Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Sep 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Running Stumbled

With Kimberly Reed

“A digital video phantasmagoria of disorienting stylistics and mind-altering imagery… Running Stumbled nevertheless follows in a long American dramatic tradition of viewing the family as the center of the world and, in particular, of sons trying to fathom fathers and their legacy.” – Robert Koehler, Variety

RUNNING STUMBLED  directed by John Maringouin

85 min.| digital projection | 2006 | USA

Documentary begins when fiction leaves the scene. Rarely in filmmaking does the theory meet the practice, but in the case of the powerful, gritty Running Stumbled, director John Maringouin manages to take us into the heart of the matter in a dramatic exploration of family, life, art, drugs, murder, love, and legacy. After a 25-year absence, Maringouin the prodigal son returns from Hollywood to Terrytown, Louisiana. Placed in the center of an emotional battle, he films an intimate, frank and strange portrait about the complex relationship between his estranged father, Dadaist painter Johnny Roe Jr., and Roe’s self-destructive common-law wife, Virgie Marie Pennoui. Johnny is a New Orleans legend, known for being a career heroin user, a street-fighting pimp, and an accused murder. He also once tried to kill his son. Running Stumbled is a dark, Southern Gothic fable, as dramatic as it is cautionary, enveloped in an atmosphere that has its main characters chasing demons and pursued by death. – PW, True/False 



Sep 22, 2012
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Support UnionDocs’ next phase and new building by becoming a member

Peek in the window of our bustling building in NYC and tune into the ideas and energy bubbling up from the UNDO Center.

Tune into cutting-edge, powerful and poetic documentary programs and connect to conversations with the artists and thinkers passing through.

Now available at the Apple Store.



Unlimited access to all of our monthly offerings for the price of two espressos.



Keep it simple and save. Unlimited access to our sweet offerings for a reduced, annual fee and receive some added benefits.



In the neighborhood, a working artist, student or senior? This membership is for you. Fill out a quick form for a discount code to an annual membership.



Get all of the benefits of the Annual UNDO Membership plus an annual subscription to UnionDocs Editions, a set of publications, merchandise or special objects.

UnionDocs is grateful for support from:

UnionDocs is hiring. 

Join the UnionDocs team.

Pod Pod 2023 Group 02

Pod Pod is now accepting applications.
Apply today!

Calling all AUDIO MAKERS looking for a bit of motivation, peer support, collective production and a dose of inspiration for your personal project —  join us for 3 months this Fall!