Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

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Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

Dates: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:00pm


All ticket sales are final, no refunds and pre-sales are Will Call only (tickets will not ship), to be picked up at our Box Office at 1208 Surf Ave., during the festival. Please Note: The Coney Island Museum is located on the 2nd floor and is not wheelchair accessible. 


Life & Sand
Directed by Simon Mendes, Brooklyn, NY, 11:18
Why would a person make art that intentionally disappears? Life & Sand follows New York City sculptor/designer G. Augustine Lynas as he creates his ephemeral art in a day on the beach. Intercut with sculpting, we get a window into the poetic mind of this creative, playful, and philosophical soul, conscious of every grain of sand he touches. This film explores the symbolism of ephemeral art, human impermanence, the cycle of life and the importance of protecting the natural world.


Tav Falco: Make Me Know You're Mine

Directed by JP Olsen, Kristen Nutile, Brooklyn, NY, 13:00
71 year-old Tav Falco is a self-propelled man of constant motion. The free-spirited, Arkansas-born entertainer has been touring the world as a self-proclaimed "art-action provocateur" for over three decades. In "Tav Falco: Make Me Know Your Mine," filmmakers JP Olsen and Kristen Nutile follow the mercurial Falco in this verite short film as he begins his 2015 North American tour, supported by punk rock icon Mike Watt on bass.

In Love and Death
Directed by Chris Ware, 11:23
During the hardest period of their lives, families turn to Vanessa Zenz, a funeral director, for comfort during their grief. Her sincere care for her job and the people she meets and takes care of is anything but ordinary.


Earn Your Salt
Directed by Clint T Braadt, Long Island City, NY, 7:36
Dominic Ventolora is a probationary firefighter in Staten Island just six months into his career at engine 154. As the newest member of the team, Dom shares his experience with the FDNY so far. George Braadt is a three decade veteran of the house now the acting chauffeur. He gives us insight into the work behind the engine, and sharing his stories before he became a firefighter First Grade.


A GARBAGE STORY
Directed by Olivier Bernier, Brooklyn, NY, 7:43
Meet Nick DiMola, a bonafide trash connoisseur. He loves his job and he loves garbage. Over 30 years in the garbage business, he has collected a museum’s worth of old and rare items, most of it from the estates of dead people. With every piece of trash that he saves from the landfill, a piece of history lives on.


The Tables
Directed by Jon Bunning, Brooklyn, NY, 15:00
A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.


$15 Kicks

Directed by Jenn Shaw, New York, NY, 11:30
In 2006, former NBA star Stephon Marbury endorsed a revolutionary low-cost sneaker called the Starbury. $15 Kicks revisits the Starbury sneaker’s altruistic mission and media frenzy. The film will highlight proponents and skeptics of the brand’s humble gross margin and its tumultuous discontinuation in 2009. In a world ruled by multi-million-dollar sneaker endorsements, could a rising NBA basketball star and growing discount retailer successfully sell the $15 kicks?

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