Director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hours) is up first. The legendary filmmaker has a new movie which just hit select theaters called The Assignment. The film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver & Tony Shalhoub, and is about a hit man (Rodriguez) who becomes a hit woman with help from a rogue surgeon (Weaver). Hill discusses the return to action movies as well as a look back at his career.
Artistic Director of Rooftop Films, Dan Nuxoll, makes his 5th visit to the podcast to discuss what the elimination of federal funding for the NEA & NEH might mean. Also a look forward to Rooftop Films’ 21st season which begins on Friday, May 19th.
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Twenty years ago Leon Gast made an Oscar winning documentary about Muhammad Ali called When We Were Kings. With the death of the iconic former heavy weight champion, Leon calls in for a chat about his friend. Also on this episode, filmmaker Beth B (Exposed) discusses a new documentary she has made about her mother, the artist Ida Applebroog, called Call Her Applebroog. The film will have a theatrical engagement at The Metrograph in Lower Manhattan beginning Friday, June 10th as well as a retrospective of much of her earlier work. Lastly, animator Bill Plympton (Cheatin’) returns to the podcast to chat about his latest feature film, a mockumentary, called Hitler’s Folly. You can stream Bill’s film off his website, www.plymptoons.com today. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio.
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Time Machines, Tangerines, and Electric Queens: The 2015 Summer Series Opening Weekend and Features Lineup!
Rooftop Films is proud to announce our Opening Weekend, Features and select highlights of the 19th annual Rooftop Films Summer Series. This year’s series will feature over 40 outdoor screenings in 19 spectacular venues, with huge crowds, live music, special enhancements and the best in new, independent films from around the world. We kick things […]
Volunteer for Rooftop Films and join us on the roof this summer!
Want to see yourself up on the screen at our shows, all summer long? Come down and help us with our 2015 Summer Series trailer, and maybe you will!
Summer Series alum A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night hits select theaters on November 21st! Don’t miss the world’s first Iranian vampire spaghetti western.
Rooftop Films is pleased to introduce you to the 2014 Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees – a group of talented, up and coming filmmakers who you should certainly be looking out for!
A summer intern says farewell to Rooftop.
We spoke with director Trey Edwards Shults about the process behind his intense short film, and the project’s future as a feature. Krisha screens on Saturday, August 16 as part of our closing night celebration Rooftop Shots. Tickets are on sale now!