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21st Yearly Coney Island Film Pageant is stay yet again

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A element from “Hybrid,” an animated film to be shown at the Coney Island Film Competition. Image by Steve Lapcevic

The 21st yearly installment of the Coney Island Movie Pageant — the first are living variation of the festival in two yrs — hits the shores of Coney Island from Saturday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 19, and online at xerb.tv from Sept. 18 by 25.

This year’s festival features 108 films from around the earth a stunning array of independent movies, as various as the community it represents. “Subjects assortment from the profound to the profane, showcasing the independent spirit and irreverent character of Coney Island,” in accordance to a assertion by the organizers. 

Movies will be demonstrated at Coney Island USA’s Sideshows by the Seashore and the Coney Island Museum, both equally located inside the landmarked Coney Island Usa setting up at 1208 Surf Ave., involving Stillwell Avenue and West 12th Street. All attendees need to be vaccinated and masks are expected.

The Coney Island Film Festival will present a assortment of characteristics, documentaries, animation, experimental films, horror movies and songs films spread in the course of 16 program blocks. There will also be some “Made in Coney Island” movies.

In a person of the shorts, Fredgy Noel’s comedy “The Dogfriend,” a younger girl wishes for her pet dog to turn out to be her boyfriend and then endures the myriad outcomes when her wish comes correct. 

A crowd watches a displaying at the 2019 Coney Island Movie Festival. Image by Norman Blake

In a further, Todd Gordon’s drama quick “Old Hen,” Henry, a septuagenarian cross-dresser, finds his life abruptly adjusted when Dolores, his lengthy-time co-employee and closest mate, suddenly dies, forcing him to appear to phrases with dropping the only human being who truly accepts his cross-dressing.

The Brooklyn Premiere of Kevin Smokler and Christopher Boone’s “Vinyl Nation” is one particular of the documentary highlights. “Vinyl Nation” is a dig into the crates of the vinyl record resurgence to discover what an aged engineering states about our romance to songs and each and every other in a divided time in America. 

The festival will also present the New York premiere of Mike Schiff’s “The Record of Metallic and Horror” a documentary that explores the record of major metallic and horror and how the two genres merged over time. The movie capabilities superstar Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Kirk Hammett, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, Dave Mustaine, Jonathan Davis, Corey Taylor and numerous far more.

Among the the documentary shorts are Paul Szynol’s “I Want Everything” about movie star journalist Larry “Ratso” Sloman, who has introduced his very first album at the age of 70 and “Mudlarker,” co-directed by Miles G. Cohen and Seb Tuinder, in which an wounded college bus driver pressured into retirement scavenges for survival at a radioactive beach front in Brooklyn.

Introduction at the 2019 Coney Island Film Festival. Photo by Norman Blake



Highlights of the “Narrative Features” category contains the New York Premiere of “Generation Wrecks” directed by Kevin Morales, A coming-of-age comedy set in the spring of 1994 and the New York Premiere of Bret Lada’s thriller “The Andy Baker Tape,” that reveals the final identified footage of food blogger Jeff Blake and his 50 percent-brother Andy Baker.

The preferred Horror Shorts category returns all over again this calendar year with two plans on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Fifteen movies from the strange to the macabre are bound to scare and spook the audience. 

Wrapping up the festival’s past screening block on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. is “Coney Island Films”, that includes movies centered and themed all around Coney Island.

For far more data, pay a visit to coneyislandfilmfestival.com.

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