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Park City Best and Worst

Park City Best and Worst

The Green Hornet vs. How to Die in Oregon

Packing for Sundance can be tricky…

Packing for Sundance can be tricky…

Looks like my suitcase is full with just my jacket, guess I’ll make room for the drugs in my body.

“Last Train Home” in Theaters!

“Last Train Home” in Theaters!

Rooftop Alum Lixin Fan’s beautiful and haunting film Last Train Home, opened September 3rd at the IFC Center. If you’re in New York, do yourself a favor and go see it.

Filmmaker Interview: “The Pool”

Filmmaker Interview: “The Pool”

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.

TRAILER FOR “PERSONA NON GRATA” US PREMIERE OF ROOFTOP CO-FUNDED DOC PLAYING SAT. 6/13

TRAILER FOR “PERSONA NON GRATA” US PREMIERE OF ROOFTOP CO-FUNDED DOC PLAYING SAT. 6/13

Prosecuted as a rebel. Banned as a priest. Committed as an artist. Loved as a father. An inspiring and important documentary co-funded by Rooftop Films. Buy tickets here. Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can Factory  Address: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. (Gowanus/ Park Slope, Brooklyn) Rain: In the event of rain […]

“GLORY AT SEA!” FUNDRAISER SAT., APRIL 26, @ THE WALTER READE THEATER

“GLORY AT SEA!” FUNDRAISER SAT., APRIL 26, @ THE WALTER READE THEATER

Rooftop Films & Court 13 present“Glory at Sea!”As a fundraiser for injured director Benh Zeitlin Sat., April 26, 10:30pmWalter Reade Theaterat Lincoln Center, NYC SOLD OUT!We raised over $5,000! “Glory at Sea!” will be screening at Rooftop Films’ 2008 Summer Series on June 12. So if you haven’t already, join our email list (left) to […]

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 […]

DVDs for GLORY AT SEA!

DVDs for GLORY AT SEA!

A quick update in the ongoing saga of Benh Zeitlin and “Glory at Sea!” You can read the backstory here, here, and here. Very nice posts were also written by The Austin Chronicle, Slamdance, and Spout. As I wrote earlier, Benh was unable to make it to very much at the festival, because of his […]

ROOFTOP ALUM & SXSW FILMMAKER BENH ZEITLIN NEEDS YOUR HELP

ROOFTOP ALUM & SXSW FILMMAKER BENH ZEITLIN NEEDS YOUR HELP

GO SEE “GLORY AT SEA!” A few days ago, I posted below about “Glory at Sea!” a short film directed by Benh Zeitlin of Court 13 Productions. It’s a movie that Rooftop Films partially funded, and which is an amazing, uplifting, collaborative project, a mythical narrative about a community (set in post-Katrina New Orleans) coming […]

SXSW REVIEW: “THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED”

SXSW REVIEW: “THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED”

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, […]

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