- Contemporary Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Human Interest, and History
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 38-year-old carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island’s gritty amusement district.
When his rented lot is snatched up by an opportunistic 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 in the interest of economic growth, the Zipper may be just the beginning of what is lost.
- Running time
- 72 minutes
- Amy Nicholson ... Producer/Director
- Mark Schwartzbard ... Cinematographer
- Ruben O'Malley ... Cinematographer
- Laura Israel ... Supervising Editor
- Jonah Moran ... Editor
- John Young ... Editor
- Judy Karp ... Sound Recordist
- Jose Araujo ... Sound Recordist
- Francisco Latorre ... Sound Recordist
- Mick Rossi ... Composer
- Fernanda Rossi ... Story Consultant
- Katy Jabobs ... Associate Producer
- Jerry Risus ... Director of Photography
- Prod. Co.
- Myrtle & Olive
- United States
- Years of Production
- Brooklyn, NY; Wichita, Kansas; Tela, Honduras
- Release year
- DOC NYC, Big Sky, First Time, Salem, Atlanta, Montclair, Sidewalk, DocUtah, Big Eddy, Tallgrass, Indie Memphis, Oxford, Garden State
- Special Jury Prize, DOC NYC; Poster Prize, Indie Memphis; Best Editing, First Time Fest
- Distributed by The Cinema Guild; Released at the IFC in New York; Leammle Theater, in Los Angeles, Stranger Than Fiction
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- THIRTEEN (PBS)
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