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2011 Coney Island Film Festival: Official Lineup

The 11th annual Coney Island Film Festival, running Sept. 23-25, offers an exquisite blend of freak show, burlesque and cinematic oddities, featuring movies about reformed gang members, unwitting superheroes, rock ‘n’ roll heaven and tons and tons of short films.

The fest opens with the portrait of a real-life Coney Island badass, Keith Suber, a reformed gang member who now teaches kids that violence isn’t the solution to their problems in the documentary The Last Immortal, directed by Charles Denson.

However, the highlight of the festival — in Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film’s opinion — is the headbangin’ documentary Heavy Metal Picnic by Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, which beautifully relives the glory days of ’80s era rock ‘n’ roll Maryland in all its raucous glory. Featuring footage from an outrageous backwoods farm concert and a reunion among its (slightly) more mature participants. Read the official Bad Lit documentary review here.
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Spotlight | "You Are Here" Looks at Aiding Africa; Watch the Film Now Free!

This week's SnagFilms spotlight takes a look at Matthew Amenta's "You Are Here".... "'You Are Here: A Documentary' follows a young medical student journey into the heart of rural Africa to volunteer at a community health clinic run by a retired American physician. Through his experiences there, the film examines the question of why, after 30 years and billions of dollars of aid effort to Africa, have many regions of this ...
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Spotlight | "You Are Here" Looks at Aiding Africa; Watch the Film Now Free!

This week's SnagFilms spotlight takes a look at Matthew Amenta's "You Are Here".... "'You Are Here: A Documentary' follows a young medical student journey into the heart of rural Africa to volunteer at a community health clinic run by a retired American physician. Through his experiences there, the film examines the question of why, after 30 years and billions of dollars of aid effort to Africa, have many regions of this ...
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