Coney Island Film Festival
Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 4:00pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor
Tickets are available at the box office, 1208 Surf Ave. $6 (cash only). All tickets sales are non-refundable.
The Terrible Thing of Alpha-9!
Jake Armstrong, Brooklyn NY, USA. Animation, 5:45
A space bounty hunter travels to a lonely planet to kill a terrible monster.
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Slim and Lena
Mollye Asher, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 11:46
New York Premiere!
'Slim and Lena' is a modern film noir set in the grit and glamour of the neo-burlesque scene. The story begins, narrated by Slim, when he returns to NYC to settle a beef with Big Daddy, the proprietor of a hip burlesque lounge on the Lower East Side. When Slim discovers that his long lost true love, sweet Lena, has become a burlesque dancer; the typical roles of a noir are turned on their head. Packed with love, sex, and redemption, 'Slim and Lena' is the story of how Lena finds her voice and becomes the heroine and narrator of her own story. Starring Morgan Lynch, Preston Pratt III
Featuring Charles Turner, World Famous *BOB*,
and The Cantankerous Lollies.
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True Beauty This Night
Peter Besson, Sherman Oaks CA, USA. Comedy Short, 10:00
Last night, Rhett Somers met the love of his life. Now all he has to do is convince her she's the one. Not an easy feat considering how they met...
Matthew Lawrence, Toms River NJ, USA. Comedy Short, 15:00
A heart-broken 20-something, Matt (played by the writer/director), is taken on a life-altering journey through landmarks of the Jersey Shore after he stumbles upon a magical Polaroid camera at a garage sale. Along with his best friend (Ryan Conrath) and a sardonic clown (Robert Ribera), Matt sets out to uncover an explanation behind the mysterious workings of the camera and the redhead who haunts him through its pictures.
Pirates of the Broadway: Part Deux
Laura Newman, Brooklyn NY, USA. Comedy Short, 7:30
3 bike pirates go marauding through Manhattan stealing and pillaging for a birthday party.
Good Old Days
Seamus McNally, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 12:22
An aging hipster on the Lower East Side longs for the dangerous days of old New York and learns to be careful what he wishes for.
L. Gabrielle Penabaz, New York NY, USA. Narrative Short, 12:40
Several people claim to have invented The Caesar Salad. Here is one possibility of another unsung chef whose claim to fame got buried in time with some odd variations beyond anchovies, leading to a murderous mystery. Local burlesque stars abound in this odd little culinary tale. Appearances by Bambi The Mermaid, Insectavora, Amber Ray and more. Cesar is played by Raven Solano, who used to be a bouncer and bartender at a Coney Island bar.
Official Site and Trailer
Daniel Segal, Santiago Chile, Comedy Short, 12:13
When Emma and Adam start discussing marriage, they realize that the Christian and Jewish religions share less in common than what they thought. Starring Scott Baker of The Coney Island Circus Sideshow!
Test Music Video
Robert Powers, Woodside NY, USA. Animation, 4:23
The music video Test is about two giant toy robots fighting over an ice cream cone in New York City. The musical score is performed by The Subterraneans (Josh Powers and Eric Collins). The two singers also star as the drivers of these mechanical beasts.
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