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MEET THE FILMMAKER: TOM ISLER (“TWO’S A CROWD”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: TOM ISLER (“TWO’S A CROWD”)

We spoke to codirector Tom Isler about love and relationships and how the two can be reconciled with life in a city like ours.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: JARRED ALTERMAN (“CONVENTO”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: JARRED ALTERMAN (“CONVENTO”)

Jarred Altermann’s film Convento is a fascinating, somewhat bizarre experience which transports the audience to a place where life can be manipulated, reimagined and reanimated.

Filmmaker Interview: Malcolm Murray (“Bad Posture”)

Filmmaker Interview: Malcolm Murray (“Bad Posture”)

The director speaks of the risks of love, the edges of violence and being adrift in the desert of Albuquerque.

Filmmaker Interview: Imperialists’ Zeina Durra

Filmmaker Interview: Imperialists’ Zeina Durra

We are screening Zeina Durra’s The Imperialists are Still Alive at the Ace Hotel on Sunday, February 13, and Zeina will be there for a Q and A after the screening, but we sent her some questions about the film in advance, and here they are…

“Aardvark” Director Interviewed on indieWire

“Aardvark” Director Interviewed on indieWire

On July 15, 2010, Rooftop Films hosted a sneak preview screening of Kitao Sakurai’s debut feature Aardvark. Rooftop is proud to have been behind Kitao and his film from the beginning, and look forward to supporting the film by promoting screenings and distribution. Here’s an interview from indieWire.

Filmmaker Interview: Bye Bye C’est Fini

Filmmaker Interview: Bye Bye C’est Fini

Last week we screened the Swedish Film ‘Bye Bye C’est Fini’ as part of our partnership with the Swedish Film Institute. Rooftop Films spoke to director Tora Mårtens about the film’s subject, a 74 year old Brazilian woman whose frequent trysts with younger lovers keep her young.

Filmmaker Interview: “Monroe St.”

Filmmaker Interview: “Monroe St.”

We talk to Durier Ryan, director of “Monroe St.” about the the beauty and color of Bed-Stuy and the unique perspective of an outsider. See it Saturday at “Brooklyn Transformations.”

Filmmaker Interview: “The Commoners”

Filmmaker Interview: “The Commoners”

Rooftop Films speaks to filmmakers Penny Lane and Jessica Bardsley about their film “The Commoners,” about what happened when a rich eccentric brought Shakespeare’s birds to Central Park.

Filmmaker Interview: “A Harlem Mother”

Filmmaker Interview: “A Harlem Mother”

Filmmaker Ivana Todorovic speaks to Rooftop Films about her film “A Harlem Mother” and the impossible strength it takes to create something positive out of the murder of your son.

Filmmaker Interview: “The Pool”

Filmmaker Interview: “The Pool”

Lila Place, director of “Pool,” talks to us about the public pool as microcosm for New York City, and how sometimes following the rules is an essential part of having fun.

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