Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 15 - Standing Up

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Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 15 - Standing Up

Dates: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 5:30pm

Pre-Sale has ended. Tickets are available, (cash or credit) Friday 9/14 (6:30pm-10:30pm), Saturday, 9/15 (12:30pm-10:30pm) and Sunday 9/16 (12:00pm-5:30pm) 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. 


Standing Up
Directed by Jonathan Miller, Brooklyn, NY, 1:18:00, Documentary Feature, Brooklyn Premiere!
Produced by: Colin Bernatzky, Katharine Accardo & Lucky 8 Films

Three unlikely aspiring comedians risk everything to find their voices on the cutthroat New York stand-up scene. David Finklestein is an ultra-Orthodox Jew from a secluded Brooklyn sect. Although he risks expulsion from his community with every performance, comedy is David’s only way of coping with his crippling anxiety. Sara Parks moved to New York to become a comic star, but is barely scraping by with menial jobs. On the verge of being homeless, Sara is under incredible pressure to break into comedy before it breaks her. Raafat Toss is a successful personal injury lawyer whose Egyptian immigrant parents discouraged him from pursuing stand-up. Now, bored with his career, he's finally ready to go after his passion. As their love of comedy is tested again and again, each must ultimately decide just how far they're willing to go - and how much they're willing to sacrifice - for a laugh.

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