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Announcing Our South by Southwest Weekend

Announcing Our South by Southwest Weekend

We could not be more excited to announce our special weekend of select films from the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, making their New York Premieres June 3-5 2011, as part of Rooftop Films 15th Annual Summer Series.

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.

“Tiny Furniture” Opens This Friday at the IFC Center!

“Tiny Furniture” Opens This Friday at the IFC Center!

24-year-old Rooftop Alum Lena Dunham‘s new film Tiny Furniture has been winning awards from SXSW, praise from the NY Times, and comparisons to Woody Allen. Go see it for yourself.

Filmmaker Interview: We Don’t Care About Music Anyway

Filmmaker Interview: We Don’t Care About Music Anyway

How did a pair of French directors and a British music editor make a documentary in Japan about noise music? Rooftop Films talks to the filmmakers behind We Don’t Care About Music Anyway.

Filmmaker Interview: The Happy Poet

Filmmaker Interview: The Happy Poet

Rooftop Films catches up with Paul Gordon, writer/director of the deadpan comedy The Happy Poet. Tickets are available now for Friday’s screening.

Filmmaker Interview: “The Orange”

Filmmaker Interview: “The Orange”

“The Orange,” is Nick Fox-Gieg’s funny and lyrical animated short film about an orange that ruled the world. We spoke to Nick to find out more.

Rooftop Films at Hot Docs

Rooftop Films at Hot Docs

Rooftop Films returns to the Up North for three very cool shows on a roof in Yorkville Toronto as an official part of Hot Docs 2010.

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, […]

SXSW REVIEW: “MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY”

SXSW REVIEW: “MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY”

Is Barry Jenkins‘ “Medicine for Melancholy” the first African-American “Mumblecore” movie? Hell yeah! And, uh, maybe not. Jenkins’ engaging and entertaining low-budget love story certainly fits many of Mumblecore’s thematic ideas, and premiered at SXSW, the cauldron that supposedly brewed the movement. The film takes place over the course of one dreamy day, from the […]

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