The Mendocino Film Festival is proud to present an online screening of the documentary Ruth Weiss, the beat goddess, directed by Melody C. Miller. The film has garnered praise as a loving portrait of a pioneering woman of the beat generation, who was able to persevere and create art despite many challenges. Tickets will be available to purchase for $10 from Friday, November 13th- Saturday, November 15th at www.ruthweissfilm.com/screenings. Bookmark the page today and put a reminder on your calendar!
Ruth Weiss, who past away in late July at her home in Albion, CA, was a beloved member of the Mendocino Coast community. We are honored to bring this film to audiences who will remember Ruth Weiss or who will discover a great new artist.
In addition to the film screening, there will be several free virtual events to participate each evening to stream on the ruth weiss foundation website. www.ruthweissfoundation.org
November 13th, will be the launch of the Ruth Weiss foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization that preserves and advances the works of a poet of historical significance, Ruth Weiss. The activities of the Foundation include literary poetic performances, exhibits, educational programs, and events. The Foundation will also sell books, artwork, and musical performances of the poet to fund an annual grant/scholarship to supports poets, visual artists, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers.
November 14th will be a Q&A discussion with the director Melody C. Miller and Producer Elisabeth Montgomery moderated by George Russell, a close friend of Ruth Weiss and co-founder of the Mendocino Film Festival.
November 15th will be a virtual memorial for Ruth Weiss with music and poetry performances by locals and words shared by her loved ones.