Archive for: Home Movie

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.

SUNDANCE REVIEW: THE RED CHAPEL <br />Poking Fun at North Korea, Suffering the Consequences

SUNDANCE REVIEW: THE RED CHAPEL
Poking Fun at North Korea, Suffering the Consequences

Traveling to one of the most isolated countries in the world, making fun of one of the most deadly regimes in history, takes courage and passion, but it should also be terrifying.

8/14 – HOME MOVIES (SHORT FILMS) – TRAILER

8/14 – HOME MOVIES (SHORT FILMS) – TRAILER

FRIDAY AUGUST 14 ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present HOME MOVIES Short films and video about moments in time, capturing and imagining what it felt like to be there. OPEN BAR AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th […]

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: A NECESSARY DEATH

SXSW REVIEW: A NECESSARY DEATH

In a certain way, this entire review is a spoiler, so if you don’t want to know too much, skip my writings and go see the film. Herein, I don’t really tell you the plot–an exciting and gripping drama–but I do get at the essence of the film.  I highly recommend it. In Daniel Stamm’s […]

ROOFTOP MUSIC ALUMS THE QUAVERS ON A CANOE IN THE GOWANUS

ROOFTOP MUSIC ALUMS THE QUAVERS ON A CANOE IN THE GOWANUS

One of the most beautiful shows Rooftop Films ever hosted was our 2007 edition of Dark ‘Toons. The astonishing animator Brent Green showed his films and played live music with Brooklyn locals The Quavers. They are a band whose sound and focus is very much in line with Rooftop–quiet and surprisingly intricate songs about drifting […]

Sundance Review – CHRIS WAITT’S “A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES”

Sundance Review – CHRIS WAITT’S “A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES”

Rooftop showed Chris Waitt‘s humorous narrative short “Dupe” a couple years ago, so I was very eager to check out his debut feature. The slick short starred Chris as an extremely lazy hipster who orders off the internet a cloning machine (that looks like an crappy old photocopier) so he can send his dupes off […]

Sundance Review – KATRINA BROWNE’S “TRACES OF THE TRADE”

Sundance Review – KATRINA BROWNE’S “TRACES OF THE TRADE”

Katrina Browne can trace her family’s history back to the early American colonial days . . . back when they ran one of the largest slave trade operations in the world. What do you do with knowledge like that? It’s been at least 140 years since anyone in your family owned or traded other human […]

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