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Coney Island Film Festival 2021 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

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Coney Island Film Festival 2021 - Program 1 - Doc Shorts

Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 1:00pm

All attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks.

Online sales have ended. Tickets are available at our Box Office for $8, cash or credit.

This Program contains Adult Material (Partial Nudity).

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.

Scary Times
Directed by Connie Honeycutt, Kellan Davidson, Brooklyn, NY, 6:14, New York City Premiere

In Scary Times, a “ghost town” comes to life. This short documentary explores one neighborhood’s resolve to save Halloween. By embracing the holiday in all of its charm, we meet residents as the kids see them and explore what made this day unique.

Quarantine Crasher
Co-Directed by Laura L deNey, Mustafa A Bhagat, New Paltz, NY, 5:10, World Premiere

It is early April, 2020, and Actor Rainn Wilson decides to do some Zoom bombing for good, bringing people together during quarantine. In this mini-episode, he meets ER doctor Dave Nidorf and together they crash a virtual dance party held by none other than Coney Island's Tails of Glory mermaids!

House of Yes
Directed by Ebony Hatchett, Kew Gardens, NY, 11:42, Brooklyn Premiere

This electrifying documentary celebrates The House of Yes, its founders, and its resident performers- whom seek creative inspiration, authenticity, inclusivity, presence, and respect- in the face of exclusivity and marginalization. Meet the House of Yes performers whom beautifully express themselves, while exploring gender, social, and political issues.

Directed by Ian Phillips, NY, 13:21

At 69 Years old, Brooklynite Jerry Walsh's hardware store is the longest standing business in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. As he reflects on the tumultuous changes he's seen throughout his life, he prepares for his next chapter- the Covid-19 pandemic.

I Want Everything
Directed by Paul Szynol, USA, 13:34

At the age of 70, Larry "Ratso" Sloman releases his first album and records a tribute to a good friend.

By Way Of Canarsie
Co-Directed by Emily Packer, Lesley Steele, NY, 14:00

After years of neglect by the City of New York and the devastation of Hurricane Sandy - the coastal community of Canarsie, Brooklyn wants more. Using a variety of formats, this experimental series of vignettes explores Canarsie’s unique relationship to the water through recreation, resiliency, and the community’s imagination for the future.

Co-Directed by Miles G. Cohen , Seb Tuinder, NY, NY, 23:52, World Premiere

An injured school bus driver forced into retirement scavenges for survival at a radioactive beach in Brooklyn. An ode to aging — Mudlarker follows 66-year-old Adele Daly as she finds a means and a sense of belonging at Dead Horse Bay, a historic landfill littered with junk.

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