Charles Musser, Professor of Film and American Studies at Yale University, will speak before the screenings, and will lead a Q&A afterwards.
Weegee’s New York: This documentary captures the daily rituals and practices of Coney Island’s summer masses while at the same time turns everyday landmarks and city views into colorful abstract compositions. 1948. USA. 20 min. Not Rated. Directed by Weegee (Arthur Felig).
Coney Island at Night: Taken at night, this panorama of Coney Island dramatically captures the illuminated architectural landscape of Dreamland and Luna Park. 1905. USA. 4 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Edwin S. Porter.
The Coney Island film series continues at 2 pm with The Crowd.
Weegee’s New York and Coney Island at Night are screened in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.