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Coney Island Film Festival 2020 on - Program 5 - Drama Shorts

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Coney Island Film Festival 2020 on - Program 5 - Drama Shorts

Tuesday, September 22, 7pm ET until Friday, October 2, 7pm ET

All ticket sales are final, no refunds.  View at any time on Xerb TV from Tuesday, September 22, 7pm ET, until Friday, October 2, 7pm ET. 

Live Zoom Q+A with the filmmakers on Saturday, September 26th at 5pm, ET. An email to register will be sent to all ticket and pass holders. Limited capacity, first come, first served. A Q+A replay will be added to the end of this program, within 24 hours.

Get an all access festival pass (watch all 14 programs, or as many as you choose, 24 hours a day until October 2nd at 7pm) for only $25 here.

Broken Bird
9:59, Rachel Harrison Gordon (Director/Writer/Producer), Alon Gur (Producer), Indigo Hubbard-Salk (Cast), Chad L. Coleman (Cast), Jari Jones (Cast), Mel House (Cast), Bill Aiken (Cast)

Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom, spends a rare day with her father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. She overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.

7:24, Domingo Martin (Director/Writer/Producer), Bobby Nickson (Producer), Tinile Smith (Producer), James A. Pierce III (Cast), Bruce Robinson (Cast), Jabari Amir (Cast), Danielle Akojenu (Cast)

When a crew pulls up to a neighborhood for a meticulously planned heist, their leader, "Driver," suddenly has second thoughts.

Home Room
16:09, Tony Fair (Director/Writer), Matthew Pourviseh (Producer), Paul Ashey (Producer), Bobbi MacKenzie (Cast)

Shae, an eighth-grader, prepares for her high school admissions presentation while navigating a night on the street.

Cotton Candy
11:08, Fredgy Noël (Director/Writer/Producer), Christine Allen (Producer), Sophie Finkelstein (Producer), Sashamoni Burnett (Cast), Carline Casmir (Cast), Cynthia Gouin (Cast), Giovann Delacruz (Cast), Cristina Medina (Cast), Cristal Veras (Cast)

Marie is a young entrepreneur whose main goal is to earn enough money to contribute to her aunt’s funeral in Haiti. David is a hopeless romantic––infatuated by music and women. He sells cotton candy in order to send money back to his brother who lives in the Dominican Republic. As Marie and David compete for a profitable Orchard Beach cotton candy route, age-old conflicts arise between the two families and the two young vendors learn that their differences may be what unites them.

10:51, Tamika R. Guishard (Director/Writer), Randall Sawyer (Producer), Ania Trzebiatowska (Producer), Debbie Goodstein (Producer), Birgit "Bitz" Gernböck (Producer), Curtiss Cook, Jr. (Cast), Cybel Martin (Director of Photography)

When a reformed drummer cannot get his caffeine fix on the anniversary of his brother’s death, ancestral rhythms guide him to the truth buried deep below his city streets.

14:54, Brittany Clemons (Director/ Writer/Producer), Shannon Jones (Producer), Lauren Vernea (Producer), Belle Le Grand (Cast), Byron Clohessy (Cast), Taprena Michelle Augustine (Cast), Pascal Arquimedes (Cast), Charles Settles, Jr. (Cast)

A grieving young girl with supernatural abilities seeks vengeance after the racially charged officer-involved shooting of her teenage brother.

The Fix
16:57, Glenn Robert Ford (Director/Writer/Producer/Cast), Ari Barkan (Producer/Cast), Lance Liverpool (Producer/Cast), Rebecca Hargrove (Cast), George V. Andreakos (Cast), Sergio Delavicci (Cast)

A man (Marcus) who once had everything, now struggles with addiction, stemming from a tragic loss in his family. His purpose in life dissipates after losing everything important to him. Despite Marcus being so far gone, his best friend (Bobby) is his only hope to salvage what is left.

This film raises alcohol / substance abuse, domestic violence and mental health awareness. "The Fix", encourages friends and family to do all they can to help, while their loved one is still alive.

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