Coney Island Film Festival

Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 3:00pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd Floor

This program is SOLD OUT!

Vinny Vino
Bill Sorice, New York, NY, USA. Short, 9:51, New York Premiere!

Bordering on the absurd, this spoof trailer takes a look at a trigger-happy New York mob boss who needs to decide between blood... and wine. It's the Sopranos meets The Godfather meets Goodfellas meets... Sideways.

The Rocking Horse Winner
Bob Calabritto, Levittown NY, USA. Short, 10:57

Inspired by D.H. Lawrence's eponymous short story, The Rocking Horse Winner tells the tale of a man who seemingly could have all the wealth a person desires, but instead chooses a life of benevolence and haunting solitude. Is the power he possesses a gift or is it a curse

Max Myers, London, UK. Short, 14:07

Josh sits alone in a café, happy watching the world go by. Even if that means denying his longing for the waitress, Annie. But when Carrick walks into his life the scene is set for an opportunity that could change Josh forever. Suddenly the ability to spot where truth lies, and lies begin, will make or break you in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

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Rain Dog
David Gutnik, New York NY, USA. Short, 12:00, World Premiere!

In the seedy inner rooms of a Russian-Brooklyn Bath House, and over a night of heavy drinking at an amateur opera bar, a struggling ballet dancer with big dreams is forced to reckon with himself when his brother, a small-time hood, tries to sell him on the promise of a big score. Their conversation quickly becomes more dangerous, making this a night that will bind their lives and seal their future.

Poetry Man
James McSherry, Bronx, NY, USA. Short, 27:00

Based on a true story, Jimmy, an aspiring writer and his cousin Nicky, a neighborhood miscreant suspected of murder, face each other and the truth on the mean streets of the Bronx in this gritty tale of trust and betrayal. What would you do if you had to make a choice between seeing and believing when the absolute truth lay just beyond your grasp?
'Poetry Man' is about the redemptive power of art when everything else fails you. Starring Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction, Clean Shaven, Laws of Gravity)

Utopia Lies at the Horizon
Leo Curbelo, New York, NY, USA. Short, 12:00, World Premiere!

Millions of immigrants, for half a millennium, have arrived in New York City to escape poverty, to earn a living, or to just survive. To achieve the American dream, immigrants helped to build this country and for the most part evaded the temptations of easy money. Based on actual events, this short film describes the attempt of an immigrant who tried his best to make it in America.


Til My Voice Is Gone
Sam Griffith, Los Angeles Ca, USA. Music Video, 6:17

A man (Ed Asner) and a woman (Eileen Ryan) fall in love at a nursing home. Set to the music of The Old Ceremony's 'Til My Voice is Gone,' this music video shows that love is timeless, and can happen when you least expect it.

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