Katie Dellamaggiore’s debut feature Brooklyn Castle tells the extraordinary story of New York City middle school I.S. 318, home of the nation’s most successful student chess team. Though 70% of the school’s students come from low income families, most of their player rankings would beat out Albert Einstein. Katie spent over a year with the kids, documenting their hard work, their challenges and their success. Rooftop recently had a chat with her about her experiences making the film, her inspiration, and exciting plans for the future.
Captured in breathtaking 16mm film, The Argentinean Lesson follows an eight-year-old traveling from Poland to Argentina who meets Marcia, a beautiful and brave young girl, 11 going on 30.
WORLD’S BEST DAD tells the story of two brothers who haven’t seen each other since their father passed away reuniting to send their fathers ashes into space. Meet the filmmaker Joshua Gross and see what he has to say about family, americana and making a movie on the road.
Jarred Altermann’s film Convento is a fascinating, somewhat bizarre experience which transports the audience to a place where life can be manipulated, reimagined and reanimated.
The New York Times writes about the First Annual Kickstarter Festival, presented by Rooftop Films, and how Kickstarter.com is changing the world of independent film.
Rooftop Films’ 14th Summer Series runs weekends from May 14-August 20. This year we will be screening 28 feature-length films and over 100 short films.
ROOFTOP LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP W/ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, “BLIND PIG WHO WANTS TO FLY” & “LOS HEREDEROS” TO HAVE US PREMIERES
Rooftop Films (NYC) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) have joined forces to present two remarkable films from IFFR 2009 in Rooftop’s Summer Series. Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly by Edwin (Indonesia) and Los Herederos by Eugenio Polgovsky (Mexico) will be screened on July 17 and 18, 2009 with the filmmakers and IFFR […]