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Coney Island Film Festival 2018 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

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Coney Island Film Festival 2018 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Pre-Sale has ended. Tickets are available, (cash or credit) Friday 9/14 (6:30pm-10:30pm) and Saturday, 9/15 (12:30pm-1pm) at our box office at 1208 Surf Avenue.

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.

Co-Directed by Nora Claire Miller (Iowa City), Peter Miller (Manhattan), Amy Linton (Atlanta), 15:12, World Premiere!

EGG CREAM is a short meditation on the enduring meaning of a beloved chocolate soda drink born in Jewish immigrant neighborhoods at the turn of the 20th century. The egg cream contained neither eggs nor cream - it was a product of necessity and hardship, but a source of joy and sweetness. Through and a tour of egg cream establishments led by a filmmaker and his young daughter, exhaustively researched archival imagery, and even a song by Lou Reed, the film examines the Jewish experience in America and the mythology of a simpler time.

A Train to Rockaway
Co-Directed by William Michals, Carlos Rojas Felice, Southbury, CT, 13:00, New York City Premiere!

Calvin Seibert is a man who does the impossible. He makes art for art’s sake and does so everyday. Since the 1980s, Calvin has made more than 1000 pieces in his chosen medium: sand. The short film “A Train to Rockaway” gives a glimpse into his daily routine of building sand castles on the beaches of New York City. Directors William Michals and Carlos Rojas Felice’s contemplative film looks at a person for whom the production of art really is everything, but whose art never lasts more than 72 hours.

Directed by Tyler A. Chase, Brooklyn, NY, 8:00, Brooklyn Premiere!

Sweet Soul in Exile is an odic encapsulation of the eviction of prominent sculptor, Deborah Masters from her loft of twenty years at 475 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY.

Deporting Myself
Directed by Julia Neumann, NY, 11:29, Brooklyn Premiere!

After almost 20 years in New York as an undocumented immigrant, Zsuzsanna must choose between leaving the U.S. voluntarily or living in constant fear of deportation.

Directed by Adam Steinfeld, Plantation, Florida, 4:21

DAYLE KRALL is the HOUDINI GIRL!!! ...the most accomplished female escape artist in the history of the World. In this film, Dayle escapes from impossible Houdini death-defying illusions, mixed with a juxtaposition of the real 1920s Houdini himself, using rare recently discovered historical silent films, set to the perfect soundtrack from "Rabbit & Rogue" by award-winning composer, Danny (Batman) Elfman. No one - man or woman has ever attempted to escape from Houdini's notorious upside down "Chinese Water Torture Cell" - until now....master escape artist, Dayle Krall who hails from Canada, is the first person in the history of the world to attempt this escape since Houdini's untimely death, on Halloween in 1926. Dayle's escapes are stunning and amazing! Watch her, as she proves once and for all, "failure means a drowning death".

Super 8 Daze
Co-Directed by John Morgan, Rob Hampton, 14:00, New York City Premiere!

1970s teenagers Rob Hampton and John Morgan filmed Super 8 epics while growing up in New England. Decades later, these mini-blockbusters gained a whole new audience once they hit the Internet, attracting the attention of numerous major websites. The two men recount all the fun, ingenuity, and mischief of their childhood filmmaking adventures--a time when dinosaurs, aliens, and killer sharks ruled the backyard!

Once Around Is Never Enough: The Story of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Co-Directed by Jenn Dlugos, Tim Labonte, South Weymouth, Massachusetts, 25:32, New York City Premiere!

Over half of the antique carousels left in the United States were made by the Herschell companies of North Tonawanda, New York. This documentary chronicles the ups, downs, and around-and-arounds of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, as its staff pieces together the fascinating history of the people who built everyman's carousel.

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