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Coney Island Film Festival 2019 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

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Coney Island Film Festival 2019 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

Online sales have ended. Purchase tickets at our box office, cash or credit, Friday, 9/13, 6:30pm-11pm, Saturday 9/14, 12pm-1pm.

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.

The Company You Keep
Directed by Adrian Liang, NY, NY, 8:16, Brooklyn Premiere!

In 1984, a man shoots four black teenagers on a crowded New York City subway train, claiming that he was being robbed. The shooting ignited a nationwide debate on crime and a citizen’s right to self defense. One of those teenagers talks for the first time about what happened that day.

The Magnitudinous Illuminous
Co-Directed by Rachel Mills, Maya Tippett, NY, 11:35

The Magnitudinous Illuminous is a short documentary following Pete Napolitano, a 66-year-old Brooklyn bartender, and self-proclaimed philosopher. In between pouring shots and shaking cocktails at Melody Lanes, the bowling alley where he works, Pete’s been writing his life’s work of metaphysical theories on paper towels behind the bar. Pull up a stool to Pete's “Table of Honor,” and soak in his elucidations on how to live a creative life.

Still Plays with Trains
Directed by Ross Kauffman, USA, 16:33, Brooklyn Premiere!

Still Plays With Trains captures one man’s passion to share the joy of childhood. By recreating his 10th birthday with a 3000 square foot replica of the old Lackawanna Railroad in his basement, he gives us a nostalgic glimpse of what it was like growing up in the 1950’s.

sideshow on the mainstage
Directed by Hope Wager, Austin, TX, 13:40

"My name is Dammit Dan Block... and I hurt myself for money." One of less than 200 sideshow performers left in the world, 'Dammit' Dan Block shares his experiences and journey into the world of sideshow.

Directed by Per Anderson, NY, NY, 5:00, Brooklyn Premiere!

Can you make a difference? A surfing activist recruits opposition to a proposed gas pipeline next to Rockaway Beach, NYC.

Tomorrow's Fish
Co-Directed by Gianna Savoie, Jeff Reed, Bozeman, MT, 7:13, Brooklyn Premiere!

Tomorrow’s Fish presents an exciting new angle on conservation. If you think fly fishing is all about peaceful mountain streams and trout, think again. As we embark on a breathtaking adventure to “fly the salt” off the coast of New York City with two intrepid guides, we experience the frontier gutsiness that stokes their intense commitment to ensuring a sustainable future for ocean fisheries, wildlife, and the ecosystem as a whole. It’s a powerful pursuit in an unlikely wilderness, where we are sparked to celebrate – and fight for – the infinite value of connecting to something real, something deep, something quintessentially wild – all through the grip of a fly rod.

Home Street Home
Co-Directed by Robin Rose Singer, Tyler Hollinger, NY, NY, 15:45, Brooklyn Premiere!

In 2015 Shane Duffy met a homeless man Damian "Dean" Cummings. In an effort to directly help one man's life Shane built a "Hidden Home" disguised as a dumpster. Damian lived in this home for over a year on the streets of SOHO NYC and know one suspected otherwise. In 2017 the NYPD took Damians home away because the NY POST broke the story, thus returning him to the streets. Now the duo is being threatened with 10 days of jail, a $500 fine, and three court cases later the pair is finally victorious. With the help of this documentary and the tireless resources of many Damian has been moved into his first home in 20yrs. This is his story. 

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