Archive for: Rock n Roll

Kickstart The Devil is Due in Dreary

Kickstart The Devil is Due in Dreary

Rooftop’s good friends Daryl Friemark and David Parkin are putting out a new comic thriller series. But moving from pencils, to ink, to color, to the world is an arduous adventure itself. Take part! Pledge now to help kickstart The Devil is Due in Dreary.

“Disco and Atomic War” Opens This Friday in New York!

“Disco and Atomic War” Opens This Friday in New York!

Go see the film Spout.com called a “a funny, inventively made work of true-life science fiction” THIS FRIDAY at Cinema Village in New York City.

Announcing Animation Block Party’s Opening Night Line-up

Announcing Animation Block Party’s Opening Night Line-up

Announcing the 2010 Animation Block Party Opening Night Line-up, at Rooftop Films on July 30th.

INTERVIEW WITH CORY MCABEE, DIRECTOR OF “STINGRAY SAM”

INTERVIEW WITH CORY MCABEE, DIRECTOR OF “STINGRAY SAM”

On Saturday, June 6, Rooftop Films will be screening Cory McAbee‘s new film Stingray Sam on the roof Brooklyn Tech High School. Get tickets now before it sells out. Cory is an American writer, director, and musician. Best known for his first feature film, the cult-classic American Astronaut, and his band The Billy Nayer Show, McAbee is […]

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 […]

KILLER OF SHEEP AT IFC

KILLER OF SHEEP AT IFC

  Former Rooftop curators Imagenation reminded me this morning to support the opening of Charles’ Burnett’s classic 1977 American Neo-Realist film, Killer of Sheep, at the IFC Center this weekend. If you don’t know much about the film, you can read on ReverseShot.com about how much better than Bubble it is. Or you can just […]

NEW ALBUM FROM VIC THRILL

NEW ALBUM FROM VIC THRILL

  Vic Thrill and the Saturn Missile have a new album out, and of course it is packed with multi-layered, retro-futuristic, electro-infused power-pop. If you have seen them play at a Rooftop show before, I am sure you remember them–their shows are unforgettable and Vic and the MIssile are are great to be around even […]

NYUFF IN NYC THIS WEEKEND

NYUFF IN NYC THIS WEEKEND

  The one and only original New York Underground Film Festival starts up this weekend and there are going to be dozens–literally dozens–of beloved Rooftop alumni at the Anthology Film Archives with their new films and selected classics. Some of the films/filmmakers you should check out are: *Jim Finn’s latest socialist masterpiece * Sundance roommate […]

TRAILER FOR BEN ZEITLIN’S GLORY AT SEA

TRAILER FOR BEN ZEITLIN’S GLORY AT SEA

  The trailer for Court 13’s Rooftop Films’ Filmmaker’s Funded short Glory at Sea is online and it looks freakin’ amazing. Shot entirely on location in Katrina-torn New Orleans, Glory at Sea tells the story of 11 survivors who build a boat and sail to sea to retrieve their loved ones from the bottom of […]

NEW DIRECTORS/ NEW FILMS REVIEW: JOHN CARNEY’S ONCE…

NEW DIRECTORS/ NEW FILMS REVIEW: JOHN CARNEY’S ONCE…

There have been a lot of attempts over the last ten years (or 40 years, or whatever) to update the classic Hollywood musical film. Most of these movies are pretty painful to watch. Dancer in the Dark, Moulin Rouge, Everyone Says I Love You, O Brother Where Art Thou?, etc., all suffer from one or […]

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