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The Dancing Soul of the Walking People

Paula Gladstone, a true Coney Islander, wrote, directed, produced and edited this film, and arranged the sound track, using music by Duke Ellington and the Drifters with a voiceover of her own poetry. Shot over 2 years in Coney Island, the film is an abstract mediation on life under the boardwalk and a poetic document of a vanished world that emulates “city films” of the 1920’s such as Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera. Made possible by an additional grant from the New York City Council.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts