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Directed by Maya Tippett, Rachel Mills

Cast: Peter Galo Napolitano

Melody Lanes is a short documentary following Pete Napolitano, a 66-year-old Brooklyn bartender, and self-proclaimed philosopher. In between pouring shots and shaking cocktails at the bowling alley where he works, Pete’s been writing his life’s work of metaphysical theories on paper towels behind the bar. Pull up a stool to Pete’s “Table of Honor,” and soak in his elucidations on how to live a creative life.

Directors’ Bio

Maya Tippett is an artist and filmmaker living in New York. She has produced numerous short video and virtual reality pieces shown on Wall Street Journal, Artsy, Paul Kasmin Gallery and more. She was also the associate editor on Mavis! (HBO)

Rachel Mills is an Emmy nominated documentary film and television producer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has screened at film fests including SXSW, Full Frame & Tribeca and appeared on HBO, A&E, Netflix and many others. Magnitudinous Illuminous is her directorial debut.

Plays in


Stories of cultural identity, a subcultural legend, meaningful and surprising connection with others, and personal sacrifice comprise the eight short films in the Nitehawk Shorts Festival MATINEE TWO program.

Dates & Times


Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg

Sun, Nov 17
11:30 am