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Ep 197: Oscar Nominated Docs

Ep 197: Oscar Nominated Docs

The Oscars are this Sunday and so this episode of Filmwax Radio is dedicated to category for Best Documentary Feature.

Inocente wins Best Documentary Short at the Oscars

Inocente wins Best Documentary Short at the Oscars

Congratulations to Rooftop alum Inocente for winning Best Documentary Short at the Oscars.

Rooftop Alum head to the Oscars!

Rooftop Alum head to the Oscars!

Rooftop alum and Filmmakers’ Fund recipient receive Oscar nominations.

Get Inspired with Once in a Lullaby

Get Inspired with Once in a Lullaby

A fifth grade choir from Staten Island gets their big break

Epix Presents “Biutiful” at Socrates Sculpture Park

Epix Presents “Biutiful” at Socrates Sculpture Park

On August 17th, “Biutiful” will screen in Long Island City, Queens. Javier Bardem gives a tour de force performance as Uxbal, a Barcelona man who operates on the wrong side of the law while trying to provide for his two young children. Take the journey through the rougher corridors of life, and find redemption in bright, bad, biutiful love, entirely for free and only at EPIX Movie Free-For-All .

“Star Trek” Screens at Tompkins Square Park

“Star Trek” Screens at Tompkins Square Park

On July 21st, EPIX Movie Free-For-All continues with J.J. Abrams “Star Trek”. This 2009 continuation of the Star Trek franchise, traversing alternate realities and utilizing incredible special effects, will take fans and film-enthusiasts on an adventure with the Starship Enterprise team as they battle for the safety of the Federation. Best of all, EPIX brings the film to you outdoors, under the stars, and completely for free.

Bill Plympton’s “Idiots and Angels” at the IFC Center

Bill Plympton’s “Idiots and Angels” at the IFC Center

Bill Plympton is a Rooftop Alum and and Academy Award Nominee. His latest feature, Idiots and Angels is being called “ambitious” and “hilariously demented.” Go see it tonight at the IFC Center.

THE GODFATHER: PART II ON LOCATION IN NEW YORK CITY

THE GODFATHER: PART II ON LOCATION IN NEW YORK CITY

Surpassing expectations, The Godfather: Part II became one of the most acclaimed motion pictures ever made, winning six Academy Awards. On August 27th, you can see it for free on a rooftop right by the neighborhood where it all took place.

ROOFTOP ALUM “FREEHELD” WINS AN OSCAR

ROOFTOP ALUM “FREEHELD” WINS AN OSCAR

I almost never agree with the Academy Awards, but 3 of the 4 nominees for Best Documentary Short Film played at Rooftop Films in 2007–Freeheld (Directed by Cynthia Wade), Salim Baba (Tim Sternberg) and Sari’s Mother (James Longley)–so you know I agreed with those choices.   I’m thrilled that Brooklyn native Cynthia Wade (below, right) […]

THREE ROOFTOP ALUMS NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARDS

THREE ROOFTOP ALUMS NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARDS

I almost never agree with the Academy Awards (hey, if I did, what would be the point of Rooftop Films anyway?), but I’m certainly thrilled that three films that played at Rooftop in 2007 have been nominated for awards. The films are “Freeheld” (directed by Cynthia Wade), “Salim Baba” (directed by Tim Sternberg and Francisco […]

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