Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 6:00pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 3006 W.12th St. @ Surf Ave. Tickets are $6.00 (cash only).

Tickets are available at the box office from 11:30am - 6pm (day of). Sideshows By The Seashore, 3006 West 12th street off Surf Ave.

Box office phone -718-372-5159.

Jollyship the Whiz-Bang: Cleaning Up Coney Island
Noah Todd, Brooklyn NY, USA. Music Video, 3 minutes.

A 3 minute video for the song 'Kill it if it Don't Got Feet' by Jollyship the Whiz-Bang imagines a group of concerned citizens 'heroically' purging Coney Island of sealife undesirables, who are portrayed by both puppets and Mermaid Parade-esque body-painted freaks. Filmed in Astroland in the summer of 2006, 'Cleaning up Coney Island' is both a tribute to the vaudevillian spirit of Coney Island, and a prophetic commentary on cultural 'revitalization.'

Coney Island of The Mind
Jake Geiger, Willoughby OH, USA. Documentary Short, 4 minutes.

World Premiere!

A memoir of one man's childhood growing up near Coney Island.

Coney Island, USA
Craig Butta, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 8 minutes.

Ritchie, a down and out carnival hustler, struggles to survive the gentrification of Coney Island. With a new train station and more customers than ever, Ritchie is unable to evolve in this changing world. The film takes a glimpse into his last summer on Coney Island, the demise of his business and his unrequited love for a sideshow freak.

Features Insectavora from The Coney Island Sideshow.

Freak Dream
Chris DePierro, Amanda Jencsik, New York NY, USA. Comedy Short, 10 minutes.

World Premiere!

Official Site

Past meets present for Laurie and Rob on a night out to dinner at Coney Island's Surf and Turf. A woozy Laurie notices an old photo and brings it to Rob's attention. They are then called on by Heather and Joey, a pint size couple in the photo, who need a hand at fulfilling their dream of joining the freakshow.

   Eternal Flame
   Leah Meyerhoff, Brooklyn NY, USA. Music Video, 4 minutes.

   World Premiere!

    Watch the trailer

    Official Site

   Welcome to a world where mermaids dance with octopi, fire breathers

   rule the night, and the Statue of Liberty knows how to sing. Girls are

   buried up to their necks in sand while boys do back flips and dazzle

   dancers perform in a puppet show without strings. A circus-themed

   burlesque music video for Joan As Police Woman, ETERNAL FLAME is

   the ultimate fire hazard.


    Coney Island

    Ramen Cromwell , Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 27 minutes.

    New York City Premiere!

    A guy down on his luck finds himself lost in Coney Island where he

   meets a woman he mistakes for a Mermaid. They spend the day

   together and dream about running off to start a new life.


    Keep It Clean

   Jeanette Sena Muhlmann, Brooklyn NY, USA. Narrative Short, 30 minutes.

   Brooklyn Premiere!

   A trashed and crowded beach with a bunch of diverse and nervous city

   people is magically visited by a colorful and peaceful “Healing Tribe”;

   without using words this Tribe creates a circle of understanding, a

   circle that widens and grows… Shot on Coney Island beach at the Pier.

    Watch the trailer

    Official Site


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