water under the bridge: an experimental portrait of san francisco

Water Under the Bridge

Water Under the Bridge

something in the past that cannot be controlled or undone, but must be accepted, forgiven, or forgotten


Water Under The Bridge is an experimental portrait of the city of San Francisco. The film follows various people and places throughout San Francisco, touching upon different experiences and interactions with this urban landscape. The subjects of the film include an Iranian techie, describing his commute from San Francisco to Silicon Valley; a sailor describing his own mythology of the Golden Gate Bridge; a City College professor discussing how owning a home in San Francisco has changed her; a family of three relating cultural differences between Zimbabwe and California; and a Nob Hill native relaying her dismay over her neighborhood’s changing culture and how she thinks her contemporaries can do better. Most of the characters grapple with mixed emotions, as their own efforts are rewarded or thwarted in their journey to maintain a home. Through a unique spread of authentic experiences, directors Mila Puccini and Katie Wheeler-Dubin ask the question: what is San Francisco? And if home is where love is, what kind of lover is San Francisco?


Each of the screenings includes live performances blending storytelling specific to that host city with visual art made by other artists in conjunction with the stories—a collaboration with Story². More details to be posted soon:

Thursday, March 3 @ Vogue Theatre (San Francisco)

w/performances by:

Richard Toomer & Kelly Taylor
Christopher Moore & Rachel Simon Marino
Natalia Vigil & Amanda Vigil

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Richard Toomer is stand up comedian and producer based out of San Francisco, California. He also co-produces a monthly show called Crushes, Loves, & One Night Stands and was an artist on 2016’s SF Sketchfest. 

If u see Kelly Taylorsay hi. She lives in the East Bay.

Christopher Moore is a local sound-performance artist and contributing editor ofKEEPEYES magazine. Drawing from experiences while living in San Francisco, his works have sampled the City’s soundscape while juxtaposed with open form poetry. ForWater Under The Bridge premier, Christopher will be performing “Passing of the Storm”: a sound-poem that subjectively reflects the artist’s schizophrenic perception of the ever-changing City.   

Rachel Marino graduated with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Her works traverse through different mediums from illustration to painting to sculpture. Through perverse and macabre humor, Rachel’s works have thematically groped the human essence to reveal us at our basest, mundane, and trivial.

Natalia Vigil is a queer Chicana writer, multi-media curator, and big sister  born and raised in San Francisco. Her multi-genre writing arises from the voices and  stories  of  the  people  around  her and mixes  poem,  memoir, song,  feminism,  Xicanisma,  loss,  and  myth.  Her  work has   appeared   in numerous publications   and   shows  around the Bay Area.  She is the proud co-founder and curator of Still Here San Francisco a performance and community dialogue project highlighting the experiences of Queer/LGBTQI people raised in S.F.

Amanda Vigil is a San Francisco born and raised filmmaker, educator, & media artist. She began working as a video artist at the age of 17 with the Young Artist At Work program (YBCA) and now holds a BFA in Film/Video from the California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS). She has proudly focused her talents as a video production educator for the last 8 years and is now the Media Arts Director at Mission High School. Find her at vimeo.com/amandavigil.

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Saturday, March 5 @ The New Parkway (Oakland) – 3pm

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Luna Malbroux is a stand up comic, writer, host of Live Sex, and the CEO of EquiPay. She lives in Oakland with her partner, a large stuffed teddy bear.

Morgen Kelsey Ramirez bio coming soon

Matt Lieb is a comedian, writer, actor and one-man Bone Thugs-N-Harmony cover band. He has opened for Jeff Ross, Rory Scovel, Gilbert Gottfried, W. Kamau Bell, and 3rd Eye Blind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpia-otXmkM

Jordan Cerminara is an award winning cartoonist by day and hilarious comedian at night who is a regular at all the cool comedy places in the Bay Area.

Sunday, March 6 @ The New Parkway (Oakland) – 3pm

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Leslie Small, a SF Bay Area native is probably the coolest person you haven’t met but you absolutely should. She spends her days bathing in the tears of her enemies and nights killing the game, basically the life you dreamed of but never attained.

Auden Lincoln-Vogel grew up in Massachusetts and attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he studied studio art and Russian. He now lives in Oakland and teaches art for a San Francisco non-profit. His animations, films and video installations employ hand-drawn, collage, computer, rotoscoping and experimental techniques and have been shown at numerous film festivals and exhibitions in the US, Europe and Asia. More of his work can be found at audenlincolnvogel.com.

Chris Riggins is an Oakland based comedian who travels all over the country making people laugh with his quick wit and lovable demeanor. He regularly opens for Dave Chappelle.

Erica Webster is a human female composed of 75% water. She has no art website, but the social justice warriors among you can check out where she works at cjcj.org.

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