Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 5pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd floor
Please Note: This venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $8. Purchase at the box office (cash or credit) Friday 9/18, 6pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 9/19, 12pm - 5pm.

All tickets sales are non-refundable.

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps it in the Family
Nick Ravich, Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland, New York, NY, Documentary Short, 8:40
, New York City Premiere!


How does an artist figure out what’s truly essential? Artist Bryan Zanisnik draws from the absurd and dark sides of his personal history to make his surreal performance art. Struggling to find his own voice as an adult artist, Zanisnik finds inspiration in the unlikeliest of places: homemade, VHS-shot gangster mini-epics, starring the artist’s own grandmother, that Zanisnik created as a teen.

It Moves
Jeremy Latour, Somerville, MA, Documentary Short, 19:00, New York City Premiere!


A graphic collage of family photos leads the way for a son to open a dialogue with his parents over previously unsaid feelings.

The Greatest
Jeremy Medoff, Brooklyn, New York, Documentary Short, 7:30, World Premiere!


'The Greatest' profiles Coney Island handball legend Joe Durso - the most accomplished athlete you have never heard of. Now retired and broke, Joe looks back on a life dedicated to the sport with a mixture of pride and resentment.

The Boats of Jamaica Bay
Gary Bencheghib, New York, NY, Documentary Short, 8:42
, New York City Premiere!


Jamaica Bay, the jewel crown of New York City's ecological resources has been devastated by super-storm Sandy, almost 2 years ago. The film documents a group of local residents on a mission to rescue the 600 boats that are rotting in its basins.

"Old Days"
Phil Curcuru, Jim Ceribello and Lou DiNatale, NY, Documentary Short, 20:07
, Brooklyn Premiere!


Times change, music is forever. The Atomik Age Project music is born from a need to find a way to deal with loss. The loss of family, the loss of friends, the loss of time. In 'Old Days,' we get the chance to revisit our youth and the happy, carefree, endless hours spent there. Looking back, the relationships we established were intense, especially when it came to making music together. It turned us into brothers. Today, when we get together, we talk about those old days as if they were the happiest times of our lives, it's hard to argue that they weren't.

Tina DiFeliciantonio, Jane C. Wagner, NY, Documentary Short, 14:00
, New York City Premiere!


Inspired by nostalgia for early 20th-century freak shows, SIDESHOW OF THE ABSURD is a cinematic exploration of a fantastical exhibition by artist Pamela Joseph. The female, in particular, is provocatively presented as multi-faceted curiosity: idolized mother/lover, vilified sexual predator/prey, and giver/recipient of pleasure and pain. These seemingly incongruous roles are embraced with irreverence, humor and respect for the dignity of 'the other', regardless of gender.
Eric, Winter to Spring
Danya Abt, Brooklyn, NY, Documentary Short, 13:11


ERIC, WINTER TO SPRING is a character study of Eric Martine, a Brooklyn cab driver, former punk-rocker and recovering addict who has discovered writing as an outlet for self-expression. The film follows Eric from winter to spring as he moves away from his past and into the the future.

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