Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 3pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. Second floor


All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Us. A Family Album

Natalia Babinski, New York, NY. Short, 8:00, New York Premiere!


Since their invention, amateur cameras have been used to document family life. In the shaky footage of candle-blowing, lawn-watering, a new car, or a family vacation we rediscover our lives, reach new conclusions about the way we live, and glimpse what is most intangible: time. In Us. A Family Album, we reexamine those familiar images to tell a story that proves that all family and all love is equal.

Married and Counting

Allan Piper, Chicago, IL, Documentary Feature, 93:00, New York Premiere!

Pat and Stephen have loved and cared for each other for 25 years, for better and worse, in sickness and in health. Since 44 states and the federal government refuse to acknowledge their relationship, they embark on a cross country 'wedding tour,' getting married in every state that will let them. They are determined to become as fully married as their country will allow.

The stress of planning just one wedding (or one road trip) can be almost enough to tear some couples apart, but Stephen and Pat must plan seven weddings and a road trip to culminate in their final nuptials on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Along the way, they find acceptance from strangers, rejection from loved ones, and discover that no distance is too far to go to prove that their marriage counts.

For a year, they allowed the filmmaker to travel with them, sharing their most intimate moments with the camera. The documentary is part road-trip romantic comedy, part political protest, and all love story.

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