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Meet the Filmmaker: Emmanuel Gras (“Bovines”)

Meet the Filmmaker: Emmanuel Gras (“Bovines”)

Get to know the French filmmaker Emmanuel Gras, director of Bovines screening on Thursday, May 31 at the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus Brooklyn.

Meet the Filmmaker: Axel Ranisch (“Heavy Girls”)

Meet the Filmmaker: Axel Ranisch (“Heavy Girls”)

Director of Heavy Girls Axel Ranisch sits down with Rooftop Films to discuss his upcoming screening on Wed, May 23.

Meet the filmmaker: Bryan Wizemann (“Think of Me”)

Meet the filmmaker: Bryan Wizemann (“Think of Me”)

Award-winning filmmaker Bryan Wizemann’s feature plays Rooftop’s Opening Weekend on May 12. Bryan talked with us about his inspiration for the film, his festival success, and working with Lauren Ambrose.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MARTINA AMATI (“I DO AIR”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MARTINA AMATI (“I DO AIR”)

We spoke to filmmaker Martina Amati, whose beautifully composed ‘I Do Air’ we will be screening as part of our ‘Nothing As It Seems’ series this Friday at Solar One.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ZACHARY VOLKER (“DISAPPEARANCE”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ZACHARY VOLKER (“DISAPPEARANCE”)

Despite being only 9 minutes in length, ‘Disappearance’, which is being shown this Friday as part of our Nothing As It Seems series of shorts, packs every second with goosebump-inducing, spine-chillingness while maintaining an underlying sense of mystery throughout.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ROBERT GREENE (“FAKE IT SO REAL”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ROBERT GREENE (“FAKE IT SO REAL”)

We spoke to director Robert Greene, whose documentary “Fake It So Real” will be screened this Thursday at Crown Vic, about how he came to make the film and why he believes pro-wrestling is so often over looked as both an art form and a sport.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: PJ RAVAL (“CHRISTEENE”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: PJ RAVAL (“CHRISTEENE”)

CHRISTEENE has been characterized as being a sexually infused sewer of live rap and vile shamelessness, capable of adapting amazingly well to all styles of music. We talk to the man that introduced her to the world. 

MEET THE FILMMAKER: KAIA ROSE (“LOOKING FORWARD TO YESTERDAY”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: KAIA ROSE (“LOOKING FORWARD TO YESTERDAY”)

We spoke to Kaia Rose, one half of the directing team behind “Looking Forward to Yesterday”, a film which shifts between tragic and life-affirming and raises more questions than it offers answers. We spoke to Kaia about the process they went through in making the film and what it can help us to understand about love and relationships.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ADAM LARSEN (“NEUROTYPICAL”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: ADAM LARSEN (“NEUROTYPICAL”)

“Neurotypical” offers a different perspective on autism, placing autistics in control of readdressing society’s perception about them. We spoke to Adam Larsen as well as Paula Durbin-Westby who is featured in the film.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MICHAEL MOHAN (“EX-SEX”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: MICHAEL MOHAN (“EX-SEX”)

We spoke to Michael Mohan, the director of what is arguably the evening’s raunchiest film, “Ex-Sex”, about how he managed to keep the film’s sex scene suitably erotic yet refreshingly cliche-free and the impact of what we discovered is a scrabble board inspired aesthetic.

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