Call it Cinema by the Sea!
The Coney Island Film Festival is filled with fantastic, freaky options, with 107 short and feature-length films during its three-day run. In addition to the Scooby-tastic “Mystery Gang” mentioned above, we have picked three other options out of the surf for you to watch.
All events at Coney Island USA (1208 Surf Ave. at W. 12th Street in Coney Island, www.coney
You’d have to be a sucker to miss the world premiere of the documentary “P.T. Barnum: The Lost Legend” on Sept. 9. The film explores the life of the sideshow king and circus founder, through the lens of a sculptor hired to commemorate Barnum’s 200th birthday by his hometown of town of Bethel, Connecticut.
“P.T. Barnum: the Lost Legend” Program 3 in the Coney Island Museum. Sept. 9 at 3 pm. $8.
The festival’s late night screening of 1979 cult classic “The Warriors” — about a Coney Island street gang that must fight its way home from the Bronx — has become a raucous annual event, with the audience clanging beer bottles, shouting at the screen, and cheering at the over-the-top outfits. Get tickets in advance.
“The Warriors” Program 10 in the Sideshow. Sept. 9 at 10:30 pm. $10.
Another set of short films shot in the People’s Playground will finish off the fest, with two different documentaries about members of the chilly weather–defying Polar Bear Club, a profile of the Cyclone roller coaster, and “Hot Diggity Dog of 1916,” a three-minute work of silent genius starring Brooklyn Paper Radio’s own Gersh Kuntzman.
“Coney Island Films” Program 16 at the Sideshow. Sept. 10 at 6 pm. $8.
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