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Coney Island Film Festival 2018 - Program 16 - Coney Island Films

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Coney Island Film Festival 2018 - Program 16 - Coney Island Films

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 6:00pm

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-6pm) 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. 

Directed by Howie Alex, NY, NY, 3:20, World Premiere!

A few rides, then the fireworks.

Straighten Up and Fly Right
Directed by Corey Winfield, Toronto, ON, 4:13, World Premiere!

In tribute to Nat King Cole, vocalist Ori Dagan teams up with his inspiration, living jazz legend Sheila Jordan, 87 years young at the time of the recording. Singing Cole’s first big hit, “Straighten Up and Fly Right”, the video finds the two spending quality time on a summer day in Coney Island.

Directed by Vagabond Beaumont, New Rochelle, NY, 12:45, World Premiere!

A young musician struggling with the contradictions and antagonisms of her newfound fame meets her brother In Coney Island. Her concerned brother lifts her spirits but she continues to feel conflicted. Convinced that Coney Island as a place and as an idea finds a way to thrive within it's own inconsistencies, she searches throughout the night and into the Coney Island sunrise trying to unravel it's mysteries.

Directed by Harriet Feigenbaum, NY, NY, 10:10, World Premiere!

With their schoolyard converted into a parking lot for teachers (Public School 188) two bright young kids must find their own playground. They venture out into the neighborhood unaware of underlying changes to their environment , a vulnerable seaside fantasia in the age of global warming.

BK Stories: Keeping Coney Island Freaky with Dick Zigun
Directed by Gerard Zarra, NY, NY, 10:28, World Premiere!

Produced for BRIC TV's BK STORIES series.  Founder of Coney Island USA, a non-profit arts organization and known as the permanently un-elected mayor of Coney Island, Dick Zigun is committed to keeping the summer destination weird all year round. Hear how he got his start, why he's drawn to the bohemia of Coney Island now that he's in his 60's, AND get the scoop on where the best bathroom on the beach is.

Pandemonium - Mermaid Parade
Directed by Patrick Lockley, Warwick, NY, 3:02, World Premiere!

Music video from the 36th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade featuring Neil Gaiman as King Neptune and Amanda Palmer as Queen Mermaid.

The Infamous Mermaid Uprising of 2017
This film has no direction, Brooklyn, NY, 8:10, World Premiere!

Enslaved beauty contestant mermaids rise up against King Trump but counter-revolutionary forces defeat the conspiracy - all in a day's work at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

Winter Wonder Wheel
Directed by Lou Dembrow, NY, NY, 5:22, World Premiere!

The original roofing over the Wonder Wheel cue is replaced by corrugated steel on a winter's day.

Coney Island Loves 2007 – 2009
Directed by Mollye Chudacoff, Los Angeles, CA, 13:46, World Premiere!

A photo and audio documentation of Coney Island in a time of transition and development, when many things were uncertain about the future of Coney Island.  This compilation features interviews with Dick Zigun, Charlie Denson, Jimmy Prince and many other residents and visitors of all ages, from 2007 - 2009.

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