Coney Island Film Festival Opening Night Film!
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave., 2nd Floor
Please Note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $7. Click here to purchase.
Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. There are no extra service fees to purchase in advance. All tickets sales are non-refundable.
NOTE: No tickets will be mailed no matter what shipping method you choose, they are available at Will Call on the day of the screening.
More Than the Rainbow
Dan Wechsler, Documentary Feature, NY, NY., 83:00,
At the close of Jules Dassin's 1948 classic film noir, The Naked City, the narrator famously proclaims: 'There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This has been one of them.' The film took its title from Weegee's seminal book of New York photographs, Naked City, published three years earlier in 1945.
In 2010 an equally compelling presence roams the streets of New York armed with his camera, photographer Matt Weber. There is no telling how many stories Weber has attempted to capture since he first purchased a camera while working as a cab driver. But the now over quarter century devotion to candidly depicting the lives of fellow New Yorkers, as well as his own, has yielded a remarkable document.
Continuing to photograph in black and white, and in a style reminiscent of the masters of street photography, Weber has not always found love from the ever trendy-conscious gallery world, a fact that both bothers him and in which he takes a certain pride. Photographers are an opinionated and eclectic bunch, and a variety of personalities (headed by Ralph Gibson) weigh in throughout to give their views on all aspects of their craft, as it quite literally moves from an analog into a digital age.
Part character study, part meditation on photography, the film combines a visually stunning blend of live action, still photography and revealing interviews. The result is a poetic celebration of the world's greatest city and the spectrum of individuals who walk its streets.
More Than The Rainbow Official Site