ONE RAT AND OTHER SHORTS COMING TO IFC

ONE RAT AND OTHER SHORTS COMING TO IFC

Oscar nominated shorts will be screening at the IFC Center starting this Friday, Feb. 16. Frankly, most of the live-action stuff that was nominated was a little schmaltzy–lots of children breaking the rules to do what’s right, saving their villages from the cynicism of the elders, etc. But the animation is generally pretty great and […]

RADIATION AND HALF COCKED SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND DVD RELEASE

RADIATION AND HALF COCKED SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND DVD RELEASE

“Hawley and Galinsky know how to make pictures that shudder with feeling.” –Manohla Dargis The classic underground Indie-Rock road movies Half-Cocked and Radiation are coming out on DVD this week and you should all come out to the special double-feature at the Anthology Film Archives tomorrow (Tuesday) night. Long-time Rooftop Films fans probably know a […]

ROOFTOP FILMS: SKIZZ CYCK’S MANAGER’S CORNER

ROOFTOP FILMS: SKIZZ CYCK’S MANAGER’S CORNER

In honor of the start of Spring Training, here is Skizz Cyzyk’s animation set to an infamous radio show featuring the foul-mouthed Orioles manager, Earl Weaver. There will not be many interviews like this one broadcast in 2007, but I bet that the obscenities directed at A-Rod this year will be a lot more profane […]

YUP, LUCAS IS CRAZY

YUP, LUCAS IS CRAZY

Or at least Lucas has really, really bad taste–especially when his own films are concerned. This isn’t very indie-film of me to post, but the Hot Blog just posted this: George Lucas, giving the award to Sid Ganis, who was the in-house publicist on Star Wars: Episode Five – The Empire Strikes Back, said, “Sid […]

THE PRISONER AT STRANGER THAN FICTION

THE PRISONER AT STRANGER THAN FICTION

  Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand’s Everything’s Cool and Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein’s The Prisoner: Or, How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair will be playing as part of Thom Powers’ Stranger Than Fiction series later this month at IFC. I haven’t seen Everything’s Cool yet, but Mark an I both got a sneak […]

ROOFTOP SHORTS: KATHY HUANG’S NIGHT VISIONS

ROOFTOP SHORTS: KATHY HUANG’S NIGHT VISIONS

A short, melancholy portrait of Blake Roberts, an Iraq vet just back from the war. Honest and direct, he shared with Kathy tales of daily life in the barracks as well as intimate, tragic moments. Though Blake does not question the motives of the U.S. government in Iraq or the missions he completed, he nevertheless […]

SUNDANCE SHORTS: CARSON MELL’S BOBBY BIRD THE DEVIL IN DENIM

SUNDANCE SHORTS: CARSON MELL’S BOBBY BIRD THE DEVIL IN DENIM

If I can find a picture without the balls blacked out, I’ll post that one. Until that point, you will have to go here to watch the uncensored video. For those wondering, Bobby Bird is NOT a real rocker. But Carson says that he is hoping to create a live-action Devil in Denim feature film, […]

SUNDANCE SHORTS: JOERG WAGNER’S MOTODROM

SUNDANCE SHORTS: JOERG WAGNER’S MOTODROM

Ahhh…Motodrom. I loved this movie before I even saw it. From the moment I first read the description of Joerg Wagner’s experimental documentary about hellriders who travel from carnival ground to carnival ground with their giant wooden tower and their antique motorcycles and go carts I was anxious to track down the film. Luckily it […]

ROOFTOP SHORTS: MATTHEW POND’S THE NAKED COWBOY

ROOFTOP SHORTS: MATTHEW POND’S THE NAKED COWBOY

Veteran Rooftop volunteer (from our Bushwick days) and all-around good guy Matthew Pond made this tremendously entertaining portrait of Times Square’s famously talentless Naked Cowboy. You can watch it HERE.

SUNDANCE SHORTS: ANDY BLUBAUGH’S SCAREDYCAT

SUNDANCE SHORTS: ANDY BLUBAUGH’S SCAREDYCAT

We screened Andy Blubaugh‘s charming short Hello, Thanks last summer and we are really excited to see that he has continued working in a similar vein but seems to really be making strides as a video artist, or video diarist, or personal documentarian or whatever he decides to call himself. Scaredycat is really great and […]

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