Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 1pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd Floor

Tickets are $6. Tickets available during Festival hours at the Coney Island USA Giftshop box office, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor, Cash Only. All tickets sales are non-refundable.

"Hey Rachel..."
Sylvia Liken, Brooklyn NY, USA. Animation, 2:00

These unfunny things can make you laugh.

What About the Father?
Sara Strahan, New York, NY, USA. Experimental, 3:16

Often the character behind the scenes of the home movie,  the father documents years of birthday parties, holidays and family vacations, yet remains unseen. Using home movies, found footage, and hand-made film elements, the lens turns on the father to imagine his story. What does the father dream of? What does the father really see? What about the father? Original score by Melissa Grey.

Hoop Springs Eternal
Linda Goldman, Ted Fisher, New York, NY, USA. Documentary Short, 5:26

When Jenny McGowan moved to New York to make it as an actress, she didn’t realize that would mean transforming into “Miss Saturn” -- a hula-hoop-swinging burlesque performer. When life is going in a circle ... Hoop Springs Eternal.

A Fool's Idea - An Exploration of Clown, Pilot: "What is Clown?"
Brian Bernhard, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 9:53

“WHAT IS CLOWN?”, attempts to help the audience gain a more enlightened knowledge of what clown is. It also serves to introduce some of the featured clowns in the series and give the audience a grounded perspective of where these performers are coming from.

Mermaids Of New York
Ilise S. Carter, Mica Scalin, New York, NY. Documentary Short, 16:00

Mermaids of New York is an episodic documentary project created by filmmakers Ilise S. Carter and Mica Scalin. Where the seas of imagination collide with the streets of New York and mermaids live in enchanted grottoes everywhere from the East Village to Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. You may not believe this now, but it is all true; real mermaids are living in the greatest metropolis on earth! Mermaids of New York introduces some of the truly amazing, beautiful and genuine mermaids that live on and around the island of Manhattan. The film uses their stories as a jumping off point to explore the connections between New York City, the individuals who choose to call it home and the water which surrounds it.

The Faux Real
Suzanne Hillinger, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 20:33, Brooklyn Premiere!

Three brazen women put on wigs, false eyelashes and sequins to challenge definitions of drag, gender, and what it means to come of age as a woman without feeling like one. Featuring World Famous *BOB*

Hell On Wheels: Gang Girls Forever
Katrina del Mar, New York NY, USA. Short, 36:34, Brooklyn Premiere!

The girl gang movie that winds up the cult classic trilogy! Burning up the dirty streets and blazing down the pavement, everything is all wheels all the time. Dyslexic Bikers, Homeless Queer Skateboarders, Violent Roller skaters, Scooter riders with Gambling Parlors and Hot Rods for the Differently Abled! A Superlong Roster of Sizzling Superstars and a soundtrack of pure pop rock bliss.

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