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Rooftop Films Filmmaker Profile: Petra Costa (Director – ‘ELENA’)

Rooftop Films Filmmaker Profile: Petra Costa (Director – ‘ELENA’)

‘ELENA’ is the feature documentary debut from Brazilian director Petra Costa charts her poetic journey in search of her sister, Elena, whose volatile life moves from their South American home to the gridded brownstones of New York City, fluidly capturing the spirit of loss through home video, tape recordings, beautifully realized artistic interludes, and a

Interview: Destin Cretton (Writer/Director – ‘Short Term 12)

Writer/Director Destin Cretton’s sophomore feature ‘SHORT TERM 12‘ pulls off a tricky balance of imbuing its story with emotional weight while not coming across as cloying in the process. The situation is inherently affecting, but the filmmaker complicates it with characters worth rooting for already resulting in one of the years best word of mouth campaigns,

Rooftop Films Filmmaker Profile: Mia Engberg (Director – ‘Belleville Baby’)

What do you do when an ex-boyfriend calls you after mysteriously disappearing years before? What do you do if you’ve moved on from that painful loss, happily started a family, completely changed your life for the better? What do you do if your past is something you’d rather forget, something perhaps unpleasant? Filmmaker Mia Engberg

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