Rooftop & BAMcinemaFest Announce Summer Lineups

RooftopRooftop Films kicks off their 18th season next weekend at Industry City with back-to-back evenings showcasing the best of independent cinema. Friday, May 16th will pick up Rooftop’s long standing tradition of opening their season with a night of short films, an event they call “This is What We Mean by Short Films.”  On Saturday, May 17th, they will screen Gillian Robespierre’s very funny first feature “Obvious Child” which is already the buzz of the festival circuit and which will have its theatrical run later this summer. All said, 45 features will be screened in this summer’s festival at various outdoor locations. Here are some titles we are most anticipating: Read more

Filmwax Radio Live: Rooftop Films Edition (2014)

Join Filmwax Radio for their first ever LIVE podcast event presented by Rooftop Films. Filmwax Radio host Adam Schartoff‘s indie-focused interview series will come to you live from Videology!

To kick of the afternoon, Rooftop Films’ Dan Nuxoll will discuss highlights of the 2014 Summer Series lineup, followed by a series of interviews with up-and-coming filmmakers such as Onur Tukel (Summer of Blood), Gillian Robespierre(Obvious Child) and Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behavior). Meet the filmmakers and find out what you’ll see (and what NOT to miss) at Rooftop Films this year.

Filmwax Radio is a Brooklyn-based podcast that may be either accessed from Rooftop Films’ website or iTunes. The show includes myriad conversations with folks from the entire spectrum of indie films. Past guests include Todd Solondz, John Sayles, Brian De Palma, Lili Taylor, Joe Swanberg, Ken Burns and Christine Vachon.

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