An overview of Slamdance 2013 Film Festival
Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle said, “If you were ever wondering what Die Hard would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy Lovers of Hate.” Lucky for you it opens in NYC this Friday.
The Green Hornet vs. How to Die in Oregon
It is kind of hard to imagine that I only arrived in Park City at 7 PM Thursday. Something about seeing 7 feature films makes a day seem much too epic to have lasted merely 24 hours. But it was a tremendously satisfying day, to be sure, and I have already seen several films that […]
“You’re going to see nipples, you’re going to see butts, you’re going to see a penis — briefly.” Director Bryan Poyser talks about sexuality in indie films, low budget filmmaking and his ties to mumblecore filmmakers.
For some people, it takes a few days to acclimate to the cold and the altitude of Park City. For me, it takes a few days to acclimate to “normal” life after Sundance and Slamdance. I wake up panicked that I’ve slept through some 8:30am screening. I walk down a busy street confused as to […]
Jay and Mark Duplass’ “Baghead” is a miraculous film that succeeds in two genres for one simple reason: the characters are amazing. Four struggling actors–two guys and two girls–head off to a cabin in the woods to write a screenplay in the hopes that it will launch their careers. But flirtations, lust, jealousy, competitiveness and […]
Rooftop’s core artistic staff (Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Dan Nuxoll and Genevieve DeLaurier) will be out in Park City this week, supporting our alumnae filmmakers (see below), scouting for new work, hanging out with filmmakers, festival programmers, funders and friends, and doing what we love best–watching great films. If you’re going to be out there, drop […]
Do you ever look at the people around you and think, “My friends are doing pretty amazing stuff”? That’s the way I think we all feel at Rooftop Films right now. Entering our 12th year, the community of filmmakers who have shown work at Rooftop now numbers over 1,400, and the films they are making […]