Coney Island Film Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 1pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd Floor
Please Note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $7. Purchase at the door.
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.
A Devil’s Wrap in Coney Island
M Clarissa, Brooklyn NY, Horror, 13:00, World Premiere!
Sideshow Performer and Escape Artist Alejandro Dubois is propositioned after a show, by an alluring but strange stranger. He takes her up on what appears to be a simplistic challenge, but soon realizes that not all is as it appears and she does not play fair. Will he win or lose his most valuable possession for all eternity?
A Clowns Recovery
Matthew Broomfield, Philadelphia, PA, Documentary Feature, 80:00,
New York City Premiere!
In this documentary portrait, we explore the driven spirit of modern sword swallower Eric Jelly Boy The Clown, who defied all barriers in his miraculous recovery as a burn survivor and his struggle as an uninsured citizen of the U.S The story follows Eric's experience from day 1 of being trapped in an apartment fire in New York City and his battle to return to the stage as a circus sideshow performer. Using on the scene and archival footage, interviews, dramatic recreations, animation and music performances, 'Recovery of a Clown', offers an intensely personal expression of this unique individual and his drive to survive with the help of his friends and family.
Offering a graphic chronological view on the wonders of human regeneration his day to day struggle in the hospital and the benefit performances put on by the modern circus sideshow community. and the pros and cons of the U.S. medical system. Displaying never before seen footage of modern circus sideshow stunts: sword swallowing, fire arts, pierced weight lifting acts of the fakir such as beds of nails, human pin cushion, broken glass walking.