Thursday, September 22, 2011

11th Annual Coney Island Film Festival Line Up

The 11th Annual Coney Island Film Festival starts its weekend of screenings this Friday, September 23rd, 2011 and runs through Sunday, September, 25th 2011.  The screening venues will be at:
SIDESHOWS BY THE SEASHORE 1208 Surf Ave. Ground Floor and CONEY ISLAND MUSEUM 1208 Surf Ave. 2nd Floor including a special screening at The New York Aquarium's 4D Theater.

The line up for the festival include:

"The Last Immortal", a documentary film by Charles Denson kicks off the festival,  It screens at the Coney Island Museum at 1208 Surf Avenue on the 2nd floor at 7:30.

"Somebody's Hero"
The festival boasts 16 programs, full of short and feature length narratives, and documentaries.  Opening night parties on with live sideshow featuring Insectavora and Kryssy Kocktail and burlesque performances by Lefty Lucy, Creamy Stevens, and Sizzle Dizzle.  Plus variety acts and go go girls.  You can do both the party and opening night screening with the festival pass. 
"Guard Dog Global Jam"
Program 1 has; Tony Sirico from "The Sopranos" and "Somebody's Hero" about an accountant who moonlights as a superhero.  Program 2 includes a few animated films like "Guard Dog Global Jam", and "Place Stamp Here", in addition to short films exploring the lives of young adults, which include "Perspective", "DayDreams", and "Three Things".   Program 3, features the full-length "Nefertitty", which looks like some hilarious send up of the seventies underground cinema gone Tarantino!  But the titties 'nefer' ends, 'cause "Love Is Hard: A Burlesque Fairytale" screens right afterwards. 

Program 4, and Program 5 gives you a bit more serious fare of the mysterious and spooky.  An aging escape artist goes over the edge in, "Goodbye Winter", while a "Posthumous Proposal" is made when a widower attempts to suppress his grief by altering his perception of reality.  There is an awkward meeting at an "After-School Special", while a lonely "Imposter" is desperate for a woman.  In the feature film "The Super", looks like he may go over the edge with his tenants.  Program 6 seems to offer a bit of the surreal with a Psycho-Fugue Circus in "Carny", and hopelessness and paranoia set into the "Holes for Eyes".  There is also "A Fable about Beauty", some "Good Taste", and feelings that are brutally unmasked at "The Dinner Meeting".
"The Open City"
There are dolls and animated characters running around in Program 7, amidst a portrait of the city as "The Open City" makes New York artists open their eyes.  Program 8 will downright horrify you!   You'll see "Boys From Coney Island" in Program 9, which also includes a silent film, "Ode To Charlie" and celebrity Chef Ronnie leads a double life in "The Craving".  A yearly ritual brings "The Warriors" - and they'll be waiting for you in Program 10.  "Tom And Sabrina Divorce" in Program 11 as "Ma In Her Kerchief" comes to terms with death, and her daughter in law.  There's a "Hidden Star" and a "Dame Factory" along with a "First Kiss", and a "Heart Break", and a few ladies of Booby Hatch that say "Suck It!", all in Program 12! Oh, there's also a film about boners with a "Flagpole".

Light fare and music can be found in Program 13.  A music video, a "Death of a Popstar", and "Tommy's Pumpkin" screen in Program 14Program 15 features a "Heavy Metal Picnic", and a "Great Disaster", while a documentary film takes an in-depth look as "Long Island Uncovered", visits the chaos, trials, and tribulations in the life of musicians.  When it comes to Coney Island films you can "Take Me There" anytime.  Whether it's to "Shoot the Freak"or "Save Coney Island", "A Day In The Life of Coney Island", is more than a "Neptune Jam" beside the "IC Waters'.  Program 16 also screens "The Blue Umbrella", which looks like another Coney Island funny film by filmmakers Amanda Jencsik and Chris DePierro.
"A Day In The Life Of Coney Island"

A special screening will be held at the New York Aquarium's 4D Theater, Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 5:30 and is of free admission. Screening will be "Atlantic Crossing: A Robot's Daring Mission"

This year Coney Island's Film Festival's Saturday Night Party starts at 7pm at the New York Aquarium, which features the bands Moto Wrays and Spanking Charlene.  Also some more burlesque and sideshow performances along with a few more go go girls.  Hosted by Adam the First Real Man.  Don't miss this huge event under a huge tent.

For detailed venue locations and prices, visit the Coney Island Film Festival website.
Order your tickets before more programs are sold out!

