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podcast #8: Rooftop Films

Cinemad: Rooftop Films by Cinemad

Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization doing shows every summer in New York and Brooklyn on rooftops and in other interesting outdoor settings, since 1997. But they go beyond showing old classics and push the programming to include tons of shorts, new indie films and experimental works, plus providing filmmaking funds, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists. Founder and Artistic Director Mark Elijah Rosenberg and Program Director Dan Nuxoll talk about what Rooftop does and why, and previews this year's series of films.

This podcast done on speaker phone - there are some crackly moments. I'll help your ears get ready for the static party with "Sunglasses After Dark" by The Cramps. Bookended by a demo of "Basement" by The Ramones.

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