Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 3pm
Coney Island Museum , 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd floor

Advance sale has ended for this program. Purchase tickets at the venue. Coney Island USA Gift Shop/Box Office, 1208 Surf Ave. Tickets are $6 (cash only). 718-372-5159

Dawn Landes, Bodyguard
Valery Estabrook, Brooklyn NY, USA. Music Video, 4:11

World Premiere!

Music video for Singer Songwriter Dawn Landes' single. A dream like world where the walls are constantly changing and objects seemingly come to life. Featuring Ray Rizzo and Juna Drougas, with artwork by celebrated artist Danica Novgorodoff.

Hot Dog
Bill Plympton, New York NY, USA. Animated Short, 5:44

This is the third in the DOG series. In this episode our plucky hero joins the fire company to save the world from house fires and gain he affection he so richly deserves. Typically, the results never turn out the way he planned.

The Maiden Voyage of Jimmy Swash
Tim Young, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 14:52

World Premiere!

A young man becomes the pirate mascot for Swashbuckler's Sea Ale, a popular beer brand. Forced to stay in character as Jimmy Swash 24/7, the young man begins to lose his identity and must decide whether he wants it back.

Casey Long, Staten Island NY, USA. Narrative Short, 12:16

Erin, an eleven year old girl, chooses to leave family and school behind for the day. She meets John, a heavy set young man with girl troubles and they begin an adventure together-- with stops and starts along the way.

Come From Heaven
Cole Wiley, New York NY, USA. Silent Film, 4:50

New York Premiere!

A chance encounter between an NYPD cop and a young Latina forces them to explore their assumptions about each other and their understanding of themselves.

New Uke City
Clyde Folley, Soldotna AK, USA. Documentary Short, 20:10

NEW UKE CITY is an exploration of New York's thriving ukulele community based around the monthly Ukulele Cabaret, a 'six-hour ukulele behemoth' where ukulele players of all backgrounds gather and let loose. Styles range from tin pan alley, metal, new wave, and showtunes. The film follows Jason, Gio, Jamie and Ziggy from the stage to their everyday lives to illustrate the relationship between their lives, the instrument, and the city. Distorted ukuleles? Check. Bucket of slime? Check. This ain't yo mama's ukulele music.

The Salvation Blues
Ray Foley, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 28:00

A half-hour documentary about country rock pioneer, Mark Olson, founding member of the Jayhawks. Mark returns to New York City with his first true solo record. A Journey through the heart of loss and redemption...

Return to Coney Island Film Festival Main Page