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Coney Island Film Festival 2017 - Program 4 - Shorts
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 4pm , Sideshows by the Seashore, 1208 Surf Ave.
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See You Yesterday
Directed by Stefon Bristol, Brooklyn, NY, 15:00
Presented by Spike Lee, two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, C.J. Walker and Sebastian Thomas - determined to outwit fate and role-play as God - build make-shift time machines to save CJ's brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by a police officer.
Directed by Justin Ciccotelli, East Rockaway, NY, 8:24
On the brink of a title shot, a Brooklyn born boxer returns home for a fight at Madison Square Garden. After being robbed at gunpoint and humiliated in his own neighborhood, he must decide whether to swallow his pride or seek his revenge.
Brooklyn In July
Directed by Bob Celli, New York, NY, 21:02
BROOKLYN IN JULY is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. It is the summer of 1945. The War is all but won. The U.S. is riding a wave of triumph even as the undertow of unresolved issues roils beneath. Frank, like so many other African-Americans of the time, is drawn to New York by the promise of better life only to be confronted by the same realities, fear, and hatred he hoped he had left behind. He is a man scarred by a past that is lurking skin deep.
Directed by Mtume Gant, Brooklyn, NY, 21:00
New York Actor Charles Rogers hates his skin and all that hardship that comes with it. Feeling trapped by his race, Charles believes he has found the solution to his problems - change his appearance to embody 'Whiteness' - erase all that he has ever been and join the group he's believes he should be a part of. But is this ever possible?
Directed by Michael Taylor Jackson, Bronx, NY, 8:13
A delusional man endeavors to heal his sick mother but first must cope with his own illness.
Directed by Michael Tyner, Brooklyn, NY, 7:40
A short film about police, violence, and taking a stand. The aftermath of a violent interaction forces Lance, a Brooklyn detective, to question the motives of his fellow officer. Jake opens a window into police brutality from the perspective of a Black cop who must face his fears and find courage.
Night Rider (Music Video)
Directed by Harold Urena, New York, NY, 3:44
Bikers roam the streets of New York at night when hip hop legends O.C. and Pharaohe Monch team up in an abandoned warehouse with their masked comrades.
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