Archive for: Political Films

Meet the Filmmaker: Jonathan Lisecki (“Gayby”)

Meet the Filmmaker: Jonathan Lisecki (“Gayby”)

Jonathan Lisecki gives us some inside scoop on the making of his feature film Gayby, showing this Saturday June 23 at Open Road Rooftop on the Lower East Side.

Meet the Filmmaker: Marten Persiel (“This Ain’t California”)

Meet the Filmmaker: Marten Persiel (“This Ain’t California”)

Director Marten Persiel opens up about his film This Ain’t California screening on Friday, June 1.

Just Announced: Our 2012 Summer Series Feature Line-Up

Just Announced: Our 2012 Summer Series Feature Line-Up

It is our pleasure to announce our full feature line-up for the 16th Annual Summer Series presented by AT&T.

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.

JOB OFFER: GUN VIOLENCE REPORTING INTENSIVE

JOB OFFER: GUN VIOLENCE REPORTING INTENSIVE

Rooftop’s partners at DCTV are hiring 3 young filmmakers to go into NYC neighborhoods and document stories about gun violence.

SUNDANCE REVIEW: RODRIGO CORTES’S “BURIED” <br />“One actor, in a coffin. You’re still here. I don’t know why.”

SUNDANCE REVIEW: RODRIGO CORTES’S “BURIED”
“One actor, in a coffin. You’re still here. I don’t know why.”

Spanish director Rodrigo Cortes introduced his film Buried thusly: “I am sorry that Ryan Reynolds cannot be here today, because he is much taller and better looking than I am, but I have this accent, which perhaps to you is sexy. This is a film about a man in a coffin. That’s it. And yet you are still here. I don’t know why.”

Sundance Review: Utopia in Four Movements

Sundance Review: Utopia in Four Movements

Rooftop alum Sam Green and Dave Cerf‘s philosophical film essay Utopia in Four Movements swirls brilliantly and casually through cultural history and detritus, through fantasy and forgotten fact. The film hits NYC in October.

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.

SUNDANCE REVIEW: GASLAND <br />Lighting Tap Water on Fire

SUNDANCE REVIEW: GASLAND
Lighting Tap Water on Fire

Gasland opens on September 15th at the IFC Center in New York City. Learn more about Gasland screenings in your area. When a natural gas mining company offered Josh Fox and his upstate New York neighbors $100,000 each for the right to drill for gas on their land, Fox thought he’d better examine what was […]

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 […]

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