Archive for: 2011 Summer Series

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ADAM LARSEN (“NEUROTYPICAL”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ADAM LARSEN (“NEUROTYPICAL”)

“Neurotypical” offers a different perspective on autism, placing autistics in control of readdressing society’s perception about them. We spoke to Adam Larsen as well as Paula Durbin-Westby who is featured in the film.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: TOM ISLER (“TWO’S A CROWD”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: TOM ISLER (“TWO’S A CROWD”)

We spoke to codirector Tom Isler about love and relationships and how the two can be reconciled with life in a city like ours.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: JARRED ALTERMAN (“CONVENTO”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: JARRED ALTERMAN (“CONVENTO”)

Jarred Altermann’s film Convento is a fascinating, somewhat bizarre experience which transports the audience to a place where life can be manipulated, reimagined and reanimated.

WATCH A WILL FERREL LOOK-ALIKE ALMOST GET HIS FACE BITTEN OFF BY A SNAPPING TURTLE

WATCH A WILL FERREL LOOK-ALIKE ALMOST GET HIS FACE BITTEN OFF BY A SNAPPING TURTLE

Todd Bieber, director of Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently trying to kick start his next project Turtle Derby Documentary and has just sent us a clip from the movie featuring a belligerent little snapping turtle.

The Animation Block Party Announces 2011 Lineup

The Animation Block Party Announces 2011 Lineup

July 29th through July 31st is Animation Weekend, and the list of films is here! The Animation Block:Summerfest (ABP) will screen at Rooftop and Bamcinématek, bringing you the best in animation from all over the world.

Northside announces winner of the DIY competition

Northside announces winner of the DIY competition

The wonderful Echotone has been named the winner of Northside Film Fest’s first annual DIY competition. Rooftop is thrilled to be screening this portrait of the live-music scene in Austin.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ANDRIS GAUJA (“FAMILY INSTINCT”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ANDRIS GAUJA (“FAMILY INSTINCT”)

Tomorrow’s Rooftop show is the New York Premiere of Family Instinct, which our Program Director Dan Nuxoll describes as: “one part Borat, two parts Eastern Bloc Gothic, and three parts documentary tragicomedy.” We talked to Latvian filmmaker Andris Gauja about making “the most insane documentary” you will ever see.

AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR FAMILY HAD PROBLEMS

AND YOU THOUGHT YOUR FAMILY HAD PROBLEMS

My impassioned argument for why YOU need to get yourself to the roof of the Old American Can Factory in Park Slope, Brooklyn, this Sunday and watch what is in my opinion the craziest, most fucked up, and most fantastic film we’re showing at this year’s Summer Series.

Meet the Filmmaker: Madeleine Olnek (“Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same”)

Meet the Filmmaker: Madeleine Olnek (“Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same”)

We spoke to Madeleine about what lesbian space aliens have to teach us all about our romantic lives, and the value of a funny title. Her debut feature Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same makes it’s New York Premiere TONIGHT at Rooftop.

Support Rooftop Alum Todd Bieber’s Film About a Turtle Derby

Support Rooftop Alum Todd Bieber’s Film About a Turtle Derby

The maker of the fantastic Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently working on his next project, a film about a turtle derby, and needs your help on Kickstarter to make it happen. Pledge now and help kick start this exciting project.

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