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8/15 – WHERE YOU LIVE (SHORT FILMS) – TRAILER

8/15 – WHERE YOU LIVE (SHORT FILMS) – TRAILER

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15TH ROOFTOP FILMS and VERIZON FIOS present WHERE YOU LIVE Short films that show us where you live and how you live. From the harshest African deserts to the fertile Irish countryside, from rapidly growing guesthouses in Hong Kong to the slowly fading inner city of Detroit, these fun and fascinating documentaries invite […]

TRAILER FOR “VOICES FROM EL-SAYED” FEATURE DOC PLAYING AT ROOFTOP 6/27

TRAILER FOR “VOICES FROM EL-SAYED” FEATURE DOC PLAYING AT ROOFTOP 6/27

SATURDAY, JUNE 27 VOICES FROM EL-SAYED  (Oded Adomi Leshem | Israel | 75 min.) New York PremiereIn this smart and charming documentary, the world’s largest community of deaf people is suddenly given a gift that threatens to disrupt local heritage.  BUY TICKETS.   Venue: On the roof of the Old American Can FactoryAddress: 232 3rd St. @ 3rd Ave. […]

FRI. 6/6 – “TRAPPED INSIDE THE MACHINE” SHORT FILMS, INCLUDING THIS LOVING 80s TV SPOOF

FRI. 6/6 – “TRAPPED INSIDE THE MACHINE” SHORT FILMS, INCLUDING THIS LOVING 80s TV SPOOF

*Did you know that Rooftop Films is 2-1 tickets in the rain?If you come to a show that is held indoors because of rain, you get a free ticket to another show. Same great movies, new great deal.  E.L.A.: Love at First Byte (Fernando Sarmiento | Argentina | 10:00) A hilariously disquieting 1980s-style mash-up of sci-fi […]

BLEEDING RUST: “GLORY AT SEA!” IN NEW ORLEANS

BLEEDING RUST: “GLORY AT SEA!” IN NEW ORLEANS

“Glory at Sea!” plays at SXSW in the Shorts 3 program on March 9, 11th and 14th, at the Alamo Lamar Cinemas. In the guidelines to the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund–the grants that Rooftop offers to filmmakers whose work has screened with us–we say “We are more likely to fund films that make the most of […]

IFC MEDIA LAB and RED BULL – WEB SERIES COMPETITION

IFC MEDIA LAB and RED BULL – WEB SERIES COMPETITION

Here at Rooftop Films, we’re thrilled to collaborate with IFC.com to host short films on their website. We’ve always wanted to put shorts online, and IFC was the perfect platform for the type of creative, unique, daring short films we show, and exposes thousands of new viewers to these distinct movies. IFC’s Media Lab teamed […]

ROOFTOP MUSIC ALUMS THE QUAVERS ON A CANOE IN THE GOWANUS

ROOFTOP MUSIC ALUMS THE QUAVERS ON A CANOE IN THE GOWANUS

One of the most beautiful shows Rooftop Films ever hosted was our 2007 edition of Dark ‘Toons. The astonishing animator Brent Green showed his films and played live music with Brooklyn locals The Quavers. They are a band whose sound and focus is very much in line with Rooftop–quiet and surprisingly intricate songs about drifting […]

Watch Short Films: HILARIOUS BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL “TRANSLATION”

Watch Short Films: HILARIOUS BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL “TRANSLATION”

This seems like a good Leap Day Post, a dangerously funny “translation” of a Bollywood musical. “My loony bun is fine, Benny Lava.” Crazy Indian Video…Buffalaxed! on FunnyOrDie.com “Have you been high today?”

Watch Short Films–CAS NOZKOWSKI’S BOTTLES ON A TRAIN

Watch Short Films–CAS NOZKOWSKI’S BOTTLES ON A TRAIN

In 11 years, Rooftop has now shown over 1,400 films. Casimir Nozkowski has shown about a dozen, more films than anyone else (or at least the 2nd most; Steve Collins has also shown about that many–statistics from the early days are a little hazy. Historians are arguing over original program note documents now stored at […]

BRIAN GROSZ MUSIC VIDEO

BRIAN GROSZ MUSIC VIDEO

Rooftop Films Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg (referring to himself here in the 3rd person so as to avoid any hyperbole, positive or negative) recently wrote and directed a music video for the sinister love song “Can’t Let Me Go” by the gravel-voiced Brian Grosz, the first track of his album “Bedlam Nights.” I’ll try […]

CELEBS GALORE in “CASTED”

CELEBS GALORE in “CASTED”

Ok, I don’t want to name drop too much here, but yeah, Dan and I are dear old college buddies with a guy who is an acclaimed Sundance screenwriter, former bandmate of members of The Bravery, current member of the amazing ukulele rock band The Hazzards, the inventor of the double feature finder, the world […]

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