DATE: Saturday May 14, 2022 @11am

VENUE: Midtown Cinema



An opportunity to expose younger viewers to alternative cinematic forms without graphic imagery.

Moviate Underground presents some excellent alternative shorts of varying types, which happen to not contain graphic imagery; a great opportunity to expose younger viewers to unconventional cinematic forms.

Mountains meet the Sea

Kathleen Rugh (4min | USA | 16mm)
Escape into a natural world that stretches from the mountains of Colorado to the ocean’s edge in Oregon. Journey through fleeting moments when these distant landscapes become one through layered exposures on film.

Whisper, Rustle

Maureen Zent (5min | USA | Digital)
Order gives way to chaos. Chaos generates ferment. Ferment spurs fecundity. Whisper, Rustle is a product of the Covid-19 pandemic, born of long walks in the forest spent memorizing poems by W.B. Yeats.

Press Pound to Connect

Alexander Fingrutd (3min | USA | 16mm)
Nine equal parts reference the Pound Symbol on a telephone keypad. Here, it is used as a symbol for connection. We are connected to more than what is immediately around ourselves: to each other, the planet, and the farthest galaxies.

The long wail of a passing train

Anne-Marie Bouchard (8min | Canada | 16mm)
The long wail of a passing train slips into the heart of the ghosts and everything explodes into silence. An experimental animated film built around a single sound recording that evokes travel, the need to communicate, solitude, fragility, the desire for freedom, the arrival of fall, and our ephemeral existence.


Timothy David Orme (9 min | USA | Animation)
Rowing through space, self, and consciousness, the math of the universe unfolds.


Nate Dorr (7 min | USA | Digital)
A trip behind and beneath the street-level skin of the city on the hidden paths of industrial history and once-and-future transit.


Vasilios Papaioannu (5 min | USA, Greece, Italy | Super 8 )
In this lonely contemplation of a past summer, the ancient promontory becomes a parenthetical projection of frantic lines and alternating impressions.


Alexander Bickford (8min | USA | 16mm)
The dizzying dreams of summertime.


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