|Alessandra Giordano after Coney Island|
Coney Island, Dreams For Sale was yet another film that shows the how hope and dreams can inspire a community and how a film maker can be entangled into a long terms commitment to a story. Like Divide In Concord, Coney Island followed community organizing over a public decision, The film showed a wide variety of interesting characters and pulled a lot of loose ends together well.
I also saw Last Stop, Flamingo. There were a lot of interesting parts here - I liked the animation between parts. I didn't get a sense of it all fitting totally together, though there was a theme of the present and the past and change as he looked at different people and places that reflected unfulfilled dreams, and change over the centuries. The film reflects a lot of talent.
I also realized that I could use the back of the Museum's auditorium to walk back and forth while watching Flamingo. I really needed to be doing something other than sitting. I think for just one movie, sitting is fine. Especially if you can walk or bike to and from the movie. But for a festival where you're watching two or three or more movies a day, there's a need to move around while watching.