Todd Bieber, director of Found: Lost Pictures of New York Blizzard is currently trying to kick start his next project Turtle Derby Documentary and has just sent us a clip from the movie featuring a belligerent little snapping turtle.
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 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.
Ira Sachs, director of “Last Address” spoke with Rooftop Films about his film, which honors the memories of artists who died from AIDS by visiting their final residential addresses.
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.
Rooftop Films spoke to filmmaker Gary Leib, whose animation has appeared in numerous films including “American Spendor,” about how his film seemingly predicted the 2008 stock market crash.
The film consists entirely of objects, and yet it’s surprisingly touching, revealing the character behind it and all the moments, people and places that make up a life. Because of the visual detail, if you saw this film at Rooftop, it’s worth a second, slower look in full screen mode.
Rooftop Films’ 14th Summer Series runs weekends from May 14-August 20. This year we will be screening 28 feature-length films and over 100 short films.