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.
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.
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.
Rooftop Films catches up with Paul Gordon, writer/director of the deadpan comedy The Happy Poet. Tickets are available now for Friday’s screening.
“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 returns to the Up North for three very cool shows on a roof in Yorkville Toronto as an official part of Hot Docs 2010.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]