ruminationsDATE: Saturday May 26, 2018 @ 8pm

VENUE: Midtown Cinema

RUMINATIONS - A feature Documentary Film

Playing with two short films:

"The Paintings Paint Themselves"

James Hollenbaugh, 6min, USA, Super 8
For the past 20 years, New York based, self-taught artist Bill Mayer has been creating an exuberant and startling body of work that captures the gritty street life of pre-Bloomberg New York City and reimagines classical painting genres inspired by lifelong visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mayer invites us to his studio—housed inside a 200-year old hotel in Davenport New York—for an intimate look at his art as formal practice, expressive therapy and a way to create the worlds he wants to see.

"1st Day and Next Minute"

 Sara Koppel, 3min, Denmark, Digital
A new animated micro-short film by Sara Koppel/Naked Love Film. A rush adventure into a gender-fluid persons zone of desires where lust & responsibility are constant dividing & demanding needs.


Ruminations follows Rumi Missabu, the iconoclast cofounder of San Francisco's infamous Cockettes. Through archive footage, animation and new interviews with stars from SF's queer art past, his lurid tales in and out of the spotlight are revealed as he reinvents himself at the end of his life.

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23rd Annual Underground Film Festival - May 13th - 15th, 2022

Annual Film Festival Update!

Due to the continuance of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the prevalence of the Delta variant in our area, we have decided to push the festival back to May of 2022, in the hopes of starting up again with fully in-person programs. We have extended our submission deadline, so please use the link below to submit your entry 

Thanks for your understanding. More updates to come. Stay safe.


Include Your Movie In The 23rd Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival ~ MAY 2022

Any original films from any time are accepted.

Attending filmmakers receive discounted hotel rates and admission to all events including any special speaking engagements or award ceremonies.

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