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Coney Island Film Festival 2019 - Program 16 - Coney Island Films

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Coney Island Film Festival 2019 - Program 16 - Coney Island Films

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 6:00pm

Online sales have ended. Purchase tickets at our box office, cash or credit, Friday, 9/13, 6:30pm-11pm, Saturday, 9/14, 12pm-10:30pm, Sunday, 9/15, 12pm-6pm.

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. 

Don't Say Goodnight
Directed by Allan Piper, NY, NY, 4:00, Music Video, World Premiere!

30 years after losing her love in the first Gulf War, a woman struggles to cope with an unmendably-broken heart and a weakening grasp on reality.

Directed by Harriet Feigenbaum, NY, NY, 5:41, Experimental, World Premiere!

Silence as mysterious parachutes appear in the skies over Coney Island. Some explode and disintegrate; others land then deposit eggs on the sand. The northern (or southern) aurora appears as the beach-scape quakes, bad dream or a ghastly new reality?

Directed by Vagabond Beaumont, New Rochelle, NY, 18:21, Drama Short, World Premiere!

As the end of an era in Coney Island comes to a close, Baron Saturday the spirit of death, comes to the land without shadows, the island of rabbits, to help it crossover into the afterlife. To mark the closing of this epoch Baron Saturday chooses a man born and bred in Coney Island to be the physical and spiritual embodiment of this end, only he doesn't know it. Standing at the crossroads between life and death he's forced to struggle with the trickster spirit of Papa Legba who cruelly tests his worthiness for death before ultimately dealing with Baron Saturday.

How the Trumps Brought Death & Destruction to Coney Island
Directed by Allan Piper, NY, NY, 7:42, Doc Short, World Premiere!

The Trumps forced 900 mostly Black families out of their homes and destroyed America's most magical playground. Here's how the family used taxpayer money to decimate a Brooklyn neighborhood.

Directed by Gary Beeber, NY, 14:03, New York City Premiere

I first met Insectavora when she performed at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, and wondered what made her tick? They say that you can't judge a book by it's cover, and this turned out to be so true with Insectavora. I found her to be a very nice young woman, and very much into her artform.

The footage was shot in 2005, but something came up and we never finished her story. At the tail-end of 2018 I decided to take the footage I had and complete the film.

Strangely enough, Insectavora has returned to the Coney Island Circus Sideshow as a cast member for the 2019 season.

Bears In Love
Directed by Daniel Turkewitz, NY, NY, 3:08, Doc Short, World Premiere!

Robert, a member of the world famous Coney Island Polar Bear club, proposes to his girlfriend Sylvia on the beach during a brisk March swim.

Majors, We Don't Want to Say Goodbye
Lou Dembrow, NY, NY, 24:00, Doc Short, World Premiere!

Jimmy Prince is closing Major Meats after 60 years of service to the Coney Island community. Experience the last days and final good-byes to this beloved store.

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