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Sundance Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Sundance Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

A myth is brewing. A storm is a-coming. The beasts are rising. A radical work of cinematic passion, Beasts of the Southern Wild does what cinema was made to do: dazzle, inspire, confound.

Kickstart the Awesome Fest

Kickstart the Awesome Fest

Rooftop has partnered up with The Awesome Fest to bring Philadelphia an entire summer of completely FREE independent cinema. At Piazza at Schmidt’s, filmmakers, talent, and enthusiasts will come together for outdoor screenings of films direct from SXSW, Tribeca, and Sundance. To inspire the growth of Philly’s independent film community, the Awesome Fest now needs your support.

Lovers of Hate Opens Friday at reRun

Lovers of Hate Opens Friday at reRun

Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle said, “If you were ever wondering what Die Hard would have been like if Neil LaBute directed it as an art film, prepare to enjoy Lovers of Hate.” Lucky for you it opens in NYC this Friday.

Sundance Midnight Masterpieces #3: The Oregonian

Sundance Midnight Masterpieces #3: The Oregonian

Rooftop alum and blogger Calvin Lee Reeder’s The Oregonian is a psychotic horror freakout of epic proportions, scary and hilarious.

The Vast Majority Of Sundance Interactions Are Not In Fact Comically Awkward

The Vast Majority Of Sundance Interactions Are Not In Fact Comically Awkward

Madeleine Olnek, writer and director of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same gives me some good advice on how to pick a title for my movie.

Help, I’m Trapped in Someone Else’s Conversation With Scott Wolf

Help, I’m Trapped in Someone Else’s Conversation With Scott Wolf

When you go to Sundance as a filmmaker, everyone tells you to meet as many people as possible. Sometimes the attempt to do so can land a person in an awfully awkward situation.

Of Mustaches and Main Street

Of Mustaches and Main Street

It’s been a heck of a week. I received so many kind words from so many strangers – about my film, sure – but none so kind as those about my mustache.

The Kimball Junction Tuesday Morning Raffle Winner

The Kimball Junction Tuesday Morning Raffle Winner

Lindsay Pulsipher seems to survive this car crash better off than she did in Calvin Lee Reeder’s The Oregonian.

Found me a new God on Heber and Lower Main

Found me a new God on Heber and Lower Main

Hope he likes me.

The Case for Compulsory (Film) Education

The Case for Compulsory (Film) Education

Every year Sundance picks out movies to screen for students at Park City High School. I make the case for why kids shouldn’t decide for themselves what films they watch – we should decide for them.

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