Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2pm
Sideshows By The Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground floor

Tickets are SOLD OUT!

Gizmo Kaleidoscope

Susan Shaw, New York, NY, USA. Experimental, 3:17

Gizmo Kaleidoscope is a multilayered love poem to Coney Island. It's like being inside a ****ing pinball machine.

The Waking Artist

Jacob Mendel, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Short, 4:07, World Premiere!

An adaptation of Franz Kafka's 'The Hunger Artist' following the cinematic artist that refuses to sleep.

Coney Island: Secrets of the Universe

Charles Denson, Berkeley CA, USA. Short, 6:00, World Premiere!

Coney's iconic cosmology comes into play when a mysterious crypto-governmental force seeks domination of the island. Secrets of the Universe probes Coney Island's hyper-mythological role in fantasy, neo-symbolism, and the infinite!

My Own Private March

Howie Alex, New York NY, USA. Experimental, 7:45, World Premiere!

A personal odyssey across Brooklyn's most famous beaches.


Night Falls on Coney Island

Daniel Turkewitz, New York NY, USA. Experimental, 9:34

What happens at Night On Coney Island? From the rides, to the beach, to the pier, a look at what happens when the sun goes down.

Saving The Sideshow

Mahawish Rezvi, Rebecca Huval, New York, NY, USA, Documentary Short, 17:54, World Premiere!

For more than a century, Coney Island has harbored freak shows, sideshows, oddities and oddballs. Only until recently did the sideshow become endangered. Coney Island gentrification has threatened the neighborhood's weirdness, and entertainment such as the TV has drawn audiences away from live shows. To preserve the art form, performer Adam Rinn teaches death-defying stunts to students from all over the country. 'Saving the Sideshow' follows newbies as they learn to conquer their fears, breathe fire and, in their own small way, save the sideshow.

Last Night in Astroland with Jimmy Prince

Lou Dembrow, NY NY, USA. Documentary Feature, 44:22, World Premiere!

It's the last night for Astroland. Watch as filmmaker Lou Dembrow experiences the final night of Coney Island's iconic amusement park with "The Prince of Coney Island" and owner of Major Markets, Jimmy Prince.

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