There are two new documentaries screening this week that address the way large corporations are reshaping our cities.
Tonight at the Celeste Bartos Theater at MoMA there will be a screening of the new Coney Island documentary, Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride.
“Zipper is 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.”
For Zipper time and ticket information visit Save Coney Island Presents: Siren Screen Series 4.
The other documentary is The Domino Effect screening April 29th, 6PM, at HDC (Historic Districts Council) 232 East 11th Street.
“The Domino Effect is a feature length documentary film that explores the process of real estate development in New York City and digs deep to uncover the complex networks of banks, developers, politicians, and non-profit organization that shape our cities.”
For more information about this screening and future dates visit The Domino Effect website.