Coney Island Film Festival

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 3:00pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd floor

Tickets are $6. Tickets available during Festival hours at the Coney Island USA Giftshop box office, 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor, Cash Only. All tickets sales are non-refundable.

The Skisherman
Chandler Kauffman, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 5:20

It's past midnight, forty degrees and raining with a thick fog; Frank Blasko is half a mile off a lonely Montauk NY beach, but he's not in a boat. One of a handful of hardcore fisherman who practice the extreme art of swim fishing called Skishing, Frank's idyllic family life as a doting father and devoted husband stands in harsh contrast to his rough past and hardened demeanor. Alone in the ocean, with only himself to count on and in conditions that send most fisherman home, Frank find peace. A man born at odds with the world, he might just have the last laugh, that is if he doesn't get hit by a boat or eaten by a shark first.

Tiger Ted Lowry
Chris Cassidy, Brooklyn NY, USA. Documentary Short, 11:18

Despite the racism and disappointments he experienced on two very different battlefronts, Lowry never gave into bitterness, resentment or despair. Instead he lived an exemplary and enviable life that should serve as an example to all.

Enter The Beard
Matthew Lawrence, Toms River NJ, USA. Documentary Short, 15:00, New York Premiere!

In the Spring of 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska, over 250 men from all over the globe competed in The World Beard and Mustache Championships. One such man, Charles Parker Newton, documented his quest - a quest to gain knowledge of and compete alongside the follicle elite. Join Parker on his journey as he navigates through the hirsute - ENTER THE BEARD.

1939 I Have Seen The Future
Lisa Seidenberg, Westport CT, USA. Documentary Short, 35:00

The recent financial meltdown had its roots in the 1930's; the devastation of the Great Depression was lifted by the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which was both a spectacular trade show which offered a vision of the future, a new American way of life wrapped around automobiles and consumerism.

The most popular exhibit at the Fair was General Motors “Futurama.”, where visitors sat on moving chairs and observed a future America below their feet.

Upon exiting Futurama, visitors received a button with the words: “I Have Seen the Future”.

Moby: One Time We Lived
Robert Powers, Woodside NY, USA. Music Video, 3:50

Moby's Little Idiot characters for his latest album Wait for Me rock out in this 80's New Wave inspired video. Coney Island is where the first meet up. They travel around Brooklyn singing their new dance ballad.

Please Note: The Film Red Shirley previously scheduled, has been removed from our program.

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