Archive for: Music Video

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. 

Music Video by Rooftop Alums Van Etten & Palmieri

Music Video by Rooftop Alums Van Etten & Palmieri

Two Rooftop alums—singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten and filmmaker Michael Palmieri—have teamed up on a lovely music video. Sharon’s playing at the Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, January 8.

Watch Literal Video: “Safety Dance”

Watch Literal Video: “Safety Dance”

This doesn’t have much to do with Rooftop 2010, but, man, is it funny. A hilarious relatively-recent new literal video.

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 […]

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 […]

Watch Short Films: HILARIOUS BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL “TRANSLATION”

Watch Short Films: HILARIOUS BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL “TRANSLATION”

This seems like a good Leap Day Post, a dangerously funny “translation” of a Bollywood musical. “My loony bun is fine, Benny Lava.” Crazy Indian Video…Buffalaxed! on FunnyOrDie.com “Have you been high today?”

Watch Short Films–CAS NOZKOWSKI’S BOTTLES ON A TRAIN

Watch Short Films–CAS NOZKOWSKI’S BOTTLES ON A TRAIN

In 11 years, Rooftop has now shown over 1,400 films. Casimir Nozkowski has shown about a dozen, more films than anyone else (or at least the 2nd most; Steve Collins has also shown about that many–statistics from the early days are a little hazy. Historians are arguing over original program note documents now stored at […]

BRIAN GROSZ MUSIC VIDEO

BRIAN GROSZ MUSIC VIDEO

Rooftop Films Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg (referring to himself here in the 3rd person so as to avoid any hyperbole, positive or negative) recently wrote and directed a music video for the sinister love song “Can’t Let Me Go” by the gravel-voiced Brian Grosz, the first track of his album “Bedlam Nights.” I’ll try […]

SONIC YOUTH PRODUCER, SURREAL NOISE-LOUNGE ROCKER

SONIC YOUTH PRODUCER, SURREAL NOISE-LOUNGE ROCKER

Rooftop Films is truly blessed to work in the The Old American Can Factory (an amazing six-building complex of artists and artisinal manufacturers), surrounded as we are by so many brilliant people. Our friend and neighbor Martin Bisi runs a legendary recording studio in one building, a studio he co-founded with Brian Eno and Bill […]

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