Filmmakers come from around the world to attend their Rooftop Films screenings. As a non-profit organization with a relatively small budget, it’s hard for us to provide housing at all times. Can you host a filmmaker for a couple days?
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.
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.
FRIDAY AUGUST 14 ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present HOME MOVIES Short films and video about moments in time, capturing and imagining what it felt like to be there. OPEN BAR AFTER PARTY FOLLOWING THE SCREENING FOR ALL IN ATTENDANCE Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th […]
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present WHERE YOU LIVE Short films that show us where you live and how you live. From the harshest African deserts to the fertile Irish countryside, from rapidly growing guesthouses in Hong Kong to the slowly fading inner city of Detroit, these fun and fascinating documentaries invite […]
ENTER WNYC’S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW’S “UNCOMMON ECONOMIC INDICATORS” VIDEO CONTEST GRAND PRIZE: A SCREENING OF YOUR FILM AT ROOFTOP
Rooftop Films and WNYC’sThe Brian Lehrer show are proud to share a similar ethos: we love New York, baseball, arts, bicycling, and political issues explored through personal stories. We both value populist media, made by, reported on and respecting the views of everyday people and experts alike. Here at Rooftop, we have a tremendous respect […]
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 […]
SAT. 6/13: “PERSONA NON GRATA” – US PREMIERE OF ROOFTOP CO-FUNDED DOC
WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR, FABIO WUYTACK
On Saturday, June 13, Rooftop Films will host the US Premiere of Persona Non Grata, a documentary directed by Fabio Wuytack and co-funded by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund. The film tells the story of the filmmaker’s father, Franz Wuytack, a sculptor who spent many years in the 1970s as a missionary in Venezuela, fighting for […]
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 […]
*Did you know that Rooftop Films is 2-1 tickets in the rain?If you come to a show that is held indoors because of rain, you get a free ticket to another show. Same great movies, new great deal. E.L.A.: Love at First Byte (Fernando Sarmiento | Argentina | 10:00) A hilariously disquieting 1980s-style mash-up of sci-fi […]