DATE: Sunday May 21st, 2023 @2:20pm

VENUE: Midtown Cinema


A City WO A Map

A presentation of short films.

A Crooked Path Through The Dark

David Franklin
Ireland/Japan I 26 I Digital

A butoh dancer (Atsushi Matsuda, of the internationally renowned group Dairakudakan) travels across Tokyo on his way to rehearsals, traversing a subconscious landscape that bridges the interior world of the self with an exterior world that extends through the city to the cosmos. As storms boil and earthquakes rattle, we witness the visceral and moving process of destruction and renewal needed for the creation of a new performance.


Timothy David Orme
Unknown I 3 I Digital

When The Time Sings Again

Keyi Zhang
Shangluo, Shaanxi, China I 11 I digital

A man's ten minutes have been stolen. He wants to look for them back. The story of his life has become this film. But now, as the character of this film, he is being sold by the author on the street.


Michael Lyons
Japan I 5 I 16mm I Silent

This camera-less silent film examines parts and wholes. Electronic components were photogrammed on 16mm print stock. Displacements in time and space assemble the parts into an abstract dynamic gestalt.

As close as your voice can call

Derek B Jenkins
Canada I 14 I 16mm

A film about language, about the way trauma inflects grief, and about learning to speak with the dead.


Josh Weissbach
East Haddam, CT I 8 I 16mm/Super 8

signal communications proliferate across borders. incongruent shapes subtracted from form. fractal topographies without document.


24th Annual Underground Film Festival - May 19th - 21st, 2023

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