Coney Vid: Day To Night On The Boardwalk

(Click image to enlarge)
Stephen Wilkes stood high above Coney this past summer to take a long exposure photograph of Coney Island's Luna Park and Boardwalk. This video shows the stills as the day progressed into night.

Wilkes recently spoke about the 15-hour continuous shot to Amusing the Zillion and said, “A select group of images are then digitally blended into one photograph, capturing the changing of time in a single frame.”  He also said that a time lapse video will be made.  Well here it is!

Day To Night by Stephen Wilkes

Posted by SSTrueLoveMarinus [YouTube]

Coney Events: The 9th Annual New York Burlesque Festival

Thirsty Girl Productions presents a festival of bold bravada and sparkling campiness adorned with pinches of glamour here and there and everywhere in these four days of glitter and glamour.  Entertaining nine years of burlesque, The 9th Annual New York Burlesque Festival struts their glitz September 29th through October 2nd 2011.

The stages are set to shine with the following performers:
Angie Pontani (NYC), Miss Exotic World 2011 Indigo Blue (Seattle), Imogen KellyCherry Typhoon (Japan), Gentry de Paris (France), The Stage Door Johnnies (Chicago), The World Famous Pontani Sisters (NYC), MsTickle (NYC), Besty Bottom Dollar (Victoria, BC) Obskyura (Toronto), Albert Cadabra (NYC), Gin Minsky (NYC), Little Brooklyn (NYC), Bobbie Burlesque (Hollywood), Liza Rose (Seattle), Darlinda Just Darlinda (NYC), Miss Saturn (NYC), The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue (Victoria, BC), The Dolls of Doom (Chicago), Harvest Moon (NYC), Go-Go Harder (NYC), Honey Wil de (London),Helen Pontani (NYC), The Shanghai Pearl (Seattle), Minnie Tonka (NYC), Viva La Muerte (Chicago), The Love Show (NYC), Shelly Watson (NYC), Leroi the Girl Boi (NYC), and many more! (Australia),
Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions Present
The 9th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Sept 29th-October 2nd, 2011
4 Days & Nights of Glitter and Glamour in Gotham
Featuring over 100 performers from around the Globe!
Thursday September 29th:
The Teaser Party
Hosted By The World Famous *BOB*
149 7th Street (between 2nd & 3rd),
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
$10 advance, $15 at the door
Friday September 30th
The Premiere Party
Hosted By Scotty the Blue Bunny
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave,
Brooklyn NY 11211
Doors: 8pm Show: 9pm
Cover charge: $10
Saturday October 1st
The Saturday Spectacular
Hosted by Murray Hill
237 West 42nd Street, NYC
Doors 6:00, Show 7:30
$25 advanced general admission, $30 at the door
$65 VIP advanced
Saturday Night Official NYBF After Party
Featuring DJ’s, GOGO’s & More!
11pm-1am @ Lucille’s Bar
(Next door to BB Kings and free for all Saturday ticket holders)
Sunday October 2nd
The Golden Pastie Awards
Hosted by Miss Astrid
Highline Ballroom
431 16th Street
NYC, 10011
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
$20 general Admission advanced, $25 at the door
$30 VIP, $35 at the door
GA seating is first come first serve
Sunday Night Official NYBF "All Stripped Out" After Party presented by
DJs 2BTs, cocktail specials, mini-burgers and more!
11pm - 2am
POP Burger 60 9th Avenue btw. 14/15th Streets
For More information & to purchase our 4-Day Pass please visit

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

11th Annual Coney Island Film Festival September 23rd To 25th 2011

It's over a decade strong and the 11th Annual Coney Island Film Festival is set to screen this weekend; September 23-25, 2011 at the one and only Sideshows By The Seashore and at the Coney Island Museum and with additional screenings and festivities at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island!

Full Schedule see the Coney Island Film Festival website.  A summary of ticket pricing is listed below.  visits the website for more information, descriptions, images, trailers and to purchase tickets online!

Full Festival Pass $55. Click here for info.
Opening Night Screening $6. Click here for info.
Opening Night Party $25. Click here for info.
Saturday Screening Pass $15. Click here for info.
Sunday Screening Pass $10. Sold Out!
Saturday Night Party at the NY Aquarium. Click here for info.
Annual Special Screening of The Warriors $10, Click here for info.
Individual Screenings are $6, see below.
Special Free Screening at the NY Aquarium Saturday 5:30pm