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Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 7 - Animation & Music Videos

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Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 7 - Animation & Music Videos

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

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. 

Pre-sale has ended. Purchase tickets at our box office at 1208 Surf Avenue (corner of West 12st).

Directed by Patrick Smith, NY, 4:00
A horned creature's destructive rampage is halted by a stubborn adversary. Loosely based on Tom Robbin's depiction of Tanuki, a Japanese mythical creature known for his mischief, "Pittari" is scored to an old phonographic gospel recording to help illustrate a relentless resistance to the creatures gritty penetration.

Birthday Boy

Directed by Hannah Claire, New York, NY, 4:16, World Premiere!
A goat suffers a midlife crisis on his birthday.

The Magical Mystery of Musigny

Directed by Emmett Goodman, John Meyer, Brooklyn, NY, 3:01, World Premiere!
John tells of his enthusiasm for wine, especially for a particular Pinot Noir, and his attempts to convince his wife of the power of wine.

New York City Sketchbook

Directed by Willy Hartland, New York, NY, 13:01
Sketchbook drawings come to life in this dreamlike expression of New York City.

Dating Apocalypse

Directed by Mary Nittolo, New York, NY, 2:25
“The Dating Apocalypse” reimagines the dating app world as a dystopian fairground, where zombie-like single people ride the “Cycle of Loneliness” or visit the “Hall of Filters.” Our male protagonist wanders into the carnival and soon after seeks an escape from the games.


Directed by Steven Lapcevic, Akron, Oh, 4:14
A king and his followers.

Evocation of a Nightmare

Directed by Wally Chung, New York, NY, 1:20
Entering what seems to be a deserted building, a man explores and finds an unwanted guest.

The Rocky Roads

Directed by Robert Kleinschmidt, Brooklyn, NY, 1:32, Brooklyn Premiere!
The Rocky Roads are back with your favorite Rocky Roads moments!

Dog in the Night

Directed by Fletcher Wolfe, Brooklyn, NY, 2:58, 
Angler Boy roams the dusky waters of Brooklyn's streets searching for a loving connection with a kindred lonely soul. A music video for Side Saddle's song "Dog in the Night".

Amazon Reviews: THE MUSICAL

Directed by Wendy Seyb, NY, 4:07
Amazon product reviews are a fascinating look into the minds and hearts (and wallets) of everyday human beings. We thought they were so beautiful that they needed to be songs. So we took actual Amazon product reviews, set them to music, recorded the songs with a band and singers, and then filmed the whole darn thing as a live-action musical web-series. 

Big Bliss - High Ideal

Directed by Nick Ray McCann, Brooklyn, NY 5:03
Official Music Video.

Burn the River Down
Directed by Shawn Engler, Brooklyn, NY, 3:43, NYC Premiere!
I wrote the words to "Burn the River Down" on a napkin about 10 minutes before I walked on stage one night. I heard the melody in my head and knew the words felt right, so I decided to throw caution to the wind and started my show by stopping and clapping and wailing this thing that had just suddenly swelled up out of me. I think the set created for the music video, which was hand built within 12 hours of filming, managed to capture and distill that original spirit of raw inspiration, vulnerability, and an uncontrollable need to release something held deep within.

The Jazz Passengers: What A Crowd

Directed by Douglas Sloan, New York, NY, 4:21, Brooklyn Premiere!
The JAZZ PASSENGERS are a fantastical fusion of post-bop and musical comedy.  They first broke out on the New York City avant-garde scene with a hybrid of Charles Mingus-influenced original tunes complete with lyrics and/or entertaining stories. Early Jazz Passengers sets and recordings feature collaborations with Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, and Mavis Staples. To support the 2017 release of a new record and to remind audiences of The Jazz Passengers history Douglas Sloan created this short film.

#Taplife - Eyes
Directed by Anthony Lo Cascio, Howard Beach, New York, 4:56
In today’s world of untruths, half truths and fake news one thing is for sure, Big Brother is watching and thanks to whistleblowers like Ed Snowden we now know just how much information is actually being collected. Hero or traitor Edward Snowden has become the face of NSA global spying. No matter which side of the issue you fall it is always better to know and understand the reality we exist in rather than to ignore those realities. "I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity" - Edward Snowden

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