Siren Series Benefit a Success!


The rain couldn’t keep the eager audience away from our evening of short films screened at the cozy Black Horse Pub on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Event organizer & filmmaker John Salvatore with MC Michael Schwartz

Event organizer & filmmaker John Salvatore with MC Michael Schwartz

The talented John Salvatore, a Brooklyn filmmaker and Save Coney Island volunteer, curated the Siren Screen Series, which featured 10 different shorts from 10 different directors. (Click here for the full line-up.) With an admission fee of $1 per film, this was the bargain of the season.

The films did not disappoint. Funny and touching, often ridiculous and always daring, this event featured some of Brooklyn’s finest filmmakers, all of whom have been inspired by Coney Island, and many of whom were in attendance that night. The evening offered up a mix of documentaries and fiction films, spanning every genre—as well as a few celebrity cameos to keep the crowd rapt.


And guess what? Our entertaining MC for the event, Michael Schwartz, was recently the subject of a great story in the Daily News featuring his writing about growing up in the Luna Park housing projects in the 1970s. Congrats, Michael!

Many thanks to all those who made the event a success and gave everyone a fascinating night of film-going.

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