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“Tiny Furniture” Opens This Friday at the IFC Center!

“Tiny Furniture” Opens This Friday at the IFC Center!

24-year-old Rooftop Alum Lena Dunham‘s new film Tiny Furniture has been winning awards from SXSW, praise from the NY Times, and comparisons to Woody Allen. Go see it for yourself.

Where were you on “11/04/08”?

Where were you on “11/04/08”?

Jeff Deutchman’s acclaimed “user-generated” documentary, 11/04/08 will be screening in NYC this Thursday. The film consists of footage shot all over the world on the day that Barack Obama was elected President.

CHECK OUT <em>ST. NICK</em> AT 92Y TRIBECA ON FEB. 27 <br /> PLUS a Q&A with Director David Lowery <br />(discount for Rooftop Fans)

CHECK OUT ST. NICK AT 92Y TRIBECA ON FEB. 27
PLUS a Q&A with Director David Lowery
(discount for Rooftop Fans)

One of the finest fiction films we’ve ever shown at Rooftop is coming back to NYC on February 27–David Lowery’s St. Nick. The soft-spoken, thought-provoking director will be in town for a Q&A at the 92Y Tribeca.

SEE OCTOBER COUNTRY THIS WEEK AT THE IFC CENTER

SEE OCTOBER COUNTRY THIS WEEK AT THE IFC CENTER

The film has gone on to dozens of festivals and won numerous awards. Now it’s coming out in theaters, and of course I can’t recommend a film more highly.

“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 […]

April 2-8: 15TH AND FINAL NYUFF

April 2-8: 15TH AND FINAL NYUFF

New York Underground Film FestivalApril 2-8, 2008@ Anthology Film Archiveswww.nyuff.com Tickets March 27 @ 9:45pm Selections from the 2007 NYUFF@ IFC CenterTickets The New York Underground Film Festival, a venerable anti-establishmentarian institution, the godfather of all “Underground” film festivals, will be hosting its 15th and Final installation in April, and then doing what any good […]

SXSW REVIEW: FICTION VS. NON-FICTION IN “WOODPECKER” AND OTHER FILMS

SXSW REVIEW: FICTION VS. NON-FICTION IN “WOODPECKER” AND OTHER FILMS

Late last night, after jumping from IFC’s My Morning Jacket / Yo La Tengo concert to the wide-open SXSW Closing Night party and finally onto Joel Heller‘s birthday, I wound up at the Magnolia diner, eating scrambled eggs and discussing scrambled documentaries. I was there with Dan Nuxoll from Rooftop, Joel, and Alex Karpovsky and […]

SXSW REVIEW: “MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY”

SXSW REVIEW: “MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY”

Is Barry Jenkins‘ “Medicine for Melancholy” the first African-American “Mumblecore” movie? Hell yeah! And, uh, maybe not. Jenkins’ engaging and entertaining low-budget love story certainly fits many of Mumblecore’s thematic ideas, and premiered at SXSW, the cauldron that supposedly brewed the movement. The film takes place over the course of one dreamy day, from the […]

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 […]

SXSW REVIEW: “THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED”

SXSW REVIEW: “THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED”

The pleasure of “The Pleasure of Being Robbed” is the joy of discovering a bag full of kittens (and watching them playfully flip through the air); the bliss of an unexpected overnight road trip with a friend; the warmth of a frolic with a polar bear. Josh Safdie’s film is filled with a carefree awkwardness, […]

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