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Raise the Rooftop – Support Rooftop Films’ 18th Year

Raise the Rooftop – Support Rooftop Films’ 18th Year

It is Rooftop Films mission to create the most unique film viewing experiences in NYC and beyond — we don’t screen in theaters, we screen in communities. We showcase groundbreaking independent films — not in cold, isolating, movie theaters but in the open air — and we make each screening a participatory community experience that

‘Tainted Love’ Tells Universal Love Story the Grassroots Way

Rachel Anderson is a filmmaker…well, sort of.  She is working on that, but it is an unrelenting uphill battle. Rachel didn’t go to film school or grow up around the industry yet remains determined to produce her film ‘Tainted Love’.  Her fiancé was her only real connection to the film world but tragically he passed

SUPPORT ‘Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché’ – A Documentary on Cinema’s First Female Director

‘BE NATURAL‘ is a documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished. The year is 1895. A new technology called the “mechanical pencil” is patented, the first comic strip is printed in a newspaper, and photography is the talk of the town.

Support Transformative Libyan Revolution Documentary ‘FIRST TO FALL’ Campaign on Kickstarter

‘FIRST TO FALL‘ is an immersive journey through the revolution in Libya following two friends who leave their lives as students in Canada to return to their home country of Libya during the uprising. When the young men pick up guns for the first time, Hamid is 26 and Tarek only 21. Full of revolutionary

Seed&Spark Launches $30,000 Crowd-funding Campaign on Seed&Spark Asks Community to Help Shape the Future of Platform

To innovate the way we make and watch movies, Seed&Spark, the world’s first crowd-funding and digital distribution platform made just for independent film, today started a $30,000 crowd-funding campaign. Hosted on the Seed&Spark platform, the campaign will run for 30 consecutive days, ending on June 22, 2013. Six months after its successful launch, Seed&Spark is

Support Cinéma, de notre temp: James Benning & Richard Linklater on Kickstarter

In 1985, former oil rig worker Richard Linklater began a film screening society in Austin, Texas, that aimed to show classic art-house and experimental films to a budding community of cinephiles and filmmakers. Eventually incorporating as a nonprofit, the newly branded Austin Film Society raised enough money to fly in their first out-of-town invitee: Milwaukee