Coney Island Film Festival Opening Night Extravaganza!
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 7:30pm Screenings in the Coney Island Museum (One flight up), 9:30pm Party at The Freak Bar and Sideshows By The Seashore (ground floor). All events take place at Coney Island USA, 1208 Surf Ave.

Short Presentations: Museum of Wax, Shape of The Shapeless
Our Feature Presentation: Dirty Martini and The New Burlesque

Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd Floor, 7:30pm

Coney Island Film Fest Opening Night Party
Coney Island USA Freak Bar and Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor, 9:30pm.
The Most Badass Film Fest Opening Party Ever! Open Bar from 9:30pm - 11:30pm, Catered food! Live show begins at 10pm!
Featuring the Star's of the Coney Island Girlie Freak Show and Burlesque at the Beach! Insectavora and Serpentina will heat you up and Charm your Pants off! Bambi and Miss Tickle will Tease and Please you! And the Japanese Pole Dancing sensation that's sweeping the nation... Cay Izumi and Tokyo Dolores! MCed by your host with the most... The Great Fredini.

Tickets for the opening night screening and party at Sideshows By The Seahore and The Freak Bar $25 includes screenings in the museum at 7:30pm, party at The Freak Bar downstairs with open bar (21 and over to drink) 9:30pm-11:30pm, and food. Live Show hosted by The Great Fredini with Burlesque and Sideshow performances inside Sideshows By The Seashore, beginning at 10pm.

Tickets may be purchased at the door (1208 SURF Ave.) beginning at 7pm, $25, cash only.

Want an even better deal? Buy our Festival Pass for $45 which includes opening night screening and party plus all screenings Saturday and Sunday with the exception of the Warriors Screening Saturday Night. 

Museum Of Wax
Charles Ludlam, Horror Short, 21:50, 1981

MUSEUM OF WAX, the rare "lost" 16mm film by the legendary gay playwright and Ridiculous Theatrical Company director Charles Ludlam! Shot at Coney Island! Starring Charles Ludlam, Everett Quinton and Richard France.

Shape of the Shapeless
Jayan Cherian, Floral Park, NY, US, Documentary Short, 29:58

Shape of the Shapeless explores the journey of Jon Cory, aka Premdas, aka Rose Wood, through various gender and social roles. By day, Jon Cory is a professional crafts person, who runs a successful business in New York City. By night she is Premdas, a yogi and a prudent devotee of his Guru. In late nights she performs in various clubs around the city as a burlesque dancer under the name Rose Wood. Rose considers herself neither male nor female, and her gender is something she could write and rewrite and believes the body is just a costume. The film explores the spiritual quest of a performer, a yogi, and an artisan who transgress the boundaries of traditional notions of body, gender, creed, and sexuality.


Feature Presentation:
Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque

Gary Beeber, Water Mill, NY, Documentary Feature, 58:47, Brooklyn Premiere!

Photo: Karl Giant
DIRTY MARTINI AND THE NEW BURLESQUE, a feature-length, independent documentary film by Gary Beeber explores the outrageous world of the performers who created the new burlesque scene in New York City. Get to know Miss Dirty Martini and her friends Julie Atlas Muz, World-Famous *BOB*, Bambi the Mermaid, Tigger!, Scotty the Blue Bunny, and many other cult stars.

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