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ENTER WNYC’S BRIAN LEHRER SHOW’S “UNCOMMON ECONOMIC INDICATORS” VIDEO CONTEST GRAND PRIZE: A SCREENING OF YOUR FILM AT ROOFTOP

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 […]

SAT. 6/13: “PERSONA NON GRATA” – US PREMIERE OF ROOFTOP CO-FUNDED DOC<br />WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR, FABIO WUYTACK

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 […]

THU. 6/11: “NO IMPACT MAN” & ECO-CARNIVAL MAKE THESE FUN AND EASY “NO IMPACT” PLEDGES

THU. 6/11: “NO IMPACT MAN” & ECO-CARNIVAL MAKE THESE FUN AND EASY “NO IMPACT” PLEDGES

On Thursday, June 11, Rooftop Films and The Fledgling Fund will present the fascinating documentary No Impact Man. The film is a local family drama with global implications, as the inspirational (and controversial) No Impact Man (and family) challenge themselves to make no environmental impact for one year. As part of Rooftop Films core goal to […]

STANLESS STEEL PERFORMS DEATH-DEFYING STUNT FOLLOWING ROOFTOP SCREENING OF “STRONGMAN”

STANLESS STEEL PERFORMS DEATH-DEFYING STUNT FOLLOWING ROOFTOP SCREENING OF “STRONGMAN”

Getting back to Rooftop’s roots as a guerrilla screening series, on Saturday May 30, following the screening of Zachary Levy‘s documentary Strongman, Stanless Steel, the star of the film, raced time and defied all laws of common sense and safety, in order to lie in the street (on a leopard print rug, no less) and let a truck […]

“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 […]

CINEMA EYE AWARDS

CINEMA EYE AWARDS

Last night I attended the inaugural Cinema Eye Honors, co-chaired by AJ Schnack and Thom Powers, produced by Danielle DiGiacomo, and presented by IndiePix at the IFC Center. I have never been a big fan of awards for art. I’m a big sports fan, and a competitive person, but I don’t judge success in anything […]

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 […]

SXSW REVIEW: FICTION VS. NON-FICTION IN “WOODPECKER” AND OTHER FILMS

SXSW REVIEW: FICTION VS. NON-FICTION IN “WOODPECKER” AND OTHER FILMS

Late last night, after jumping from IFC’s My Morning Jacket / Yo La Tengo concert to the wide-open SXSW Closing Night party and finally onto Joel Heller‘s birthday, I wound up at the Magnolia diner, eating scrambled eggs and discussing scrambled documentaries. I was there with Dan Nuxoll from Rooftop, Joel, and Alex Karpovsky and […]

“GLORY AT SEA” WINS SXSW WOLPHIN AWARD

“GLORY AT SEA” WINS SXSW WOLPHIN AWARD

Like the film itself, this story has (in its own way) a happy ending. As you probably read in my other posts below, Benh Zeitlin–the director of “Glory at Sea,” a miraculous short film that Rooftop co-funded–was in a brutal car accident the day of his first screening at SXSW. He’s doing much better now, […]

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 […]

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