Archive for: Benh Zeitlin

Sundance Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Sundance Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

A myth is brewing. A storm is a-coming. The beasts are rising. A radical work of cinematic passion, Beasts of the Southern Wild does what cinema was made to do: dazzle, inspire, confound.

“GLORY AT SEA!” FUNDRAISER SAT., APRIL 26, @ THE WALTER READE THEATER

“GLORY AT SEA!” FUNDRAISER SAT., APRIL 26, @ THE WALTER READE THEATER

Rooftop Films & Court 13 present“Glory at Sea!”As a fundraiser for injured director Benh Zeitlin Sat., April 26, 10:30pmWalter Reade Theaterat Lincoln Center, NYC SOLD OUT!We raised over $5,000! “Glory at Sea!” will be screening at Rooftop Films’ 2008 Summer Series on June 12. So if you haven’t already, join our email list (left) to […]

DVDs for GLORY AT SEA!

DVDs for GLORY AT SEA!

A quick update in the ongoing saga of Benh Zeitlin and “Glory at Sea!” You can read the backstory here, here, and here. Very nice posts were also written by The Austin Chronicle, Slamdance, and Spout. As I wrote earlier, Benh was unable to make it to very much at the festival, because of his […]

“GLORY AT SEA” WINS SXSW WOLPHIN AWARD

“GLORY AT SEA” WINS SXSW WOLPHIN AWARD

Like the film itself, this story has (in its own way) a happy ending. As you probably read in my other posts below, Benh Zeitlin–the director of “Glory at Sea,” a miraculous short film that Rooftop co-funded–was in a brutal car accident the day of his first screening at SXSW. He’s doing much better now, […]

ROOFTOP ALUM & SXSW FILMMAKER BENH ZEITLIN NEEDS YOUR HELP

ROOFTOP ALUM & SXSW FILMMAKER BENH ZEITLIN NEEDS YOUR HELP

GO SEE “GLORY AT SEA!” A few days ago, I posted below about “Glory at Sea!” a short film directed by Benh Zeitlin of Court 13 Productions. It’s a movie that Rooftop Films partially funded, and which is an amazing, uplifting, collaborative project, a mythical narrative about a community (set in post-Katrina New Orleans) coming […]

BLEEDING RUST: “GLORY AT SEA!” IN NEW ORLEANS

BLEEDING RUST: “GLORY AT SEA!” IN NEW ORLEANS

“Glory at Sea!” plays at SXSW in the Shorts 3 program on March 9, 11th and 14th, at the Alamo Lamar Cinemas. In the guidelines to the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund–the grants that Rooftop offers to filmmakers whose work has screened with us–we say “We are more likely to fund films that make the most of […]

ROOFTOP STAFF & ALUMS AT SXSW ’08

ROOFTOP STAFF & ALUMS AT SXSW ’08

A lot has been written about the South by Southwest Film Festival and their support of the Austin film community and the “Mumblecore” movement. Personally, I love the idea of indie filmmakers bonding, working together, supporting each other. You can say that the importance of the those scenes is blown out of proportion, and that […]

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