ZIPPER: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride
Garvey Theater 1 - Forum RoomFri, Oct 18, 2013 1:30 PM - Fri, Oct 18, 2013 3:30 PM Event Date Passed  
Garvey Theater 2 - Mediterranean RoomSat, Oct 19, 2013 2:30 PM - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 4:15 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:77 min
Production Country:USA
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Director:Amy Nicholson
A story about greed, politics and the land grab of the century, ZIPPER chronicles the battle over an American cultural icon. Small-time ride operator, Eddie Miranda, proudly operates a carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island's gritty amusement district. When his rented lot is snatched up by a real estate mogul, Eddie and his ride become casualties of a power struggle between the developer and the City of New York over the future of the world-famous destination. Be it an affront to history or simply the path of progress, the spirit of Coney Island is at stake. In an increasingly corporate landscape, where authenticity is often sacrificed for economic growth, the Zipper may be just the beginning of what is lost.
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Director Amy Nicholson scheduled to attend

Shorts before feature: Electric Theatre Arcade, d. Brad Johnson (USA/Lawrence, KS, 2012)

Sponsored by Chance Rides

Community Partner: Joyland Restoration Project

Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Sponsored by: Lunicda's

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