Coney Island Film Festival
Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor
Advance sale has ended for this program. Purchase tickets at the venue. Coney Island USA Gift Shop/Box Office, 1208 Surf Ave.
Tickets are $6 (cash only). 718-372-5159
This program is family friendly, suitable for all ages!
The Ferris Wheel Song
Richard Jack, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 2:00
The Ferris Wheel Song is a short trip to Coney Island with musical accompaniment. The narrator takes tentative steps towards a new life involving a fortune teller, a clown nose and the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island.
Gwyneth Leech, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 2:00
Unexplained sand castles create consternation for everyone during a day out at the beach.
Charlie Shelton & Gabe Gomez, Brooklyn NY, USA. Experimental, 2:55
Transit is a glimpse into the mind of a NYC teenager on his way home on the subway. As soon as he enters the train he falls asleep and what follows is a voyage into his dreams and imagination, inspired by the sights and sounds of the transit system.
Ryan Bethune, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 7:51
A young man and his families experience in a New York City homeless shelter.
Against The Wind
Dan Masucci, Scotia NY, USA. Narrative Short, 9:52
New York Premiere!
In the twilight of his life, Ned reflects on his past, his remaining years, and discovers how his role in life has changed..
Against the Wind is a sentimental film that shows the old truly are young at heart and that universal emotions live within us all.
Philip Hodges, Marina Del Ray CA, USA. Narrative Short, 18:06
Abbey Jacobs is a 12-year-old upright bass prodigy whose true love is baseball. On the afternoon before an elite music school audition, Abbey tricks her mom into thinking she's practicing and sneaks off to a Cubs game with the boy down the block. But when she leaves the safety of suburbia and arrives at Chicago's Wrigley Field, she discovers a truth about her divorced parents that changes her relationship with her mother and her instrument, forever.
Coney Island: Remnants
Marc Harwood, Bayshore NY, USA, Narrative Short, 13:50
A young boy comes to Coney Island and reminices, after hearing that it may all be torn down.