE”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: PJ RAVAL (“CHRISTEENE”)

CHRISTEENE has been characterized as being a sexually infused sewer of live rap and vile shamelessness, capable of adapting amazingly well to all styles of music. We talk to the man that introduced her to the world. 

MEET THE FILMMAKER: JULIA POTT (“HOWARD”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: JULIA POTT (“HOWARD”)

Julia Pott’s animated short, “Howard” tells the story of love gone cold. We spoke to Julia about hope, heartbreak and animal metaphors.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: THE BLAINE BROTHERS (“0507”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: THE BLAINE BROTHERS (“0507”)

We met the Blaine Brothers; the filmmakers responsible for the hilarious “0507”, a sketch about the unforeseen perils of modern technology which will commence our “Hope and Heartbreak” series of shorts.

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