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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 8PMRooftop Films & Stranger Than Fiction co-present“Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16“a feature-length documentary by Paul Croninat The IFC Center | Tickets We at Rooftop Films are proud to be co-presenting this film because we certainly consider ourselves descendents of Amos Vogel’s Cinema 16. I think one of […]
In 1974, Philippe Petit committed one of the world’s greatest “art crimes”: walking across a tightrope strung between the then unfinished World Trade Center towers. It’s a gorgeously ephemeral stunt. Walking some 1,200 feet above the street, Petit was barely visible, and might not have been noticed if not for his own assistants looking up […]
Josh Safdie and Red Bucket Films, the makers of a bunch of charming films about quirky urban fairy tales and curious encounters (including The Back of Her Head, Rooftop 8/11/07), have a new vignette about two adorable kids unsatisfied with their frighteningly metallic Christmas tree. They go off in search of a real, old-fashioned tree, […]