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Coney Island Film Festival 2021 - Program 16 - Coney Island Films

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Coney Island Film Festival 2021 - Program 16 - Coney Island Films

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 6:00pm

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.

Directed by Harriet Feigenbaum, New York, NY, 1:32, World Premiere

An entertaining video and working proposal for a real ride, especially relevant in an era of health and climate turmoil.

Directed by Irina Varina, Brooklyn, NY, 3:22

A short film about vegetables and longing.

Gender Clown "Cancer Moon Blues"
Directed by PNK VLVT WTCH, Brooklyn, NY, 3:27

This is the first official video from Coney Island based clown drag band Gender Clown.

Summer is for Sandcastles
Directed by Harris Gurny, Brooklyn, NY, 7:32

A woman committed to the lost art of sand sculpting is enraged when a young couple accidentally destroys her prized sandcastle, leading to an outrageous act of revenge.

Coney Island Locked Down
Directed by Allan Piper, Brooklyn, NY, 6:46, World Premiere

"The Coney Island story really is the story of the American Dream" — 2020 was going to be a record year for Coney Island, with the centennial of the Wonder Wheel, new attractions, and a growing economy. But the pandemic and resulting lockdown shattered those hopes. In this historic Brooklyn neighborhood that's home to "the playground of the world," here's how small business owners, lawmakers, and community advocates are determined to overcome the crisis.

The Reopening of Coney Island
Co-Directed by Sarah Diamond, Lingzi Chen, NY, 6:03

This documentary chronicles the week prior to Coney Island's reopening after over 500 days of closure, and its opening day. It includes archival footage of the boardwalk and Deno's Wonder Wheel.

Directed by Howie Alex, Brooklyn, NY, 6:25, World Premiere

Bad weather means it's just another beach day in Coney Island.

Wata Gun & Funne Fatale
Co-Directed by Isaac Shrem, Ikey Maxwell, Brooklyn, NY, 4:33, World Premiere

A Coney Island Music Video. Badass Jay plays the Coney Island Wata Gun games, meets a Funne Fatale and gets into a water gun fight for his life! Music by 0Zen.
(Filmed the last summer before the pandemic)

Coney Island Sunset
Directed by Michael Kasino, New York, NY, 5:48, World Premiere

A day at Coney Island with a young man and his great uncle. Film contains brief nudity.

"Shark Show, CI"
Directed by Scott Levy, Los Angeles, CA, 13:38

Join Miss Atlantis in her daring sideshow performance and hear a brief history of Coney Island, NY.

Environmental Racism and the Coney Island Ferry
Directed by Charles Denson, Brooklyn, NY, 31:13

Coney Islanders asked for a ferry. Instead the City is providing the community with a deadly toxic brew of lead, dioxin, mercury, PCBs, and pesticides. The ferry terminal was supposed to be built offshore at a location on Gravesend bay at West 33rd Street, but was later moved to the Kaiser Park fishing pier for political reasons. The new location requires constant dredging that will destroy the single most environmentally sensitive and vulnerable area in all of Coney Island. Kaiser Park provides the safest public access to Coney Island Creek, a place to fish, pray, conduct research, monitor horseshoe crabs, and launch kayaks. Fifty years of environmental improvements at this site will soon be destroyed by the City’s dubious ferry project.

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