Coney Island Film Festival
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 3:00pm
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.
Chris DePierro, Guttenberg, NJ, Experimental, 3:00
Coney Island's Landmark Parachute Jump's New Illuminations.
One Wall: Kings of Coney Island
Joe Glickman, New York, NY,, Documentary Feature, 86:00
Handball is the ultimate city game. Played at the highest level, it can be both beautiful and brutal -- one player describes it as 'like boxing, except with a ball.' For more than 50 years, the National One Wall Handball Championship has been played at the Seaside Courts in Coney Island.
One Wall follows the most talented athletes you've never heard of as they vie for the coveted title in 2011, from Tyree Bastidas, the young, handsome reigning champ, to handball legend Joe Durso, the player everyone loves to hate. The fight for immortality in an obscure sport makes for compelling drama, while the shtick on and off the court (this is Brooklyn, after all) makes for great comedy -- it's material David Mamet or Woody Allen would be only too happy to lift.