Joshua Glick is an Assistant Professor of English and Film & Media Studies at Hendrix College and the author of Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977 (University of California Press, 2018). For 2019/20, he is a Fellow at MIT's Open Documentary Lab.
Brooklyn's Beachfront Romance With Cinema Continues at the Coney Island Film FestivalBy Joshua Glick
The 19th Annual Coney Island Film Festival (CIFF) wrapped, per ritual, in an epic bumper car bash. Filmmakers, organizers and spectators found themselves colliding into one another at the Eldorado Auto Skooter rink on Surf Avenue. The event was thoroughly in the spirit of the festival, which does not simply take place at the storied amusement destination, but is of it in distinct ways. The cultural geography of the region shapes all aspects of exhibition and programming.