No Festival Required Presents
“Some Assembly Required”
International Films On Architecture and Design
ZIPPER: CONEY ISLAND’S LAST WILD RIDE-a film by Amy Nicholson
Wednesday February 26, 2020 7pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
Third Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Online AdvanceD Tickets 9.00(includes service charge!) http://zipperfilm.brownpapertickets.com
Day of show $12.00 General, $11. students with i.d.
Sponsored By DAVIS
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.