Coney Island Film Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 6pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor
Tickets are $8. Purchase at the box office (cash or credit) Friday 9/19, 6pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 9/20, 12pm - 6pm.
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.
Lloyd Handwerker, Brooklyn, NY. Documentary Feature, 98:00, Brooklyn Premiere!
Famous Nathan is the first insider documentary of the legendary Brooklyn eatery and iconic NY institution, created in 1916 in Coney Island by the filmmaker's grandfather.
Stylistically, the film is as kaleidoscopic and layered as Coney and captures the hustle-bustle, in your face spirit of the eatery in its heyday, featuring a rich assemblage of historical archive, family photographs and home movies and the discovery of rare audio recordings of Nathan describing his upbringing in a poor village in Poland, emigration to NYC and details of running Nathan’s for over 40 years.
Intimate and often hilarious interviews with family, friends and workers--who share the ups and downs of their dedicated employment--reveal both family secrets and tall tales.