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Ep 413: Bob Hawk

Indie film champion Bob Hawk sits for a lengthy conversation about his life and his career on Episode 413 of the podcast. Among his many producing credits are Kimberly Reed’s Prodigal Sons, Dayna Goldfine & Daniel Geller’s Ballets Russes, David Munro’s Full Grown Men, Jim Fall’s Trick, Alex & Andrew Smith’s The Slaughter Rule and Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy. He has also consulted & advised on many film sets including Rob Epstein’s Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, Nathaniel Kahn’s My Architect, and Kevin Smith’s Red State and Dogma. A documentary was recently made about Bob called Film Hawk and it is currently available for streaming on the Tribeca Shortlist.

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FRAMING FILMS: The Cage Fighter

Jeff Unay’s directorial debut The Cage Fighter certainly packs a punch. The film follows Joe Carman, a blue-collar worker who is continuously lured by the thrill of cage fighting much to the dismay and fear of his family. Upon my first viewing, I was mystified. The acting was hyper-realistic. I figured that the people in […]

FRAMING FILMS: The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film

The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film is a documentary that subverts the viewing experience. Pulling from footage of the 2012 demonstrations in Maribor, Slovenia against corruption in the government, the film places you in the streets with a first-person look at the action. Filmmakers Milton Guillén and Maple John Razsa have compiled and structured […]

On Set @ New Design High School

In film and at our events, place is key. This summer, we’ll dive into the history of our venues and we start with New Design High School as we make our return there after a few years away. The corner of Grand Street, which used to connect to its counterpart in Brooklyn (before the Williamsburg […]

What losing the NEA could mean for us

What losing the NEA could mean for us

Last Thursday, President Trump announced his federal budget plan, which proposed eliminating the NEA

A Year of Rooftop Films

A Year of Rooftop Films

With 2016 behind us we wanted to share some of the highlights from our past season with you.

I Watch Films, You Can Too! Strange Stories: Pickled, Tickled, and True.

I Watch Films, You Can Too! Strange Stories: Pickled, Tickled, and True.

Here are the only-in-reality, so-strange-they-could-not-be-made-up, true-life tales that will have your mind spinning for days.

I Watch Films, You Can Too! They’re back! Alumni Filmmakers Part 1

I Watch Films, You Can Too! They’re back! Alumni Filmmakers Part 1

We loved their work so much that we invited them back to show a new film.

Flashback: Romance is in the Air at Rooftop Films

Flashback: Romance is in the Air at Rooftop Films

Our definition of “romance” is a bit… unique.

I Watch Films, You Can Too: Summer Music

I Watch Films, You Can Too: Summer Music

Check out some of the awesome audio landscapes we’ll explore this summer.

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