Sunday, October 08, 2006

Highlights For Last Day Of The CI Film Festival


Coney Island Film Festival special event:

The Coney Island Film Festival is delighted to present the first public screening in 27 years of Stephen Verona's BOARDWALK. Don't miss your opportunity finally to see this classic Brooklyn film! Director Stephen Verona will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

SYNOPSIS: David Rosen and his wife Becky have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for nearly all their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader named Strut has decided to make it his new turf.

FROM THE DIRECTOR: "In 1979 I made a film in Brighton Beach and Coney Island titled "BOARDWALK" - It starred Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg and Janet Leigh. It was photographed by Billy Williams (GANDHI and ON GOLDEN POND). It was a runaway success at the Cannes Film festival. We entered into a distribution agreement with Atlantic Releasing. The film opened December 1979. In a week the distributor had gone bankrupt, no fault of our film... Since then the film has languished in bankruptcy court and various film libraries. No one has seen it."

For more see the festival program page

Sunday Oct. 8th, 1:30pm
Sideshows by the Seashore, 3006 W.12th St. @ Surf Ave.
Tickets are $6.00.

Jill Wisoff, New York NY USA, Feature 01:44:00Karma, up-tight columnist at Bangles Magazine, becomes a poet after moving in with her loathed half-sister, a new age therapist; thrown into the mix is her British sixties 'it girl' mother; their father's lover, a pop star sitarist; and the love interest, an inappropriate guy who talks to an obnoxious puppet.

(For more see the festival program page)

Sunday Oct. 8th, 3pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. @ W. 12th St.
Tickets are $6.00.


David Wachs, United Kingdom, Documentary Feature 01:30:00 94-year-old New Yorker Jack Beers, has broken the age barrier full force! He can do what most young men can (and some!), and his many diverse lifetime achievements, helping to shape New York City and more, would take many men to accomplish. This is an inspiring, funny and moving film – a true rags to riches story, overcoming adversity

Jack Beers & director David Wachs will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. Live music before and after the show by Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys.

(For more see the festival program page)

Sunday Oct. 8th, 5:30pm
Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave. @ W. 12th St.
Ticket are $6.00 and go on sale 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Also 3 full programs throughout the day of about 30 shorts films.

Plus: Special Event WALKING TOUR
Famous Coney Island film locations. Departs from the street level entrance of the Coney Island Museum at 4pm sharp!
Free with a ticket stub from any of our festival programs.

The film festival closes with the Awards Presentation!

Coney Island Film Festival Web Site for more info.

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