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TONIGHT: Signe Baumane at the Society of Illustrators

TONIGHT: Signe Baumane at the Society of Illustrators

An evening with Rooftop Alum and Bill Plympton mentee Signe Baumane’s charming and provocative animation TONIGHT at the Society of Illustrators.

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.

Filmmaker Interview: 80 Billion Guys

Filmmaker Interview: 80 Billion Guys

Kieran O’Hare speaks to Rooftop Films about 80 Billion Guys, his film about a man who gave up love because he couldn’t deal with a woman’s 80 billion past lovers.

Filmmaker Interview: Tussilago

Filmmaker Interview: Tussilago

Rooftop Films spoke to Jonas Odell about Tussilago, his brilliantly animated short that places a 1970’s terrorist act into a human perspective. See it for free TONIGHT at Socrates Sculpture Park.

Announcing Animation Block Party’s Opening Night Line-up

Announcing Animation Block Party’s Opening Night Line-up

Announcing the 2010 Animation Block Party Opening Night Line-up, at Rooftop Films on July 30th.

Filmmaker Interview: “Unnatural History of Wall Street”

Filmmaker Interview: “Unnatural History of Wall Street”

Rooftop Films spoke to filmmaker Gary Leib, whose animation has appeared in numerous films including “American Spendor,” about how his film seemingly predicted the 2008 stock market crash.

Watch “Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No”

Watch “Dock Ellis & the LSD No-No”

Watch an animated documentary that celebrates the greatest athletic achievement ever by a man on a psychedelic journey. Kids, don’t try this at home.

Filmmaker Interview: “Ledo and Ix Go to Town”

Filmmaker Interview: “Ledo and Ix Go to Town”

A behind the scene look at Ledo and Ix Go to Town, “a sort of eight-bit tribute to Waiting for Godot.”

Watch: The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

Watch: The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9

What if mankind’s greatest predators were just big five-eyed blue puppy dogs looking to play? Would we still try to zap them? This adorable and energetic animated film by Jake Armstrong is a ton of fun, and also speaks to humanity’s wild daring and laughably bold ignorance.

Watch: “N.A.S.A. A Volta”

Watch: “N.A.S.A. A Volta”

This film scares the guts out of me.

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