Let me introduce you to Rooftop Films! The first incarnation of Rooftop started in 1997 when Mark Elijah Rosenberg wanted an affordable (the roof of his NYC apartment) place to screen the short films he & his friends made. This idea has grown into a massive success with a huge roster of roofs (and some lawns!), near constant sold out screenings, and an impressive series of films! The audience & venue is equally as unique as is the amazing curation of each show making Rooftop embody everything I love about independent film- an accessible art for everybody, anywhere! I love Rooftop so much I even volunteered there a few summers back, pushing hundreds of aluminum folding chairs around, just to show my support (and for the free movies of course!).
Mark and his fiancee Stephanie (both good friends of ours!) came out to the barn when we had just started filming Gravity so it is extra special to share the final product with them in such a great way...but, not as special as their recent engagement which took place at a fateful screening on a Manhattan roof a few weeks back! Congrats you guys!
Rooftop Photos by Irwin Seow