Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 6:00pm
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

The Upper Hand
Lana Schwarcz, Yarraville, VIC, Australia. Narrative Short, 6:25

New York Premiere!

Mistress Marvel's burlesque club invites puppets to mingle with people to see Lulu Fountain against Capability Brown in a competitive strip-off that is sure to blow things out of proportion. The giddy heights of theatrical fame will no doubt be achieved by one of these sexy ladies, but which one?

Dead Boyfriends
Xstine Cook, Mooky Cornish, Neil Evenson, Calgary AB, Canada.

Animation/Experimental, 6:39

New York Premiere!

Photo: Sean Dennie

Fire! Blood! Puppet death! Trickster Coyote falls for vampy Pandora, a cursed temptress with a taste for dodgy circus performers. Coyote gets drawn deeper into Pandora's lair of love as each of her lovers accidentally dies mid-act.

Sexy Clown Bitch
Laura Newman, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 6:42

An unhappy clown falls in love with a drug addict during a chance elevator encounter. His tender nickname for her inspires a new career.

Teat Beat of Sex: Episodes 8,9,10,11
Signe Baumane, New York NY, USA. Animation, 6:57

It is a take on first kiss, first make-out session, first sex from a girl's point of view.

Belvedere & Me - A Love Story
Lin Gathright, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 9:00

Attention fellow dog lovers! This movie gives new meaning to the statement, "men are dogs". It's a sweet, sophisticated little tale about the love between a woman and "man's best friend".

Swing Vote - what side are you on?
Rebecca Pelletier, Emily Morse, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 23:00

New York Premiere!

Disillusioned and desperate following the results of the 2004 presidential election, best friends Casey and Billie stumble upon a way to swing the 2008 election. Through seduction and sexual manipulation the underground organization that these women create sets out to not only sway the male Republican vote, but create lifetime Democratic converts. Casey and Billie’s experiment soon takes on a life of its own, however, as their army of women are thrown into a whirlwind of encounters with the “other side”.What happens when pillow talk turns to politics? A timely, innovative, daring and thought-provoking comedy, Swing Vote challenges the American political system, exposes moral hypocrisy and questions our sense of American values. A modern twist on Lysistrata meets The Wedding Crashers.

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Butterfly Witch
Amber Dawn, Los Angeles CA, USA. Documentary Short, 26:25

A Documentary profile of the eccentric artist, Kembra Pfahler, leader of The Voloptuos Horror of Karen Black a seminal band that blurs the line between art and music in thier stage shows utilizing full body paint and large homemade props and costumes.

Spanning a 15 year career as a performance artist, musician and fashion designer this film exposes the woman behind the body paint. Life often imitates art in this artists world, as she uses extreme transgressional body work to express herself, in performances such as abracadaver, where she attaches fabric from her wrist to her vulva. Above all, Kembra's work is original and she is a powerful female force that inspires women around her, both personally and professionally.

Temporarily in Love
Randy Scott Slavin, New York NY, USA. Music Video, 3:37

This video takes place inside a womans vagina during a one night stand.

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