Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Save Coney Island Group Presents A Night Of Short Films

More film culture in Brooklyn the second Sire Screen Series.  Presented by the Save Coney Island group's.  The Siren Series Deaux, Electrique Boogaleux will be taking place this Thursday, December 9th 2010 at the Black Horse Pub in Park Slope.  Of the many short films screened, "Avenue X" by Leslie McCleave, which was shot in late 1992 and early 1993 and played at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994 will also be seen. It features a scene that was shot at Ruby's Bar & Grill on the Coney Island boardwalk.

The series, designed by Save Coney Island's John Salvatore, to promote local filmmakers and to raise money for a cause. 

[Further film festival info after the jump]

WHAT:  “Siren Screen Series 2″ film series benefits Save Coney Island.  Tickets are $10
WHEN: Thursday, December 9 at 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Black Horse Pub – 568 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
WHO:  MC’d by actress Molly Ryman, star of “…Around” and “New York Lately”. Siren Screen Series’s founder and director is Johnny Salvatore.

The films presented are:

1) “A Day in the Life of Coney Island” – Daniel Turkewitz – 2010 – 20 minutes (world premiere)

2) “Twistin’ Gorilla” – Pacer Burton – 2006 – 6 minutes

3) “Avenue X” – Leslie McCleave – 1994 – 16 minutes (winner, jury prize for best short at Sundance: winner best short SXSW) (stars Brian O’Byrne of “Million Dollar Baby” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” and “New World” in his first ever movie role)

4) “Olive” - Amanda Jencsik/Chris DePierro – 2010 – 20 minutes

“My Own Private March” – Howie Alex – 2010 – 8 minutes (winner for best experimental short at this year’s Coney Island Film Festival)

6) “Neptune Jam, Live at The Grill” - Howie Alex – 2010 – 2 minutes (music video) (world premiere)

7) “Temporarily in Love” – Randy Scott Slavin – 2008 – 3 minutes (music video) (winner for best music video at the 2008 Coney Island Film Festival; winner for best music video at the 2008 California Online Film Festival)

8) “The Heart of Coney Island” – Melanie Schiele – 2009 – 7 minutes (features Coney Island icon, Jimmy Prince)

9) “Coney Island” – Ramen Cromwell – 2007 – 26 minutes (winner for best made in Coney short at the 2007 Coney Island Film Festival)

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